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UFCD Ranked No. 3 Producer of Hispanic Dentists

Dental Diversity The University of Florida College of Dentistry has been ranked the No. 3 producer of Hispanic dentistry first professionals out of 56 dental institutions in the nation by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The college was ranked No. 15 for overall minority dental graduates, No. 12 for…

Class of 2006 ranked 5th on NB Part II Exam

The University of Florida College of Dentistry Class of 2006 performance on the Part II of the National Board Dental Examinations ranked 5th of the 55 dental schools who participated in the examination during the period of May 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006. In addition, all students passed on…

Oral Biology Faculty Honored with IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards

Richard Lamont, Ph.D., and Ann Progulske-Fox, Ph.D., both professors of oral biology, were honored with Distinguished Scientist awards by the International Association for Dental Research during the associations 84th General Session & Exhibition, held in July in Brisbane, Australia. The prestigious awards are bestowed on internationally renowned basic science researchers…

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…

Grant received to study ethnic differences in pain

Barbara Hastie, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of community dentistry and behavioral science, received a five-year, $805,194 National Institutes of Health grant to study ethnic differences and genetic factors in acute postoperative pain and analgesic response. In addition, Hastie is the recipient of the 2006 “Future Leaders in Pain…

Oral Cancer Prevention Campaign Hits the Streets

Members of the “Oral Cancer: It Spreads Faster Than You Think” campaign team, an innovative health education effort launched June 1 in Jacksonville, Fla., know a bus wrap is worth 1,000 words in the fight against oral cancer. “Oral Cancer: It Spreads Faster Than You Think” aims to raise…

Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida researchers have discovered a new ingredient in our cellular soup, tiny structures that may lay the groundwork for how new cells form and then function. The structures, dubbed GW bodies by the UF researchers who identified them in mammalian cells, are described in…

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…

Practice-based dental research networks receive $75 million

Gainesville, Fla —The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR) made an April announcement that $75 million in federal funding will be used to establish three dental practice-based clinical research networks. These regional practice-based clinical research networks will investigate with scientific rigor the everyday…