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Accreditation Site Visit I DONE


She site visit phase of the accreditation
process, which took place Feb. 12-14,
was a big event for UFCD. The site
visit team conducted a comprehensive
review of our DMD and our advanced/
graduate programs in endodontics, pediatric
dentistry, periodontology, prosthodon-
tics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and
orthodontics.
The Accreditation Steering Committee,
composed of Dr. William McArthur
(Accreditation Steering Committee Chair),
Dr. Clay Walker, Dr. Henrietta Logan, Standing (from left): Edward Kelley, Jeff Fletcher, Ike Smith,
Dr. Karl Soderhm, Dr. James Ha x Robert Bradley, Ronald Miller, Luis Torres, Glen Anderson,
Dr. Karl Soderhonlm, Dr. James Haddix,
Angela Carter, Steve Jackson.
Dr. Ronald Watson, Dr. Joseph Katz, Dr. Seated (from left): Calvin Cooper, Joann Ryles, Robert
Pam Sandow, Dr. Micaela Gibbs, and Jean Preston, Annette Thomas, Marian Martin, Kevin Gray,
Sweitzer, together with the various ad hoc Marsha Coney, LaShonda Roberts.
committees, also worked really hard to
get the college ready for the accreditation
process.
It took a lot of staff members to get the
Dental Tower ready for the site visit team.
The Dental Tower was in tip-top shape as a
result of all the hard work of painters, elec-
tricians, plumbers, and PPD supervisors and
management. The efforts of the Physical
Plant Division, Building Services, the HSC
evening shift led by Assistant Superinten-
dent Joanne Ryles and her crew, and HSC
day shift under Assistant Superintendent
Mike Rangel and his crew worked really
hard to respond to hundreds of work orders.
In the end, all their efforts resulted in
a great looking building and the site visit Top left: Lawrence Copman, Effie Jackson, Bernard
team did not identify any issues related to Hooker, Vivian Smith, Teresa White, Marlon Boston, Virgil
team did not identify any issues related to Carter
housekeeping, cleanliness or maintenance of Carter
Bottom row: Bernice Baker, Angela O'Neal, Linda Coa,
the building. And we all know how impor- Willet Lymus, Aminie Sellers, Shirley Henry
tant first impressions are! Not pictured: Gregory Hughes and Charles Henry


MARCH 2008




staff
spotlight




Denise Dorman,
Coordinator, Administrative Services-
Department of Oral Biology
Denise has worked at UF College
of Dentistry for three years handling
the grants administration and oversee-
ing administrative and fiscal functions
of the department of Oral Biology. She
was born in Beverly, Ma., and moved to
South Florida in 1973.
Denise attended FSU and graduated
with a BS in Business Administration
from FAU. Denise has worked in the
university system for 15 years starting in
personnel and moving to grant admin-
istration.
Denise moved to the Gainesville area
three years ago to escape the crowds
in South Florida and to be closer to her
family.
Q. What's the oddest job you ever had?
A. Worked at a "nut house" where they
roasted and sold nuts and candy.
Q. What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
A. Chocolate chip cookie dough Ice
cream right out of the carton. Just give
me a spoon!
Q. What is your ideal day away from
work?
A. Anything outdoors kayaking, hiking,
biking; going to the beach.

Favorite Magazine: Oprah Magazine
Favorite TV show: Reality show junkie
Favorite Movie: Home for the Holidays


