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Annual Report-Fall/Winter 2003

Teresa Dolan stands tall 4
Administrative updates /6
Annual report 2&

& HCC Dental Clinic
20 Meet the Class of 2007!
22 White Coat Ceremony

New technology combats ancient human foe
Taking a bite out of bad bacteria
Spousal attention too much of a good thing?

b Hialeah Clinic stays close to Latin roots
/ Takin' it to the streets!
/4 Gordon Mattison Health Fair
75 HRSA training grants expand residencies


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24 Dental Fall Weekend
25" Class notes
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On the cover A microscopic view of periodontal disease attacking
gingival tissues The red structures are actin, a structural component
of cells, which cradle the blue cell nuclei Fluorescent green areas
surrounding cell nuclei indicate P gingivalis, a bacterium that invades
host epithelial cells to cause periodontal disease
(Photo Courtesy Richard J Lamont, Ph D)

Gator Dentist Today
Fall/Winter 2003

Published fall, spring and summer
for the alumni, faculty, staff,
students and friends of the
University of Florida
College of Dentistry

Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Communications Director
Lindy McCollum-Brounley
Lauren Bernat
Tracy Brown
Kathy Galloway
Gary Haber
2003 2004 Editorial Board
Marcle Berger, Student
K. Anderson Crooks, UF Public
Teresa A. Dolan, Dean
Jeffrey Fleigel, Student
Kathy Galloway, Research
Jay Garlitz, Alumnus
James Haddix, Faculty
Cathy Jenkins, Development
Bill Martin, Alumnus
Will Martin, Faculty
Esteban Mulkay, The Academy
Ligia Ortega, Webmaster
Tara Siler, Alumni Affairs
Ted Spiker, UF College of
Journalism and Communications
J.R. Taylor, Alumnus
Storter Childs Printing

For additional copies, contact:
UF College of Dentistry
Communications Office
P. O. Box 100405
Gainesville, FL 32610-0405
(352) 392-4431
FAX: (352) 392-3070
(352) 392-2911
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Fall/Winter 2003

S The University of Florida sesquicentennial year is drawing to a close and I feel our college in
particular has so much for which to be thankful and proud.
On both a personal and professional note, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert
Primosch, formerly chairman of pediatric dentistry, to the position of associate dean for education. Dr.
Primosch is dedicated to the continued growth and improvement of the college's teaching mission.
We feel the performance of our students on the National Dental Board Exams is concrete validation of
the high caliber of our students, the faculty who educate them and the college's basic and behavioral
science curriculum implemented in Fall of 2000. The Class of 2003 enjoyed a 100 percent pass rate of the NB Part II this spring, and
recently released NB Part I results rank the UFCD Class of 2005 No. 8 out of 50 dental classes taking the exam moving up from
No. 18 last year!
The college's research enterprise is robust and the research activities of our faculty and students are vigorous. We maintained
our ranking as No. 6 of 55 dental schools in research award funding from the National Institutes of Health, and this fall the college
received an NIH Research Infrastructure Planning Grant. This grant has facilitated an assessment and planning process that will
assist the college in improving its research facilities and building its research faculty to assure continued success. We anticipate
one result of this process will be to expand on our translational research efforts to build a bridge between basic science and clinical

science for the benefit of our patients.
Initiatives during 2003 yielded new, exciting partnerships with
Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College in expanding
dental education opportunities and access to care for Florida's underserved
residents. The HCC dental clinic is an unprecedented partnership for the
college, expanding dental residencies for our students and dental hygiene
and assisting education in the Tampa area. We also are raising funds to build a
new dental clinic on the St. Petersburg College Campus in Pinellas which will
further increase dental education opportunities and indigent patient access to
low-cost dental care. The college has made significant strides in upgrading and
renovating its existing clinic and classroom facilities. I feel it is critical for our
facilities to reflect the high quality of patient care delivered and they should be
a great source of pride for our faculty, staff, students and patients.
My sincerest, personal thanks are extended to the college's alumni
and friends who have been such great supporters. Without you, it would be
impossible for the college to achieve its mission of excellence in education,
research and service. Because we value your support and wish to keep you
informed of college activities, we have prepared this edition of the Gator Dentist
Today magazine to provide you with a year-end overview of college activities
- in addition to the usual line-up of articles and sections. I hope you will enjoy
reading the Annual Report Edition of the Gator Dentist Today, and I welcome
your comments and feedback.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!

/4 C>&--,

Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.PH.
Professor and Dean

Deans and Chairs

Kenneth J. Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D., Associate
Dean for Research and Chairman, Dental Biomaterials

Robert E. Bates, D.D.S., M.S. SenorAssociate Dean
for Clinical Affairs and Operations

Carroll G. Bennett, D.D.S., M.S. Intenm Chairman,
Pediatnc Dentistry

Robert A. Burne, Ph.D. Chairman, Oral Biology

T. Dwyght Clark, D.D.S. Chairman, Operative

M. Frank Dolwick, D.M.D., Ph.D. Chairman, Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed. -Associate Dean
for Faculty Practice and Continuing Education

Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S. Chairman, Prosthodontics

Robert E. Primosch, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed. -Associate
Dean for Education

Venita J. Sposetti, D.M.D. Assistant Dean for
Admissions and Financial Ad

Kenneth A. Tomlinson, B.S.B.A. -Associate Dean for
Finance and Administration

Herbert J. Towle, D.D.S.- Chairman, Periodontics

Frank J. Vertucci, D.M.D. Chairman, Endodontics

Timothy T. Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Dean
for Advanced and Graduate Education and Chairman,

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 3


Standing Tall

Teresa Dolan implements her vision as new dean

of dentistry

Don't let her 5-foot stature fool you College of Dentistry Dean Teresa A Dolan, D D S,
M PH, has a big personahty and a broad vision for the college She also has a knack for
findmg the right answers to the important questions of life m academic and public service
"One of my favorite faculty mentors during my fellowship with the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation health services research program would write 'So what?' m big red
letters at the top of my research idea submissions," Dolan laughed "His point was, if you
can't answer the 'so what question, there's no point m doing the research "
Since joining the college m 1989 as an assistant professor, she's demonstrated her
ability to answer the 'so what questions to build collaboration though consensus As dean,
Dolan will now have the chance to put those skills to the test as she works with different
constituencies to brnng her vision for the college's future into realty
"I think the reality is that the state is not going to increase support for dental schools,
so we have to be entrepreneurial, creative, hardworking and productive," said Dolan, who
envisions a five-year goal of fully mnplementmg the college's strategic plan to assure the
college stays on track to success 'We've already come a long way especially m terms of
physical plant improvements," she said
Dolan beheves expansion and renovation of physical plant will facilitate growth m
research and expand educational opportunities More than $9 nmlhon has been spent over
the past seven years on classrom, clinic and laboratory renovations But the college's desire
to expand classrooms and student chmcs for a larger Doctor of Dental Medicine (D MD )
class and increase lab space to accommodate its burgeomng research enterprise is stymied
by space constraints
As a professor and former associate dean for education, Dolan is dedicated to
continuing the college's pursuit of excellence m education In her role as the college's
associate dean for education, Dolan helped enact curriculum revisions through a process
of selfexamination and renewal for the college that, while at times painful, has greatly
unproved the quahty of UFs D MD
educational program
rng the past shap Dolan is proud of the
contminug work of the college's
curriculum committee to enhance
academic programs and curriculum
to achieve a sustained level of
national excellence She points to the
high caliber of the college's entering
and graduating students as vahd
indicators of progress
The college is ranked No 8 of
50 dental schools for the performance
of its students on the National Dental
Board Part I, and every member of
the class of 2003 passed the NB Part II
exam this spring
This year 82 students were
selected from 650 applications for
admission into the college's D MD
program They are among the top
Florida Secretary of Health, Dr John Agwunob, (at left) and predental students m the nation, and
Dean Dolan at the state's capital ,nApril (Phoo Ray Carson) admissions increasingly reflect the

Photo- DanielaAguilera

.... my grandfathers
had oral cancer, and
that made a big impact
on me. It really placed
dentistry in the forefront
of why oral health is so
important," Dolan said.

4 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

multicultural diversity representative of Florida's population
-38 of the college's 2003 entering D M D students are women,
and more than one-third of the class hsts themselves as ethnic
mmorities, Dolan said
Dolan feels the key to growth m research is to recruit
outstanding faculty to focus on core research initiatives, such
as infectious diseases m dentistry bone biology pam and
neurosciences, and translationalresearch to improve approaches
to clinical dentistry Her challenge will be to find creative
strategies to house new faculty and their labs With the college
ranked No 6 out of all dental schools m National Institutes of
Health/ National Institute of Dental and Cramofaaal Research
fundmg m 2001 and 2002, and with continued growth m
research predicted, it seems likely finding new lab space will
be a priority

Advocate for Care
Service to Flonda through dental care for indigent,
underserved and medically compromised residents remains
an important part of the college's strategic plan One of the top
providers of low cost dental care to indigent residents through
its Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, the college
owns three clinics (m Jacksonville, St Petersburg and Hialeah)
and partners with 12 others to provide affordable dental care
to 2 2 million indigent residents The newest additions to the
network are the Hillsborough Community College and St
Petersburg College dental ciics, which will provide dental
care to low income residents of the Tampa Bay area
Dolan's career has focused on dental care for the elderly
Dolan earned diplomat status from the American Board of
Dental Public Health in 1994 and is nationally known for her
research m genatnc dentistry She is also active m lobbying

efforts on elder dental-care issues, most recently testifying as
a representative of the American Association of Public Health
Dentistry before the United States Senate Specal Commuttee on
Aging She spoke about ageism m health care and the specific
dental needs and issues facmg the nation's elderly
Advocacy for dental care and education is a big part
of Dolan's professional ethic and a responsibility she feels very
comfortable fulfilling at both the national and state levels
"It's part of my job, helping people understand the 'so
what' questions Really ifs being a teacher, educating people on
why your issue is important and why they should invest their
scarce resources m addressing the issue and why that will make
a difference," Dolan said "I view advocacy as a service, helping
legislators make good decisions about how they allocate
resources As a taxpayer, I don't want them wasting money I
want them to make good investments "
With high hopes and a willingness to place her nose to
the grindstone, Dolan acknowledges the fact that the college
faces significant forces that will shape its future These include
coping with the national shortage of faculty diminishing state
fundmg and evolving educational technology Focusing on the
future with charactenstic optimism, Dolan looks at change as a
door to opportunity
"There are so many opportunities we have yet to
explore," Dolan said "I think we've just touched on the
surface of research, education and service collaborations with
different schools, both here m the Health Science Center and
elsewhere "

Family Influences
Opening doors to opportunities has been a way of life
for Dolan, who, as a girl growing up m Jersey City N J, during
the '60s and early '70s, never thought of herself as a future
dentist, much less the dean of a dental college
"At the Catholic high school I attended, you (as a
woman) were either going to go on after graduation to become
a nun, a teacher or a hbranan Those were the expedations,"
Dolan said "It wasn't hke I had a school career counselor to
help dired me "
Fortunately math and science always came easily
to Dolan, and she had an inborn sense of her own potential
coupled with a desire to do something with her life that would
make a difference m the hves of others

"I know this probably sounds chched, but Ive always
been attracted by the helping aspects of medicine and health
professions," she said
By her third year as an undergraduate, Dolan's career
path decision came down to choosing between medicine and
dentistry but the illnesses of her paternal grandfather and her
mother's stepfather tipped the scales
"Two of my grandfathers had oral cancer, and that made
a big impact on me It really placed dentistry m the forefront of
why oral health is so important," Dolan said "Once I made my
decision, I moved forward and have never regretted it"
Dolan earned her doctorate m dental surgery from the
Umversity of Texas and a master's degree m public health from
the Umversity of Cahforma at Los Angeles She continued her
education by earning certificates m general dentistry at Long
Continued page 13

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 5

UF's Hialeah Clinic

stays close to community's

Latin roots

"Cepillar y usar el hulo dental dianamentel"
This is the refrain commonly heard m the Umversity of
Flonda College of Dentistry's Hialeah Clinic, and m whatever
language you say it, brushing and flossing daily are the keys to
good oral health
With more than 85 percent of the chim's patients speak
ing Spamsh as their primary language, dentists at the chmc
know the importance of bndging potential communication bar
riers to develop trust m the patient doctor relationship
"Our Spamsh speaking patients are much more com
portable with doctors who can converse with them m their na
tive tongue They appreciate the fact that our staff and most of
our dentists are bilingual," said Clinic Director Roberta Diehl,
Dental faculty and students provide patients with low
cost comprehensive oral care -offering diagnostic services,
preventative dentistry operative dentistry pediatrics, prosth
odontics, endodontics, penodontics, orthodontics, and oral and
maxillofacal surgery
The chim's presence in Hialeah so far from UF's
main campus m Gamesville -is the result of collaboration
among state, university, the city of Hialeah and community
partners Hialeah Hospital donated property with a building
to house the chmlc right across the street from the hospital
on east 25th Street Frederick H Mannelh, the city's director
of grants and human services, wrote a $1 million federal grant
proposal, which was awarded funding to renovate and expand
the chmc building
"Why did we work so hard to get this cldnc m Hia
leah? It just comes down to the state, caty private sector and
academia coming together to achieve something good for our
residents," said Mannelh "It fulfills an important need m our

ur ulioero Ioieoo, U ivi L (L) ana iosarno u ivlonna, L ivi L
(R) treat a Hialeah Dental Clinic patient Toledo and Molina are
UF graduates and serve as courtesy faculty in the clinic (Photo
- Courtesy UFCD Hialeah Dental Clinic)

Hialeah Clinic Director Roberta Diehl D DS, comfort a young patient
from Camillus House (Photo Courtesy UFCD Hialeah Dental Clinic)

Opened m 1997, UF's Hialeah Dental Clinic serves the
dual mission of providing reduced-fee dental care to Miam-
Dade County's low to moderate income residents and serving
as a training ground for dental students m the college's Ad
vanced Education and Foreign Trained Dental programs
For Miami's large Spamsh speaking population, many
of whom are first or second generation immigrants, the Foreign
Trained Dental Program is especially important Each year, the
program accepts 12 foreign-tramed dentists, mostly from Latin
American countries, into the college's two-year certificate pro
gram After FTD students graduate with their certificates, they
may apply for board censure to practice dentistry m Flonda
Students spend the first year of the program immersed
m didactic study at the college m Gainesville, but the second
year is dedicated to hands-on patient care with faculty and
courtesy faculty m the college's Hialeah, Jacksonville or St
Petersburg chmcs Each spring, UF's Hialeah Dental Clinic
receives a new group of eight FTD residents
Diehl acknowledges the importance of the support
received from the clinic's courtesy faculty -62 dentists with
private practices m the community These courtesy faculty play
a critical role m helping the chnic accomphsh its service and
teaching missions, they donate tmne to canng for patients
often referring them to the chmic from their own practices -and
mentormg dental students
"I think ifs one of the greatest experiences you can
have m your life, to teach people from abroad and contribute
to their education," said Aquiles Mas, D D S, one of the chnic's
foundmg supporters, courtesy faculty and chnic advisory board
member "You are bonded with them for life I

6 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

Takin' it to the streets I

Health Science Center students spread the
word to prevent teen-age substance abuse


Sixty-four percent of youth ages 10 to 24 m the Umted States
have tned cigarette smoking, and teens who have tried smoking
are more likely to engage m other risky behaviors, such as
alcohol and drug abuse and unprotected sex, according to the
federal Centers for Disease Control
Recognizing this grave problem, six years ago faculty
from the UF colleges of Dentistry Health Professions, Medicine,
Nursing, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine developed a
program linking UF Health Scence Center students with
middle schoolers to educate both groups about the dangers and
consequences of tobacco and drug use
"Health professionals communicate their values by
the choices they make," said Vemta Sposetti, D MD, program
director of the Partners in Prevention of Substance Abuse,
or PIPSA, project We felt this program was a great way to
provide a valuable community service by educating middle
school children while allowing our health care students to
examine their own habits and the effects of these choices on
their careers as health professionals "
Along with Parker Small, MD, and Mark Gold,
M D, of the College of Medicine, Joan Castleman, R N, of the
College of Nursing, Paul Doering, Pharm D, of the College
of Pharmacy, and James Thompson, DVM, of the College
of Veterinary Medicine, Sposetti developed instructional
modules on alcohol and tobacco to present to Health Science
Center students, including homework packets with protests,
information, graphics and statistics
Early m the semester, students m the colleges of
Dentistry Health Profession, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy
and Veterinary Medicine attend a presentation and hsten
to informative speakers, including recovering addicts and
experts on tobacco and drug use They also are separated mto
interdisciplinary groups to complete related exercises
Project leaders also developed a shoebox kit of materials
for health center students to use to make the middle school
presentations fun and engaging These include paper money to
illustrate the costs of tobacco and straws to demonstrate how
tobacco use affects breathing The presentations also include
video chps with segments pmduced by the University of
Miami's telecommunications department and by TRUTH, the
nationwide public service campaign educating against tobacco
Since the inception of the program, PIPSA has grown
and expanded to include mstitutions such as Flonda State
Umversity Nova Southeastern Umversity Umversity of Miami
and the Umversity of South Flonda The Flonda Statewide Area
Health Education Centers, or AHEC, program now sponsors
PIPSA programs at major health science centers around

