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40th Annual Commencement

The 40th annual commencement ceremony of the University of Florida College of Dentistry will be held on May 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are required for admittance into the auditorium, though there…

University of Florida College of Dentistry welcomes Dean Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., joined the University of Florida College of Dentistry today as the seventh permanent dean. She was appointed in September 2014 by David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health, when she was serving as the…

Neiva receives endodontics educator award

Kathleen Neiva, D.D.S., Ph.D., recently received the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award, one of the most prestigious awards for educators from the Foundation of the American Association of Endodontists. “She is an outstanding educator and truly deserves this honor. We are very fortunate to have her on faculty in our…

Endodontics residents win awards at national meeting

Two residents in the University of Florida Department of Endodontics won research awards during the 2014 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., April 30 through May 3. Dr. Thomas Currie, left in photo, received a $1,000 award for his oral research presentation, “Presence of Metastatic…

UF’s Gamma Gamma Chapter of Psi Omega wins three awards

Congratulations to the University of Florida Gamma Gamma Chapter of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity for picking up three awards during the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity National Council Meeting held recently in New Orleans, La. The chapter won the 2012-13 National Chapter Excellence Award, the 2012-13 Southeast Region Award for…

A mighty good time!

On Sept. 22, six teams gathered but only one could emerge victorious. They wore their team colors, brought their gear and battled it out in the rain for the championship title at the Annual Mighty Molar Picnic at UF’s Lake Wauburg. More than 200 people attended the event, organized…

D.M.D students performance stellar on NBDE

For the fifth year in a row, the sophomore D.M.D. class of the University of Florida College of Dentistry achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board Dental Exam Part I. In addition, summary reports from the American Dental Association show that the college’s classes of 2009…

Promotions and tenure announcements

Congratulations to six faculty members at the University of Florida College of Dentistry who were part of recent UF promotion and tenure announcements effective July 1, 2013. Kesavalu Four full-time faculty received promotions or tenure.  Lakshmyya Kesavalu, an associate professor in the department of periodontics was awarded tenure. Uma…

Pileggi named SADS director, associate dean

Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S., M.S. Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S., M.S., has been named associate dean and director of the University of Florida School of Advanced Dental Sciences (SADS) and will continue in her role as the chair and graduate program director of the department of…

38th Annual Commencement

On Friday, May 17, the Curtis M. Philips Center was bright with promise and the smiles of the 79 graduates of the University of Florida College of Dentistry D.M.D. Class of 2013 as they crossed the stage to accept their degrees. Family, friends, and the college’s faculty and staff…