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Dean appoints three department chairs

Dean Teresa A. Dolan announced the appointment of three faculty to department chair positions: Matthew Dennis, D.D.S., will serve as chair of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery; Marc Gale, D.M.D., an associate professor emeritus, will serve as interim chair for the department of operative dentistry; and Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S., F.A.C.P., will serve as…

Six college staff win HSC Superior Accomplishment Awards

Congratulations to the College of Dentistry’s Superior Accomplishment Award winners.  The following Division 5 winners will be honored at a luncheon on March 3, 2010, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel.  In addition, each winner receives a $200 check and is entered to win the university-level awards that will be announced in the spring. Leona Gauthier,…

Strong start for research funding

The UF College of Dentistry announced a strong start to the fiscal year with research grant awards totaling $8 million during the first two months of this fiscal year. During the last fiscal year, total research awards were $17 million. Congratulations to everyone in our research enterprise; their hard work and passion for scientific inquiry…

Four Faculty Receive FEOs

Four UF College of Dentistry faculty received UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards for Summer and Fall of 2009: Thomas A. Brown, Ph.D.; Frank Catalanotto, D.M.D.; Lexie Holliday, Ph.D.; and Mary Stavropoulos, D.D.S. Thomas A. Brown, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Oral Biology and joined the college in 1984. Brown’s FEO will…

Seventh Annual Research Day

Have you ever found yourself wondering what happens in all the Dental Tower labs when you’re wandering around a floor, looking for an office or meeting room? The Seventh Annual Research Day, April 10, 2009, provided an excellent opportunity to find out what the folks in those labs are up to, and where research is…

Students select UF College of Dentistry Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to L. Jeannine Brady, Ph.D., and Matthew J. Dennis, D.D.S.,both selected by the college’s students as Teacher of the Year for the College of Dentistry, recognizing their excellence, innovation and effectiveness in teaching of the dental sciences. Brady, associate professor in Oral Biology, was selected as the 2008-09 Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year.…

Barbick Wins ACOMS Award

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Barbick, chief resident, received an award for abstract titled “Adaptability of Biomet Lorenz TMJ Prosthesis That Were Previously Treated With TMJ Concepts Custom Joint Prosthesis” from the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS). Barbick presented during the May ACOMS…

Seven College of Dentistry Faculty Promoted

Congratulations to the College of Dentistry faculty members whose promotions were recently approved by UF President Machen and are effective on July 1, 2008. We are especially honored that Ann Progulske-Fox, PhD, Oral Biology Department, was promoted to distinguished professor. The awarding of this title recognizes her as one of the universitys most outstanding and…

Gift of $2 million from grateful patient brings smiles to UF College of Dentistry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Longwood, Fla., entrepreneur Edward T. Quinn has made a $2 million gift to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in honor of M. Franklin Dolwick, a UF professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The gift will create the M. Franklin Dolwick University Chair and is eligible to receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds…

Dennis tapped for FDA Dental Educator Award

Matthew Dennis, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and diagnostic sciences, has been awarded the Florida Dental Association’s Dental Educator Award. Dennis was nominated by student members of the Gainesville chapter of the American Student Dental Association based on his “outstanding contributions to the quality of dental education.” This is the…