CALENDAR
OF EVENTS


March 25
Training: Classification and
Compensation Foundations
(PRO314)
9 a.m. 12 p.m., D3-3


vi :T THE :'NLiNE CALENDAR
VV VV 0E NTAL LI L EDU/EVENTS.ASP


March 28
UFCD Research Day

March 28
ASDA Day

April 15
UFCD New Staff Orientation
9 a.m. 11 a.m., D4-16


April 23
Training: Interviewing and
Hiring (SCS040)
9 a.m. 12 p.m., D3-3

May 16
Commencement
2:30 p.m., Curtis M. Philips
Center for Performing Arts


UNIVERSITY of
UF FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation











message
from the dean


The Accreditation site visit
was completed on Feb. 14 and
went very well. We anticipate
final results following the July
2008 CODA Commission meet-
ing. I am proud of our college
and grateful that the site visit
team recognized the strengths
of our programs.
I want to thank everyone
for their dedication and sup-
port in preparing for the site
visit and hosting the site visit
team. Team members expressed
appreciation for the hospitality
we provided during their stay.
The Steering Committee,
chaired by Dr. Bill McArthur
and staffed by Jean Sweitzer,
deserve high praise for their
efforts. Each advanced educa-
tion program director and relat-
ed faculty and staff did a great
job; Dr. Tim Wheeler oversaw
this process with the support
of Susan Loffredo. The dean's
office staff provided valuable
assistance, and faculty, staff,
students and residents contrib-
uted in critical ways during the
18-month preparation.
I also want to address the
budget cut. The College of
Dentistry faces an estimated
$1.84 million reduction, and
while we are in a better position
than many other colleges, this
cut is still significant.
In the interest of keeping
everyone updated on our prog-
ress through the budget reduc-
tion process, I have posted a
pdf online at http://www.dental.
ufl.edu/Aboutthe College/
DeansMessage.asp and will
post new updates at this link
as we make decisions and
changes.
Thank you all for your sup-
port and your dedication to our
mission.


Congratulations to the Division 5 winners of
the Superior Accomplishment Awards, who were
honored at a luncheonon Mar. 13 at the Savannah
Grande.
In addition, each award winner received a $200
check and will also be entered to win the University
level awards which will be announced later.
Here arc our winners:
Dr. Mark E. Davis, clinical associate
professor, operative dentistry
Dr. Edgar O'Neill, clinical associate
professor, prosthodontics
Dr. K. David Stillwell, clinical associate
professor ; operative dentistry and
clinical affairs


Melissa M. Long, coordinator,
human resources
Robert M. Mann, coordinator, clinical
programs, maxillofacial prosthodontics
Ruthie E. Hernandez, dental assistant
supervisor, Hialcah clinic
Mitchell C. Salisbury, financial assistance
co uns:lor, prosthodontics
David Flores, maintenance mechanic
Elizebeth P. Apple, senior clerk,
clinical affairs
Karen A. Owens, program assistant,
pediatric dentistry
Terry Weber, senior clerk, IEDP program,
operative dentistry


UFCD Performance Appraisals


The annual TEAMS and USPS employee perfor-
mance appraisal process will begin on Mar. 1 and end
on Mar. 26.
Please take this opportunity to recap the feedback
that has been provided to your employees over the previ-
ous year and discuss goals for the upcoming year.
On the performance appraisal form, the categories of
job performance and work-related behavior include:
-Work performance
Attendance/reliability
-Customer service
Initiative/productivity
-Teamwork/interpersonal skills


Each category will have a rating between 1-5, and
the "overall rating" is calculated based on the total of the
five categories.
All appraisals must be signed and dated by the
employee, the employee's supervisor, and the "higher
level supervisor" (i.e., department chair or director).
Please contact Melissa Long at 273-5786, before
issuing the appraisal if the employee is to receive a
"minimally achieves" (total of 10-14) or "below" (total of
5-9) rating.
The completed performance appraisals for TEAMS
and USPS employees are due to the College's Human
Resources Office, D4-14, by Mar. 26.


New Employee Orientation


The next UFCD New Staff Orientation is sched-
uled on Tuesday, Apr. 15 from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. in
room D4-16.
A light breakfast will be served. During this orienta-
tion, new TEAMS/USPS, Post-Docs, and OPS staff will
learn about the college, its vision and mission, policies
and procedures, time reporting, upcoming events, get
a tour of the college clinics and departments, and take


their new staff photo. Attendees will also meet Dean
Teresa Dolan.
Please RSVP online to reserve your seat at: https://
www.dental.ufl.edu/Intranet/RSVP/ no later than
Thursday, April 10. You will need to log in using your
GatorLink username and password, under the "RSVP to
Events," and click on "UFCD New Staff Orientation-
April 2008."











