Dedicate a Note for a White Coat
Do you remember the first time you wore a white coat? For our Class of 2023, this right-of-passage establishes a commitment to professionalism and marks the beginning of new experiences towards patient care, so share your words of encouragement below.
COVID-19: On the Front Lines of Oral Health
On March 9, University of Florida dental students had just returned from spring break. Many were returning from travel to other parts of the state, the nation, as well as from international locations. Across the country, leaders in academic institutions were following news of the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it caused, dubbed COVID-19; the UF College of Dentistry was no different.
To learn more about how we handled this unprecedented challenge, read our full story here.
Once a month, Alan Fetner, D.M.D. class of 1980, and his wife, Mary Hartigan, D.M.D. class of 1982, travel from Jacksonville, Florida, to Gainesville and work alongside residents and predoctoral students in the University of Florida College of Dentistry’s periodontology and prosthodontics center. They’ve made this trip, unfailingly, for many years.
“We didn’t want our daughters to have to make a decision after we’re gone about where our support would go,” Reid said. “We said, ‘let’s make the decision now, during our lifetime.” — Dr. Terry Reid
A special thank you to UFCD’s Academy of Alumni & Friends for making each White Coat Ceremony possible through their generous contributions.
Collaborating with Remote Area Medical, thanks to a generous $5,000 donation from the American Dental Partners Foundation and Christie Dental, a contingent of UFCD faculty and students embarked on a humanitarian outreach mission to Callaway, Florida, to serve following Hurricane Michael’s devastation in the Florida Panhandle.
Alumni & Friends Events
It was wonderful to see all of our Alumni & Friends at 2019 Florida Dental Convention. We look forward to the event annually!
We look forward to providing a CE opportunity, hosting our class reunions, tailgating and watching some Gator football versus Vanderbilt.