2022 Spring Synergy

The University of Florida College of Dentistry is proud to announce the return of Spring Synergy at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, at the University of Florida Gainesville Campus on Friday, April 8th. Join us for the Kaplan Scholar speaker Margherita Fontanta, DMD, Ph.D., Research Poster Presentations, and Vendor Fair. Brought to you by the UFCD Office of Research, Continuing Education and the UF American Student Dental Association (ASDA), Spring Synergy promotes the College of Dentistry’s many accomplishments and provides a venue for the college to interact with the campus community, alumni and others in the dental profession.

Reitz Union

Wednesday, April 6 – UFCD Faculty & Resident Kaplan Scholar Presentations

for UFCD Faculty

Teaching Cariology in the 21st Century: Focusing on Personalized Care and Preservation of Tooth Structure to Enhance Health

Margherita Fontanta, DMD, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 6
8:30 to 10:00am
1.5 CEUs

*Open to UFCD Faculty Only

for sads residents

Personalized Care: The Role of Caries Risk Assessment in Clinical Decision Making for Caries

Margherita Fontana, DMD, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 6
1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
1.5 CEUs

*Open to SADS Resident Only

for SADS Residents

Enhancing Fluoride Impact in Clinical Care for Adults and Children

Margherita Fontanta, DMD, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 6
2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
1.5 CEUs

*Open to SADS Resident Only


Friday, April 8 – Spring Synergy: Research Day & Kaplan Scholar Presentations

Kaplan Scholar Presentation

Caries Management for the Modern Age: Implementing EBD Guidelines in Dental Practice

Margherita Fontanta, DMD, Ph.D.
Friday, April 8
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
2 CEUs

Dentists: $199 (Early Bird*:$149)
Auxiliary: $99 (Early Bird*: $49)
UFCD Faculty, Staff, Students: Free with valid @dental.ufl.edu email address

Kaplan Scholar Presentation, Parking, Breakfast, Lunch, Research Day and ASDA Vendor Fair included with registration.
Research Keynote is free with payment of Kaplan Scholar Presentation.

Help us serve you better by registering for both presentations.

*Open to All UF and Outside Participants

Research keynote presentation

Moving Dentistry towards Evidence-Based Caries Management

Margherita Fontanta, DMD, Ph.D.
Friday, April 8
Reitz Union Auditorium
10:15 to 11:00 a.m.
1 CEU

Research Keynote is free with payment of Kaplan Scholar Presentation.

Help us serve you better by registering for both presentations.

*Open to All UF and Outside Participants

Reitz-Union

ASDA Vendor Fair

Friday, April 8
Reitz Union
More than 20 vendors participating!

Reitz-Union grand ballrom

Research Poster Presentations

Friday, April 8
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
11:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Fontana

Kaplan scholar speaker

Margherita Fontana, DDS, Ph.D.

Margherita Fontana, DDS, Ph.D., is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M). She is Director of the Global Initiatives Program in Oral and Craniofacial Health at the School of Dentistry, co-director of Cariology courses, and cariology discipline coordinator at U-M. As a principal investigator, she has received research grants associated with cariology from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the Delta Dental Fund, DentaQuest, and private industry amongst others. She has over 155 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Dental Research, Caries Research, Journal of Dental Education, Pediatric Dentistry, Advances in Dental Research, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Journal of the American Dental Association, British Dental Journal, etc. She was the 2007-2008 President of the Cariology Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), and the 2010-2011 Chair of the Cariology Section of ADEA. In 2012 she received the USA Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her work on caries risk assessment in children. She was the 2009 winner of the IADR Cariology Research Group’s Basil G. Bibby Award in Cariology, and in 2016 winner of the IADR Burrows Memorial Award.

*Early Bird rate expired 30 days before course date