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Shaddox Receives ADEA/AAL Faculty Scholarship

Congratulations to Luciana Shaddox, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.,  who received a 2014 American Dental Education Association/African American Latina/o Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarship for Professional Development. The award Luciana Shaddox, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. provides a full waiver of the $1,995 tuition for the ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management…

TV20 Your Health: Explores Link Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

WCJB TV20 recently produced a Your Health segment focusing on the link between periodontal disease and diabetes, focusing on research performed by Shannon Wallet, PhD, a researcher in the University of Florida Department of Periodontology. To read the full story or watch the video, click here.

Faculty Profile: Shannon Wallet, Ph.D.

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D., graduated from North Carolina State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s in medical technology and went on to earned a degree in clinical laboratory science from Duke University. She earned her Ph.D. in oral biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2005…

UF Health Periodontics and Prosthodontics Ribbon Cutting & Dental Fall Weekend

On Nov. 8, a group of donors, alumni, faculty, staff and students of the University of Florida College of Dentistry gathered to officially open the recently renovated space that created a new clinical home for the periodontics and prosthodontics residency programs – UF Health Periodontics & Prosthodontics. The state-of-the-art…

First year dental student chosen as national research finalist

Congratulations to first year dental student, Kyulim Lee, who was chosen as one of nine national finalists to compete for the American Association of Dental for Dental Research (A.A.D.R.) Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Hatton Awards in the junior category. The award is aimed at promoting clinically relevant-translational research projects like…

Two dental residents win Outstanding International Student Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Luiz H. Gonzaga, a resident in the University of Florida Department of Prosthodontics, and Dr. Alex Podaru, a resident in the UF Department of Periodontics. Both received a 2013 Outstanding International Student Award from the University of Florida. Sponsored by the University of Florida International Center,…

UF undergrad student wins national award

Sherin Merchant, left, with Dr. Nancy Newhouse, president of the A.A.P. Newhouse invited Sherin to apply for a program in research methodology, developed by Universities of Harvard and Michigan, which will happen in the summer of 2014. Congratulations to Sherin Merchant, a University of Florida undergraduate student who…

Researchers find potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

Lakshmyya GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― Oral bacteria from poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue degeneration, according to new evidence from an international team of researchers, including one at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. UF’s Lakshmyya Kesavalu, B.V.Sc., M.Sc., S.C.C., an associate professor in the…

A mighty good time!

On Sept. 22, six teams gathered but only one could emerge victorious. They wore their team colors, brought their gear and battled it out in the rain for the championship title at the Annual Mighty Molar Picnic at UF’s Lake Wauburg. More than 200 people attended the event, organized…

D.M.D students performance stellar on NBDE

For the fifth year in a row, the sophomore D.M.D. class of the University of Florida College of Dentistry achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board Dental Exam Part I. In addition, summary reports from the American Dental Association show that the college’s classes of 2009…