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Dolce appointed chair of orthodontics

Calogero Dolce, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the University of Florida Department of Orthodontics effective Oct. 25, 2013. He has served as the department’s interim chair since October 2012. “Dr. Dolce is a positive, strong team player and has outlined a number of goals for the department…

A mighty good time!

On Sept. 22, six teams gathered but only one could emerge victorious. They wore their team colors, brought their gear and battled it out in the rain for the championship title at the Annual Mighty Molar Picnic at UF’s Lake Wauburg. More than 200 people attended the event, organized…

D.M.D students performance stellar on NBDE

For the fifth year in a row, the sophomore D.M.D. class of the University of Florida College of Dentistry achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board Dental Exam Part I. In addition, summary reports from the American Dental Association show that the college’s classes of 2009…

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…

The placebo effect goes beyond humans, UF researchers find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rats and humans have at least one thing in common: They both react the same way to a placebo, according to a new University of Florida study. “That was the big finding — that the animals that expected pain relief actually got pain relief when you…

Alumni Spotlight: Robert Ford, D.M.D., talks about the power of teams

On Oct. 16, Robert Ford, D.M.D., and University of Florida staff member Pearl Ann Harris demonstrated the power of teams and networking during a presentation for the North Central Florida Dental Hygiene Association (N.C.F.D.H.A.) meeting in Ocala, Fla. Ford, a member of the UF College of Dentistry D.M.D. Class…

Wheeler appointed senior associate dean, director of new school

Timothy T. Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences effective July 1, 2011. This new position was created to lead the new School of Advanced Dental Sciences, and the chairs of Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology and the…

College welcomes eight new faculty

The University of Florida College of Dentistry welcomed eight new faculty members to the college between July 1 and August 24 in the endodontics, operative dentistry, oral biology, orthodontics and periodontology departments. Kathleen Neiva, D.D.S., Ph.D. Department of Endodontics Kathleen Neiva, D.D.S., Ph.D., joined the Department of Endodontics…

Neubert receives UF award

John Neubert, D.D.S., Ph.D. John Neubert, D.D.S., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of orthodontics, received a 2010 Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the UF Office of the Provost. The award focuses on junior faculty and recognizes excellence in research and…