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Managing Anxiety Today

On February 10, residents of the UF School of Advanced Dental Sciences, or SADS, enjoyed a presentation from Harold Shinitzky, Psy.D., who shared tactics and strategies for dealing with stress and anxieties in today’s climate. The college has a very multi-cultural environment with residents and fellows from the United…

Esquivel-Upshaw receives $3.2 million NIH grant

Josephine Esquivel-Upshaw, D.M.D., M.S. Josephine Esquivel-Upshaw, D.D.S., M.S., and Arthur Clark, D.D.S., professors in the department of restorative dental sciences, division of prosthodontics, and their team received a $3.2 million, five-year NIH-NIDCR R01 grant for their research project, “Novel coatings to minimize surface…

SADS leadership awards and appointments

Congratulations to these leaders in the University of Florida School of Advanced Dental Sciences who received awards or prestigious appointments recently: Calogero Dolce, Rodrigo Neiva and Roberta Pileggi. Calogero Dolce, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UF department of orthodontics, was appointed a commission site visitor by…

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…

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?…