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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2007


Clinical Update




A s you may know, one of the college's
strategic goals is to "create an
integrated, comprehensive, contemporary
clinical dental education model and practice
for the future."
It's been a long process, but we have
made real progress toward this goal with
recent changes to the D.M.D. clinical
education program.
One long-standing challenge for our
D.M.D. students has been access to chairs
in the prosthodontics clinic. An additional
40 prosthodontic chairs will be available
each week, beginning in mid-October.
This accomplishment is due to the
collaborative efforts of the faculty in the
departments of operative dentistry, peri-
odontology and prosthodontics, and faculty
and staff in the Oral Health Maintenance
Clinic, screening, and Faculty Practice.
Expanded chair availability will require
the Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning
Clinic to be closed on Thursdays, but chair
availability in MDTP will be increased on
all other half-days in compensation. The
faculty covering MDTP deserve thanks and
recognition for stepping up to the plate to
increase the number of students mentored
each session.
Another opportunity to broaden
experience for our students is that seniors
will now be able to complete single unit
crowns in the operative clinic.



October 3
UFCC Silent Auction
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., D4-16


CALENDAR
OF EVENTS


October 8
UFCC Pizza Party
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m., D8-46


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We should recognize the departments
of operative dentistry and prosthodontics
for collaborating to make this option
available to students.
Clinical staff has worked hard to
improve storage in the clinics and opera-
tories, and has placed a renewed emphasis
on asepsis. This effort dovetails with new
quality assurance processes managing
biomedical waste.
Each operator is now furnished with
red biomedical waste trashbags, and the
clinics have closed boxes in which the waste
is deposited.
Clinical staff has completed training on
waterline management to control biofilm
and bacteria. Protocols have been
established, and clinical staff members are
doing a great job keeping the lines clean
and within standard for bacterial counts.
Related changes regarding water bottles
have also been made. The college is test-
ing two systems for enterprise-wide clinical
implementation. Dentapure is being
evaluated in the endodontics clinic and
Puretube in OHMC. Both systems are
showing great promise.
Please feel free to share feedback with
Dean Dolan and Dr. Robinson regarding
these improvements. They welcome your
input.


October 11-14
Florida State Board Exam

October 20
Mighty Molar
Lake Wauburg South Pavilion


November 2-3
Homecoming/Holiday!


November 12
Veterans Day/Holiday!

November 15-17
Dental Fall Weekend

November 22-24
Thanksgiving /Holiday!


Ronda Breton,
Accountant Dept. of Orthodontics
Ronda Breton was born in Dayton,
Ohio on Dec. 10, 1963. She went to
school (K-12) in Fairborn, Ohio and then
moved to Florida to attend college at
St. John's River Community College in
Palatka. She attended college for 1 1/2
years before getting married. Ronda has
worked at UFCD for nearly 15 years, first
in pediatric dentistry for 13 years, then
moving to the department of orthodon-
tics two years ago.
Q. What's the oddest job you ever had?
A. I delivered newspapers when I was
a kid.
Q. What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
A. Dark chocolate or brownies with pea-
nut butter spread on top
Q. What is your ideal day away from
work?
A. Spending time with my family and
friends, especially my husband Richard.
I just can't get enough of him.
Favorite Book: Bible
Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Movie: I really don't have
an absolute favorite. I like so many.
Romantic comedies are probably my
favorite. I am a romantic at heart (what
girl isn't), and I love to laugh.
Unknown fact: I am a descendant of
General Joseph Warren, the martyr of
Bunker Hill. It's in the history books; so,
I guess you could say I have someone
famous in my family.


UNIVERSITY of

UF FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
















UF Community

Campaign

The Gator Nation =

A Giving Nation


The UFCD summer research program,
initiated in 1995, provides interested incoming
freshmen dental students with experience in
structured research.
The program allows students to develop
relationships with faculty and work on an 8-1 0
week research project under the direction of a
faculty member. No prior research experience
is required to participate; and the end result
gives dental students a chance to participate in
local, national and international dental research
meetings.
Students presented their research to the
college on July 30. On the right is a list of this
year's students and their mentors.


