UFCD Halloween Craze
P rates took over the dentistry build-
Were the damsels really in distress?
There're cutthroats and scoundrels
But could they find the treasure chest? "
The college tradition of creative costumes
lived on as college faculty and staff displayed
their wild sides. This halloween's theme was
Pirates of the Caribbean.
Those prisoners from the chart room, from left to
right: Angela Stallworth, Shane Simpson, Leslie
Ferrelli, Liz Apple, Deb Lynn, Sophia Resposo,
Dianne McReynolds, Shannon Durham, and
KD Patel. They were the inmates from the UFCD
Correctional Facility, who claimed they were "too
beautiful" to be here. Is it true that one patient
was scared to go near the chart room because
she thought they actually kept prisoners there to
have dental work done?!
"The SCL4 Gene Family of Bicarbonate
Transporters and Sjigren's Syndrome"
Dr. Irnna Grichtchenko
10a.m. 11 a.m., Room: D8-46
Left to right: Lee Mintz, aka "Plaquebeard Lee," Butch
Dees, Charles Lesch, Sam Brill, John Moon, aka "Cereal
killer" (electrician, from physical plant) and Dean Dolan.
From left to right: Rachel Pisano, Jeanne Grimaudo, and
Sandra Thomas from sterilization. They were measur-
ing people and looking for new body parts for the "Parts
Department." You wouldn't want to be just the right size"
with this group.
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"Mechanisms and Managment
of Trigemial Neuralgia"
Dr Kenneth Hargreaves,
12 p.m.- 1 p.m., Room: D8-46
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.,
Rion Ball Room at
J. Wayne Reitz Union
Margie Nemitz, office manager,
St. Petersburg Dental Clinic
Margie has been working in the
St. Petersburg clinic since it opened in
1991. She was an executive secretary at
the downtown Hilton Hotel before that.
Margie had no dental experience when
she started, but after 15 years in the
St. Petersburg clinic she feels confident
about her knowledge of dentistry.
Margie enjoys working with patients,
residents, faculty and staff. She finds her
job rewarding due to helping people and
seeing them smile again.
Q. What's the oddest job you ever had?
A. Working as an assistant manager in
the seafood dept. at the Big Bear Super
Market in Columbus, Ohio the smell
Q. What's your ideal day off work?
A. Although I am not a late sleeper, I like
waking up on my own time instead of
the 5:15 a.m. alarm. I love to take my
little Yorkie, Max, out for a long walk,
then head for the beach and walk at
least four miles.
Favorite Book: "Gone With The Wind"
and "Little Women"
Favorite TV show: Jerry Seinfield,
Two and a Half Men, Grey's Anatomy
and Desperate Housewives
Favorite Movie: Dr. Schviago
Unknown fact: People don't realize how
sentimental I am. I love to joke around
and play practical jokes but my heart
goes out to those in need. I would do
almost anything to help someone. I
guess I'm a giver and not a taker.
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
THE PIE OFF
Date: October 30, 2006
Time: 12:00 PM
The pie-off between IT and
prosth took place Oct. 30.
Participants included: Andrew
Everett (IT); Dr. Susan Nimmo, who
baked a pie for Dr. Arthur Nimmo
(prosth) to enter; and Harriet Hayes
Judges from IT included: Joshua
Ney, Kyle Platte, Phillip Edwards,
Justus Weber, Sam Brill.
Judges from prosth included:
Buddy Clark, Luis Rueda, Juan
Alberto and Boyd Welsch.
The face-off started as a casual
conversation about apples. Drew,
Harriet and Susan and Arthur
Nimmo were all sure theirs was the
best apple pie.
In the end, Susan and Arthur
Nimmo proved them both wrong
with her lattice topped apple-walnut
pie. Of course, it was all in fun, but
Josh was convinced he would have
won had he entered.
Does this mean another bake off
in the near future?
by Harriet Hayes
Dean Dolan stopped by to join in the fun. "The
college has always done a great job supporting the
Community Campaign," she said. "Over the years that
has been driven by the staff's enthusiasm to help the
community and this pizza party is just a way to say
The official Italian "Guida," or greeter and guide
combined, for the UF Community Campaign Pizza Party
faces-off with rival greeter, Charles Lesch, of dental main-
tenance. Both Lesch and "Guida," who is also known as
Lydia Maree, study coordinator for OPPERA, stood out-
side the conference room guiding UFCD staff and faculty
to the Italian treat inside on Oct. 25.
The Mightiest Molar Ever
he annual Mighty Molar event was held
Oct. 21 at Lake Wauburg. Despite the rope
breaking during the sophomore-freshman war,
the sophomore's took the first place title, beat-
ing the freshman, juniors, seniors, pre-dental students and
faculty in the day's events. Billed as "The Mightiest Molar
Ever," this year's newest additions-the dunk tank, featur-
ing UFCD professors and staff, and the hot dog eating
contest-stole the show as students and faculty left their
scrubs and textbooks at home and came out to enjoy a day
of food, fun and sun.
2nd year dental students show their love for the Molar Man.
From left to right:
David Rosen, Robin Flicker, Joanna Silver, andAmy Luce
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Does this character
remind you of
Well, It's Sam
Brill, our college's
not exactly.. Lydia
Maree, study coordi-
nator for OPERRA,
decided to come to
Work as Sam this
thought it was superb
was stunned! He
said: "Here I am
trying to take photos
and this happens. It
took me completely
off guard. I'm going to
have to work hard to
'get her' next year"
1. From left to right: Shana Thomas, Sarah Walsh, Lindsey
Borgner, Jordan Tarver-- resident, Sandra Ardila, Raenie Alim.