Fist year dental students Josh Be/of (L),
Glenn Cohen (C) and Manav Malik (R) talk
to eighth-graders at Howard Bishop Middle
School in Gainesville about tobacco use and
the advertising ploys tobacco companies
use to hook young people on smoking

During the evolution of
the program, project leaders have
been able to see the effects of PIPSA
through reflective papers written
by the professional students about
their expenences, Sposetti said PhotoL LdyB rouny
"Many of the students expressed that they were
extremely skeptical about the program beforehand but once
they went through the experience, many discovered that
as health professionals, they are credible sources of health
mformaton for the comun ty" Sposetti said
Because so many of the partihpating college students
are just beginning m their programs, one of the original goals
of the program was to help students understand that their roles
as health professionals do not stop at the hospitals, cldncs and
offices where they work but extend into the com unities which
they serve, Sposetti added
Local schools have embraced the presentations as part
of their annual Red Ribbon Week festivities Smce 1998, the
presentations have expanded from Alachua County to school
districts m more than nine surrounding counties
The health center students provide middle school
teachers with follow up mterventions for the students as the
year progresses and informational posters, writing prompts and
matenals, which meet Sunshme State educational standards
Because of the success of the PIPSA program, several
of the program leaders have expanded efforts by securing
a Program Mainstream interdisciplinary grant from the US
Health Resources Services Administration, AMERSA, C-SAP,
and SAMHSA for tobacco education programs for health
professionals and children m the commumty
"One of the major benefits of PIPSA is the resulting
faculty collaborations," said Castleman, a cliical associate
professor at the UF College of Nursing 'We all come from
different health care backgrounds, which has allowed us to
share knowledge and resources and become more sensitized to
each other's health care issues regarding substance abuse I

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 7

UF, HCC Team Up For

Dental Clinic


TAMPA Surrounded by gleaming, state-of-the-art
dental equipment, the patient reclined m the chair as
a dentist and her assistant worked on her mouth.
Lara Thalji and her assistant Momca Zapata swiftly
passed dental mstruments and observations back and forth,
displaying the kind of teamwork found m most any Tampa Bay
area dentist office
Fosterng smooth communication between dental
professionals is the goal of a new partnership of the Umversity
of Florida College of Dentistry and Hillsborough Community
At the dental chnic on HCC's Dale Mabry campus,
which opened m October, eight dental residents from UF, 12
student dental assistants from HCC and 10 dental hygiene
students from the community college tram together
They treat Medicaid patients and others who otherwise
could not afford, or would not have access to, dental care The
need is critical Hillsborough County where more than 104,000
lowincome people do not have access to dental treatment,
according to the Flonda Department of Health
The $1 8 million dchm is the newest of five that UF
runs across the state The others are m St Petersburg, Hialeah,
Jacksonville and Apopka
The residents are graduates of U S dental schools
receiving a year of post-graduate training, or foreign traded
dentists such as Thalji, a Palestinian graduate of dental school
in Jordan who is taking two years of
additional training so she can become
licensed m the Umted States They
divide their tmne between the clinics
in Tampa and St Petersburg
The UFHCC program is a -
novel attempt to bnng coordmation \
to a fractured education system,
where practitioners from different
discphlines are trained separately
and often don't meet until they find
themselves working side-by-side m a
dentists office
"Most dental education
in this country occurs with the (From left to right) UFCD C
footprint of the dental school," said Director Boyd Robinson, U
FDA Immediate Past Pres/
Richard Valachovic, executive director President Gwendolyn W St
of the American Dental Education /elness and Sports Tech
AssociationmWashngton Clark (Photo Lindy Broun
"But if you look at how
dentistry is practiced m the typical dental office," Valachovic
said, "ifs a dentist and assistant at chairside and a hygiemst
doing much of the meaning and preventive care"
Only a handful of dental schools tram professionals


HCC Dental Assistant students Traci Fant (far left) Nkki Whitten (second from
right) and Laura Peska (far right) get toothy with UFCD advanced education
in general dentistry residents Dr Maid Babik (second from left) and Dr Bob
Stevenson (in UFCD mascot costume) at the HCC Dental Clinic grand opening
in October (Photo Lindy Brounley UFCD)
jointly m a community setting away from schools, Valachovic
said But it is a model others, mcludmg the Amencan Dental
Hygiemsts Association, support, said Tamnu Byrd, the gmup's
A program, such as that between UF and HCC,
gives students a reallife view of dental practice, said Laura
Neumann, associate executive director, division of education,
for the Amencan Dental Association m Chicago
"If you want dentists, hygiemsts and dental assistants
to work together, the most ideal way is to tram them together,"
Neumann said
The dcie affords dentists a year's worth of tense,
advanced training But it also helps alleviate a chromc shortage
of dental assistants m the Tampa Bay
i area, said Conne Gore, HCC's program
manager for dental assisting
The dcli also serves the needs
of patients who otherwise might not have
access to dental care
Carolyn Elhs was m the dental
chair recently, having her gums scaled
Ellis, 63, and her husband moved to
Avon Park in Highlands County m
S August from Mianusburg, Ohio A
retired surgical technician, Ellis is on a
fixed income and does not have dental
insurance, or a local dentist
munity Based Programs "We didn't know who to go to,
Dean Teresa A Doan, so we thought why not see about this,"
nt Al Bauknecht HCC s s
enson and HCC Health, s sa
logies Dean Wiliam F The care she received turned out
UFCD) to be worth the nearly four hour round
tnp fromAvon Park, Elhs said Ithas been
thorough and less expensive than a traditional dental office
The chnic treats Medicaid patients for free and has a
schedule of fees for other patients I
Artide repented, with permission, as published in the 11/28/03
Tampa Tribune

8 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003



UFCD scientists use new research

technology to understand ancient

human foe


Umversity of Flonda dental scientists have invented a way of
teasing out the genes bacteria use to outwit their human hosts, a
discovery that could prove to be a boon for researchers brewing
newvaccines and designing drugs for many serious afflictons
In one of the first studies to putthe newtechnology to the
test, UF experts, working closely with researchers from Harvard
Medical School, have isolated the proteins umquely expressed
in people by the cholera pathogen, an ancient intestinal scourge
now sweeping the globe on its seventh pandemic wave
since 1817 The report of their findings, which showcase the
importance of a group of previously discounted genes m the
infection process, was pubhshed m the online edition of the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The discovery could lead to a cheaper, more effective
vaccine not only for the rampant deadly cholera bacteria, but
also for anthrax and other potential bioterronsm agents for
which there currently are no preventive treatments
UF dental researchers, with major fundmg from the
National Institutes of Health andthe National Institute for Dental
and Cramofacal Research, developed the study's screening
tool, which allowed them to detect proteins expressed by
bacterial genes dunng human infection These proteins differed
from those the bacteria produced when raised m laboratory
cultures The tools patented by Gamesville-area iviGene Corp,
founded by its UF inventors to patent and market the tool under
the tradename IVIAT, for In Vivo-Induced Antgen Technology
"Prior to IVIAT, we were able to study only those genes
identified whenthe bacteria were growing mithe laboratory or in
animal models," said study investigator and IVIAT co-inventor
Ann Progulske-Fox, a professor of oral biology at UF's College
of Dentistry Progulske-Fox also serves as the chairwoman for
UFs bioterronsm task force and is a member of the iviGene
board of directors 'We realize now that the shortcoming of
laboratory study is that the repertoire of genes a bactenum uses
to survive and reproduce m the living host environment are
very different from those it uses to survive and reproduce in a
laboratory environment"
The World Health Organzation, which has called
for development of an improved vaccine to combat cholera,
estimates the ailment kills hundreds of thousands every
year, plowing through unsamtary crowded communities in
poor, underdeveloped nations with deadly regularity Health
experts say outbreaks have been fueled by rapid population
growth and the increasing popularity of international travel
to developing countries Oral vaccines aimed at preventing



The UFCD IVIAT research team consists of Martn Handfield,
M Sc, PhD (left), Jeffrey Hillman, D M D, Ph D (center) and
Ann Progulske-Fox, Ph D night )
(Photo Sam Bril)

cholera are available, but they are expensive, provide only
short term mmuumty and do little to protect children under 2
years of age
Developing an impmved vaccine has proved arduous,
however, because humans are the only known host for the
cholera bacterium, making laboratory and animal studies
"IVIAT technology takes advantage of the antibodies
made by humans when they become infected with the cholera
bactenum," said Jeffrey D Hillman, a professor of oral biology
at UF's College of Dentistry and chief scientific officer of
iviGene Corp "After first subtracting out the uninteresting
antibodies, the remaining ones serve as probes to identify the
best potential targets for development of new vaccine and
diagnostic strategies"
In the reported study, researchers collected blood
samples from 10 patients who were recovering from cholera
at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
m Dhaka, Bangladesh The samples were screened to identify
proteins umquely expressed by the cholera bactenum when it is
growing m the human host
Researchers found the cholera bactenum produces a
toxin that is not significantly expressed m laboratory cultures,
but is prominently expressed dunng human infection
Identifying good diagnostic targets using IVIAT is a
critical step before researchers can conduct additional studies
to vahdate the findings and justify the cost and tmne evolved m
developing a new cholera vaccine
Continued page 14

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 9

pro. leadership

Oral Biology

Chair Robert Burne takes a

bite out of bad bacteria


Eew! That sticky goo growing on your teeth is plaque. But to
Robert A. Burne, Ph.D., chairman of oral biology at the UF
College of Dentistry, it's biofilm and it's beautiful.
A microscopic view of biofilm reveals surrealistic
strands of bacteria draped in graceful loops and serpentines,
forming great, clustered colonies on the porous tooth surface
that can erode tooth enamel and invade gingival tissues and
cells to cause periodontal disease.
The typical human mouth supports a whole host of
bacteria all living, reproducing and dying by the millions
inside our mouths, for the most part without our knowledge.
Most of these bacterial strains have lived in harmony with our
species for hundreds of thousands of years, coexisting inside
our mouths with a minimum of fuss.
That was until our diets changed, and we began feeding
the bacteria too much sugar.
Now some strains of sugar-pumped bacteria, most
notably Streptococcus mutans, reproduce helter-skelter inside our
mouths, gobbling up the glucose from the foods we chew and
excreting corrosive lactic acid onto our tooth enamel. Before you
know it, you've got a full-blown case of dental caries, and the
chemical balance inside
Sour mouth favors the
reproduction of the bad
bugs over the benign.
S A 4 Burne, recruited
from the University
of Rochester School of
Medicine and Dentistry in
2001, is working to develop
"a genetically engineered
strain of bacteria that will
defeat the bad bugs such
a as S. mutans. His research
has shown a certain strain
of common oral bacteria
produces ammonia and
it beats the bad bugs by
I changing the pH balance
inside the mouth. There
is evidence that the
Photo Courtesy UF Oral Biology

Photo Lindy Brounley

elevated pH balance may even encourage remineralization of
the tooth enamel. Burne's idea is to develop a super strain of
this ammonia-producing bacteria that could be introduced into
a person's mouth very early, providing a lifetime of protection
against tooth decay.
Burne is not alone in the battle against bad bacteria. He
leads a departmentof talented researchers dedicated to exploring
the molecular biology of oral diseases. The department's
research focuses on microbiology and immunology, and its
research faculty is, per capital, among the most productive in
the nation in garnering National Institutes of Health research
award funding increasing from $3 million in NIH funding
in 2000-01 to more than $9 million today, a meteoric increase of
more than 200 percent.

Planning for the Future
To help the college establish a blueprint for
further expansion, Burne penned a winning NIH Research
Infrastructure Planning Grant proposal, funded this fall.
The Research Infrastructure Planning Grant will facilitate a
comprehensive inventory of all research under way in the
college, the amount of square footage devoted to research
activities, research equipment and personnel, as well as
multidisciplinary partnerships and collaborative opportunities
for college researchers within the university and the UF Health
Science Center.
"I think this college is extremely strong in basic science
research, and it has been very successful over the last few years,"
Burne said. "Yet there is a tremendous amount of untapped
potential, especially in periodontal research, pain research and
clinical translational research. The infrastructure planning grant
will enable us to identify our strengths and weaknesses in terms
of potential."

10 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

This mtrospective process will demand the college make
some hard decisions aboutwhere future investments m research
should be made So far, everyone seems to agree that clinical
translational research would enable greater alignment with
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research goals
of continuing the "struggle" agamst two of the most common
infectious diseases -dental canes and penodontal diseases
-and the elimination of oral and pharyngeal mahgnances,
cramofacial birth defects and developmental disorders, acute
and chronic orofaaal pam, and other conditions that threaten
oral health
"Chnical translational research and penodontal
research are areas m which we are not as strong as some other
institutions, but there's a good foundation m place here on
which to build," Burne said
That foundation mcludes the college's broad patient
base to support both areas of research Burne beheves a
few key recruitments of faculty to write the program
grants and do the research would be a big step in
the nght direction
Burne said another of the college's
greatest strengths is its ability to estabhsh
collaborative relationships with multi
disciplinary researchers at the health center "I
think ifs easy to recruit people to Flonda when
yourecruitm areas where people can see immediate
linkages," Burne said "For stance, there are a
lot of logical applications m dentistry for areas hke
biomemetics (tissue engineering), involving
everything from implants to stem cell biology We "I think t
have a great stem cell group conducting research is extrea
in the Health Scence Center and a brand new in basic
biomedical engineering program research
is a tre
Building on Successs a t
amount c
Collaborative efforts among dental
scientists and researchers m other areas of the pote
Health Science Center have already proven
fruitful Several important patents have resulted from these
research partnerships, including a technology called IVIAT,
which identifies protems expressed by disease-causing bactena
duinng the infection process IVIAT was initially developed
to study infections of Actnobaallus actmomycetemomstans m
juvenile penodontitis patients It is also licensed to researchers
outside the university for use m the study of a wider array of
viral, fungal, parasitic and other bactenal infectons, including
that of Pseudomonas aerugmosa m cystic fibrosis patients
The department of oral biology's Center for Molecular
Microbiology supports collaboration among infectious disease
researchers and checians from the colleges of Dentistry,
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine The focus of the center is to
explore the mechamsms of microbial pathogenesis and mvent
novel technologies for the discovery of new antmicrobial
targets, vaccines and diagnostics
One of the Center for Molecular Microbiology's
exciting developments is the recently patented technology for
the treatment of malignant tumors, based on the findings of UF
dentalresearchers Ann Progulske-Fox, Ph D, and Emil Kozarov,



Ph D They discovered that enzymes produced by the oral
bactenum Porphyromonas gingivals have the ability to degrade
the bonds that hold certam types of human cells together
The patented technology using the enzyme can be apphed
to selectively destroy newly formed blood vessels that feed
tumors, while at the same tmne loosening the cellular structure
of the tumor to allow greater access for current therapeutics
They also are investigating the potential of applymg the
technology to other diseases that require the growth of new
blood vessels, such as macular degeneration, psoriasis and
rheumatoid arthntis
Other research partnerships exist between the college
faculty and researchers at the university's McKnight Brain
Institute, medicine's department of rheumotology, the Center
for Orphaned Autonmmune Disorders, and the Shands Hospital
Cancer Center
Another strength of the college's research is its
diversity and quality State-of-the-art techniques
are used to study the molecular genetics and
physiology of bactenal pathogenesis, the
physiology pharmacology and genetics
of exocnne secretion, basic function and
modulation of the mucosal immune system,
autormunity, and the mteraction of pathogenic
orgasms with host cells
Bume predicts the research infrastructure
planing assessment will also identify molecular and
cellular immunology as areas m need of recruitment,
but he defers final judgment to the internal and
s college external advisory committees that will be formed
'ly strong as part of the assessment
science "The internal and external advisory
Yetthere committees are going to have a lot of work to
do But one of the things that surprised me was
endous that, when you tally up all of the numbers, early
untapped feedback is not out of proportion to what is
ial reahstic," Burne said
It is very reahstic to expect the college
will continue its expansion of research activities,
building on the synergy created by collaborations with other
Health Science Centerresearchers and the scientific community's
growing arsenal of hi tech tools These research efforts will lead
to improved clinical treatments for a broad spectrum of patient
maladies m both dentistry
and medicine
'We have been
successful largely because
of a small number of highly
productive people We now
have a golden opportuniuuty
to go to the next level
and become the type of
mstitution that is conducting
state-of the-art research of
the type that the National
Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research wants
done m dental schools,"
Bume said I
Photo Lindy Brounley

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 11

Spousal Attention

Too much of a good thing for those with chronic pain?