Leticia ACOSTA
Mentor: Dr. Shannon M. POP
Alesia APANA
Mentor: Dr. Henrietta LOGAN
Lauren ATWELL-RICE
Mentor: Dr. Joseph L. RILEY III
Daira AVILA
Mentor: Dr. Ann PROGULSKE-FOX
Benjamin T. BARBETTA
Mentor: Dr. Ozlem YILMAZ
Gary BENJAMIN
Mentor: Dr. Roger FILLINGIM
Christopher BONESTEEL
Mentor: Dr. Robert BURNE
Thomas Gene COOPER
Mentor: Dr. Scott TOMAR
Cassandra DORSEY
Mentor: Dr. Martin HANDFIELD
MonBt K. DUCKSWORTH
Mentor: Dr. Edward CHAN
Alexander J. FETNER
Mentor: Dr. Ann PROGULSKE-FOX
Barbara LLANES
Mentor: Dr. David CULP


Sandy LUCCEUS
Mentor: Dr. Shannon HOLLIDAY
Juan OJEDA
Mentor: Dr. Barbara HASTIE
Gary PALSIS
Mentor: Dr. Myriam BELANGER
Randal A. PARIS
Mentor: Dr. Lorena BACCAGLINI
Mary RAUTH
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas GRIMAUDO
Sophia RESPOSO
Mentor: Dr. Luciana MACHION
Leah STRANGE
Mentor: Dr. Pamela L. SANDOW
Chelsea TUCKER
Mentor: Dr. Richard J. LAMONT
James Patrick WEAVER
Mentor: Dr. John NEUBERT
Marilee WEAVER
Mentor: Dr. Clay WALKER
Jessica WIEDEY
Mentor: Dr. Shannon M. POP
Shaun WILLIS
Mentor: Dr. Martin HANDFIELD


The UF Community Campaign
began on Monday, Sept. 24, and
runs through Friday, Oct. 5, 2007.
The theme of this year's campaign
is "The Gator Nation = A Giving
Nation."
This year's list of agencies
range from the ACORN Clinic to
Sickle Cell Association of Florida.
For a full list of agencies, visit:
http://www.ufcc.ufl.edu/agencies.
asp.
In order to help our college
contribute to the overall campaign
goal, our special events planners
have been working on several
ideas to promote the campaign.
These events include:

1. A silent auction which will
be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in
D4-16 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

2. "Change for change" jars
will be available throughout the
college during the two weeks of
the campaign. Loose change can
be deposited in these jars with all
proceeds to be donated on behalf
of the college to the UFCC.

3. A pizza party on Oct. 8,
from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in
D8-46 to celebrate our campaign
success!


Benefits Open Enrollment Starts Again


T he Annual Benefits Open Enrollment
session takes place Oct. 1 Oct. 26. All
changes made during the open enrollment
period will be effective Jan. 1, 2008. Changes to
state-sponsored benefits can be completed in one
of three ways: online via the People First Web site
(https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm), by
phone via the People First Service Center (PFSC) at
1-866-663-4735, or by submitting a paper enrollment
form to the PFSC.
Employees should watch for a number of changes
to state-sponsored plans including vision, dental,
tricare supplemental, and more. For additional infor-
mation on benefits changes, visit http://www.hr.ufl.
edu/benefits/openenrollment.htm.
As a reminder, all faculty and staff are sent infor-
mation packets in preparation for open enrollment;
therefore, please be sure that your home and work


The Employee Benefits Fair will be held
Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and
Oct. 2 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

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You can check your contact information through
myUFL by going to My Account > Update My
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Numbers" > select the address you would like to
update, make the appropriate changes, and click on
the "Submit" button.
The Employee Benefits Fair will be held Oct.
1 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Oct. 2 from 9:00
a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Employees will have the opportunity to meet with
vendors, attend information sessions and win prizes.






SPOTLIGHT ON


The Department of


Orthodontics


M oving teeth into alignment is not a contempo-
rary form of dental treatment. Different forms
of orthodontic treatments have been used to improve
smiles since the ancient times.
Hippocrates, considered to be the father of medi-
cal science, wrote about winding metal bands around
teeth to straighten them in 400 B.C. Also, mummi-
fied remains have been discovered with metal bands
attached to their teeth, possibly torqued into place
using catgut.
The department of orthodontics is an important
part of UFCD. Orthodontic faculty, residents and staff
help between 85 to 100 patients everyday to improve
oral health and give them better smiles.


