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2012 UF Predental Fair

On Oct. 10, more than 120 undergraduate students interested in learning more about dental school and how to apply, attended the University of Florida Predental Fair. The fair was organized by the UF College of Dentistry Office of Admissions and, although it was only advertised on the UF campus,…

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,…

Mighty Molar Picnic 2012

The Annual Mighty Molar Picnic, held Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lake Wauburg, Fla., raised more than $2,200 for Smile Train and also raised the spirits of the more than 200 people who attended. On a beautiful Sunday that heralded the advent of fall, five teams competed in four categories:…

Catalanotto takes leadership in state, national oral health groups

Frank Catalanotto, D.M.D., professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Dentistry Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, recently accepted leadership positions in two oral health advocacy groups. In August 2012 Catalanotto was elected chair of the Leadership Council of Oral Health Florida (OHF). OHF, under…

HRSA grant brings new opportunities for college faculty and curriculum

Health Resources and Services Administration (H.R.S.A.), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded a $2.5 million, five-year grant to the University of Florida College of Dentistry to support faculty development and a D.M.D. curriculum revision. The grant targets faculty teaching in the predoctoral dental…

Welcome Class of 2016

We are proud to welcome the newest Gator Dentists to the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Our D.M.D. Class of 2016 started three days of orientation on Aug. 20. The class is comprised of a diverse group of some of the best and brightest dental students in the…

New UF Continuing Education course masters the business of dentistry

Learn the business side of dentistry through University of Florida course By Kelly Soderlund, ADA News staff Gainesville, Fla.—Dr. Matthew Nawrocki’s degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry prepared him for the clinical side of dentistry. But the business side? He needed some more help. This wasn’t something…

There really is a free lunch!

The Class of 2013 was invited to a “lunch and learn” on July 26 hosted by the faculty and staff of the University of Florida College of Dentistry National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (NDPBRN). The goal was to educate the 30 D.M.D. students who attended about the NDPBRN…