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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 clapped, cheered, and snapped photos as…

Dolwick appointed Mahan Endowed Professor

The University of Florida College of Dentistry recently appointed M. Franklin Dolwick, D.M.D., Ph.D., as the College of Dentistry Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Endowed Professor for a three-year term in recognition of his international reputation as an outstanding educator, scientist and clinician and his pioneering work in the development of temporomandibular joint diagnostic (TMJ)…

Not quite a skeleton crew!

Sure, our D.M.D. students are done with finals and are on break through January 2, 2013. Most are home with family, celebrating the holidays and probably recharging their internal batteries with rest and relaxation. But, back at the college, the show must go on, especially for emergency patients who need to be treated in the…

Welcoming a familiar face

The UF College of Dentistry is pleased to welcome a friend back to the college. Myung-Rae Kim, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., a former fellow at the college, is on sabbatical from the Ehwa Women’s University Medical School in Seoul, Korea, where he is a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is visiting the UF College of…

Caudle named 2012 UF Research Foundation Professor

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named Robert Caudle, Ph.D., as one of 33 Research Foundation Professors for 2012. Caudle, a professor in the UF College of Dentistry’s oral and maxillofacial surgery department, was selected for his notable record of research and strong research agenda likely to lead to further distinction in his field. This…

Gibbs, Foerster inducted into ACD

Congratulations to Micaela Gibbs, D.D.S., and Ulrich Foerster, D.D.S., University of Florida faculty members who were inducted into the American College of Dentists (ACD) during their annual meeting in Las Vegas on October 10 -11, 2011. Gibbs is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences; Foerster is a clinical…

2010-11 Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Indraneel Bhattacharyya, D.M.D., M.S., and Ulrich Foerster, D.D.S., who were voted 2010-11 Teachers of the Year for the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Each year the sophomore, junior and senior students vote to select a basic sciences and a clinical sciences Teacher of the Year, in recognition of their excellence, innovation and…

OKU installs new slate of officers

In November the local chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a national dental honor society, installed a new slate of officers to serve for the 2010-2011 year during the fall business meeting in Gainesville, Fla. Donald Cohen, D.M.D., M.S., a professor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, was installed as president of the…

Lewis appointed program director

Emma Lewis, B.D.S., M.B.B.S., has been named director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry effective January 2011. Lewis brings extensive training in dentistry, medicine and surgery, and expertise in surgery education to her new position as well as experience in research; she is involved in…

Dennis receives Outstanding Educator Award

Matthew J. Dennis, D.D.S., a professor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received the 2010 Daniel M. Laskin Award for an Outstanding Predoctoral Educator in September during the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Chicago, Ill. Dennis is clinical professor at the University of Florida College of…