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Honors, Awards & Appointments

Low to Lead New Strategic Partnership Initiative

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., a professor of periodontology, has been appointed associate dean for continuing education and strategic partnerships. This represents a new and important initiative for the college of providing a faculty liaison for the college’s existing and developing relationships with professional organizations, the state legislature and…

Congratulations UFCD Superior Accomplishment Awardees!

Five UFCD Superior Accomplishment Award winners were selected from 100 nominations. Congratulations to Mary Bennett, executive secretary in the deans office; Barbara Hastie, Ph.D., research assistant professor; Debra Lynne Hatfield, senior secretary; Richelle G. Janiec, dental hygienist; and, James E. Webb, business services. These division winners will go on to…

Ottenga Honored by American College of Dentists

Marc E. Ottenga, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of operative dentistry, received the Faculty Award from the American College of Dentists in recognition of his outstanding representation of ethics and professionalism as a faculty member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Blaser Appointed Operative Chair

Paul Blaser, D.D.S., M.S.D., a clinical professor of operative dentistry, has been appointed chair of operative dentistry after serving nearly two years in an interim capacity. Blaser earned a master’s of science in dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry and a doctor of dental surgery degree from Case Western…

Anusavice Honored as Distinguished Lecturer

Kenneth Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D., associate dean for research and a professor and chairman of the department of dental biomaterials, was honored as the 24th recipient of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation Distinguished Lecturer Award. Given to Anusavice Dec. 6 during the academy’s annual meeting, held at Lincoln…

Widmer Receives NIDCR Committee Appointment

Charles Widmer, D.D.S., M.S., an associate professor of orthodontics and the director of clinical research in the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, has been reappointed for a second two-year term on the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Grants Review Committee.

UF Dental Student Wins Caulk/Dentsply Award

Dental sophomore Robert V. Weaver is the second place recipient of the 2006 AADR Caulk/Dentsply Student Research Group Award Competition in the basic science category. Weaver received this distinguished recognition during the American Association of Dental Research annual meeting held this March in Orlando, Fla. At the time of…

Oral Biology Faculty Honored with IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards

Richard Lamont, Ph.D., and Ann Progulske-Fox, Ph.D., both professors of oral biology, were honored with Distinguished Scientist awards by the International Association for Dental Research during the associations 84th General Session & Exhibition, held in July in Brisbane, Australia. The prestigious awards are bestowed on internationally renowned basic science researchers…

Facial Pain Center Director Tapped as FDA Dental Educator

Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S., an associate professor of orthodontics and director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, received the Florida Dental Associations Annual Dental Educator Award. Gremillion was presented with the award during the associations Florida National Dental Congress held in June in Orlando. Gremillion was nominated…