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Students share access-to-care issues on the hill

On Feb. 14, 2013, six doctor of dental medicine students from the University of Florida celebrated Valentine’s Day by sharing their love of dentistry with members of the Florida senate and house in Tallahassee as part of UF ASDA State Lobby Day. The students met with three state senators,…

Alumni Spotlight: Brittany Kurzweg

Brittany Kurzweg, D.M.D., a member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry Class of 2011, is currently serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bonhomme Richard.  We were delighted to see this recent photo of her with some of her shipmates along with an update on a training…

UF College of Dentistry dean announces plans to step down

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry is leaving the university in June 2013, after serving 10 years as dean and 24 years as faculty at the college. Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., led the college through a period of great growth despite…

Clark invited to serve as faculty mentor for MedEdPORTAL

Nereyda Clark, D.M.D., has been asked to serve for MedEdPORTAL’s Faculty Mentor Pilot Program.  The pilot MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentor program aims to increase familiarity with, and use of, the MedEdPORTAL suite of services – Publications, iCollaborative and the CE Directory. Clark was one of 20 faculty invited…

Dr. Stan Lotzkar passed away

Dr. Stan Lotzkar, who was a faculty member at the college from 1972 to 1989, passed away on January 15, 2013. He had a long career in dentistry before becoming one of the first faculty members at our college and was passionately committed to dental public health. “Stan helped recruit…

Alumni Spotlight: Richard L. Williams, Class of ‘97

Richard L. Williams, D.M.D. Class of 1997, was recently inducted as a Fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, at their annual convocations in San Francisco, Ca., on Oct. 18 and 19, 2012, respectively. Williams received his Ph.D. in Oral Sciences from…

Get Up & Give!

This Homecoming, over 90,000 fans, students and alumni will come together to support the University of Florida. (There will also be a football game.) Thursday, November 3, is Get Up and Give, a one-day, all-out, give whatever you can extravaganza to support the University of Florida. Any gift,…

Alumni Spotlight: Robert Ford, D.M.D., talks about the power of teams

On Oct. 16, Robert Ford, D.M.D., and University of Florida staff member Pearl Ann Harris demonstrated the power of teams and networking during a presentation for the North Central Florida Dental Hygiene Association (N.C.F.D.H.A.) meeting in Ocala, Fla. Ford, a member of the UF College of Dentistry D.M.D. Class…

Chelsea Brinkman, president of the UF American Student Dental Association

Student Spotlight Juggling a successful athletic career, leadership roles and dental aspirations is no easy task but student Chelsea Brinkman defies the odds by spending her collegiate years passionately achieving her goals in all three. Brinkman began her collegiate career at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn., with a full-ride…

Dr. Richard Parent, Class of 1995

Academy of Alumni & Friends Class Notes Passionate, successful, philanthropic. Richard Parent, D.M.D., embodies these traits in a way that makes him stand out as an alumnus of both the College of Dentistry and undergraduate program at the University of Florida. “There are an infinite number of programs, time,…