Monica A Fernandez

Monica A Fernandez, D.D.S, M.S

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: DN-PROSTHODONTICS DIVISION
Business Phone: (352) 273-9504
Business Email: mfernandez@dental.ufl.edu

About Monica A Fernandez

Dr. Fernandez joined the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) in 2010 as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Prosthodontics – Department of Restorative Dental Sciences. Before joining UFCD she served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis (IUSD). Dr. Fernandez earned her bachelor’s degree in 1987 in Uruguay; her D.D.S. in 1998 from Facultad de Odontologia de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay in, Uruguay; completed specialty training in prosthodontics at IUSD in 2007 and obtained her M.S. in 2008 from IUSD.

 

Dr. Fernandez clinical activities have been concentrated in the area of prosthodontics where she has taught didactic and clinical courses to students in second, third and fourth year of the DMD curriculum. Her clinical interest is in complex oral rehabilitation, implants, and cosmetic dentistry as well as removable partial and complete dentures.  Dr. Fernandez research has focused on implant prosthodontics and digital denture fabrication using CAD/CAM technology. She was awarded the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation Research Fellowship Award in 2006 for her thesis project titled “A comparative study of the accuracy of plastic impression transfer copings for implant restorations”. She also received The Carl and Ida Andres Scholarship Award for clinical excellence in 2007, and the Delta Dental Foundation’s Research Award in 2008.

Accomplishments

Sustained Exemplary Teaching Award
2022 · University of Florida College of Dentistry
Institute for Teaching and Learning Scholarship
2017 · American Dental Education Association
Research Award
2008 · Delta Dental Foundation
The Carl and Ida Andres Scholarship Award
2007 · American College of Prosthodontists
Research Fellowship Award
2006 · American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2011-2018,2020-2023
DEN7845L Cl Prosthodontics 1
2011-2018,2020-2023
DEN8858L Clinical Prosthodon 4
2011-2016,2018-2022,2020-2022
DEN6412C Preclin Fixed Prost 1
2020-2025
DEN7413C Rem Part Pros Techniq
2011-2017,2020-2024,2022-2024,2024
DEN6213C Fundamen of Occlusion
2011-2015,2018-2024,2020-2024
DEN8857L Clinical Prosthodon 3
2012,2014-2020,2020
DEN7961L Clinical Examinaton 1
2011-2015,2017-2025
DEN6415C Preclin Fixed Prost 2
2011-2025
DEN8859L Clinical Prosthodon 5
2014-2015,2017-2020,2019-2023
DEN6460C Prostho Trtment Edent
2011-2025
DEN7846L Cl Prosthodontics 2
2014-2019,2021-2025
DEN8290 Special Topics
2018
DEN6302C Intro Cli Diag/Trtmnt
2014,2016-2024,2024
DEN7411C Implant Dentistry
2014,2016-2021,2021-2024
DEN6625 Fixed Prosthodontic Ceramics
2013,2015-2016
DEN8621L Clin Prosthodontics
2015-2016
DEN8768L Oral Dx/Med Treat 3
2014-2015
DEN8960L Clinical Examinatio 2
2021,2023
DEN6910 Supervised Research
2021,2023
DEN6973 Project in Lieu of Thesis
2021-2025
DEN6508C Essentials of Clinical Care
2022-2024
DEN6935 Special Topics in Dentistry

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Dentistry
Subspecialties
  • Prosthodontics
Areas of Interest
  • Amelogenesis imperfecta
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental care – adult
  • Dental cavities
  • Denture problems
  • Malocclusion of teeth

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Bridges
  • Complex oral rehabilitation
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Digital dentures
  • Veneers

Publications

2016
Digital Denture Fabrication in Pre- and Postdoctoral Education: A Survey of U.S. Dental Schools.
Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists. 25(1):83-90 [DOI] 10.1111/jopr.12287. [PMID] 26098406.
2013
A comparative study of the accuracy between plastic and metal impression transfer copings for implant restorations.
Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists. 22(5):367-76 [DOI] 10.1111/jopr.12015. [PMID] 23387412.

Education

MS
2008 · IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Certificate in Prosthodontics Specialty
2007 · IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
DDS
1998 · Universidad del Uruguay

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9504
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100435
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1395 CENTER DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32610