"Honey let me help you with that" is mu
sic to the ears of most spouses, especially
when it comes to unpleasant tasks, such as
Roger FlhngIm, Ph D washmg dishes or taking out the trash
But for the 86 million Americans living
with chromc pa caused by maladies
such as back imury, rmgrames and arthritis the attention of
overly solhatous spouses actually may be more harmful than
helpful, Umversity of Flonda dental researchers reported m the
July/August issue of the Clinical Journal of Pam
"We were interested m understanding the relationslup
between spousal responses and pam and disability, and wheth
er those relationslups might be different for men and women,"
said Roger Fillingm, Ph D, an associate professor of public
health services and research at UF's College of Dentistry
Although previous studies have demonstrated higher
levels of pam and disabilities among patients who report more
solhatous or overly supportive spousal responses, what has not
been examied until now is whether men and women differ m
how they respond to spousal sohatousness, pam and disability
and other pain related vanables, he said
To answer that question, UF researchers evaluated the
responses of 203 men and 114 women with chmmo -pau on sev
eral surveys, pain tolerance assessments and measures of phys
ical function In one questionnaire, patients were asked to rate
the responsiveness of their spouses, who were then grouped
into two categones -those who exhibited high sohcitousness
and those who displayed low sohatousness
Other questionnaires asked patients to rate the sever
ity of their pain, disability and depression Scentists rated the
seventy of each patient's disability after they completed tests
of physical function gauging how fast they could walk around
a 100-yard track, and assessed their ability to lift and carry
weighted boxes, push and pull agamst a device that measures
strength and withstand pain induced by temporarily cutting off
blood flowto the arm
"Overall, what we see is that for self-reported pam and
disability spousal responses were related to those two factors m
male patients but not female patients," Fillingm said
Men with highly solhatous spouses were more hkely to
rate the seventy of their pam and disability higher than men
with spouses who were less solhatous But despite their differ
ing perceptions, men m both groups performed the same on the
functional tasks indicating little to no difference m physical
Women who reported having highly solhatous spouses
had lower pam tolerance and poorer performance on functional
tasks than women who said their spouses were not solhatous
They also were twice as likely to use narcotic pam medications
"What it looks like is that the spousal responses are

related to how men say they're doing, while with the women
patients, spousal responses seem to be related to how they actu
ally are doing," Fillingm said
According to Fillingm, patients may be predisposed to
a certain physiological response to pam depending on the type
of attention their spouses give them
"The idea is if you are a chromncpau patient and your
spouse babies you, essentially you are being rewarded for being
m pam And the more reinforcement you get for engaging m
pam behaviors, the more pam behaviors you will show," Fill
mgm said "Many physiological responses can be behaviorally
conditioned, and Ibeheve that pam is no exception to that rule,"
he said
This idea is consistent with research conducted by
Herta Flor, Ph D, at the Central Institute of Mental Health m
Mannhelm, Germany Flor's study also categorized chromc
pam patients on the basis of spousal sohcitousness dunng
administration of harmless but unpleasant shocks, both m the
presence of their spouses and without them When patients
with lughly solhatous spouses were shocked m the presence
of their spouses, they rated the pam as being more severe, and
EKGs of brain activity showed a larger response to the painful
stimulus than when their spouses were not present For those
patients whose spouses were not described as solhatous, the
presence of their spouses did not affect their brain responses or
their perception of the pam
"So this suggests that a social vanable, the presence of a
sohcitous spouse, may actually alter how our bram responds to
pam and howwe perceive pain," Fillingm said "Itmaynot ust
be behaviors we're conditioning here, it may be physiological
responses that can either help us or hurt us, depending on how
the conditioning occurs "
Pam patients have a chromc condition they have to
learn to manage, very much hke diabetes, Fillugim said Incor
poratng patient and spousal training as part of their treatment
plans may help couples manage chromc pam conditions more
effectively Spouses can be taught to give other supportive re
sponses that are not solicitous, such as distraction techniques,
for example, or encouraging their spouses to use proven relax
action and strategies to soothe themselves
"The whole goal here is to increase the patient's control,
function and independence, rather than making the patient less
functional and dependent on the spouse," he said
"Our study addresses a very comphcated issue, the
vanables of which need further study to explain," he said "But
it does suggest that the interaction between cynical pam and
interpersonal relationslups may very well be different for men
and women, and we should probably try to take that into ac
count as we're evaluating patients, designing treatments and
training spouses on how to be most appropnately supportive of
their spouses who are m pami "

12 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

Dolan Stands Tall/Continued from page 5.
Island Jewish Medical Center, in geriatric
dentistry at the Veterans Administration
Medical Center in Sepulveda, Calif., and
in dental public health at UF.
While in California, Dolan met
her husband, Stan Given. "Stan and I met
at UCLA while I was a fellow in the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation program and
Stan was finishing his M.B.A.," Dolan
They met in March 1986 and
were married the following December.
Of their whirlwind courtship, Dolan said
with a beaming smile, "Well, when you
meet the right guy, you know it!" They
became parents to daughter Victoria in
April 1995.
Family is important to Dolan,
and she credits her professional success
with the support she receives from her
family. "Without the strong support of my
husband and daughter, I simply would
not be able to do this job," Dolan said.
"Stan and I work a lot, but we
make an effort to find time away that's
not work. One of the best things we've done

Dolan known fc
sense of humor -
court with UFCD 'pr
faiies (from I to r)
Butch Dees, Charles
Leonard Dees, Sr
(Photo Lind)

was to buy a house

four years ago on Longboat Key," she said. "Whenever we need

S quiet family time, we pack up the car and
Swe go down there. It's such a peaceful
environment, and the rule is we don't
take work with us." Boating, beaching
and kayaking are the agenda items during
weekends at the family's retreat, but they
also enjoy snow skiing every February in
Utah with friends.
Dolan keeps a busy schedule.
As dean, she is a central presence for
,4.' nearly every college initiative, and her
attendance and attention are in great
demand. She manages her schedule like
S a military strategist, yet always takes
time to genuinely listen, no matter how
pressed she may be.
r her fun-loving Dolan's long-time colleague,
holds Halloween Marc Gale, D.M.D., director of student
etty-in-pink' tooth affairs, said Dolan is a "woman for all
Johnny Martin, seasons."
Lesch, Lee Mintz, "Terrl has the vision and
and Sam Brill understands the college's research,
SBrounley) curriculum and clinical missions," Gale
said. "She is approachable, decisive and
as gentle as she can be tough. She solves
problems by getting people to work together, and when she
says something, she says it from the heart." I

STake a stroll through the dental tower on any given day,
'Tern Rocks!' buttons in honor of Dean Teresa
S Dolan. The button is the concept of comic
mastermind Dr. Marc Gale, director of student
S\affairs and an infamous (to students, anyway)
G\ faculty member of the operative dentistry
4 Gale says he came up with the idea of the
button while talking to alumni during the UFCD
alumni reception at the 2002 FNDC.
"Terrl had just been appointed interim dean, and
many of the alumni had just met her and were asking questions. They really
liked her," said Gale. "I was talking to the alumni about how the college will
have to rely on them in the future for support, and I said, 'maybe if you give
us some money, we'll give you a button that says 'Terrl Rocks.' And, if you
give us enough money, we'll have it encrusted with semi-precious stones!"'
None of the buttons so far have been rimmed with jewels, but they are
in hot demand. Designed by teaching lab specialist Renato 'Sal' Salazar and
originally intended as a fun thank-you to donors, the buttons are now seen as
morale boosters for students, faculty and staff.
How did Dolan feel about the button? "Terr liked it," said Gale. "She
doesn't take herself so seriously that she can't laugh at herself."
That's why Terrl rocks! U

and you'll see folks wearing

Photo Daniela Agullera

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 13

Legacy of a Man

Gordon Mattison Health Fair keeps the light alive


Toothpaste, dental floss, and school
supphes were served to needy kids in
Aug ust m time for back to school
Gordon Mattison, DMD at the Martin Luther King Center in
Gainesville as part of the sixth annual
Gordon Mattison Health Fair hosted
by the UF chapter of the Student National Dental Assocation
Many families cannot afford even routine health
screenings, so the association, whose goal for the fair is to
promote oral health m mimonties, offered the services for free
"Our main goal was to raise parental awareness on
children's dental health and to provide dental education," said
Olubisi Ama, chair of the event
An estimated 200 people received free dental screenings
and health information at the health fair Also offered were
hearing and blood pressure tests, as well as legal advice and
services SNDA alumni, university student government, college
departments and various individuals contributed to raise the
$2,500 that helped host the free event
The donations helped secure the venue, hamburgers
and hotdogs, a moonwalk and school supphes
"Most of the families surrounding the MLK
neighborhood are m need of the school supphes we provided,"
Ama said "They may not have otherwise been able to afford
them "

IVIAT/Continuedfrom page 9.

The technology also could be used m the study of an
array of other diseases and pathogens, including anthrax and
E coh, Progulske-Fox said Hamburger-loving Americans are
especially at nsk for contracting E ch, a bad bug identified
in 1982 after an outbreak of acute bloody diarrhea was traced
to contaminated ground beef E col is an emergmg pathogen
estimated by the Centers for Disease Control to sicken more
than 70,000 U S citizens, killing dozens, every year
"IVIATis perfectforthe studyof the ifectiousbiological
agents used in bioterronsm, about which very little is known,"
said Progulske-Fox "The same is true for emerging pathogens,
about which even less is known With IVIAT, you can get nght
to work on identifying important genes of the infectious agent
with no previous knowledge of its pathogenesis (ongin) or
genetic system It's umversally applicable "
In addition to their research on cholera, researchers
are developing ways to identify the body's genetic response
to a host of cancerous, infectious and autonmmune diseases,
such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, which are good
research candidates for a related iviGene-designed, patent
pending technology named ISIAT, for In Situ Induced Antigen
Technology said Progulske-Fox ISIAT could potentially enable

The school supphes ranged from pencils, pens, paper,
crayons and rulers, Ama said Supphes all students need for
"Famnues had a
great tune, received school
supphes and were formed
about maintaining healthy
teeth," Ama said .
Before lus death
from cancerml 1993 atthe age
of 44, Dr Gordon Mattison,
a professor of endodonthcs
at UF's College of Dentistry
organized dental fairs
for the conmuumty UFCD dental student, Josette Vo (L)
Mattison created an annual and Anabel Natali (R) examine the teeth
comunumty dental screening of fair attendee, Ran Buchanan (8)
program in the late 1980s (Photo Sam Br//)
to provide much needed
preventive health screening to people who had httle access to
medical health care
March 21, 1998 marked the first Dr Gordon Mattison
Health Fair m honor of the man who strived to provide care for
at risk youth The association, m hopes of keeping Mattson's
dream ahve, has organized the free event every year since 0

researchers to identifygenes the bodyswitches onto fightillness,
or those that abnormally turn on, thereby causing disease, as m
the case of cancer, where cells begm to reprduce helter-skelter
Drugs then could be developed to suppress malfunctoning
genes or to boost the efficiency of genes the body activates to
attack an illness
The technology also could have agricultural
applications, and preliminary studies are under way m plants
at UF and iviGene Ultimately the research could help scientists
develop crops with inherent resistance to plant pathogens,
increasing crop yield and reducing dependence on msecticides
and fungicides, Progulske-Fox said
"Although antibiotics and various other technological
breakthroughs over the past 50 years have had an enormous
impact on human health and wellbeing, infectious diseases,
cancer and autoimmune diseases are still extremely prevalent,
accounting for a vast amount of human deaths and suffering
worldwide," Hillman said
Yetuseful vaccines only existfor a handful of the dozens
of infectious diseases scientists have identified, Hillman said
"IVIAT technology is the fastest, simplest and most
comprehensive method available for identifying good targets
that may lead to new treatments and diagnostic tools," he said 0

14 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Wmter 2003

Expanding Residencies

UF College of Dentistry awarded $1.3 million in training grants

to expand access to dental care for Florida's residents


The University of Florida College of Dentistry is the recipient
of $1 3 million m grants from the federal Health Resources and
Service Administration to expand training of dentists to care for
low income and mmonoty groups
to tram more dentists m pediatnc dentistry, community based
primary dental care and public dental health
"Access to care is a senous problem m this state, and,
indeed, in this country" said Frank Catalanotto, D MD,
professor of pediatnc dentistry and program director for the
pediatric training grant
"The patients who represent
the largest segment of the
access-to care issue are
members of ethnic and
racial mmonties but they
t .e nare also the poor, regardless
of ethuucity," he said
eednIn Flonda, nearly 80
percent of the state's low
Smcome residents do nothave
access to oral health care,
either because they have no
Simsurance and cannot afford
the treatment or because
no dentists are available m
their communities
Advanced Education in General "The purpose of
Dentistry resident Dr Armira Dunr the grants is to increase
treats Annie Gbiki (17) at the HCC
dentalclnic Dunc'sresdencyisfunded services m underserved
through the HRSA grant enabling the Communities," stated
college to increase residences from Professor Nereyda Clark,
two to five unded positions Residents DMD, who authored
rotate through the St Petersburg, HCC
and JR Clarke inics in the Tampa Bay the grant proposal for the
area (Photo Lindy Brounley) communitybased primary
dental care training grant
"The fundmig factors for our
HRSA grant proposals are that the services and chmcs should be
located m federally designated manpower shortage areas where
there are disadvantaged neighborhoods and no dentists," said
Residents m UFCD's comunumty based pnmary dental
care program will rotate between three chmnics m Hillsborough
and Pinellas counties, servmg mdigent and low come
In Alachua County, which has one of the lowest access
to care rates m the state, the training grants mean more cluldren
can be treated at Shands/UF Eastside Family Practice Chlinic m

Gamesville The Eastside Clinic IWF i
is owned by Shands HealthCare
and houses pediatnc and family
medicine, as well as the dental
program managed by the
College of Dentistry's pediatric .
dentistry department
"Thus grant will fund
theresidentstpends, eqmpment
purchases mdludmg another
dental operator which will
bring us up to eight chars
and chnic renovations to
accommodate the additional
chair," said Catalanotto
According to Oral Claudine Gbi/ki (8) shows off her
beautiful smile after a visit to the
HealthAmenca, an organization HCC Dental Clinic
that grades states based on their (Photo Lindy Brounley)
oral health policy and access to
care, oral diseases, such as tooth
decay, cancers, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cramofacal
mnjures and birth defects, affect more Amencans than any other
group of health problems Flonda earned a grade of C m Oral
Health America's 2003 grading project, a below average grade
influenced by the lack of state fundmg and infrastructure to
facilitate access to dental care for Flondians
Scott Tomar, D MD, associate professor of pubhc health
and program director for the public health training grant, said
the infrastructure of state and county dental health programs
can be effective only when adequate numbers of traded dental
public health administrators are available to staff them I

HRSA funding increased pediatric denistry residencies at UFs
Eastside Clinic in Gainesville to 12 residents, up from si, as we/l
as installation of one additional completely equipped operator The
Eastside Clinic serves a predominantly minority and lowincome
patient base (Photo -Courtesy Health Science Center News and

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 15



Administrative Update
Dentist, Dr. James Bernard
Machen, named University of
Florida president-elect
The University of Florida Board of
Trustees unanimously elected Dr.
James Bernard Machen as the univer-
sity's 11th president. Dr. Machen, who
currently serves as president of the
University of Utah, will assume his
new position on Jan. 5.
Prior to his tenure at Utah,
Dr. Machen was the provost and vice
president for academic affairs and
dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan.
He served as an assistant and an associate dean in the School
of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He held faculty appointments as associate professor and pro-
fessor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He attended Vanderbilt University
and received his doctor of dental surgery degree from St. Louis
University. He also has a master's and doctorate in educational
psychology from the University of Iowa. He is a diplomate of
the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was president of
the American Association of Dental Schools. He also served on
the Board of Trustees of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Committee.
He has academic interests in national health policy. Dr. Machen
and his wife, Chris, are the parents of two children.


