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Five dentistry faculty receive FEOs

Five UF College of Dentistry faculty received recent UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards. Congratulations to Abimbola Adewumi, B.D.S., F.D.S.R.C.S. (Eng), M.Ped., DentRSC (Eng); Sharon Cooper, M.S., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., R.D.H.; Josephine Esquivel-Upshaw, D.M.D., M.S.; Karl Soderholm, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; and Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Wheeler elected president of Orthodontists society

Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, and the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair, was elected president of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists during its recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Wheeler joined the…

Nguyen Wins AAO Award

Dr. Vo Danh M. Nguyen, a 2009 graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry Orthodontic program, won 3rd place in the basic science category of the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award Competition sponsored by Dentsply GAC at the recent American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) annual meeting in…

Wheeler Named Eminent Scholar

On May 1, Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics and Assistant Dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, was appointed as the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair. The Academy One Hundred was a scholarship society established through…

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. Thomas A. Brown, Ph.D.,…

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.

Facial Pain Center Director Tapped as FDA Dental Educator

Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S., an associate professor of orthodontics and director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, received the Florida Dental Associations Annual Dental Educator Award. Gremillion was presented with the award during the associations Florida National Dental Congress held in June in Orlando. Gremillion was nominated…

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — In the first study of its kind, UniversityofFlorida researchers are testing the power of a natural human hormone to biochemically move teeth faster and less painfully during orthodontic treatment. “Most of orthodontics has traditionally dealt with physics, the biomechanics of applying a force against a…