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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…

Primosch and Wallet selected 2014-15 Teachers of the Year

Primosch Congratulations to Lorie Primosch, M.Ed., and Shannon Wallet, Ph.D., who were selected as the 2014-15 Teachers of the Year for the University of Florida College of Dentistry. The Teachers of the Year are selected by the sophomore, junior and senior students from a ballot of eligible faculty…

First-year dental student wins national research award

Congratulations to first-year University of Florida College of Dentistry student, Amanda Francis, who won the National Students Research Group Award (NSRG) of the American Association for Dental Research during the 20th Annual Hinman Student Research Symposium Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2014, in Memphis, Tennessee. Francis’ project examined the…

DMD student wins second place in international research competition

Kyulim Lee, a second-year dental student at the University of Florida, earned second place in the International Association for Dental Research Unilever Hatton Competition in the Junior Category during the IADR Annual Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, in June 2014. Lee entered the competition after winning first place at…

Faculty Spotlight: Peter Harrison, DDS

Peter Harrison, D.D.S., B.D.S., joined the college on July 1, 2010 as a visiting clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology. He earned his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree and his D.D.S. from Trinity College’s Dublin Dental School and Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Where were you born?…

Yilmaz one of 33 UF Research Foundation Professors for 2014

Congratulations to Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor in periodontology and oral biology, who was one of 33 faculty members chosen as UF Research Foundation Professors for 2014-2017. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely…

DMD Student Ann Decker Wins First Place at ADEA

Ann Decker, a member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry D.M.D. class of 2014, won first place in the Student Posters Competition during the 2014 American Association for Dental Research (ADEA) meeting in Charlotte, N.C., in March 2104, for her poster, “Epithelial Cell Function in the Progression…

DMD Student Wins First Place at AADR

Kyulim Lee, a first-year dental student at the University of Florida, took home a first place award in the highly competitive Hatton/Johnson&Johnson competition during the American Association for Dental Research meeting in Charlotte, N.C., on March 19, 2104. She competed against nine other national finalists during the meeting and,…