Bates now senior associate dean

i Robert E. Bates, D.D.S., M.S., associate
professor of prosthodontics and
former executive associate dean at
the University of Florida College
of Dentistry, was appointed senior
associate dean for clinical affairs and
A 19-year veteran of clinical
affairs at the college, Bates came to
Galnesville in 1984 from the University
of Nebraska to serve as director of the
Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center.
He was promoted to director of clinical affairs in 1987, and has
served the college over the years in the roles of assistant dean for
clinical affairs, associate dean for clinical affairs, and executive
associate dean. Bates also was, for an overlapping period
between 1997 and 1999, the acting chair for the departments of
periodontology and prosthodontics.

16 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

As the senior associate dean for clinical affairs and
operations, Bates is responsible for overseeing the college's
complex clinical enterprise consisting of student, resident and
faculty practice clinics with patient visits nearing 75,000 and
billing exceeding $13 million annually.
Under Bates' leadership, the college has been
successful in implementing several innovative clinical and
educational improvements, most notably the patient simulation
laboratory in 1998, several extensive clinic renovations, and the
computerized chair-side patient charting and billing system
known as Quick Recovery in 2003. His challenge as senior
associate dean will be to work with the college's deans and
department chairs to broaden clinical efficiencies through
renovations or new construction to support the college's need
to expand educational opportunities for its dental students and
Bates earned his bachelor's in secondary education at
Central Missouri State University in 1960, his dental degree
from University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1970,
and a master's in prosthodontics in 1977. He is a fellow of the
American College of Dentists and the International College of
Dentists. He has been the recipient of the Senior Class Clinician
of the Year Award, the College of Dentistry Alumni Association
Outstanding Teaching Award, and has served on numerous
campus, college and professional organization committees and

Primosch appointed associate dean
for education
Professor Robert E. Primosch, D.D.S.,
M.S., M.Ed. and chair of pediatric
dentistry at the College of Dentistry,
was appointed associate dean for
education effective September 5.
Primosch has served as an
educator and patient care provider at
the college for 17 years, and brings a
great amount of personal integrity and
academic credentials to his position
as associate dean for education, said
Dean Teresa Dolan.
"I am confident Dr. Primosch will prove a capable
and competent hand at the helm for our college's continued
academic success," said Dolan.
Primosch assumes the position from Dolan, who served
as associate dean for education from 1996 until her appointment
as permanent dean of the college in May 2003.
As the senior educational officer, Primosch is charged
with serving as an advocate for student learning through
advancing the educational needs of the college, developing
institutional and curricular multicultural initiatives, as well as
faculty development and instructional support. Primosch will
be responsible for direct oversight of all major functions of the
office of education, and will oversee the activities of the office of
admissions and financial aid.
Primosch earned his doctorate in dental science from
the Medical College of Virginia in 1975, a master's in pediatric
dentistry from University of Minnesota in 1977 and a master's

in educational psychology from Umversity of Oklahoma m
1982 He also earned certification m pediatnc dentistry from the
American Board of Pediatnc Dentistry m 1982
Carroll Bennett, DDS, MS, who served as the
department's inaugural chair from 1973 to 1986, has postponed
his retirement to serve as mterim chair for the department of
pediatnc dentistry as the college conducts a national search for
a pediatnc chair Additionally Prmnosch will lead this search
for a new chair and will serve half time m the department
during the transition until a new chair is appointed

Tomlinson appointed to associate
Kenneth A Tomlnson was appointed
associate dean for finance and admmns
traction at the UF College of Dentistry
Imntated by Dean Teresa
Dolan, and approved by university
Provost David Colbun, the position is
newly mstituted m recogmtion of the
college's unprecedented financial ex
pansion over the past 10 years Tomlin
son has served as the college's director
of medical/health administration since 1983
Under the leadership of three deans, Tomlhnson has
been mstrumental m guidmg the college through enormous
growth When he arrived m 1983, college revenues from state,
clinical, tuition, research and development totaled a modest
$10 6 nulhon, increasing to $22 9 milhon by 1993 The period of
most dramatic growth occurred between 1993 and 2003, when
college revenues, boosted by the college's growing cliial and
research enterprises, expanded to $43 milhon
"As the College of Dentistry's operations have m
creased dramatically m terms of both size and complexity I be
lieve the college will be well served byhavmg an associate dean
for finance and administration," said Dolan "Ken brings great
experience to the table, and I am very pleased he has agreed to
assume the new position "
Tomlhnson earned lus bachelor's m bankmg and finance
from the Umversity of Flonda College of Business Admmnstraf
ton m 1970 He is known nationally as a leader in dental educa
tron finance and administration, and has served as the section
chair and councilor of the section on business and financial
administration of the American Dental Association, financial
consultant to the Commussion on Dental Accreditation and the
scholarship screemnig committee to the American Dental Asso
ciation and Mmnonty Dental Student Scholarship Program

Faculty Arrivals

New faculty join division of community based programs
Micaela Bareiss Gibbs, D.D.S., has joined the department of
operative dentistry division of community based programs as
assistant clinical professor Gibbs works as faculty the Brooker,
Fla ACORN clhuc She earned her doctor of dental surgery
degree from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry m

1994, and certfcates m general practice
dentistry and oral oncology from
Northwestern Memonal Hospital m
Chicago, II Gibbs comes to the college
from Umversity of Colorado School of
Dentistry where she served as clinical
faculty since 1997 Her area of expertise
is dental management of HIV disease,
and she has lectured extensively on the
oral manfestations, mnphcations and
dental management of HIV/AIDS
Shannon Johnson, D.M.D,
joins the department of operative
dentistry division of community based programs as clncal
assistant professor at the St Petersbug Ciic Johnson will
serve as assistant program manager for the St Petersburg,
Hllsborough Community College and J R Clarke dental cincs,
overseeig AEGD residents and students m the Foreign Trained
Dentist Program Johnson earned her dental degree from the
Umversity of Louisville School of Dentstry m 2002, and her
certificate m general practice dentistry from UF m 2003
Krista Schobert, D.M.D., is appointed program
manager and assistant cinucal professor at the
St Petersburg Cliuc Schobert will serve as program
manager for the St Petersburg, Hillsborough Community
College and JR Clarke dental cimcs, overseeing
AEGD residents and students m the Foreign Trained
Dentist Program Schobert graduated with her dental degree
from Vlugn a Conmmonwealth Umversity m 2002 and her
certificate m general practice dentistry from UF 2003
Roger Dale Wray, D.D.S. is
appointed dental director for UFCD
operations at the Apopka Cinic Wray
comes to UF with extensive cliuual
operations experience from the Umted
States Navy Mostrecently Wray served
as director of the Hehcopter Squadron
Dental Annex m Jacksonville, Fla Wray
earned hus doctor of dental surgery m
1981 from Umversity of Missoun, and
a certificate from the Naval Dental
Center advanced cliucal program m
general dentistry m 1993

Hastie brings palliative perspective
to pain research
Barbara A Hastle, Ph D, joims the
department of operative dentistry
division of pubhc health services
and research as research assistant
professor Previously Haste served as
the executive director of the Southern
Cahforma Cancer Pam Initiative, and
her areas of research interest are ethnic
differences m pain and quahty of life m
cancer pain and palhative care Haste
earned her Ph D m clinical neuropsychology from Alhant
International Umversity m 2000
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Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 17

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Horning new director of graduate
periodontics program at UF
Gregory M. Horning, A.B., D.D.S.,
M.S., is the newly appointed director of
the UF graduate periodontics program
and associate professor of periodontics.
Horning comes to UF from the
Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic
S in Norfolk, Va. where he worked as
S head of periodontics and from Virginia
Commonwealth University School of
Dentistry, where he served as part-
time collateral faculty. Horning earned his doctor of dental
surgery degree (with distinction) from Indiana University
School of Dentistry in 1977. He earned his certificate in general
practice dentistry from Naval Regional Medical Center in 1978,
and a certificate in periodontics from University of Missouri
in 1984. Horning went on to earn a master's in oral biology
from University of Missouri in 1984, and is a diplomate of the
American Board of Periodontology.

Department of prosthodontics appoints new faculty
Luisa Fernanda Medina, D.D.S.,
M.S., is appointed clinical assistant
professor in the department of
prosthodontics. Medina comes to UF
from the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill where she taught during
her clinical fellowship. Medina
earned her doctor of dental surgery
degree in 1991 from the Unlversildad
Central de Venezuela in Caracas, her
certificate in prosthodontics in 2001
from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a master's
in prosthodontics from UNC-Chapel
Hill in 2002.
Also joining the department of prosthodontics as
clinical assistant professor is Ajay K Ojha, B.D.S., M.S. C)jha
graduated with his doctorate in dental surgery in 1992 from
the University of Calcutta Dental Collage in Calcutta, India. He
earned a master's in oral biology from University of Nebraska
at Lincoln Medical Center Graduate College in 2002, and a
certificate in prosthodontics from UNL in 2003. He is a member
of the Society of Biomaterials, the Academy of Dental Materials,
the American College of Prosthodontics and the Academy of

18 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003


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Robert L. Lockhart, D.D.S.,
M.S., and wife Diane have e
departed from UF for new and ui
exciting grounds. Lockhart
accepted a position at the
University of Nevada at Las
Vegas in the new school of
dentistry, leaving his position
of clinical assistant professor of
periodontics at UF.
Lockhart and Diane say they miss their Florida friends,
but are enjoying the beauty of the surrounding desert and
mountain environment. They are also having fun settling into a
new home and jobs.

Faculty Honors and Awards

Dentistry faculty recognized by
Florida Dental Association
Sam Low, D.D.S., associate dean for
continuing education and faculty
practice and professor of perio-
dontology at the University of Florida
College of Dentistry, was installed as
president-elect of the Florida Dental
Association. FDA officers were sworn
in during the association's annual
meeting, the Florida National Dental
A graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch
at Houston and the University of Florida, Low is an associate
faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology,
a trustee to the American Academy of Periodontology and
a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is a past
president of the Central District Dental Association and the
Florida Association of Periodontists.
Also recognized at the FloridaNational Dental Congress
were James E. Haddix, D.M.D., associate professor and director
of pre-doctoral endodontics, and Kimberly Jones-Rudolph,
D.M.D., M.P.H., assistant clinical professor at the University of
Florida College of Dentistry.
Haddix received the Florida
Dental Association's Dental Educator
of the Year Award. Haddix was named
University of Florida Alumnus of the
Year in 2002 and Clinical Teacher of the
Year in 2003, and is a member of the
American Association of Endodontists,
the Academy of General Dentistry and
a fellow of the American College of

Jones-Rudolph Ip
was honored with a Special
Recognition Award from the

for her role in organizing an
immensely successful Give Kids
A Smile event at the college.
The event provided free dental
care for more than 120 children
from Alachua and Gadsden
counties and foster children
from Florida's Department of Children and Families.
Give Kids a Smile Day is recognized during Children's
Dental Health Month, a national event celebrated annually in
February to teach children about good dental health. Give Kids
a Smile is a dental-care access day aimed at enhancing the oral
health of thousands of needy children.

Benn earns silver in

Code Blue Now health care reform

Professor Douglas Benn, B.D.S., Ph.D.,
earned second place and $5,000 from
the Code Blue Now "Build anAmerican
Health System" competition for his
innovative health care reform proposal.
A panel of nine judges chose Benn's
proposal from a pool of 10 plans in the
competition. Benn's proposal outlines
a blueprint to combine vocational
training with health education in a
"village" attached to a nursing home.
Single mothers participating in the
program would be provided with housing, food and daycare
while gaining training towards becoming a licensed practical
nurse while filling a critical health care staffing shortage in
nursing homes. Benn labels his plan "pragmatic capitalism,"
and estimates that if only 500 out of the nation's 17,000 nursing
homes established these training villages, they could train
50,000 single mothers over a five-year period, thereby bringing
150,000 children into a healthy environment.

Grimaudo honored by the Fla. Section of American
College of Dentists
Nicholas J. Grimaudo, D.M.D., M.S.,
received the 2003 Ethics Award from
the Florida Section of the American
College of Dentists for outstanding
ethical performance while on the
faculty of the University of Florida
College of Dentistry. The award was
presented at the Florida National
Dental Congress.

Grimaudo is an associate professor in the college's
department of operative dentistry and director of quality
assurance. In addition to his dental medicine degree, Gnmaudo
has master's degrees in materials science and engineering and
oral biology. Grimaudo is currently completing a Ph.D. in
educational leadership, curriculum and instruction.

Yezierski recognized in medical book competition
A book written by Professor Robert
P. Yezierski, Ph.D., was recognized
by the prestigious 2003 Medical Book
Awards Competition sponsored by the
American Medical Writers Association.
The book, entitled Spinal Cord Injury
( Pain: Assessment, Mechanisms, and
Management, won honorable mention
in the physicians category, and was
the culmination of a three-year
international task force related to the
topic of spinal cord injury pain.

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Dr Irwin Becker of the Pankey Institute
emphasized the importance of safe
guarding the doctorpatent relationship

FDA Presdent Ten Ross Icyda's speech
focused on organized dentistry's roe in
developing professional collegiality

Professionalism is also defined by our
actions outside our own office, and partly by
how much we contribute to the community
Nowhere is it wntten that we are obligated to
give a certain amount of hours in a month to
help and/or educate people about oral health,
but it is a responsibility that we accept as
professionals We should not cop out to the
Charles Barkley excuse that we did not ask
to be "role models," but rather welcome the
added responsibilities because we realize
that they are part of a package deal"
Brandon Alegre, 3DN

2003 White Coat Ceremonyproudly sponsored by the

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22 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

tdamiy mnIenIJe ,s 0 Udfffn torucIn Lass h nee, ad
their student steps up to receive her white coat

Cindy Fulenwider settles into her white
coat and assumes her new role as a
patient care provider

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Shreena Patel(L), Kathenne Hill(C),
and Kawveh Nofallah (R)

Shadr Krecht and family

Eric Claussen, Jeffrey Fleigel I//
Brandon Alegre, and Shadi Krecht
share a moment of laugh hter

"These past two years have
really allowed us to grow and
mature as individuals and as a
group Ifeel thatwehave really
come together as a class and
realized our common goal of
becoming future health care
professionals "
Shreena Patel, 3DN

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 23

Rashard Pittman and son,
Jermond, proudly support
wife and mother Deirdre

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Dean Teresa Do/an greets guest Jenny ('97) and Ryan ('98) Askeland introduce
speaker Dr Avishai Sadan, a daughter Lauren (18 months) to Professor Henry
professor of prosthodontcs at Gremi/lon and Laurence Grayhills (85) dunng the
Louisiana State University CE portion of Dental Fall Wekend

Just whenyou thought youd seen it all, the UFCD
Homecoming Parade float cruises past with a
giant molar and a tooth fairy in attendance

Members of the Theta Class (1983) enjoyed dinner
at the Paramount Resort and Conference Center

Members of the Gamma Class (1978)
hed their reunion dinner at Porter's
Dining on the Avenue

UFCD faculty Dr Marc Gale (L), breaks bread during
game day's B Q party with alumni Laurence Grayhils
('85, white shirt) and Craig Odham ('92, blue cap)

Albert and Alberta get friendly with the Ze/in Family
of Tampa before heading out to the Big Game

The Grosso Famly, from Orlando, poses with the
UFCD mascot during the BBQ

24 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

Esteban Mulkay is recognized as immediate past
president of the Academy of Aumni and Friends by
President Ron Askeland

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D. Alan Hays has authored a chapter in the book, Inside
the Minds: The Art & Science of Being a Dentist, published by
Aspatore Books. Hays was tapped to be included in the book
by the Aspatore editorial board, and his contribution joins that
of a group of the nation's leading dentists. These individuals
share their experiences and advice on developing patient
relationships, balancing professional and personal lives,
increasing worth, continuing research and education, time
management, compensation and other relevant topics.

