Alumni & Giving

University of Florida launches Go Greater Capital Campaign


Go Greater Campaign Logo

The University of Florida launched the public phase of a $3 billion capital campaign, Go Greater, on October 13. The College of Dentistry has a $28 million fundraising goal through the eight-year campaign, which began silently in 2014 and runs through 2022. UFCD has already raised $10.8 million toward its goal. For more information and to donate to the college, Go Greater here.

Save the dates


2017 Dental Fall Weekend, November 17-18

Mark your calendar for Dental Fall Weekend 2017! The Florida Gators are playing the UAB Blazers in The Swamp and we are celebrating the DMD class reunions for the classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, 2007, and 2012. There will also be a continuing education course. Register here. 

We’d love to hear from you!

We would love to share updates and special events in your personal or professional life in Gator Dentist Today, our Facebook page, online and in other ways. Please email, if you have a life event you would be willing to share.

Photos are also welcome!


Marc Gale Endowed Professorship

Marc Gale, D.M.D., M.Ed. is the only faculty member at UFCD who has taught every dental student who has passed through its doors. He began his storied career at UF in 1972 as an assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. Now retired as a professor emeritus, his legacy will continue through the establishment of the Marc A. Gale Professorship in Operative Dentistry. Click here for more details. 



2016 Dental Fall Weekend October 14 & 15

2016 Dental Fall Weekend included hundreds of Gator Dentists and their families and friends who enjoyed UF Homecoming activities along with our meetings, pre-game tailgate and DMD class reunions. Members of the DMD classes of 1981, 1991, 1996, and 2011 celebrated milestone reunions as did the entire college when our first graduating class from 1976 gathered to celebrate their 40th reunion – truly a memorable event.

To see photos from the events, visit the photo album on the college’s Facebook page.

Alumni Spotlight on Diane Piper Hilton, D.M.D.Diane Hiton Photo

“I believe that everyone can have a positive impact on the next generation of dental professionals by mentoring students and supporting education through annual fund gifts or planned giving. Also, being active in organized and community dentistry creates a stronger voice for issues that will impact the next generation. As a young alumnus, I am still establishing myself and I may not be able to make much of an impact as an individual. But if everyone is involved; we can maintain the standard of excellence within the college, the profession, and the level of care within the state. And we can eventually truly ‘have it all.” Please click here for more.

Ways to give to the UF College of Dentistry

Support to the College of Dentistry helps continue a longstanding tradition of helping the college improve the quality of its programs for students. By providing funding for academic enrichment and student programs, scholarships, mission trips, and donations to specific departments, these gifts help to ensure that the College of Dentistry’s students have the resources and knowledge vital for a professional career in dentistry.

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Make a gift securely and conveniently on the University of Florida Foundation website using one of the two links below.

Give by Phone or Mail

Call toll-free at 1-877-351-2377 or you can complete and mail our Annual Giving Renewal Notice

Planned Giving

Include support of College of Dentistry programs in your legacy.  As well as benefiting the college, a planned gift can help you achieve your goals by protecting your property, providing for your family, and guaranteeing you a life income. Learn more at the University of Florida Foundation Website.

Do you have a story to share?

We are always looking for stories about the impact our alumni and friends are making in their communities to share online or in UFCD publications. We want to hear. Email us your story at

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