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MDL or Frankenstein’s laboratory?

MDL. The name alone probably conjures up memories of long hours of study for many UFCD grads. Opened in the early 1970s with the completion of the Communicore Building, the college’s two MDLs, short for multidisciplinary teaching laboratories, remained unchanged for decades—stuck in that ‘70s groove. Expansion…

Congratulations UFCD Superior Accomplishment Awardees!

Five UFCD Superior Accomplishment Award winners were selected from 100 nominations. Congratulations to Mary Bennett, executive secretary in the deans office; Barbara Hastie, Ph.D., research assistant professor; Debra Lynne Hatfield, senior secretary; Richelle G. Janiec, dental hygienist; and, James E. Webb, business services. These division winners will go on to…

Tampa periodontist honored as UF distinguished alumnus

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Tampa periodontist Gerald Kluft, D.D.S., was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus for his achievements in dentistry, his leadership and his commitment to the community during the University of Florida’s fall commencement activities held last December. Kluft graduated from UF with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in…

Dental practitioner-investigators set to begin study

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nearly 40 Florida and Georgia dentists participating in the federally-funded Dental Practice-based Research Network (Dental PBRN) attended the network’s first annual meeting Jan. 5 & 6 in Gainesville, Fla. The meeting was held to prepare the dentists to serve as practitioner-investigators in conducting the…

A Day of Mourning for a Buckeye in the Gator Nation

Dr. Marc E. Ottenga, UFCD clinical associate professor of operative dentistry and dental graduate of Ohio State University, mourns the death of OSUs national football championship dream as a jubilant Gator Nation celebrates bringing home the BCS/NCAA National Football Championship prize. In the photo at left, Dr. Ottenga, dressed…

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.

Dental Duo Review National Board Dental Exam Questions

Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S., F.A.C.P., a professor of prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and Margot L. Van Dis, D.D.S., M.S., a professor of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, completed their six-year terms of service on the American Dental Association Consultant Review…

Ottenga Honored by American College of Dentists

Marc E. Ottenga, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of operative dentistry, received the Faculty Award from the American College of Dentists in recognition of his outstanding representation of ethics and professionalism as a faculty member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Lamont Editor of Microbiology Textbook

Richard Lamont, Ph.D., a professor of oral biology, is the editor of a new microbiology textbook, Oral Microbiology and Immunology, printed by ASM Press. The book is one of the first of its kind to focus primarily on the knowledge and understanding of the oral ecosystem and its unique role…

Dolwick Recognized as UK Distinguished Alumnus

M. Franklin Dolwick, a professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, received the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award from his dental alma mater, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dolwick was tapped to receive the distinguished alumni award because of his international preeminence as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and researcher.