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Sean Coyle, D3. I always found it odd that part of our curriculum was devoted to teaching us about ethics in dentistry. To me, ethics is something that shouldn’t be taught but more of something ingrained in each and every one of us. Looking back, I think it is extremely important. Albert Einstein once said, “Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.” What I think he was getting at is that physics has strict laws, it follows very precise theories and there is little to no deviation from this. Ethics on the other hand is not as cut and dry. What might be right to you, may not be right to me. Often that is fine, but when it comes to our profession we need to be more so on the same page. The old adage that a few bad apples spoil the bunch is so true. A few poor decisi...Read more
By Debbie Lowry, D3 As we attended the District 5 Meeting in Destin, it became apparent that the issue of midlevel providers is becoming a reality. What is a midlevel provider? ASDA defines it as “…an individual, who is not a dentist…, who may perform irreversible procedures on the public”. Why would anyone want someone not adequately educated to perform irreversible procedure? As an answer to the barriers to care issue. Perhaps it may be more advisable to address the root of the problem rather than focusing on new workforce models. The barriers to care that are faced by many patients need to be knocked down using the care available now. Dr. Carter Brown, AGD Vice President, stated that “Barriers such as social, cultural, economic, personal responsibility, and...Read more
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry is leaving the university in June 2013, after serving 10 years as dean and 24 years as faculty at the college. Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., led the college through a period of great growth despite the challenging economic conditions facing the state and nation. An established national leader in oral health research, the college also is well-recognized for the quality of its Doctor of Dental Medicine, graduate and dental specialty academic programs, and for its strong commitment to improving oral health and access to dental care in Alachua County and throughout Florida. “My time at UF has been the most rewarding of my life. I have had the honor of working with the greatest faculty, staff and students w...Read more
Olga Luaces, a member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry DMD Class of 2015, is a recipient of the 2013 ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive Dentistry Scholarship. Each year the American Dental Association (ADEA) and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products recognize 12 predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry. Luaces will receive $2,500 to use toward her tuition and fees for predoctoral dental study.Read more
By Magda AbdelFattah, D3 I am pleased to have the opportunity to write about the College of Dentistry’s newest student organization, Young Dentists Worldwide (YDW). In early 2012, a few dental students sought the need for expanded opportunities in the areas of treating diverse communities; it was in this notion that YDW was started. Our organization emphasizes the principles of education, knowledge, and community service. Our focus is to increase our abilities as future dental practitioners, to be able to better treat the special needs and pediatric patient. YDW is most definitely not an exclusive club for those interested in pediatrics or special needs dentistry. It is for any future dentist, even those students focused on other specialties. Like all patients, special needs pa...Read more
By Jessica Biggs, D3. As time spent inn dental schools continues to fly by, another set of exceptional dentist will soon enter the work force. Each year is marked by a new set of requirements and stress in order to proceed to next year, especially boards and licensure exams. While many focus on trying to do well and pass these exams, some might be concerned that dental ethics may be compromised in the process. The first question that comes to mind when preparing for exams is, “Which exam do I have to take?” Multiple exams exist because certain state boards of dentistry only accept certain clinical exams. Whether you signed up for the CITA, CRDTS, NERB, SRTA,WREB, or a combination of a few depends on which states you hoping to practice in. The cost range starts at $1760 an...Read more