D.M.D. Students

D.M.D. student and faculty member Dr. Nery Clark in the dental simulation lab

Admissions questions?

Visit our admissions website, 352-273-5955.

Instructional Support or IT questions?

IT Instructional Support website

IT office: 352-265-0526 or room D11-19

Submit a service request

DMD Curriculum questions for current students?

Contact Gail Childs at gchilds@dental.ufl.edu, 352-273-5952 or room D3-11.

Scheduling patient appointments?

Contact your respective TEAM Treatment Coordinator located in your assigned TEAM’s clinic.


Faculty & Staff

Venita SposettiVenita J Sposetti

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Education

Email: sposetti@dental.ufl.edu

Venita J. Sposetti, D.M.D., is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She is a graduate of Florida State University; she received a D.M.D. degree from the University of Florida, and a certificate in General Practice Residency from the University of Florida.

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Stephanie RossStephanie Ross

Academic Assistant III

Email: sross2@dental.ufl.edu

Stephanie Ross, M.Ed., joined the Office of Education in 2019 as an Academic Assistant III. She is able to assist with student registration, rotation scheduing, course scheduling, room scheduling, academic record and certification for graduation. She can be reached at (352) 273-5950.

Micaela B GibbsMicaela B Gibbs

Clinical Aso.Prof., Prog. Director, Community Based Programs

Email: mgibbs@dental.ufl.edu

Micaela Gibbs serves as the Director for the Interational Education Program.

Gail Schneider ChildsGail Schneider Childs

Associate in Dentistry

Email: gchilds@dental.ufl.edu

Gail Childs,R.D.H., M.P.H., T.T.S., is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the DMD program. She is responsible for course planning with faculty, overseeing the College’s curriculum management plan including evaluations of courses and supports the Curriculum Committee. She oversees and works in collaboration with the Office of Education’s Academic Assistant, Instructional Designer and Media Instructional staff to provide faculty support for teaching and learning. Ms. Childs joined the College of Dentistry in 1998.

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Robert CaudleRobert Caudle

Professor of Oral Biology

Email: rcaudle@dental.ufl.edu

Robert Caudle, Ph.D., serves as the Director of DMD Basic Sciences.

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Margeaux JohnsonMargeaux Johnson

Instructional Designer

Email: mjohnson@dental.ufl.edu

Margeaux Johnson, B.A., M.L.S., is an instructional Designer for the DMD program. She assists faculty with course design & development, e-learning courses in Canvas, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is available to consult with professors to design engaging learning activities, to evaluate technology tools for teaching, to update materials for accessibility requirements, and to facilitate focus groups about student experiences.

Christina HaskinsChristina Haskins

Academic Assistant

Email: chaskins@dental.ufl.edu

Christina Haskins, B.A., B.S., became part of the Office of Education in 2004. She facilitates all ExamSoft exams and lends aid with Canvas quizzes. Additionally, she provides support for ECO, Qualtrics, Textbook Adoptions, GatorRater, classroom scheduling, course debriefings and the Curriculum Committee. She can be reached at (352)273-5950.

Valerie TrimbleValerie Trimble

Academic Assistant

Email: vplunkett@dental.ufl.edu

Valerie Trimble, A.A., started working in the Office of Education in 2017. She serves as the clerical support for the office as well as schedules the classrooms in the College of Dentistry. She handles incoming degree verifications for UF DMD alumnus, provides the support role for the Student Performance Evaluation Committee, and monitors students’ grades and class records. She can be reached at (352)273-5950.

Ben MertzBen Mertz

Instructional Support

Email: bmertz@dental.ufl.edu

Ben Mertz joined the Office of Education in 2018. He maintains classroom and instructional technology, oversees lecture recording and posting using MediaSite and YouTube, and provides faculty and staff electronic classroom support. He can be reached at (352) 273-6589.

Kleada NovakKleada Novak

Instructional Support – OPS

Email: kleadanovak@ufl.edu