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Honors, Awards & Appointments

Stillwell President-Elect of State Organization for General Dentists

K. David Stillwell, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of operative dentistry, is president-elect of the Florida Academy of General Dentistry. The Florida Academy of General Dentistry is the state’s largest general dentist constituent group  and consists of more than 1800 members. The academy serves the state’s general dentists through advocacy…

UF Periodontist Honored by Colleagues

D. Lawrence Brock, D.M.D., assistant clinical professor of periodontology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, was honored by faculty of the department of periodontology during the college’s annual senior banquet for graduating University of Florida student dentists. Brock received the 2007 Educator Award from the American Academy of…

UFCD Students Recognized for Excellence

Maggie Wang stands with her poster presentation at the IADR/AADR annual meeting. Dental juniors Lindsay Ringdahl and David Yates are the college’s 2007 Hinman Scholars. Ringdahl and Yates received their $3,000 cash awards during the…

Burne Honored with Faculty Achievement Award

Robert A. Burne, Ph.D., a professor and chair of oral biology, was one of 52 UF faculty honored with the 2007 Faculty Achievement Recognition Award. Burne received his award during the April 4th awards reception held at the Samuel L. Harn Museum of Art and sponsored by the University of…

Autio-Gold to Coordinate Preventive Dentistry

Jaana Autio-Gold. D.D.S., Ph.D., an assistant professor of operative dentistry, has been appointed the college’s coordinator for preventive dentistry. In this role, Autio-Gold will work with faculty to develop and implement evidence-based clinical curriculum in preventive dentistry, and to assure vertical integration of preventive dentistry through all four years of…

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…

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.