Avni Bhula

Avni Bhula, BDS, MS, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: DN-RADIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6690
Business Email: abhula@ufl.edu

About Avni Bhula

Dr. Avni Bhula is an internationally-trained dentist who earned both her bachelor of dental science and master of oral medicine degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2009 and 2015, respectively. In 2016, she moved to the United States to embark on her doctor of dental surgery education at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. After earning her DDS in 2018, she went on to complete an oral and maxillofacial radiology residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. From 2020-2022, Bhula was a forensic odontology fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has experience in academia, consulting and private practice.

Bhula is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and has held faculty positions at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, and in the Department of Oral Radiology at UCLA. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, or AAOMR, the Radiologic Society of North America, the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and the American Dental Education Association.

She has served on several AAOMR committees and has been elected the treasurer in the executive council at AAOMR. Bhula is the recipient of several awards including the University of the Pacific Dean’s Valedictorian Award, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award, American Academy of Oral Medicine Award and the San Francisco Dental Society Professionalism and Ethics Award, among others. She has several peer-reviewed publications, including a position paper from the AAOMR.

Additional Positions:
Director of Oral Radiology Clinic
2023 – Current ·

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2024-2025
DEN7762L Clinical Radiology
2024-2025
DEN6302C Intro Cli Diag/Trtmnt
2024
DEN8765L Cln Radiol 2 Interpre
2024
DEN8303 Adv Radiolgcl Interp

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Publications

2023
Authors’ Response.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 154(12):1046-1047 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2023.09.019. [PMID] 37897481.
2023
Patient shielding during dentomaxillofacial radiography: Recommendations from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 154(9):826-835.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2023.06.015. [PMID] 37530694.
2021
A rapidly growing expansile lesion of the maxillary sinus in a child.
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 131(1):e1-e8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.01.005. [PMID] 32173387.
2019
Investigation of foreign materials in gingival lesions: a clinicopathologic, energy-dispersive microanalysis of the lesions and in vitro confirmation of pro-inflammatory effects of the foreign materials.
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 128(3):250-267 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oooo.2019.04.009. [PMID] 31300373.

Education

Fellowship in Forensic Odontology
2022 · University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
2020 · University of California, Los Angeles
Doctor of Dental Surgery
2018 · University of the Pacific
Master in the Science of Dentistry in Oral Medicine
2015 · University of the Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Dental Science
2009 · University of the Witwatersrand

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6690
Emails:
Business:
abhula@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Street:
1395 CENTER DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32611