Upoma Guha

Upoma Guha, B.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: DN-OPERATIVE DIVISION
Business Email: upoma.guha@ufl.edu

About Upoma Guha

Upoma Guha, B.D.S., M.S., is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Florida College of Dentistry within the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences – Division of Operative Dentistry. Previously, she was on faculty at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York) where she spent three years as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Guha has been engaged in pre-clinical and clinical teaching of the operative dentistry courses to the DDS students. During her tenure at University at Buffalo, she has introduced the modern digital technology in the pre-clinical operative dentistry courses. Besides, Dr. Guha enjoys mentoring students in research related to dental erosion and implication of digital technology in operative dentistry education, and dental biomaterials.

Dr. Guha earned her dental degree from the University of Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2009. She practiced general dentistry from 2009 to 2010 at the Bangladesh Dental College and Hospital before moving to USA. Dr. Guha completed a three-year residency in Operative Dentistry from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and received a Master of Science and a Clinical Certificate in Operative Dentistry in 2015. At UNC, her experience as a graduate teaching assistant shaped the teaching philosophy and passion for the academia. She received the ‘Best Teaching Assistant Award’ from the DDS students of UNC in 2013.

In addition to her primary focus of teaching the predoctoral and operative master’s students, Dr. Guha is involved in caring for patients in the college’s UF Health Faculty Practice.

Accomplishments

ADEA Emerging Leaders Program – Faculty of Color Award
2020 · ADEA – American Dental Educators Association
UB Faculty Individual Development Award
2016 · University at Buffalo (SUNY)
William M. Feagans Endowed Chair Research Award
2016 · University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Freedland Advanced Dental Education Fellowship
2014-2015 · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Best in Session Award, Research Presentation
2014 · Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
Best Teaching Assistant Award
2013 · Spurgeon Dental Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Certificate in Operative Dentistry
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publications

2020
Overcoming the emerging challenges in faculty calibration in times of COVID-19 pandemic.
Journal of dental education. [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12516. [PMID] 33314037.
2020
Probing Heterogeneity in Bovine Enamel Composition through Nanoscale Chemical Imaging using Atom Probe Tomography.
Archives of oral biology. 112 [DOI] 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2020.104682. [PMID] 32126356.
2020
Quantification and characterization of nanometer-sized particles released from dental composite products using a multimodal approach
Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 22(11) [DOI] 10.1007/s11051-020-05078-0.
2020
Teaching a preclinical operative dentistry course in different teams: Ensuring good communication.
Journal of dental education. [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12391. [PMID] 32815567.
2018
Use of Virtual Comparison Software for Preparation Depth Assessment in a Dental Technique Skills Course.
Journal of dental education. 82(8):891-897 [DOI] 10.21815/JDE.018.085. [PMID] 30068779.

Education

Advanced Clinical Certificate in Operative Dentistry
2015 · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Science in Operative Dentistry (M.S.)
2015 · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)
2009 · University of Dhaka

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
DEN5404C Den Anat and Stmtgnthcs
2020-2021
DEN7744L Clin Operative Den 1
2020-2021
DEN8747L Clin Operative Den 4
2019-2021
DEN8749L Clin Operative Den 6
2019-2021
DEN7746L Clin Operative Den 3
2018-2020
DEN6302C Intro Cli Diag/Trtmnt
2019-2021
DEN5405C Preclin Oper Bio 1
2019-2021
DEN5502C Cariology Prev Dent
2019-2020
DEN8960L Clinical Examinatio 2
2018,2021
DEN7745L Clin Operative Den 2
2018,2021
DEN6408C PreClinical Operative Dentistry 3
2018,2021
DEN8748L Clin Operative Den 5
2021
DEN6508C Essentials of Clinical Practice
2021
DEN6407C Preclin Operative 2

Contact Details

Emails:
Business:
upoma.guha@ufl.edu