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Congratulations are in order for Lino Suarez. He and wife
Debra are expecting their first child in February. Lino has a solo
practice in Miami.
The rods and reels have been working overtime for
Cindy Grinstead Skigen and husband Andrew (1995). In April
they landed a pair of 451b dolphin off Key West! Son Jackson is
awaiting a sibling, due around the time of his third birthday in
Parenting is just the best for Lisa Ely Wadsworth and
husband Rusty (1995). They adopted 2 year old John in 2002.
Lisa is a partner in a three-dentist general practice in Lady Lake,
Fla. and Rusty is still practicing in Ocala. Lisa says, "We are all
doing GREAT!"
Ray Della Porta is putting out feelers for potty training
tips! His oldest son Trace is three and Grayson is two months
(little early for potty training there). Ray says he is looking
forward to seeing everyone at the 10-year reunion at the Florida
National Dental Congress next year.
Tracie Starling loves having her own practice. It opened
in January 2003 in Keystone Heights.
It's a boy! Mo Goodarzi and Nadja had their first child
in October. He's also getting ready to start building an office
in Brandon. Mo adds, "I can't believe it's almost 10 years since
we've graduated! Hope to see everyone at FNDC next year!"
Laura McLoud Rogers sends news from Rocky Mount,
North Carolina. She and husband Winslow have a daughter,
Vivian, now 19 months old and keeping them busy! The
family moved into a new home in June, and Winslow's busy
renovating his prosthodontic office. Guess who's practicing in
her neck of the woods. Dr. Frank Courts (you may have heard
of him!) opened a peds practice there. Laura invites us to come
for a visit if we're in eastern North Carolina.
Stephanie Mapp and Gary Scarlett were married in Las
Vegas in July 1999. Gary and Stephanie opened their practice in
Orange Park 18 months ago and it is going well, they're both

working there. Stephanie says she is looking forward to the 10-
itar reunion.
Curtis Barnes started his year off skiing in Aspen and
then wore out his passport on a great vacation to Spain last
September, and a Mediterranean cruise to the French Riviera
and Italy. Curtis is working at three locations (for the Broward
County Health Department) seeing medically compromised
children and adults, and must get great satisfaction from his
commitment to help.
It's up in the air for Jean Kopecky. She and fianc6, Stan,
are taking flying lessons and bought a Piper Dakota in St. Louis.
They flew out commercially, along with their flight instructor,
and Jean and Stan took turns in the pilot seat all the back. It was
fun stopping to change seats throughout the southwest. Life is
good, she says! Living and practicing in California, Jean would
love to hear from old friends.
Sydney, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, Brussels, and
Gothenberg are just some of the fantastic places Maria Chatani
and husband, Per Ericson, have traveled! After three years of
marriage, Maria and Per are expecting their first child, a baby
girl, in November. With a new baby, she says it looks like they'll
be staying put in South Florida for awhile. Maria has her own
peds practice in Boca Raton.
Greg and Wanda Goodreau are having way too much
fun cutting grass in the panhandle. Wanda says she can nearly
finish the three acres in two hours on the riding mower that
Greg bought her for Mothers Day! The old estate on the water
they bought has a 1953 home that they are remodeling. With all
that and dentistry, Greg doesn't have as much time to fish! He's
looking for an associate (give him a call if you know someone).
Wanda's practice is busy, as well. Seven-year-old Hunter keeps
them involved in his activities and Wanda says that 21- year-old
Kristen is now legal, and in college in Pensacola!
Chuck Helms writes that he and his partner (and slave
driver!) Christine Tran, class of 1995, have expanded the office
to six operatories, moved to Clermont (closer to Gainesville, he
adds), have no kids yet, and just got back from a wedding in
France (Christine's cousin).
Darlenn Sierra Ayan sold her Miami practice last year
and relocated to Naples where she opened a new practice.
Husband Rudy was the builder and the doors opened two
months ago. They have 5-year-old Nicholas and 4-year-old
Jonathan and invited us to stop by if we are in the area.
Mike Sofianos has been working for the last 41 years
as Dental Program Director for three offices Seminole Tribe of
Florida. His third grader, Milti, and his kindergartner, Adoney
had a busy summer. The family went to Montreal and Cleveland
for two weddings, as well as vacationing in Arizona, Nevada
and California.
John Andrew Trlngas was born July 28 and Andy
Tringas and Niki welcomed the 81b 5oz. guy with surprise
at his full head of hair. Andy says: "He pretty much needs a
haircut and styling already!" Andy has a solo, ortho practice in
Windermere, Fla.
David Stein feels a good day is a golf day. He gets out
whenever he can, often with his brother-in-law, Jim Jenkins. Jos
(1997) is busy with her endo practice but they are enjoying their
beautiful home and travel when they can.
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Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 25

Mahtab Sadrameli is enjoying life in San Francisco and invites
everyone to keep in touch.
"Less stress," says Hopeton Williams. He sold an office
a couple of years ago and says having just one office is much
better! Hopeton and Julie moved to a new house last year along
with 4 year old Samantha and 3 year old Ryan.
Not much else is new, says Mary Jo McGuire. Just the
birth of a new baby girl joining Mary Jo's other three kids!
Sisters Devan 612, Keira 5, and brother Andrew 15 months,
welcomed their new sister, Isabel. Congratulations everyone!
Along with being mom to four, Mary Jo is practicing as an
associate at a peds practice in Somerville, New Jersey.
Jaime Zambrano is keeping busy with three private
ortho practices in Miami, and was just honored as one of
Invisalign's Top 100 Providers ("Century Club"). A second
daughter, Per now five months, joined big sister, Delaney 3.
As for Monica Scheurer, the smell of chocolate was in
the air! She loved the chocolate spa at the Hershey Hotel and
the boys loved the Hershey Amusement Park. Monica and
husband, Jim (1996) vacationed in Pennsylvania with Camden
5, and Trenton, nearly 3, and enjoyed the beautiful northern
weather in August. Monica said it was great to take a break
but it was great to return home to their new house. Monica is
practicing full time at their practice in Sarasota and Jim has
an associates office in Sun City. Monica says she is looking
forward to seeing everyone at FNDC!

Upsdlony Clas of 19 9 5

Alumnus John Gammichia writes nationally published
articles offering advice to young dentists

John Gammichia graduated from
the University of Florida College of
Dentistry with his dental degree in
1995. Although he joined his father's
general dentistry practice in Orlando,
Fla., Gammichia soon found himself
feeling alone in facing the realities of
building his own practice. He learned,
through trial and error, the answers
to those vexing questions not taught
in dental school like how difficult
it is to find a good dental assistant, or
what qualities one should seek when
choosing a laboratory technician who complements, rather than
criticizes, one's practice.
Now, Gammichia is helping other young dentists by
offering advice on how to survive the perils of those first years
in practice after graduation from dental school. His articles have

Future Dentists of America!
Craig Oldham (92) spent his time during the UFCD reception at FNDC recruiting
young, up-and-coming dental students These children represent three UFCD families
and are, from left to right, Olivia Oldham (5), Joey Zucknick (6), Julie Zucknick (4)
Grace and Ellen Oldham (3), Evelyn Oldham (5), Evelyn Harrson (1 5) and Anne
Margaret Harrson (4) Already, young Evelyn Oldham demonstrates the masterful
manual dexterity necessary to becoming a great oral surgeon
(Photo Lindy Brounley)

been published in several national dental magazines including
Dental Practice Report, Dental Entrepreneur and New Dentist
and one in Dental Money Digest to be printed in early 2004.
He's also taken his experiences on the road and is scheduled to
lecture during 11 speaking engagements next year. His lecture,
entitled, "What you need to know about the first five years of
practice," is slated for the 2004 Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting,
the Miami Mid-Winter Meeting and the Academy of General
Dentistry Annual Meeting.
Gammichia holds a part-time faculty position with the
UFCD Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at
the college's Apopka partner clinic, contributing to low-cost
patient treatment and the education of UFCD residents. Married
and the father of three children, Gammichia takes pride in the
family atmosphere he has fostered in his staff and practice, and
states, "I strive to create a family environment full of trust and
confidence while practicing excellence in dental care."

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26 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003


your calendar...

Associate Matching Mixer
January 30, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gainesville, Fla.
Seeking an associate? Have a practice opportunity avail-
able? Take advantage of this special opportunity to con-
nect with UF senior dental students and residents in a
friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It's a chance to show off
your practice to potential associates, partners and those
interested in a buy-in/buy-out opportunity. Registration
due by January 9 and limited to the first 30 practices. For
more information, call Cindy Pritchett at 352-339-5326.

Tampa Alumni Reception
February 13, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Area UFCD alumni are welcome to join Dean
Teresa Dolan and other notables during the TampaAlumni
Reception. The reception will be held in conjunction with
the West Coast District Dental Association meeting. For
more information or to RSVP, call Tara Siler at 352-392-
4384 or e-mail

Endodontics Alumni Reception
May 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Anaheim, Cal.
Join your favorite UFCD Endo faculty and friends at the
UFCD Endodontics Reception to be held in association
with the American Association of Endodontics at
the beautiful Anaheim Hilton. For more information
or to RSVP, call Tara Siler at 352-392-4384 or e-mail

Florida National Dental Congress
June 17-19, Orlando, Florida
Stop by the UFCD exhibit booth at FNDC to visit some
of your favorite faculty and gather information about
upcoming continuing education and alumni programs.

UFCD White Coat Ceremony
July 17, Gainesville, Fla.
Thank you to our alumni and friends for sponsoring this
professional coating ceremony for our rising junior class
signifying the students' transition into patient care.

Need event info? Contact the alumni office at
(352) 392-4384, e-mail or visit

Radiology for Deital \iiri
Jan. 9-10, or Feb. 6-- I rcli 1. --
This course is appro -. *..a .. .-'' ,rial

Expanded Fundions for Dental
Auxiliaries as Permitted b\ Fla. Law
Jan. 23-25 AND Fe--
This course is appro .1...' 'uinis
in Expanded Functi '. :' i, Fl
and Ga.

Day of Required Courses

Jan. 31
Laws-2hrs., Prevent
Domestic Violence-i

Nitrous Oxide and
Feb. 6-7
This course is appro .
for dental auxiliaries

Ps\ dlosedation

First Soft Tissue Oral Patlologi
Symposium (Orlando)
Feb. 27-28
Current cutting-edg .. .' '. ... .... -.
treatment of various .'--. ... -

Craniofacial Pain and Patlhotunction:
Head and Neck Inatomin n ith
Jan. 9-10, or Feb. 6-- I ri.i Qn --
Lecture, discussion .- '. j al : t.
and neck.

Comprehensive Dentistr Program,
Class 23 (application deadline Mlarch Ii
First session June I i I
24-month postgrad, '

Selected Topics in Estletic Dentistry:
Presented with Oral \rts Dental
Laboratories ( I la nI
March 19

Online Required Courses
Laws-2hrs., Prevent .' ... -- : ,
Domestic Violence- .
For more info and -.**iInplele -.urCe de- ripn.onH

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f64c^r99 MA/ss/rh
The University of Florida College of Dentistry educates the state's future dentists and dental specialists
through its 15 degree and certificate programs. Each year the college admits a new class of about 80 D.M.D.
students consisting of individuals who are among the top predental students in the nation. This year, 82
students were selected for admission from a pool of more than 650 applicants.
As Florida's only state-supported dental college and one of the top dental institutions in the
nation, the college chooses admissions from a pool of only the very best students, yet we also strive to
achieve multicultural diversity representative of Florida's population-38 of this year's entering D.M.D.
students are women, and more than one-third of the class list themselves as ethnic minorities.
We feel our students' performance on standardized examinations is an excellent benchmark of
the college's success in effectively training young dentists who will graduate from our programs ready
to become skillful private practitioners. We are thrilled to report the Class of 2003 achieved a 100 percent
pass rate on the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part II and was ranked 18th out of the 52 dental schools graduating
classes. The performance of the Class of 2005 on the NBDE Part I was ranked 8th out of the 50 participating dental school classes. These
performance indicators demonstrate the trend of continuing improvements on overall scores for our students.
These outstanding achievements are evidence of exemplary outcomes achieved following our recent curriculum review
and revision implemented in 2001. This process is ongoing and adaptive; to assure the UF College of Dentistry continues to deliver
excellence in education.
For our 14 Advanced Dental Education Programs, the current enrollment this year is 87 students, including 39 residents
in certificate programs, 27 graduate students in Master of Science degree programs, 10 residents in Medical Doctorate degree
programs, and 11 fellows. There has been spectacular enrollment growth in our advanced education programs fueled by federal
funding during the past decade. Last year's graduating class received 36 certificates in general and advanced specialty education,
five certificate and Master of Science degrees, and two medical degrees. Additionally, 24 students are enrolled in the college's two-
year Foreign Trained Dentist Program, and 12 FTD students earned certificates this spring, making them eligible to take the Florida
Licensure Exam.

Robert Primosch, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.
Associate Dean for Education

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National Board Part I

Anatomic Sciences
Dental Anatomy
Overall Average
School Rank

Class of
83 4
86 6
83 1
87 1
85 2

82 5
85 5
82 1
85 8
84 1

Class of 2004
Florida Nation
85 7 84 5
85 5 84 9

17 of 49

Class of 2005
Florida Nation
86 0 83 8
87 4 85 1
86 7 84 8
91 3 88 6
88 0 85 7
8 of 50

National Board Part II Class of 2001 Class of 2002 Class of 2003
Florida Nation Flonda Nation Florida Nation
83 1 82 2 82 7 82 1 83 0 82 0
School Rank 18 of 54 21 of 52 18 of 52

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"Mock Board" Preparatory Experience
100- The department of operative dentistry
88% 86% provides two courses designed to teach
9 O 83% 84%
80% students how to successfully complete
examinations in a simulated dental
8 O- 73%
S 7 hlicensure/state board atmosphere.
70- These two independent performance
and evaluation courses are comprised
60- of lectures, simulated laboratory and
clinical examinations to teach students
50- fundamentals of patient selection, time
management, supply support and
40- assimilation of text material in preparation
for taking licensure examinations. The
30- simulated examination occurs during
a three-day period in the winter of the
20- student's senior year. We attribute the
success of our students on the Florida State
10 Board of Dentistry examination, in great
n -- part, to their "Mock Board" experience.






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Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 29

The University of Florida College of Dentistry is part of a major research-intensive university and research
is an essential component of our mission. Our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to participating in
research and scholarly activity focused on the creation of new knowledge that will enhance our teaching
and service missions.
UF College of Dentistry currently ranks No. 6 among the 55 dental schools in the United States
in federal funding for research. In addition we are committed to seeking support for our research and
training activities through industry and state funding.
The college is nationally recognized for its oral health research enterprise, emphasizing infectious
diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neuroscience, and translational research to improve clinical
and dental care. We anticipate building on this reputation by recruitment of mid-career, top-notch basic
scientists to achieve excellence in areas of established strength in the college while more closely aligning
the college with key initiatives within the university and Health Science Center. These initiatives include genomics of infectious
diseases, immunology, autoimmunity, biostatistics, cancer epidemiology and prevention, cell biology/cell signaling, and pain
and neuroscience. We will also strive to recruit magnet investigators and junior investigators to provide a nucleus of clinical and
translational researchers in areas where we presently have complementary strengths.
The collaborative research efforts of our faculty, staff and students to explore new scientific concepts and critically assess
contemporary treatment modalities have led to new knowledge that will be translated into clinical practice to support our standards
of teaching and patient care, which is the ultimate goal of our profession.

Ken Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research

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Since the mid-1990s the college has
sustained sponsored research funding
exceeding $6 million annually. However,
the amount of sponsored funding received
through the college's office of research
experienced a remarkable overall increase
of more than 200 percent during the fiscal
years of 2001/2002 and 2002/2003. The
growth in our research activity is primarily
due to the recruitment of new research
faculty and the continuing efforts of our
established researchers.



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Of the $14 million in awards received during the 02-
03 fiscal year, 40 percent represented new or renewed
awards. Some of the first-time awards for the college
include a National Science Foundation grant for Ji-
ango Gu, Ph.D. (oral and maxillofacial surgery), three
new training grants from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (community based programs,
public health and pediatrics) and a NIDCR planning
award for the improvement of the college's research
infrastructure (Robert Burne, Ph.D., oral biology).
Newly recruited faculty, Richard Lamont, Ph.D. and
Edward Chan, Ph.D., of oral biology, brought with
them NIH/NIDCR funding and federal subcontracts
from other universities.


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The college's primary source of sponsored research fund-
ing is received from the National Institute for Dental and
Cranlofacial Research (NIDCR). This federal agency pro-
vided $7 million or 50 percent of FY 02-03 funding
for research. Other contributing federal agencies include
the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA),
the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Institutes
for Neurological Disorders and Strokes. The college's Cra-
nlofacial Center also received continued support from the
State of Florida Division of Children's Medical Services.
Significant industry partnerships include ongoing relation-
ships between the college and Procter and Gamble, as well
as Align Technology, Inc.

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The majority of the college's research activity is in the
department of oral biology, which generated 61 percent
of the college's sponsored research funding. This
department's research involves studies in molecular
genetics, bacterial pathogenesis, physiology, pharmacology
and infectious diseases. The college also has received
awards for research in pain and neuroscience, cranlofacial
studies, biomaterials, cancer and clinical studies. Funding
for training (both practice-based and research) continues to
grow and proposals for these types of grants are a priority.
In addition, the office of research receives many "non-
research" awards, such as a $1 million grant from HRSA to
install new computers throughout the clinic areas.