"Orthodontics has greatly

expanded from treating just

kids and teenagers to treating

adults of all ages."


Orthodontics is just one of the specialty programs
in UFCD. The program is 35 months, and residents
gain extensive experience in clinical orthodontics.
Orthodontic residents receive a Master of Science
degree, reflecting their chosen field of research.
In addition, clinical rotations in craniofacial
anomalies and facial pain help residents to develop
multidisciplinary interaction among a variety of depart-
ments including audiology, facial pain, oral and maxil-
lofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, pediatric medicine
and plastic surgery.
Timothy Wheeler, D.M.D., Ph.D., chair of the
orthodontics department, has been a member of the
department since 1988 and has been involved with
clinical research for more than 20 years. Wheeler
believes in the importance of orthodontics because he
thinks that everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful
smile.
"Orthodontics has greatly expanded from treating
just kids and teenagers to treating adults of all ages to
improve their oral health and aesthetics of their teeth,"
said Wheeler.
The department has two orthodontic clinics in the
college where faculty and residents treat patients.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Because she's wearing In\ i\ ili n ,
the clear way to straighten teeth.

The Faculty Associates Practice and Graduate
Orthodontics Clinic provide all types of orthodontic
services for children, teenagers, and adults, including
surgical and craniofacial anomaly treatment.
Two centers are attached to the department:
The Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, directed
by Dr. Henry Gremillion, and the Center for
Comprehensive Pain Research, directed by Dr. Robert
Yezierski. The orthodontics department also collabo-
rates wit the craniofacial clinic and the department
of oral surgery in treating patients with craniofacial
anomalies, in addition to orthognathic surgeries for
patients with deficient or excessive lower jaws or kids
with cleft lip and palate.
You might have seen the advertisement for the
UFCD orthodontics clinics in the Independent Florida
A., ..,:, Orthodontics is advertising in attempt to raise
visibility of college services available to UF faculty, staff
and students.
ORTHODONTICS FACULTY: PART-TIME FACULTY:
Timothy T WHEELER, D.M.D., All clinical assistant professors
Ph.D (Professor and Chair) Andy BROWN
Calogero DOLCE, D.D.S., Ph.D Jorge CORO
(Associate Professor) Page JACOBSON
Leandra DOPAZO, D.D.S., M.S. Luke STEVENS
(Clinical Assistant Professor) David FEUER
Henry GREMILLION, D.D.S. ORTHODONTICS STAFF
ORTHODONTICS STAFF:
(Associate Professor and Director, Stephanie BALDWIN
Facial Pain Center) Rotephanda BRETON
Ronda BRETON
Shannon HOLLIDAY, Ph.D. Kathy CANNON
(Associate Professor) Dafney GIDDEON
Parker MAHAN, D.D.S., Ph.D. Alan JENKINS
(Professor Emeritus) Katie KELLEY
Joyce MORRIS-WIMAN, Ph.D. Chris LOPEZ
(Research Assistant Professor) Wendi MALPHURS
John NEUBERT, D.D.S., Ph.D. JoAnn RIDGELL
(Assistant Professor) Heather ROSSI
Christopher SPENCER, D.D.S. Marie TAYLOR
(Clinical Assistant Professor) Alice TOWNSEND
Debbie WALLS
Charles WIDMER D.D.S., M.S. Amanda WILSON
(Associate professor)
Robert YEZIERSKI, Ph.D.
(Professor and Director, CCPR)


Join ADEA
I would like to remind all faculty, staff
and students (predoctoral and postdoc-
toral) about the opportunity to join the
American Dental Education Association.
Membership is FREE and open to all!
Benefits include the Journal of Dental
Education, the Bulletin of Dental


Pro3 HR/Payroll Management
Certification Courses

The Pro3 HR/Payroll
Management Certification is
geared toward employees who
handle administrative functions
for entering and processing HR-
related transactions, such as
entering distributions, monitoring
leave and payroll, entering job
and position actions, interviewing
candidates for vacancies, etc.
This series will help those in
administrative positions learn the
key skills to be successful.
Requirements to obtain
this certification include
completion of:
Six required courses in the
Hiring Specialization track,
Six required courses in the
Personal Excellence track,
Three elective courses in
either the Payroll/Leave
grouping or Other Personnel
Actions grouping.

