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Luaces receives 2013 ADEA/Johnson & Johnson scholarship

Olga Luaces, a member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry DMD Class of 2015, is a recipient of the 2013 ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive Dentistry Scholarship. Each year the American Dental Association (ADEA) and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products recognize 12 predoctoral dental students who…

Adewumi accepted to ADEA leadership institute

Abimbola Adewumi was accepted as a 2013-2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute Fellow, joining a cadre of the nation’s most promising dental educators. After graduation she will become one of only 285 members of the institute. Adewumi, B.D.S., F.D.S.R.C.S. (Eng), M.Ped., DentRSC (Eng), is a clinical associate…

NDPBRN holds regional annual meeting

The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (NDPBRN) recently held the 2012-2013 South Atlantic Region Annual Meeting at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Fla. The meeting provided a chance for network members to interact with each other and to complete training necessary for in-office research study participation.

So you want to be a dentist?

The University of Florida College of Dentistry is accepting applications for a three-week summer program focused on learning about the dental profession and how you can become a strong dental school applicant. The 2013 Summer Learning Program (SLP) is a three-week pre-dental program from July 8 – 26 in…

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…

DMD student wins national scholarship

Congratulations to University of Florida College of Dentistry DMD student Jacqueline Garcia, Class of 2015, who recently received an Underrepresented Minority Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship from the American Dental Association Foundation in the amount of $2,500 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Garcia was one of 19 students from across…

Voices as lovely as their smiles

Members of the Student National Dental Association leveraged their non-dental talents to help raise money for their group. For the second year, they sold singing valentines in the college. This year the Dean’s Office was treated, courtesy of Dr. Sposetti, to a lovely acapella rendition of “Lean On Me.”…

Take the $21,000 Swish and help children’s oral health

Oral Health America & Listerine team up for children’s oral health Listerine and Oral Health America (OHA) launched a charity partnership on February 5, “The $21,000 Swish,” aimed at improving access to dental care for children in need to combat tooth decay. Listerine has launched a 21-day challenge on…

Making a difference for Collier County children

The 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival on Jan. 25 and 26, a fundraiser for the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), began with an event to showcase the difference the program has made in the lives of children in Collier County. The University of Florida College of Dentistry was…