SPOTLIGHT ON Oral Biology


T here is a department in UFCD that employs
just one dentist, but it is still a very impor-
tant department for the college. This depart-
ment is home to over 20 faculty and over 90 staff,
students and post-doctoral fellows. The department
houses three scientific centers: Center for Molecular
Microbiology, Periodontal Diseases Research Center
and Craniofacial Center.
Yes, we are talking about the department of oral
biology. They might employ just one dentist, but
they have many basic scientists who do research on
understanding how oral bacterial infections are linked
to systemic diseases, using molecular genetics to dis-
sect how bacteria form the biofilms on the teeth and
soft tissues of the mouth, and developing new ways
to use siRNA to treat oral cancer and oral infectious
diseases. And these are just a few examples of the
research conducted in the department of oral biology.

"A major goal of the department
is to integrate our research
mission with the clinical
departments in the college and
with many units across campus."


Oral biology is a diverse scientific discipline that
encompasses the disciplines of molecular biology,
genetics, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry,
biophysics, craniofacial biology and development,
pharmacology, and physiology.
A multidisciplinary approach is employed in all
oral biology laboratories, which allows researchers
to interact with UFCD faculty and clinicians and
researchers throughout the UF community. "Oral
biology is a collaborative department," said Robert A.
Burne, Ph.D., chair of the department of oral biol-
ogy. "A major goal of the department is to integrate
our research mission with the clinical departments in
the college and with many units across campus."
In addition to contributing in major ways to
the basic science training of our dental students,
the department is a valuable research and training
environment for undergraduates, graduate students
and clinical fellows; most students doing research
through the dental school do it in oral biology. Oral
biology is a research-intensive program, and it is a


major component in the Interdisciplinary Program
in Biomedical Sciences (IDP), offering a Ph.D. in
three advanced interdepartmental graduate programs:
immunology and microbiology, biochemistry and
molecular biology, and molecular cell biology.
The efforts of the faculty, staff and students have
earned the department an international reputation for
research. Members of the department receive fund-
ing from the National Institutes of Health, serve on
high profile review committees and editorial boards,
and publish their work in the highest quality inter-
disciplinary journals. The department of oral biology
provides a solid foundation on which to continue to
build UFCD research and educational programs.


ORAL BIOLOGY FACULTY:
Robert A. BURNE, chair
Sang-Joon AHN
Myriam BELANGER
Arnold S. BLEIWEIS
Jeannine L. BRADY
Thomas A. BROWN
Edward CHAN
Seunghee CHA
David CULP
Biswadip DAS
Nicole GRIESHABER
Scott GRIESHABER
Martin HANDFIELD
Kheir HASONA
Jeffrey D. HILLMAN
Andrew JAKYMIW
Lakshyyma KESAVALU
Emil KOZAROV
Richard LAMONT
Ingvar MAGNUSSON
William R McARTHUR
Ammon PECK
Shannon POP


Ann PROGULSKE-FOX
Clay B. WALKER
Zezhang WEN
William L. WHARTON
William N. WILLIAMS
Ozlem YILMAZ

ORAL BIOLOGY STAFF:
Swapna AMBATI
Valarie BROWN
Chris BROWNGARDT
Jacob BURKS
Melanie CASH
Paula CROWLEY
Denise DORMAN
Leona GAUTHIER
Jennifer GOLLWITZER
Misty GRIFFIS
Sonia NANGO-HENESY
Bently ROBINSON
Pamela SCOTT
Joan WHITLOCK


> Classification and
Compensation Foundations
(PR0314)
Mar. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., D3-3

Facilitator: Kim Schares, Associate
Director, Human Resource Services
This workshop will help to
increase your understanding of
the university's classification and
compensation structure for UF
staff. The main emphasis will be
on learning how to describe jobs
accurately and understanding
options that are available to ensure
employees are classified and paid
properly.