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 31

Other $2 550 324

Cancer $109 26
Blomaterials $563,267
rrainings $262825



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Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Office of Research
Clinical Performance of Three Unit Fixed Partial Dentures
made for a Hot Pressed Ceramic
Controlled Release Sealant to Prevent Secondary Caries
Controlled Release Sealant to Prevent Secondary Caries
Optimized Stress States in Ceramic Based Restorations


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Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Immunomodulation by Exogenous Streptococcal Antibody 03/20/03

Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics
Induction of Perlradicular Healing in Dogs by OP-1 12/31/02

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Oral Immunization with P. gingivalis Virulence Antigens 06/10/03
Oral Immunization with P gingivalis Virulence Antigens 07/11/02

Professor and Chairman, Department of Oral Biology
Genetics and Physiology of Oral Biofilms 07/17/02
Molecular Biology of Oral Alkali Production 06/20/03
Molecular Biology of Oral Alkali Production 09/18/02
Genetics and Physiology of Oral Biofilms 07/02/02
Genetics and Physiology of Oral Biofilms 06/20/03
Gene Regulation and Physiology of Streptococcus mutans 04/21/03

Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic
Sciences, Neuroscience Division
Target Cholera Toxin for Treatment of Hyperalgesia 04/08/03

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Maternal Autoantibodies: Pathogenesis of Neonatal Lupus 06/30/03
Maternal Autoantibodies: Pathogenesis of Neonatal Lupus 06/30/03
Golgi Complex Antibodies and Autoantigens 06/12/03
Golgi Complex Antibodies and Autoantigens 03/14/03
Novel Proteins Associated with SS-A/RO in Target Organs 01/23/03
Novel Proteins Associated with SS-A/RO in Target Organs 02/24/03
Golgi Complex Antibodies and Autoantigens 03/28/03

Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Prosthodontics
Bioactive Materials Research

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics
Intergrins and Orthodontic Tooth Movement

Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry
Division of Public Health Services and Research
Ethnic Differences in Response to Painful Stimuli -
Equipment Supplement
Sex and Menstrual Cycle Effects on Pain and Analgesia
Sex and Menstrual Cycle Effects on Pain and Analgesia
Ethnic Differences in Response to Painful Stimuli





32 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

A nD.M.D., Ph.D.
$ 7,256


Award Date


Burne, R.obert

Chan. Edl..ard

Professor, Department of Periodontology
Prospective Eval of Hybrid vs. Non-Hybrid Designed
Osseotite Implants in Short Span Fixed Bridge Cases
Prospective Evaluation of Hybrid vs. Non-Hybrid
Designed Osseotite Implants in Short Span Fixed Bridge Cases
Prospective Eval of Hybrid vs Non-Hybrid Designed
Osseotite Implants in Short Span Fixed Bridge Cases

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Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Residency Program,
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences
A Pivotal RNDMZD PRL EVAL of RHBMP-2/Absorbable 03/19/03
Collagen Sponge (ACS) & Standard Bone Grafting Materials
for Maxillary

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic
Sciences, Neuroscience Division
ATP Mediated Release of Neurokimnns from the 01/06/03
Nervous System
ATP Mediated Release of Neurokimnns from the 03/12/03
Nervous System

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology, Center for Molecular Biology
In-Vivo Induced Antigen Technology AA IN LJP 05/05/03

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Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences
Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation
Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation
Longitudinal Oral Health Outcomes in High Risk Adults:
RO1 DE1102010

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics
Phosphatidylinositol 3 Kinase Regulation of Osteoclasts
Phosphatidylinositol 3 Kinase Regulation of Osteoclasts
Osteoclast Activation in Uremic Bone Disease

Department of Oral Biology
Periodontal Pathogen Isolation from Atheromatous Plaques
Cultivation and Characterization of P. gingivalis from
A Theromatous Plaques in Atherosclerotic Patients

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Molecular Aspects of Oral Plaque Formation
DNA Microchips: Detecting Microbes in Oral Cavity Fluids
Intra- and Interspecies Communications in Oral Bacteria
P. gingivalis Interactions with Gingival Epithelial Cells
P. gingivalis Interactions with Gingival Epithelial Cells
Molecular Aspects of Oral Plaque Formation





Professor and Director, Division of Public Health Services and Research,
Department of Operative Dentistry
Pre-Existing Affect and Pain Recall: Mediating Factors 04/14/03
Pre Existing Affect and Pain Recall: Mediating Factors, 03/21/03
Post Doctoral, Jeff Gedney

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 33

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$ 3,120



Award Date



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$ 6,250












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Professor, Department of Oral Biology
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of an
Experimental Combination Tooth Whitening System
A Experimental Stain Removal Study
Study to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Two Different
Battery-Powered Toothbrushes on Removal of Stain
Evaluation of Systemically Delivered Doxycycline Hyclate
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety And Efficacy of Two
Marked Tooth Whitening Products
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Comparative Efficacy and
Tolerability of an Experimental Tooth Bleaching
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Comparative Efficacy and
Tolerability of an Experimental Tooth Bleaching
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety of an Experimental
Tooth Whitening Strip Compared to a Marketed Tooth Bleaching
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety of an Experimental
Tooth Whitening Strip Compared to a Marketed Tooth Bleaching
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Comparative Efficacy and
Tolerability of an Experimental Tooth Bleaching
A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Two
Marked Tooth Whitening Products
A Study to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of an Experimental
Combination Tooth Whitening System Compared
A Study to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of an
Experimental Tooth Whitening Product
A Experimental Stain Removal Study

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics
Opatial and Temporal Characteristics of Central Pain
Sensitization in Chronic Pain Diseases

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Institutional National Research Award in Oral Biology

Dr. Odont. Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry
Clinical Study of a New Tooth Colored, Resin Based
Composite System for Class I and Class II Restorations

Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine
IL-4 Signaling Pathway Regulation of Sjogren's Syndrome
M3 Receptor: Diagnostic Marjer for Sjogren's Syndrome
Exocrlne Gland Targeting in Autoimmune NOD Mice
Genetic Control of Autoimmune Exocrlnopathy in NOD Mice

Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic
Sciences, Neuroscience Division
IPA Agreement

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
In Vivo Induced Antigen Technology for Analysis of
Porphyromonas gingivalis
Interactions Between Oral Pathogens and Vascular Cells
Surface Antigens of Oral Bacteroides Species

Award Date



















Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Services and Research,
Department of Operative Dentistry
Florida Model for Oral Cancer Control, Phase I 08/28/02

34 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003









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Yeziern.i Robert P Ph D


Professor, Department of Oral Biology
A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled
Trial to Determine the Effects of Doxycyclene Hyclate 20 MG Tablets
A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled
Trial to Determine the Effects of Doxycyclene Hyclate 20 MG Tablet
Bactericidal Efficacy of an Antiseptic Containing Essential
Oils Against Antibiotic Resistant Pathogenic Oral Microrg
A Single Center Randomized Double-blind Placebo Controlled
Escalating Multiple Dose Crossover Pharmacokinetic Study
Evaluation of Systemically Delivered Doxycycline Hyclate-
Plus Locally Doxycycline Hyclate 8.5%
A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled
Trial to Determine the Effects of Doxycyclene Hyclate 20 MG Tablets
Multiple Species Biofilm Model of Supragingival/
Subgingival Plaque
Low Dose Doxyclne Effects on Osteopenic Bone Loss

Assistant Scientist, Department of Oral Biology
LUXS-Mediated Quorum Sensing in Streptococcus mutans

Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics
Prospective Randomized Trial Eval of the Design of
Attachments for Extrusion, Rotation and Intrusion of Teeth
with Align Appliances
Prospective Randomized Trial Eval of the Design of Attachments
for Extrusion, Rotation and Intrusion of Teeth with Align Appliances
Timing of Treatment for Class II Malocclusion in Children

Award Date












Professor and Director, UF Craniofacial Center, Department of Oral Biology
Facial Growth as a Function of Palatal Surgery 06/27/03
Velopharyngeal Function for Speech After Palatal Surgery 09/18/02
Velopharyngeal Function for Speech After Palatal Surgery 06/20/03

Professor and Director, Comprehensive Center for Pain Research,
Department of Orthodontics
Effects of Excitotoxic Injury on Spinal Sensory Pathways
Effects of Excitotoxic Injury on Spinal Sensory Pathways


. 1 .11,509,846

Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003 35

The University of Florida College of Dentistry has a multi-faceted service mission encompassing patient
care, community outreach and education, and clinical efficiencies.
Through its Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, the college improves access to dental
care for Florida's residents, focusing on vulnerable and indigent populations and special needs patients.
The college has become one of the largest providers of low-cost dental care in Florida, providing nearly
10 percent of all indigent care to Florida's residents through state-of-the-art clinical services. Our students
and faculty also give of themselves in providing free dental treatment to underserved populations during
service missions abroad and at home.
We are a top-tier dental school in terms of the quality of our academic programs and clinical
service, however, our greatest service challenge is the college's aging physical plant and outdated
equipment. Since 1994, the college's dean's office has funded $4,242,009 in renovations and clinic or
audiovisual equipment. Departments have funded an additional $772,368 for a total of $5,014,377. The university recently allocated
$700,000 to support the renovation of the college's D3-3 classroom and the Cranlofacial Center. We estimate that it would cost $4.5
million to complete the renovation of the Dental Sciences Building's clinical facilities. Of immediate need is $600,000 to complete
the equipment replacement in our student teaching clinics.
By January 1, the college will have renovated and equipped more than 90 operatories in four clinics at the Gainesville
location. Another 92 operatories are scheduled to be renovated and re-equipped over the next few years, at a cost of roughly $1.5
million. The college also plans to invest in digital radiography in the next three to five years, at a total cost for Gainesville and
remote clinic sites estimated at $350,000. Digital radiography will substantially reduce the radiographic exposure to patients, and
will also allow for the quick and easy sharing of radiographic data and images via computer and the Internet.

Robert Bates, D.D.S., M.S.
Senior Associate Dean for
Clinical Affairs and Operations

In mid-June 2003, the college purchased and installed the
--Quick Recovery computerized clinic management system from
General Systems Design. Quick Recovery is a software package
designed specifically for dental schools, and it is in use at 18
other U.S. dental schools. In addition to the software package,
more than 300 computers were purchased and installed in the
Galnesville and remote-site clinic operatories.
This new management system is the first step toward
an "electronic patient chart." All active patient treatment plans
Sand student schedules are in the system, and more modules will
soon be added to facilitate electronic tooth and perio charting;
medical and physical histories; competency and grade forms;
sterilization tracking; and digital radiography. Also, in addition
to accessing the Quick Recovery system, the clinic computers
will soon be used for student and patient teaching aids (such as
educational video tapes).
Dr Glenn Turner enters patient charting information into his charside QuckRecoverycomputer system is a major investment
Quick Recovery station (Photo Sam Bril) in the future of the college's clinical management, and it will
be continuously expanded to meet the goal of the complete
"electronic patient chart."

36 Gator Dentist Today Fall/Winter 2003

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The UFCD Statewide Network for Community Oral Health
was created in 1997 to accomplish three main goals: 1. To
provide community-based learning experiences to pre-doctoral
(D.M.D.) and post-doctoral students; 2. Provide oral health
services to low-income residents who have poor access to dental
care; 3. Encourage the practice of dentistry in underserved
The college owns clinics in Jacksonville, St. Petersburg
and Hialeah and partners with 15 public and private not-for-
profit organizations throughout the state. Dental students and
residents provide care at clinic locations under the supervision
of full-time paid and courtesy faculty. Newest additions to the
network include the Hillsborough Community College Dental
Clinic on HCC's Dale Mabry campus, and a new St. Petersburg
Clinic now in the planning stages on the campus of St.
Petersburg College in Pinellas County.

A student in the Foreign Trained Dentist Program
prepares to apply a fluoride prophy to a young
patient during the Give Kids a Smile event at
the Hialeah Dental Clinic (Photo Courtesy of
Hialeah Dental Clinic)

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One of the underpinning principles of the college's service
mission is to provide low-cost dental care to Florida's
underserved residents. This treatment is delivered by dental
students, residents, courtesy faculty and faculty through
college-owned clinics and partner clinics in the Statewide
Network for Community Oral Health. Although any patient
in need will be treated in the clinics, the emphasis is placed on
providing treatment to patients at or below 200 percent of the
Federal Poverty Level.
The college's community-based initiatives are funded
through a variety of mechanisms including contracts, grants,
clinical fees, donations, and support from the UF AHEC. In
addition, the college received approximately $800,000 from
the Florida Department of Health (DOH) fiscal year 2002-2003.
Although DOH requested a $1.3 million appropriation for the
Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, only $785,000
was appropriated due to shortfalls in the state budget.

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Dedication to serving others is a value we are especially
proud to report as one frequently demonstrated by UFCD
faculty and students. This service ethic can be seen in the
efforts of our students and faculty during national events
such as Give Kids a Smile, in the operatories of mobile
dental vans parked in remote locations scattered across
the state, or during foreign mission trips to far away lands
such as Southern Russia, the Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and
the Dominican Republic.



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Dr. Gerald M. & Dana K. Kluft

45,00ooo- $4F,F
Dr. George B. MacMaster (DAE '88)

Dr. Patnce Bidwell
Dr. John S. Dozier ('80)
Dr. Robert D. Matteson ('80)
Dr. Paul A. Mevol ('84)
Dr. Gary C. Nawrocki ('80)
Dr. William T. & Jackie C. Reid
Dr. & Mrs. V. Keith Riley
Dr. Don E. Tillery, Jr. ('84)

42,ooo- 1,979
Dr. William H. Alppersbach
Dr. Kenneth J. Anusavice
Dr. Robert E. Bates, Jr. &
Dr. Carol M. Stewart (DAE '88)
Dr. Dale D. Batten ('79)
Dr. Mara M. ('83) &
Dr. O. Glenn Beck, Jr. ('79)
Dr. Laban Bontrager ('78)
Dr. Craig Bndgeman ('76)
Dr. & Mrs. Sol G. Brotman
Dr. Randall C. Brown ('77)
Dr. Steve A. Chapman (DAE '79)
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Dr. Peter E. Dawson
Dr. Ronald L. Dixon ('76)
Dr. Geraldme M. Ferns ('79)
Dr. Alan E. Fetner ('79) &
Dr. Mary S. Hartigan ('81)
Dr. Charles L. Ford III ('76)
Dr. MarcA. Gale
Dr. Jay H. Garitz ('82)
Dr. Robert D. Gehng (DAE '81)
Dr. Jimmy Glenos, ('81)
Dr. Gerald G. ('79) &
Dr. Susan S. Goebel ('84)
Dr. Robert S. Goldie (DAE'82)
Dr. Laurence I. Grayhllls ('85)
Dr. Henry A. (DAE '91) &
Mrs. Karleen Mackey Gremlhion
Dr. Margaret S. Hartwig ('88)
Dr. D. Alan ('76) &
Mrs. Jeanne Lease Hays
Dr. Paul D. Heidnch, Jr. ('76)
Dr. Jeffrey P. Heilig ('81)
Dr. Mary A. Hencnski ('85)
Dr. Belen M. Hernandez ('84)
Dr. To-Nguyen T. Hoang ('89)
Dr. Michael F. Hughes
Dr. A. Page Jacobson
Dr. Mark W. Justice ('86)
Dr. Raed S. Kasem
Dr. Lee Anne Keough ('97)
Dr. Brett T. Lawton ('03)
Dr. Thomas C. Lawton
Dr. E. Joseph LeCompte, Jr. (DAE'85)
Dr. H. Ronald Levin
Dr. Gary H. Malowitz
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Dr. Donna R. Martin
Dr. William B. Martin ('77)
Dr. Mark A. Mautner ('82)
Dr. Silas E. McAnuich ('85)
Dr. James F. Melzer, Sr. ('79)
Dr. Abbas H. Mohammed
Dr. Cmdy C. Moore ('79)
Dr. Howell C. ('84) &
Mrs. Donna Momson
Dr. Scott D. Newlm ('90)
Dr. C. K. Owens
Dr. Jolene O. Paramore ('88)
Dr. Stephen T. Parker ('83)
Dr. Timothy D. Poppell ('80)
Dr. Raymond L. Rogers, Jr. ('76)
Dr. Heberto M. Salguelro ('83) &
Dr. Rita Echevarna-Salgueiro
Dr. Hans R. Salhelser ('87)
Dr. Mary A. Sanders ('95)
Dr. Michael ('89) &
Mrs. Pamela Simon
Dr. Martha V. Smyth ('90)
Dr. Gary J. Snyder ('77)
Mrs. Dorma J. Stanley
Dr. Malcolm E. Steen (DAE '80)
Dr. Mark C. Stewart
Dr. Pairot Tayapongsak (DAE'90)
Dr. & Mrs. Willam H. Truax
Dr. Rick Waggener
Mr. Joseph M. &
Mrs. Betty G. Waldron
Ms. Rosa W. Watkins
Dr. Gerald K. Weaver ('79)
Dr. Timothy T. Wheeler ('85) &
Dr. Janet D. Pappas ('88)
Dr. Nathan V. ('76) &

