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Honors, Awards & Appointments

Three faculty awarded FEOs

Katherine Karpinia, D.M.D., M.S. Three UF College of Dentistry faculty received UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards – the first time these awards have been given. Of 15 applicants for the first round of FEO award at the university, 12 were funded with…

Four Dentistry Staff Win HSC Superior Accomplishment Awards

Congratulations to the College of Dentistry’s Antwan Bates, Lee Mintz, Charles Lesch and Justus Weber, who won the 2008 Division 5 Superior Accomplishment Awards as part of the Health Science Center’s area. These four staff members will be honored along with winners from other HSC colleges during a luncheon on…

Fillingim receives American Pain Society Award

Roger Fillingim, Ph.D., will receive the 2009 Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society at their annual meeting in May 2009. The award recognizes individual excellence and achievements in clinical pain scholarship and is presented to a pain professional whose total career research achievements have…

Stillwell receives AGD Award

K. David Stillwell, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., received the Lifetime Learning and Service Recognition Award (LLSR) along with seven others during the Academy of General Dentistry’s 56th Annual Meeting Convocation in Orlando in July. Fewer than 60 of the 35,000 international AGD members have received this award, which is presented…

Low Elected AAP President

Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S. Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S., of Gainesville, Fla., was installed as President Elect of the American Academy of Periodontology Board of Trustees during its 94th Annual Meeting, held in Seattle in September. Low is Associate Dean and professor of periodontology…

Faculty Appointment: Robert E. Bates, D.D.S., M.S.

Robert E. Bates, D.D.S., M.S., was appointed Department Chair of Prosthodontics for the UF College of Dentistry. He has been a valued faculty member since joining the college in 1984.  Dr. Bates has served the college in many roles, including Assistant and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Interim…

New Faculty Member: Dr. Maria Aguilar

Maria L. Aguilar, D.D.S., M.S.D., has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Aguilar completed her dental degree in Colombia prior to earning a certificate in Prosthodontics and M.S.D. from the University of Puerto Rico.  She has been involved in academia for many years as…

Gremillion Appointed Dean of LSU School of Dentistry, Receives AGD Honor

Henry Gremillion, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., has been appointed Dean of the LSU School of Dentistry, succeeding Dr. Eric Hovland. “We were fortunate to have had Henry in our midst for so many years, we will miss him and wish him great success in his new leadership role,” said Dean Teresa…

Low receives FDA’ 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award

Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S. Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., recently received the 2008 Florida Dental Association’s J. Leon Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award. Given during the annual Florida National Dental Convention held in June in Orlando, this is the highest achievement award bestowed by…