> Interviewing and Hiring
(SCS040)
Apr. 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., D3-3

Facilitator: Jodi Gentry,
Associate Director, Training and
Organizational Development
Through group participation,
interactive exercises, and a video
presentation, this training will show
you how to take the guesswork out
of hiring so that you can hire not
just "an" employee, but the "right"
employee. Get tips on screening
and interviewing and ways to make
a good job/person match.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


ASDA Week
ASDA's annual ASDA week will take place
the week of Mar. 24. The week will start
with Manufacturer's Exhibit, a Continuing
Education lecture, and the annual ASDA
banquet and Golf Tournament.


Staff Retreat
The annual UFCD staff retreat is sched-
uled for June 6 at Lake Wauberg. The
concept of the retreat will be Arts in
Dentistry.








Karen Rhodenizer
New Director of
Communications


Karen started Feb. 7 as the new
communications director of the
College. Karen earned her bach-
elor's degree in public relations
in 1987 from the UF College of
Journalism and Communications.

Before coming to UFCD, Karen has
worked as the Director of Corporate
Affairs for LifeSouth Community
Blood Center in Gainesville, Florida
where she's been employed since
1991. Prior to that role, Karen
served as an information special-
ist for the Florida Foundation for
Future Scientists.


Sarah Zachrich
New Webmaster


Sarah started on Feb. 22 as our
new webmaster. Sarah has earned
her Associate of Applied Science
and her Associate of Arts degrees
from Santa Fe Community College.
In May 2008 she will complete
her BS in Advertising at UF.

She has interned for the US Navy
and for the Harn Museum of
Art and has been an interactive
designer for the 352 Media Group
since 2002.




UF UNIVERSITY of
UFIFLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation


NEW HIRES I MARCH MAY 2008


Jackie Edwards
Dental Assistant
Jacksonville Dental Clinic

Karen Rhodenizer
Communications Director
Dean's Office


DONATE!
What's behind the blue
curtains? Someone's life!
During the next blood drive, please step
behind those blue curtains and save a life.
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
sends an average of 1,250 blood compo-
nents weekly to Shands at UE In fact,
Shands uses more blood each week than all
of the other 31 hospitals LifeSouth supplies
in Florida combined.
Please give during the next Shands
blood drive scheduled for Apr. 25 through
May 26, Monday through Friday, in the
Main Atrium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To donate you should be at least 17
years old, weigh 110 lbs or more, and show
photo I.D. For more call 334-1000 or visit
www.lifesouth.org.


Aimee Worley
Senior Laboratory Technician
Oral Medicine

Sarah Zachrich
Webmaster
Dean's Office


Worley


The Sixth Annual UFCD Research Day is
Friday, Mar. 28. The Research Day takes place the
same day as ASDA activities to combine student
research presentations with those scheduled by
ASDA.
All faculty, post-docs, DMD students, gradu-
ate students, residents, and staff are encouraged to
participate in program activities.
Research Day provides a good opportunity to
present the College's ongoing research programs
and foster interactions among faculty, fellows, stu-
dents and staff


Everyone Pitched in for the Site Visit

What can be more important than
ensuring the pipes are plumbing
correctly? From left, staff from the
plumbing shop: David Crabtree,
Gordon White, Ken Berry, Michael
Cole, Matt Graham
(not pictured): Daron Wright





A fresh coat of paint
Paul McComas (on ladder) and Harley Ingle paint the
department of prosthodontics offices recently. They
S were part of the team that ensured a great first im-
S'I pression for the CODA site visit team by putting a fresh
S coat of paint on the endless walls of the endless halls
of the Dental Tower!


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