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McNeight wins research honor

Congratulations to orthodontics resident Angela McNeight, D.M.D., who was honored during the Dentsply GAC-GCARE University Research Award Competition at the 2016 Orthodontic World Congress for her abstract, “Effect of AcceleDent® Aura on Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Gingival Crevicular Fluid Biomarkers with Aligners.” McNeight worked on the research…

Neubert receives AAOF award

John Neubert, D.M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF department of orthodontics, received an American Association of Orthodontics Foundation Award for Biomedical Research in recognition of his project, “Effects of genetics on the expectation and experience of orthodontic pain.” Neubert, D.M.D., Ph.D., graduated from the University of California…

Rody member of EHASO, receives AAOF award

Congratulations to Wellington Rody, Jr., D.D.S., M.S., who became a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists in 2015 and received the 2015 B.F. Dewel Memorial Research Award or his research project, “Gene expression profile analysis of osteoclasts and odontoclasts.” Rody is an assistant professor in the…

Update: National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Dr. Calogero Dolce The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (NDPBRN) participated in the Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO) Annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida, in October 2015. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is supporting the network’s efforts to recruit clinicians for an orthodontic study…

SADS leadership awards and appointments

Congratulations to these leaders in the University of Florida School of Advanced Dental Sciences who received awards or prestigious appointments recently: Calogero Dolce, Rodrigo Neiva and Roberta Pileggi. Calogero Dolce, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UF department of orthodontics, was appointed a commission site visitor by…

2015 CODA Accreditation Site Visit

The University of Florida College of Dentistry’s 2015 Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Site Visit for the predoctoral program and advanced education programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, orthodontics, pediatrics, periodontics, and prosthodontics is September 28 through October 1. All accredited dental education programs…

40th Annual Commencement

The 40th annual commencement ceremony of the University of Florida College of Dentistry will be held on May 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are required for admittance into the auditorium, though there…

University of Florida College of Dentistry welcomes Dean Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., joined the University of Florida College of Dentistry today as the seventh permanent dean. She was appointed in September 2014 by David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health, when she was serving as the…

Grad Ortho Elves

A group of residents and staff in the UF Health Graduate Orthodontics Center worked together to brighten the holiday for two of their patients this year. They collected and wrapped gifts, and gift cards, and presented them to the boys, and were rewarded with big, healthy smiles — which…

Pulses may help teeth “get in line”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida College of Dentistry are recruiting participants for an orthodontics study to learn if teeth will align more quickly with the help of an orthodontic device that emits very small electronic pulses. AcceleDent® Aura ― a combination mouthpiece and…