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Karen Rhodenizer

TEAMS Faculty Profiles: Jon Baxter

Dr. Baxter earned his dental degree from University of Louisville in 1965. After a one-year internship in Gainesville, he entered the Navy and was stationed at NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. He started private practice in 1968. Over the next few years, he attended courses emphasizing complex restorative…

Seven College of Dentistry Faculty Promoted

Congratulations to the College of Dentistry faculty members whose promotions were recently approved by UF President Machen and are effective on July 1, 2008. We are especially honored that Ann Progulske-Fox, PhD, Oral Biology Department, was promoted to distinguished professor. The awarding of this title recognizes her as one of…

Everyone Enjoyed 2008 Research Day

Posters, presentations, lectures, awards and camaraderie marked the Sixth Annual College of Dentistry Research Day on March 28, 2008. The day’s highlights included research presentations from 22 DMD students, 15 MS/residents, 16 PhD/postdoctoral trainees, and nine faculty, staff, and undergraduate students that showcased the scientific accomplishments of the College…

McArthur named new associate dean of faculty affairs

William P. McArthur, Ph.D., a professor of oral biology and director of the Periodontal Disease Research Center, is appointed dentistry’s associate dean for faculty affairs, effective June 29. This new position will advise the dean, chairs, center directors and individual faculty and administrators on matters affecting faculty, and will…

Burne Honored with Faculty Achievement Award

Robert A. Burne, Ph.D., a professor and chair of oral biology, was one of 52 UF faculty honored with the 2007 Faculty Achievement Recognition Award. Burne received his award during the April 4th awards reception held at the Samuel L. Harn Museum of Art and sponsored by the University of…

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — In the first study of its kind, UniversityofFlorida researchers are testing the power of a natural human hormone to biochemically move teeth faster and less painfully during orthodontic treatment. “Most of orthodontics has traditionally dealt with physics, the biomechanics of applying a force against a…

General dentistry residents have high implant success rate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– First-year general dentistry residents at the UF College of Dentistry Jacksonville Clinic have the right stuff when it comes to successfully placing tooth implants. In fact, their success rate of 98 percent exceeds the 90 to 95 percent reported by the American Dental Association as the average survival…

Practice-based dental research networks receive $75 million

Gainesville, Fla —The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR) made an April announcement that $75 million in federal funding will be used to establish three dental practice-based clinical research networks. These regional practice-based clinical research networks will investigate with scientific rigor the everyday…

Some rural residents with oral pain wait too long before seeking help

Joseph Riley, Ph.D., M.S. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Rural residents are nearly twice as likely as their urban counterparts to postpone timely trips to the dentist, seeking help only after they develop a problem and oral pain is severe, University of Florida researchers report.