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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…

A caring article from a DMD Class of 2014 in ASDA’s Mouth magazine

Making patients with special needs a part of your practice. That’s the title of an article written by Roshan Patel, a member of the college’s DMD Class of 2014, that was published in the Winter 2012 edition of ASDA’s national magazine, Mouth. “I was so proud when I read…

State’s dental grade improves from F to D

By Kristine Crane, Gainesville Sun Staff writer   The Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Report released last week gave Florida a slightly better grade than two years ago after the state passed a law allowing children to get sealants from dental hygienists without a dentist exam. The grade improved from…

D.M.D. curriculum revision underway

Drs. Marc Ottenga and Luisa Echeto are happy to be working on the curriculum revision! Those skills we learned in kindergarten, things like cutting and pasting, can come in handy for the…

A helping hand for students

College of Dentistry receives $2.5 million for scholarships By Emily Miller After Pamela Sandow, D.M.D., accepted her position as assistant dean for admissions and financial aid with the UF College of Dentistry, she set a goal to increase funding for dental students. That goal was realized in September when…

Not quite a skeleton crew!

Sure, our D.M.D. students are done with finals and are on break through January 2, 2013. Most are home with family, celebrating the holidays and probably recharging their internal batteries with rest and relaxation. But, back at the college, the show must go on, especially for emergency patients who…

Karpinia completes inaugural Academy of Research Excellence course

In November 2012, Katherine Karpinia, D.M.D., M.S., an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics, completed the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (C.T.S.I.) Academy of Research Excellence Course, Excellence in Human Subject Research and Protections. Karpinia was a member of the inaugural class for this course.

2012 Annual Holiday Tea and Service Pin Ceremony

The University of Florida College of Dentistry invited all students, faculty and staff to celebrate the holidays during the Annual Holiday Tea on Dec. 10. The event also included a Service Pin Ceremony to recognize staff who have reached five-years of service milestones with the University of Florida. Many…

DMD Class of 2016 signs Code of Conduct Pledge

The 83 members of the freshman D.M.D. Class of 2016 signed their class Code of Conduct on Dec. 5, 2012. This tradition, started at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2001, was an outgrowth of an exercise in the Principles of Oral Health Management course and a…