Garvey received the award in recognition for his focus on access to care for individuals with disabilities and special health care needs.
Garcia and UFCD leadership believed that the college had a responsibility to provide care not just for their patients, but for the entire community.
"This is a heartbreaking loss for our entire community," said Dean Garcia.
UFCD has several projects focused on understanding, diagnosing and reducing the effects of COVID-19 on our society.
Dr. Nini Sposetti retired in October after 39 years of service.
The Facial Pain Research Foundation and researchers at UF are collaborating to combat the chronic facial pain disorder TN.
Congratulations to the six University of Florida College of Dentistry faculty members who received promotions or were approved for tenure.
The DMD Class of 2021 returned to campus and clinical care on June 15.
UFCD launched teledentistry in March to meet the needs of patients through COVID-19 and beyond.
This is the first time a UFCD researcher has received this prestigious award.