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McArthur named new associate dean of faculty affairs

William P. McArthur, Ph.D., a professor of oral biology and director of the Periodontal Disease Research Center, is appointed dentistry’s associate dean for faculty affairs, effective June 29. This new position will advise the dean, chairs, center directors and individual faculty and administrators on matters affecting faculty, and will…

Dennis tapped for FDA Dental Educator Award

Matthew J. Dennis, D.D.S. Matthew Dennis, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and diagnostic sciences, has been awarded the Florida Dental Association’s Dental Educator Award. Dennis was nominated by student members of the Gainesville chapter of the American Student…

UFCD Employees Recognized During Service Pinning Ceremony

The Annual Service Pin Awards recognize employees serving from 5 years to 35 years of continuous service to UF. The Health Science Centers Annual Service Pin Award Ceremony was held May 22 in the HPNP Auditorium, and recognized the dedicated service of 51 College of Dentistry employees with service…

Pediatric Faculty Earn Board Certification

Three pediatric dental faculty members have earned board certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. These diplomats include Daniela Silva, D.D.S., M.S., and Flavio Soares, D.D.S., M.S., both assistant professors of pediatric dentistry, and Marcio Guelmann, D.D.S., associate professor and chairman of pediatric dentistry. Their diplomate status demonstrates successful…

Haggerty Inducted into Honor Society

Carol Haggerty, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., a clinical assistant professor of community dentistry and behavioral science, earned her Master of Public Health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August, and was inducted this April into UNC’s Theta Chapter of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Her induction…

Stillwell President-Elect of State Organization for General Dentists

K. David Stillwell, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of operative dentistry, is president-elect of the Florida Academy of General Dentistry. The Florida Academy of General Dentistry is the state’s largest general dentist constituent group  and consists of more than 1800 members. The academy serves the state’s general dentists through advocacy…

Dental faculty named 2007 teachers of the year

Each year dental students in the sophomore, junior and senior classes are asked to nominate their favorite course instructors for University of Florida Teacher of the Year Awards. The classes nominate professors for the basic and clinical sciences based on their innovation in course design and/or instruction and effectiveness in…

UF oral epidemiologist elected to national organization

Scott L. Tomar, D.M.D., Dr.P.H., has been elected vice president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry during the association’s May annual meeting held in Denver. Tomar will automatically be named the organization’s president in 2009. The association is the world’s largest multidisciplinary professional organization focused on improving…