For more information about
this certification or detailed infor-
mation about the required and
elective courses, go to
http://www.hr.ufl.edu/training/
pro3/hr-payroll.htm.


Education, access to other publications,
reduced cost for participating in ADEA
meetings, lots of fellowship and special
training opportunities, plus governance.
Just go to www.adea.org. In the middle
of the right hand panel is the link to
joining ADEA. -Dr. Frank Catalanotto







Superior
Accomplishment
Awards Now is
the Time to Nominate

Nominate a co-worker for
their performance during the
previous academic year, between
Aug. 1, 2006, to July 31, 2007.
UFCD had 5 winners last
year: Mary Bennett, Debra Lynne
Hatfield, Richelle Janiec, James
Webb, and Barbara Hastie.
UFCD employees work hard,
and they deserve to be awarded
for their accomplishments. Come
on and nominate them!
Nominees should have
accomplished noteworthy perfor-
mance and have made a positive
impact on the overall goals and
objectives of the department.
The committee will consider
the following:
Excellence in overall job
performance
Outstanding service to stu-
dents, staff, academic personnel,
visitors, and university clientele
Willingness to assist
beyond normal expectations
Dedication to the job and
the university
Consistent cooperation and
helpfulness
Initiative and/or creativity
in performing assigned duties.

Award Categories:
1- Clerical/Office Support
2- Support Services
3- Scientific Technical
4- Administrative/Supervisory
5- Administrative/Professional
6- Academic Personnel
Award Levels & Amounts:
Divisional awards: $200
University-level awards: $2000
Other university-level awards:
$1000
Gabor Awards
HRH Awards

The Superior
Accomplishment Awards form
can be found at http://www.
hr.ufl.edu/forms/awards/
NominationForm_07-08.pdf. If
you have any questions, please
contact Colette Cimino at 273-
5802. Nominations must be
submitted by Oct. 31, 2007.


* IUF UNIVERSITY of
U FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation


NEW HIRES I FALL 2007


Izabella Cheva
Dental Assistant
Jacksonville Dental Clinic

Libby Davis
Senior Clerk
Eastside Clinic

Jennifer Drucker
Senior Clerk
Dept. of Orthodontics


Kelley
Miriam Fletcher
Business Services Coordinator
Business Office

Katie Kelley
Dental Assistant
Dept. of Orthodontics

Rhonda Orr
Dental Hygienist
Dept. of Periodontology


John Rhodes
Sr. Registered Nurse
OMFSDS

Shavon Robinson
Cashier
Patient Accounting

Stephanie Scrambling
Dental Assistant Supervisor
Dept. of Operative Dentistry


Hiring Freeze Affects UFCD


On July 2, President Machen
announced a campus-wide hiring
freeze as a result of a projected bud-
get deficit estimated to be between
$20 to $30 million.
UFCD cancelled only two job
positions due to the freeze, but these
positions will be filled once the hir-
ing freeze has been lifted.
The hiring freeze will apply to all
faculty and staff positions; however,
some positions are exempt from the
freeze, including OPS jobs, graduate
assistants, post-doctoral associates,
fellows, student assistants and federal
work-study.
The university also implemented
three other cost reduction strate-


gies: Creating a cost-reduction and
efficiency task force, identifying rev-
enue enhancements (increasing the
number of credit hours undergradu-
ates take each semester or charging
for services such as transcripts) and
implementing special budget man-
agement initiatives.
If departments have a faculty or
staff position that must be filled, an
exemption from the hiring freeze
may be requested. The request
requires approval by the department
chair, dean and senior vice president
for health affairs.
If you have any questions, please
contact the college's human resources
office at (352) 273-5786.


To request an exemption, send the following items to D4-14:
1) Exemption request form (http://www.hr.ufl.edu/forms/exemp
tion-request-form.pdf) with the funding source, justification,
and appropriate signatures.
2) Position description.
3) Updated organizational chart.


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