Mrs. Lynn O. Willams
Dr. Walter F Zoller ('80)

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Dr. Michael O. Abdoney
Dr. Ronald H. Abel
Dr. Lon A. Aiosa ('97)
Dr. Rodney L. Anthony ('86)
Dr. Rosano M. Aviles ('98)
Dr. Lisa K. Babb ('00)
Dr. Joseph M. Barton ('86)
Dr. Paul L. Benjamin ('76)
Dr. Bruce A. Bernstein
Dr. Steven P. Bogdanoff ('80)
Dr. Tommie L. Burchfield, Jr. (DAE'86)
Dr. Robert L. Burns, Jr. (DAE '93)
Dr. Salvatore R. Cabassa ('95)
Dr. Samuel S. Caranante
Dr. Vincent C. Caranante, Sr.
Dr. David R. Carpenter (DAE '83)
Dr. Nelson P. Castellano
Dr. Matilde F Castellui
Dr. & Mrs. Frank A. Catalanotto
Dr. Willam J. Clark (DAE '97)
Dr. Lary J. Cook ('79)
Dr. Jorge C. Coro ('79)
Dr. Michael E. DeGrood ('90)
Dr. L. Carl DeJongh
Dr. Frank Delgado III ('78)
Dr. Peter T. Esposito (DAE'94)
Dr. Anne H. Fergus
Dr. Jere W. Ferguson
Dr. David D. Feuer
Dr. Denmis E. Fisher ('77)
Dr. Keith J. Francois ('85)

This Honor Roll includes the names of all donors to the UF College of
Dentistry from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. If your name is not included
and you think it should be, one of the following may be the reason it is
* The gift was made before July 1, 2002, (and was recognized in a previous
report) or after June 30, 2003, (and it will be recognized in a future Honor
* You made a pledge instead of a gift and planned to fulfill your
commitment after June 30, 2003. (Only actual pledge payments made
between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003 are hsted.)
* A personal gift was made using your company's check or letterhead. In
this case, you may be hsted in the corporate and organization section of
the Honor Roll.
* We made a mistake. In spite of our best efforts, errors and omissions
occur. If so, please accept our apologies and notify the UF College of
Dentistry Development Office, PO Box 100217, Gamesville, FL. 32610-0217.
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Dr. Gregory P. Grantham
Dr. James B. Gray (DAE '81)
Dr. T. L. Green ('78)
Dr. Bruce L. Greenberg
Dr. CarlA. Hansen
Ms. Mary E. Hardison
Dr. Davis Henderson
Dr. Robert E. Hendry II ('88)
Dr. Greg J. Huang ('87)
Dr. Michael D. Insoft ('91)
Mr. Todd B. Jansen
Dr. Jeffrey D. Jones ('85)
Dr. ChnstianA. Kamans ('97)
Dr. Michael W. Kessler (DAE '97)
Dr. Zeayen Khan (DAE '99)
Dr. Robert A. Lalane II ('79)
Dr. Idaha Lastra
Dr. Diana T. Malone ('98)
Dr. Gary R. Manasse ('93)
Dr. Bruce D. Manne ('80)
Dr. William H. Miller ('87)
Dr. Nancy Montgomery-Ware ('90)
Dr. Oscar ('90) &
Dr. ElzabethA. Morejon ('90)
Dr. Arturo F. Mosquera ('79)
Dr. Esteban ('78) & Mana E. Mulkay
Dr. Gary L. Novak ('76)
Dr. Craig L. Oldham ('92)
Dr. Benjamin J. Ossi
Dr. Stephen B. Page ('79)
Dr. Cornehs H. &
Dr. Huguet P. C. Pameijer
Dr. Theodore Peters
Dr. Gregory D. Reddish ('80)
Dr. Stephanie L. Reeder ('03)
Dr. & Mrs. Wilham F. Robinson
Dr. Michael P. Sardznski ('93)
Dr. Randolph E. Schader ('01)
Dr. Rose D. Sheats (DAE '93)
Dr. Perry V. Silva (DAE '95)
Ms. Kim C. & Ms. Cheryl S. Simpson
Dr. Larry D. &
Dr. Maxme T. Smdledecker
Dr. Tim K. Siu
Dr. Marvm M. Slott
Dr. Carol Hwang ('92) &
Dr. E. Wilder Smith, Jr. (DAE '94)
Dr. Michael D. Spencer
Dr. Harold R. Stanley (d)
Dr. John Mark Stanton ('80)
Dr. Ann L. Sterner ('80)
Dr. P. Shawn Stoppench
Dr. Jon R. Stowers II ('99)
Dr. Vanm R. Strenta ('93)
Dr. Patnaa M. Tapley ('88)
Dr. Michael L. Tidwell ('76)
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Dr. Timothy M. Wahl ('82)
Dr. Sheryl L. Watkmls ('94)
Dr. Park L. Weldy ('76)
Dr. William L. Wharton
Dr. Cecil S. White, Jr. ('81)
Dr. Ann L. Wilson (DAE '80)
Dr. David D. Woods (DAE'92)
Dr. Paul E. Zantsky ('99)

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Dr. Eva F ('81) &
Dr. Rodney S. Ackley ('80)
Dr. Steven R. Alman ('83)
Dr. Jenny L. ('97) &
Dr. Ryan E. Askeland ('98)
Dr. Paul O. Austin, Jr. ('81)
Dr. Richard L. Back ('83)
Dr. Ronald L. Behner
Dr. L. Ruth Berry ('83)
Dr. Teresa K. Bngance ('96)
Dr. Craig C. Broome ('92)
Dr. Francis C. Chaney ('79)
Dr. Tony D. Clark ('89)
Dr. Alberto G. David ('87)
Dr. Jacquehne A. Dietz ('98)
Dr. Calogero Dolce (DAE'93)
Dr. Mark T. Dreyer ('86)
Jon Enk P. Eide
Dr. Ulnch Foerster (DAE '94)
Dr. George S. Fox, Jr.
Dr. Charles A. Frank
Dr. John V. Gammichia ('95)
Dr. Victor V. Gammichia
Dr. Wilham M. Gillenwaters ('86)
Dr. Gregory W. Goodreau ('94)
Ms. Ruth Graft
Dr. M. Carter Greear
Dr. Charles Hambrook
Dr. Jeffrey A. Hameroff
Dr. Lee S. Hauer (DAE'86)
Dr. Cynthia D. Haug ('99)
Dr. Robert B. Hawkms ('79)
Dr. Jay C. Herrnngton ('78)
Dr. Lauren G. Hodges ('85)
Dr. Nancy A. Horton ('90)
Dr. Salvatore R. Indelicato (DAE'89)
Dr. Ronald L. James ('79)
Dr. Jams J. Jeffers ('93)
Dr. Grady E. Johnson, Jr. ('76)
Dr. Patnck T. Johnson ('93)
Dr. Margaret Walsh Johnston ('90)
Dr. Carl E. Jullao ('78)
Dr. Barry H. Katz ('84)
Dr. J. C. Kehoe
Mr. Eugene Kopf
Dr. Scott L. Kuhns ('82)
Dr. Michael J. Langan
Dr, Sue E. ('80) &
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Dr. Gregory G. Langston ('81)
Dr. J. Michael Layton ('87)
Dr. Charles D. Llano
Dr. Angel Lopez, Jr. ('80)
Dr. William Ma ('96)
Dr. Osvaldo Z. Mayoral ('88)
Dr. Harold F. Menchel
Dr. Mark E. Moffitt ('80)
Dr. Stephen C. Myers ('80)
Dr. James E. Nabors ('79)
Mrs. Chnstune S. &
Mr. Joseph A. Neurauter
Dr. Kok Tow Ng (DAE '88)
Dr. Christopher S. Noel
Dr. Alan R. Ossi ('99)
Mr. Sharadchandra P. Patel
Dr. Douglas N. Pyser ('81)
Gerry S. Rivers
Dr. Rick L. Root ('89)
Dr. Ronald J. Rozanski ('85)
Dr. L. Allen Sam ('88)
Dr. David C. ('77) &
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Sarrett
Dr. Kirk H. Solberg ('92)
Dr. Vemta J. Sposett ('79)
Dr. Marshall D. Spoto
Dr. Mark R. Stover
Mr. Norman & Mrs. Betty Straus
Dr. David K. Sulhvan
Dr. Henry A. Sweeny, Sr. ('82)
Dr. Jack R. Taylor ('91)
Dr. Alfred H. Underwood, Jr
Dr. Jacquelme Camzales Valdes ('92)
Dr. Ronald E. Watson
Dr. Raymond T. Webber
Dr. Carl C. Wilkinson III ('80)
Dr. J. Chnstopher Williams ('86)

Dr. Denns P. Allen ('96)
Dr. Gregory A. Archambault ('83)
Dr. Daryl E. Askeland ('97)
Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Askeland
Dr. Thomas R. Avertt ('82)
Dr. Thomas K. Bailey ('91)
Dr. John A. Battle III ('83)
Mrs. Patnca A. &
Dr. Ronald A. Baughman
Dr. Peter F. Bayer
Dr. Richard G. Beatty
Dr. Daniel A. Bertoch
Dr. Ilse W. Berube ('96)
Dr. Juan C. Bird ('96)
Dr. Dewey L. Bracy ('86)
Dr. Tnaa E. Bradley ('97)
Dr. Wayne D. Bradley
Dr. Terrence L. Braun ('81)
Dr. Cynthia A. Brown ('95)
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Dr. David M. Burch
Dr. Clarence E. Bush ('95)
Mrs. Ana M. & Dr. Jorge C. Busse
Dr. Donald I. Cadle, Jr.
Dr. Richard D. Carlson ('84)
Dr. J. Edward Carroll ('85)
Dr. Barry W. Cates ('90)
Dr. Richard C. Caven ('96)
Ms. Joyce E. Chamberlain
Dr. Michael Childers
Dr. Nereyda P. Clark ('80)
Dr. Stephen D. Cochran ('91)
Dr. Wilham K. & Barbara B. Collett
Dr. Denms Corona
Dr. Frank J. Courts
Dr. Charles J. Cunmngham
Dr. Alberto A. de Cardenas ('82)
Dr. Andres A. De Cardenas ('94)
Dr. Kevin C. Dean ('91)
Dr. Bnan C. Decker ('86)
Dr. Helena A. DeLuca ('83)
Dr. Roberta L. Diehl (DAE '93)
Dr. Robert S. & Ehse L. Dolgow
Dr. Stuart I. Dropkin ('78)
Dr. Alexander J. Dudley ('97)
Dr. Dearl C. Duncan
Dr. Dave A. Dunn
Mr. Marcelo E. Ebuen
Dr. John R. Eifert ('84)
Dr. Larry F. Elliott
Dr. Daniel M. Eves ('99)
Dr. Rebecca A. Faunce ('91)
Dr. Randy M. Feldman
Dr. David J. Ferhta ('93)
Dr. Robert T. Ferns
Dr. C. R. Fort ('78)
Dr. Gerardo G. Fortunato ('79)
Dr. Denms C. Freeland ('82)
Dr. Clare L. Garner
Dr. Lewis M. Garnsh ('77)
Dr. Richard V. Gelder ('77)
Dr. Timothy A. Glomb ('93)
Dr. Michael S. Gorinkel ('91)
Mr. Patnck H. Gnbbin, Jr.
Dr. Paul A. Guidi ('85)
Dr. Gregory Lee Gullikson ('89)
Dr. F. Reese Harnson, Jr. ('98)
Dr. Wilham G. Harnson
Dr. James G. Hart, Jr. ('92)
Dr. Gary E. Herbeck ('78)
Dr. Timothy K. Hope ('82)
Dr. Carlos M. Intenan ('85)
Dr. Mary R. Isaacs ('92)
Dr. Bnan B. Jacobus, Jr.
Dr. LoyceA. Jones ('84)
Dr. Keith G. Kanter
Dr. Michael S. Kanter ('82)
Dr. Donald M. Keene
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Dr. Scott F. Kenward ('80)
Dr. Richard M. Kernagis ('99) &
Dr. Jennfer D. Wynn Kemagis ('99)
Dr. Loyd J. Kiernan III ('80)
Dr. Sue A. King ('79)
Dr. Kenneth W. Knopf ('80)
Dr. Jeffrey H. Knchmar ('90)
Dr. Jared T. Kneger ('91)
Dr. Stephen M. Knst
Dr. Ernest A. Lado, Jr.
Dr. Michael A. Lamp
Dr. Steven M. Lanster ('81)
Dr. Raymond S. Lee ('86)
Dr. Alan C. Levin
Dr. Rudolph T. Liddell ('82)
Dr. Robert F. Liebler
Dr. Samuel B. Low
Dr. James J. Lyons
Dr. James E. Martin III ('87)
Dr. Buddy James McAlpm ('78)
Dr. Todd W. McCabe ('92)
Dr. John T. McCann ('77)
Dr. Axel E. McGuffie ('99)
Dr. James A. Mitchell
Dr. & Mrs. IvarA. Mjor
Dr. Rosano G. Molma ('82)
Dr. Daniel B. Mullett ('83)
Dr. J. Mane Stidham ('85) &
Mr. Craig A. Mundy
Dr. Robert S. Murrell ('78)
Dr. M. Paul Nestor
Dr. Stephen L. New ('76)
Mr. Mahmoud Nofallah
Dr. Roger B. Nofsmger
Dr. Mana J. Oquet Ricart
Dr. J. C. Ottley
Dr. James F. Outlaw
Dr. Gene R. Patch ('81)
Dr. Soma I. Pena ('80)
Dr. Mary A. Pittman ('86)
Dr. Robert E. Pnmosch
Dr. Raj M. Rawal
Dr. Steven D. Reddick ('84)
Mrs. Ann M. & Dr. R. R. Reed, Jr.
Dr. Raymond L. Rogers, Jr.