The pediatrics clinic staff were also in a pirate mood.
2. Even the pirates were shocked to see this substitute
maintenance staff. From left to right: Sandra Durden as
Charles Lesch, Michelle Watson as David Flores, and Martha
Miller as Butch Dees.
Dear Fellow UFCD Staff Memb
The College of Dentistry recently convened its Staff
Communications Editorial Board whose goal is to more effec-
tively communicate information relevant for UFCD staff. This
involves the integration of staff-related information in college
communications including Dental Direct and other print and
During our first meeting many good suggestions came up
on ways to achieve our goals as well as on the types of infor-
mation that staff members might like to see made available
We would like to invite you to think about informa-
tion that you would be interested in hearing about that can
encompass any topic such as job-related issues, college
activities, IT-updates, personal staff highlights and dental
student education, and to contact any of the board members
(listed below) with your feedback.
With the College Accreditation process currently under-
way, we are in a timely position to offer feedback on problems
and potential solutions that will make the operation of our
college and the education of our future dentists the best they
Please feel free to contact the Ad-hoc committees with
information you feel may be important for consideration in the
self-study process. The link for information on Accreditation
Staff Communications Editorial Board members:
Emel Ozdora, Paula Crowley, Salazar Renato, Leslie
Weinberg, Mary Bennett, Jeanne Grimaudo, Melissa Long,
and Marie Taylor.
by Paula Crowley
JFCD Annual Holiday Party!
)ec. 14, 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
lion Room at J. Wayne Reitz Union.
Share an evening of fun with your
colleagues. There will be finger foods,
beverages, music, dancing and door prizes.
SDecember leave cash-out
TEAMS employees can cash
out a maximum of 16 vacation
hours to receive in their Dec.
8 paycheck. To participate,
employees must have a vaca-
tion leave balance of 40 hours
remaining after the cash-out
after the end of the Nov. 17-
Nov. 30 pay period.
The hours to be cashed out
will be entered in the "Weekly
Elapsed Time" screen on a day
the employee is not scheduled to
work (e.g., Saturday, Nov. 18).
If you are eligible and choose
to cash out the maximum 16
hours, all hours should be
entered under one day using
the code: "DLC-280 December
Make sure to have the
required leave balance prior to
entering time into PeopleSoft.
Leave cash-out hours must be
entered by employees no later
than Nov. 28.
If you have any questions,
contact Sharon Pelfrey, Rick
Fansler or Melissa Long. For
more info: http://www.bridges.
SUpdate your information!
Don't forget to update your
personal contact information in
GroupWise and through myUFL.
Please contact the college's HR
office for assistance.
Thanks for your support!
A total of $1,800 was raised during the
Sept. 25 Oct. 6 for the UFCC--$1,500
was raised through the Silent Auction
and an additional $300 was collected
in the "Change for Change" jars placed
in departmental offices throughout the
The College of Dentistry took part
in this year's homecoming parade
with a colorful and entertaining
float. Thanks to the Christian Dental
Society for their creative work
and Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S.,
M.A.G.D., for volunteering his house
for the float preparations.
NEW HIRES I SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER
Crystal Nicole Batie
Dept. of Prosthodontics
Teonia N. Burton
Community Dentistry and
Sharareh D. Chrisopolus
Dental Assistant Supervisor,
Joyce A. Hudson
Dept. of Periodontics
Kathy An Le
Jacksonville Dental Clinic
Senior Laboratory Technician,
Dept. of Oral Biology
Savannah L. Rodel
OMFS & DS
Catrina B. Whigham
Cheryl A. Whitaker
Dept. of Orthodontics
Pain Research Day 2006
Renato "Sal" Salazar prepared the
Community Campaign artwork in
the west entrance of the dentistry
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At the fifth annual Pain Research Day, it was all gain
and no pain. Pain Research Day, held in the Founder's
Gallery Oct. 20, focused on raising awareness about pain
research and bringing pain researchers together to share
information about work being done in different corners
of the University.
"We want people to recognize that pain research is
an important piece of research within the Health Science
Center," said Robert P Yezierski, Ph.D., director of the
Comprehensive Center for Pain Research and professor of
orthodontics at the College of Dentistry.
The two-day event featured poster sessions highlight-
ing pain researchers' work throughout the year and key-
note speaker Allan Basbaum, Ph.D., from the University
of California at San Diego.
"It provides an opportunity for people to interact
from different disciplines," Yezierski said. "It's important
for people to have that appreciation."
At the sessions, more than a dozen posters presented
addressed issues including: gender and ethnic differences
in pain research, pain sensitivity in the elderly, oral facial
pain, and cancer pain.
Opened in 2001, the Comprehensive Center for
Pain Research is a partnership between the College of
Dentistry and the McKnight Brain Institute. It functions
as an umbrella organization to facilitate pain research
and bring together researchers from all six colleges within
the Health Science Center-dentistry, medicine, nurs-
ing, pharmacy, public health and health professions and
veterinary medicine-with the goals of increasing pain
research, education training and service.
by Adnanna Rodriguez
UF UNIVERSITY of
The Foundation for The Gator Nation