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Lessons in a Lunchbox

On March 13, 100 first grade students at Joseph Williams Elementary School in Alachua County enjoyed getting their “Lessons in a Lunchbox,” a program organized by the UF Student National Dental Association members Jean George, Shahd Nawari and ArNelle Wright, and UFCD Staff Member Kelly Raulerson.  …

AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Dean Isabel Garcia made congressional visits in Washington, D.C., on February 28, along with three current dental students, as part of the American Association for Dental Research Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The goal was to help spread the word about the importance of dental, oral and craniofacial research.

The puppets love to come out to play, entertain and educate!

On February 18, four dental students, and faculty supervisor Leda Mugayar, D.D.S., joined the Mother and Infant OHI (World’s Greatest Baby Shower Bash Expo) held at Lincoln Middle School. The team from UFCD explained the importance of oral hygiene to pregnant and new mothers using fun props and puppets…

Gibbs awarded $1.27 million HRSA grant

Micaela Gibbs, D.D.S., M.H.A., was recently awarded a five-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $1.27 million to fund a special program focused on increasing the delivery of oral health care to underserved individuals in Florida, with an emphasis on care for people with special needs. Gibbs is…

Keep it moving

How an interdisciplinary group of health students made a concrete difference for one local woman