Dr. Laura M. Rogers ('94)
Dr. Richard J. Rogers ('91)
Dr. Ennque Romeu ('83)
Dr. Henry A. Rozen ('85)
Dr. Anthony J. Schweiger III ('98)
Dr. KennethA. Schwiebert ('80)
Dr. Don T. Sears
Dr. Barry P. Setzer
Dr. James D. Sheen
Dr. Markus Sherry ('78)
Dr. Denmis F. Sierra ('96)
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Dr. Jerry B. Smith, Jr. ('78)
Dr. Douglas L. Starkey ('87)
Dr. Lucas E. Stevens ('82)
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Steverson
Dr. Michael I. Stewart
Dr. John H. Thee, Jr. ('86)
Dr. E. Donald Thomas III ('87)
Dr. Robert R. Thousand, Jr. (DAE'81)
Dr. Donald Tillery Jr.
Dr. Terry Tippmn
Dr. Emesto I. Torres
Dr. Patnca Y. Van Kooten ('85)
Dr. Raphael Vazana ('79)
Dr. Jonathan C. Waldron ('77)
Dr. Abby Trupkin Wilentz ('97)
Dr. David E. Willey ('86)
Dr. Michael K. Willis
Dr. James G. Wilson II ('93)
Dr. Clark J. Wnght ('78)
Dr. Jess H. Yates ('80)
Dr. David I. Zehn ('83)
Dr. Stephen J. Zukmck ('98)

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Dr. Arthur I. Acker
Dr. Michael J. Aguirre (DAE '81)
Dr. Don L. Allen, Sr.
Dr. Hayden P. Allen
Dr. Richard S. Altman
Dr. Harold R. Arthur (DAE '81)
Dr. Curtis W. Barnes ('94)
Dr. Steven R. Bateh ('86)
Dr. Albert J. Bauknecht
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Dr. Roberto Bellegarngue ('00)
Dr. & Mrs. Alex Benjamin
Dr. Carroll G. Bennett, Jr.
Dr. John F. Berg
Dr. Martin M. Berger
Dr. Bnan E. Bergeron ('90)
Dr. Allan Berry
Dr. Hector Bethart
Dr. Paul K. Blaser
Dr. William D. Bleser
Dr. Joseph P. Bodo, Jr.
Dr. Douglas Bogart ('84)
Dr. Peter N. Bougas, Jr. (DAE'83)
Dr. Kenneth Brehnan ('79)
Dr. Fredenc H. Brown
Dr. George H. Burgess
Mr. Peter J. Cahill
Dr. James D. Callahan, Sr.
Dr. James D. Callahan, Jr. ('00)
Dr. David A. Campbell ('96)
Dr. Jesus E. Carmona (d)
Dr. John T. Carter
Dr. David L. Castellano ('00)
Dr. Agatha M. Cayla ('84)
Dr. Jorge R. Centunon
Dr. Ronald J. Chanty ('92)
Dr. Joseph M. Chasko, Jr. ('92)
Dr. Jerry H. Cheesman ('87)
Dr. Gregory E. Cheshire ('95)
Dr. Lawrence L. Clark, Sr.
Dr. Roy G. Clark ('77)
Dr. Donald M. Cohen
Dr. Mark S. Coican ('81)
Dr. Bobby M. Collms II (DAE '95)
Dr. James F. Collms
Dr. Richard G. Cooper
Dr. Thomas A. Copulos (DAE '92)
Dr. Amy L. Creech Gioms ('95)
Chnstine M. Cregar
Dr. Mark T. Damerau ('89)
Dr. Michael L. Danze ('90)
Dr. Vivianne de la Camara ('98)
Dr. R. Heath Deason
Dr. Raymond A. Della Porta, Sr.
Dr. Alan J. Devos ('77)
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Dr. Marvn R. Domondon ('99)
Dr. Joseph E. Dotson
Dr. William C. Dunk, Jr.
Dr. Stephen H. Dunn
Dr. Earle E. Edwards III
Dr. Mitchell R. Epstein ('85)
Dr. Ennque C. Escofet
Dr. Francisco J. Espmosa ('96)
Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Fain, Jr.
Dr. Thomas B. & Marlene Fast
Dr. Deborah A. Ferrer ('99)
Dr. Pablo J. Fonseca
Mr. & Mrs. Harvey R. Fox
Dr. Beatnz Fraga-Davidson ('83)
Dr. Thomas F. Fraser
Dr. Ilya V. Freyman ('91)
Dr. Bnan D. Fuseher (DAE '89)
Dr. Thomas A. ('96) &
Dr. Shannon L. Galmns ('97)
Dr. D. Georgma Garcaa
Dr. Raul I. Garcia ('95)
Dr. George E. &
Mrs. Dons P. Garrngton
Dr. Diaa G. Ghabbour ('99)
Dr. Yvette M. Godet ('97)
Dr. Joseph M. Gondrez ('92)
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore P. Grabiak
Dr. Jonathan L. Gray
Dr. Richard J. Greenspan
Dr. Dustn M. Gnmes
Dr. Neeraj Grover ('92)
Dr. James E. Haddix ('77)
Dr. John W. Hargrave
Dr. Rex E. Harnson ('91)
Dr. Michael C. Hartley ('99)
Dr. Michael A. Hess ('01)
Dr. Ceclia W. Hmes
Dr. Ceclia W. Hmes ('82)
Dr. Thomas C. Hoffman ('89)
Dr. Maureen M. Holley ('91)
Dr. Fredenck E. Hosley
Dr. Donna R. Huggms ('79) &
Dr. Herbert J. Towle III
Dr. Bertram J. Hughes ('90)
Dr. Nikzad S. Javid
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Mr. & Mrs. Roger E. Kaiser
Dr. Lance A. Karp ('00)
Dr. John E. Kincheloe
Dr. Caleb J. King
Dr. James E. King, Jr. ('85)
Dr. Gary D. Kitzis ('79)
Dr. Henry A. Knowles, Jr. ('99)
Dr. William L. Kochenour II
Dr. Edward D. Kosakoski ('86)
Dr. James A. Krumholtz
Dr. Robert W. Ladley ('82)
Dr. Jesus L. Lastra
Dr. David A. Lazarcluk ('84)
Dr. & Mrs. Donald W. Legler
Dr. Gerard J. Lemongello, Jr. ('87)
Dr. Richard A. Lepore ('80)
Dr. Robyn B. Lesser ('00)
Dr. Robert M. Levy ('86)
Dr. James C. Lewis ('98)
Dr. Clara Y. Llodra ('85)
Dr. Hennetta L. Logan
Dr. J. H. Long, Jr.
Dr. Albert Lucas ('92)
Dr. Larry L. Maggiore
Ms. Frances N. Magill
Dr. Michael J. Mahaffey ('90)
Dr. Parker E. Mahan
Dr. Craig J. Malm ('86)
Dr. Frank D. May ('88)
Dr. Stanley E. McChnstian, Jr. ('81)
Dr. Hutson E. McCorkle
Dr. Michael G. McCorkle ('88)
Dr. Ernest H. McDowell ('85)
Dr. John M. McGilvray ('01)
Dr. Mary J. McGuire ('94)
Dr. Daniel B. McShery ('92)
Dr. Alfonso J. Melean ('95)
Dr. Daniel J. Melker
Dr. Scott T. Messick ('91)
Dr. Enc E. Mohr ('00)
Dr. Ivo Moraguez ('89)
Dr. William J. Murray
Dr. Terry E. Nichols ('91)
Mr. Chnstopher T. Niquette
Dr. W. Benjamin Norris, Jr. ('86)
Dr. Susan L. Olcott ('98)
Dr. Anthony B. Oliva
Dr. Edward J. Ossi
Dr. Cara Overbeck
Dr. James E. Oxer ('99)
Dr. Howard Pando ('87)
Dr. David G. Parker
Dr. E. Thomas Pelllcer, Jr.
Dr. Richard A. Perallon ('86)
Dr. Roberto L. Perdomo III ('93)
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Dr. Joseph M. Pipkin
Dr. Neil G. Powell, Sr.
Dr. Howard L. Pramkoff
Dr. Emesto A. Pneto ('87)
Dr. Kelley J. Purvis-Johnson ('99)
Dr. Jorge L. Ranmrez ('95)
Dr. Richard R. Ranney
Dr. Paul T. Richman
Captain Boyd E. Robinson
Colonel & Mrs. Alfred Rodnguez
Dr. Marvin M. Rosenberg
Dr. Sidney C. Rosenthal ('96)
Dr. Charles L. Ross, Jr.
Dr. Enc Joel Ross ('90)
Dr. Kenneth E. Ross ('93)
Dr. Nancy Rotfroff
Dr. John E. Russo ('93)
Mr. Renato G. Salazar
Dr. Richard D. Salzmann ('86)
Dr. George A. Sanchez ('92)
Dr. Pamela R. Sandow ('86)
Dr. Nicholas J. Savastano, Jr. ('00)
Dr. Myron D. Schrock ('93)
Dr. J. Leon Schwartz
Dr. Adley Z. Sedaros
Dr. Michael D. Sheffield ('94)
Dr. Roger H. Shelhng
Dr. Richard L. Sherman
Dr. Knstin M. Shmmck ('94)
Dr. Wm. B. Shreve
Dr. Charles J. Simon
Ms. Lucy A. Simpson
Mr. Michael R. Simpson
Dr. & Mrs. Russell C. Sklemcka
Dr. Juhe B. Skoby ('87)
Dr. David R. Srmth
Dr. Joseph F. Snyder, Jr.
Dr. Eugene H. & Nancy V. Spiegel
Dr. Pamela J. Spigarelh ('89)
Dr. Stephen W. Stamper
Dr. Traae C. Staring ('94)
Mr. Gary Steen
Dr. Jerry M. Studdard
Dr. Enn B. Sutton ('98)
Dr. Kenneth S. Taratus
Ms. Mane G. Taylor
Dr. Tamara K. Tibby
Dr. Thomas J. Toman
Mr. Kenneth A. &
Mrs. Peggy D. Tomlmson
Dr. Shelby J. Trail ('91)
Dr. Andrew E. Trammell, Jr. ('00)
Dr. Monte R. Tredway ('82)
Dr. Dems P. Trupkin
Dr. Kathy Z. Tyler ('89)
Dr. Robert A. Uchin
Mr. Chanh C. Vo
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Ms. Debble G. Walls
Dr. & Mrs. E. Ben Ward
Dr. Bruce D. Waterman ('82)
Dr. Sterlng L. Watson ('82)
Dr. Willard L. Watson, Jr. ('82)
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin C. Weber
Dr. Alan Weiland
Dr. Susan M. Wellman ('98)
Dr. Donald L. Wexler ('00)
Mr. Robert W. Williams
Dr. Jeffrey D. Wilson ('97)
Dr. Israel Wmukor ('86)
Dr. Shan A. Witkoff ('95)
Dr. Larry C. Young
Dr. J. Allan & Judith G. Zeruhk
Dr. Deborah J. Zlmmerman Corliss

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Dr. Jack A. Amick
Dr. Joseph M. Antonucci
Dr. Joseph Applebaum
Ms. Linda L. Archer
Mr. Harold Barfoot
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Barnes
Mr. & Mrs. Darrell E. Bartley
Dr. Shannon L. Bennett ('00)
Mr. Herbert F &
Mrs. Olivia S. Berger
Dr. & Mrs. John F Bowman
Mr. & Mrs. B. Lewis Bradley
Ms. Kathleen E. Bucher
Dr. Mark W. Casey (DAE '88)
Dr. Sook K. Chal ('90)
An Stuh Cheng
Dr. Lee R. Cohen ('01)
Ms. Sara A. Conkling
Ms. Dons G. Cox
Dr. Gary S. Crosson ('81)
Dr. Steven E. Crovatto ('95)
Ms. Cassandra R. Daughtry
Dr. Mark E. Davis
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Devereaux
Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Donaldson
Dr. Laurence E. Drexler ('95)
Dr. D. Keith Eardley
Dr. & Mrs. Fredenck C. Eichnmller
Dr. David H. Freeman ('00)
Dr. Randolph P. Gardner ('95)
Dr. Andrea D. Gordillo ('99)
Dr. Mana C. Gundian Rodnguez ('88)
Dr. Jase R. Hackney ('01)
Ms. Marone M. Hager
Ms. Betsy Anne Hall
Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Hammesfahr
Ms. Helen L. Hayward-McKinley

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Mr. William S. Hoofnagle
Dr. R. P. Hylton, Jr.
Ms. Sally L. Jackson
Ms. Arlinme M. Jacob
Dr. Eve A. James ('87)
Ms. Karen S. Johnson
Mr. David W. Jones
Dr. Jack S. & Man L. Jones
Dr. Herbert D. Kerman
Dr. & Mrs. Harvey P. Kessler
Dr. Laune A. Kitson Bowers ('00)
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Lee
Ms. Irene B. Lehman
Mrs. Lyla J. & Dr. Harry C. Lundeen
Dr. Michael T. Maccaro
Dr. Sandra Madison
Dr. Alfredo D. Martin ('01)
Dr. Jeffrey D. May ('01)
Mr. Robert L. McKmstry
Dr. G. Creed Miller
Dr. Pamela A. Miller-Ottesen ('99)
Ms. Gicela Z. Mirzadeh
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas V. Mott
Ms. Frances H. Murphy
Dr. Jenny Narvaez-Rivera
Dr. Curtice M. Nekula ('01)
Ms. Rose A. Norvell
Mr. & Mrs. Ross R. Patermti
Dr. James S. Pillsbury
Mr. & Mrs. Gmo J. Pnmus
Mr. & Mrs. George Reid
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney H. Resta
Dr. Arthur E. Rikl
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Riley
Dr. Hernan M. Rodnguez-Torres ('01)
Dr. J. Tim Russm
Dr. Andrea H. Santo ('01)
Dr. T. W. Schroeder
Dr. Gary E. Schumacher
Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Scroggs
Dr. Darlenn G. Sierra ('94)
Dr. Alberto Silva ('01)
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar A. Snyder
Mr. James J. Speed
Dr. & Mrs. John W. Stanford
Dr. Edward L. Staudt (DAE '84)
Dr. Adam P. Stnmer ('93)
Dr. Hart R. Strnngfellow, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Stroud
Mr. Louis A. Sweet
Ms. Alice A. Townsend
Dr. Richard D. Walter ('97)
Mr. & Mrs. Granville S. White
Dr. & Mrs. Ben A. Williamowsky
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Yale

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Your membership dues and other donations have
funded college improvement efforts including
Renovations of classrooms and the faculty
lounge, faculty and staff team-building retreats,
installation of hall benches on the third floor for
student use, refurbishment of class graduation
and composite photos, and, support for all dental
student organizations Thank you for your continued

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Roy M. Speer Foundation
Susan Royal Wurth Foundation, Inc

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Associated Dental Technicians
Colgate-Palmohve Co.
CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dentsply Caulk
Dentsply International, Inc.
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Kenneth W. Grader Foundation, Inc.
Gulf Coast Oral & Maxillofacal
Implant Innovations, Inc.
Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Kerr Corp.
Litowitz Foundation, Inc.
Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc
Procter & Gamble Distributing Co.
Andrew J. Semesco Foundation, Inc.
Volusia-Flagler Dental Assn.

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Captek Precious Chemicals USA, Inc
Continental Quahty Control, Inc.
Dental Guild
Drs. Caleb King & Richard Oliver, Jr.
Flonda Association of Endodontists
Flonda Association of Endodontists
H. R. Stanley Construction, Inc.
Thomas P. Hmman Dental Meeting
Oral-Facial & Implant Surgery, P.A.
Ortho Technology, Inc.
M. M. Parrish & Assocates, Inc.
Schneider's Dental Laboratory, Inc.
South Palm Beach County Dental
Association, Inc.

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Danchi Pharmaceutical Corp.
Giving Hand Foundation, Inc.
Kiwams Club of Ganesville
Lee County Dental Society, Inc
Leedy Electnc Corp.
Parkell, Inc.
Henry Schem, Inc.
South Flonda Academy of

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Brasseler U.S.A., Inc.
CEOLA-HELO DentalAssociation,
Doctor's Choice Cos., Inc.
Exactech, Inc.
Flonda Section of Amencan College
of Dentists
International College of Dentists
Johnson & Johnson
Klement Dental Associates
Lutpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Novamm Technology, Inc.
S. Georgia Oral & Maxillofacdal

Alpha Omega Foundation, Inc.
Amencan Association of
Atlanta Dental Supply Co., Inc.
Atlanta Dental Supply Co.
Drs. David A. Brown & James J.
Chmielarski, P.A.
Charlotte County Dental Society
Esca-Rosa DentalAssocation
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of
North Flonda, Inc.
The Gillette Co.
Henry Schen, Inc.
Hillsborough County Dental
Millhopper Family Dentistry
Orrck, Hermngton & Sutcliffe LLP
Roque Family Dentistry, Inc.
Stephens Groves, Incorporated
Sunshine Family Dentistry
Sunshine Excavators, Inc.
UF OrthodonticAlumm Assn.

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Drs. Kraski & Costello, P.A.
Madeira Villa Control Assn., Inc.
Seekers Sunday School Class
University of Maryland at Baltimore
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Almu ofteYa

Dr. Paul Benjamin (L) receives his Alumnus of the Year award from Dr. Esteban Mulkay,
2002-2003 president of the Academy of Alumni and Friends. The presentation took place
during the November 7 Dental Fall Weekend activities. (Photo Lindy Brounley)

Paul Benjamin, D.M.D.
Charter Class of 1976

The University of Florida College of Dentistry has
always had a good friend in Dr. Paul Benjamin. His
kindness, perennial good humor and dedication
to the college and its students are just a few of his
many endearing traits.
Benjamin's special brand of humor brings
levity to even the stuffiest of occasions, yet his
message is always relevant and meaningful. Who
will forget his address to student's during White
Coat ceremonies this year? With the help of a blaring
P.A. system, he explored the idea of a dentistry
theme song playing several possibilities for his
audience, including scores from the old television
show, Ponderosa, and the movies Star Wars and
Psycho before settling on the score from the ADA's
100th Anniversary. His presentation left everyone
laughing and the students feeling inspired by
the dignity and responsibility of their chosen
"Paul Benjamin has a way of leaving the
people he meets feeling good," said Cathy Jenkins,
UFCD director of development. "For nearly three
decades, Dr. Benjamin has been an involved and
caring class leader, dental activist and college
friend. We are proud to recognize him in this way."
Congratulations, Dr. Paul Benjamin,
2003 Alumnus of the Year!


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