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Donald W. Legler 1931-2015

Donald Wayne Legler, D.D.S., Ph.D., passed away on December 9 in Gainesville following a long illness. He was born on October 2, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry from October 1983 until March 1994 when he retired as professor…

Week of celebration marks inauguration of UF’s 12th president

Today kicks off a week of events to celebrate the inauguration of Kent Fuchs, the University of Florida’s 12th president. A series of interactive activities and open-house events are planned for the campus community, and the celebration culminates Friday, Dec. 4, with Dr. Fuchs’ investiture – the ceremony during…

2015 Dental Fall Weekend

2015 Dental Fall Weekend was busy with reunions, meetings, the UF Homecoming Parade, a pre-game tailgate and block seating to enjoy a SEC East Championship-clinching win over Vanderbilt. All in all – a great weekend.

2015 Dental Fall Weekend – registration is open

All alumni and friends are invited to the 2015 Dental Fall Weekend, November 6 and 7. The event falls on UF’s Homecoming Weekend so, in addition to UF College of Dentistry events like DMD class reunions, meetings, continuing education, block seating for the football game, and more, attendees also get…

Benjamin shares insights and strength of NDPBRN membership

On May 8, the DMD Class of 2018 enjoyed a special lecture from Paul Benjamin, D.M.D., the first graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, during DEN6001 Introduction to Evidence-Based Dental Practice, led by Jaana Gold, D.D.S., Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in the department of…

40th Annual Commencement

The 40th annual commencement ceremony of the University of Florida College of Dentistry will be held on May 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are required for admittance into the auditorium, though there…

University of Florida College of Dentistry welcomes Dean Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., joined the University of Florida College of Dentistry today as the seventh permanent dean. She was appointed in September 2014 by David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health, when she was serving as the…

Adewumi wins national award, appointed program director

Congratulations to Abi Adewumi, B.D.S., F.D.S.R.C.S. (Eng), M.Ped., DentRSC (Eng), who was recently appointed Residency Program Director for the University of Florida Department of Pediatric Dentistry and received an award from the National Dental Association Foundation. Adewumi, a clinical associate professor, was appointed program director of the pediatric dentistry…

Dental Ambassadors

On August 14, Dr. Boyd Robinson, interim dean, hosted a dinner for the college’s Dental Ambassadors to celebrate their service and thank them for their volunteerism. The Dental Ambassadors assist the dean all year long by leading tours of the college, assisting with alumni and donor events, and helping…

Faculty Member Thomas A. Brown Passes Away

Longtime faculty member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry Thomas A. Brown, Ph.D., passed away on August 6, 2014, at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida. Brown was a professor in the UF Department of Oral Biology for 30 years, joining in September 1984 as an assistant professor in…