Susie Tuten, Dental Assistant - Pediatrics Clinic Susie was born in 1960 here in Gainesville. Dentistry runs in Susie 9s ,amily; both her mom and her aunt were dental assistants ,or over 30 years. She worked ,or a general practice dentist in Gainesville ,or 15 years be,ore coming to UFCD.
She has been working in the pediatrics clinic ,or 12 years and enjoys her job. Susie is ,amous ,or being won- der,ul with children. For Susie, seeing the kids come back with smiles on their ,aces, not a,raid o, a dentist, is the ,un part.
Q. What's the oddest job you ever had? A.
I worked in a screen printing t-shirt company in Gainesville, I was working out in the heat in a warehouse. The worst part o, the job was the rats and mice, they were making nests in shirt boxes, and I had to work in that environment. Q.
Ideal Day away from Work? A. Being on the water on a boat ,ishing or scalloping, even on a cloudy day.
Your favorite guilty pleasure: Chicken Wings Favorite Book: Paula Deen Cook Book Favorite TV show: Every show on the Food Network Favorite Movie: Divine Secrets o, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Unknown fact: I was ... more. less.
in a women 9s sports calendar in my senior year in high school. It ,eels crazy because I never pictured mysel, to be in a calendar. t h e B i - M o n t h l y U F C D n e W S l e t t e R June 5-7 Future Search Retreat Turkey Creek Golf & Country Club June 25-29 Summer Break June 27 New Staff Orientation 9 a.m.<br><br> Room D4-16 July 2 Summer B Begins July 4 Independence Day/ Holiday! July 14 White Coat Ceremony 2 p.m., J.W. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom sta,, spotlight T The 2nd Annual Acid Etch Talent and Comedy Sketch 07 C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S M A Y - J U N E 2 0 0 7 he 2nd annual Acid Etch Talent and Comedy Sketch, organized by the Dental Ambassadors, was held May 8th in the HPNP Auditorium.<br><br> Dental students, staff and faculty had a chance to showcase their talents and support their classmates, and fellow faculty and staff members. This year 9s judges were Drs. Marc Gale, Ariela Notzer and Boyd Robinson.<br><br> Maggie Novy and David Yates were the MCs who kept the audience laughing with their com- ments between the sketches. Dental Ambassadors also sold raffle tickets for great prizes including an I- pod shuffle, gift certificates to Dragonfly, Starbucks, and Cloud 9. The raffle raised more than $1,000 in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County.<br><br> The performances of the evening were: " Miguel Martinez 9s karaoke solo, cSweet Caroline d " David Yates performing the original arrangement, cVote for Me! d " Danny Bass, percussion solo, cTwo Hands, Two Feet, and A Lotta Beat! d " Dr. Nick Grimaudo and Buck Tremante 9s guitar performance as Acoustic Alternative, performing cHad a bad day d " Dr. Ken Anusavice 9s magic show, cA Seven Minute Performance d " Chris Page and Ryan McAlpin strumming and drumming to a hard rock beat " Erin Smith and the Freshman Rappers performing cMiss New Molar d " Sanjie and The Deans (Drs.<br><br> Dolan and Sposetti) performing as the glamorous Dreamgirls " Jamie Amir playing the Spanish Guitar. The Foundation for The Gator Nation V I S I T T H E O N L I N E C A L E N D A R W W W . D E N T A L .<br><br> U F L . E D U / E V E N T S . A S P The winners of this year 9s show were Erin Smith and her Freshmen Rappers, with their urban poetry show, cFloss it right, floss it right, floss it tight! d Second runner-up was David Yates for his Victor Borge-like piano/comedy routine, and third runner-up was Jamie Amir with his beautiful Spanish Guitar medley performance.<br><br> All photos and videos of that evening can be viewed at http://dental.ufl.edu/offices/news/acid/ index.htm. Miss New Molar Erin Smith and the Freshmen Rappers cheering their victory. UFCD Dreamgirls are posing with the jury at the end o, the evening.<br><br> 15 Years Margaret NEMITZ Office Assistant, St. Petersburg Nikki NICHOLAS Lab Manager, Prosthodontics Susana SCARPA Senior Clerk, OMFSDS Oral Medicine 10 Years Latecia ALSTON Dental Assistant,Operative Dentistry Carol BENTLEY Dental Assistant, St. Petersburg Leona GAUTHIER Administrative Assistant, Oral Biology Stephanie JOHNSON Program Assistant, Eastside Clinton KIRKBRIDE Program Assistant, Patient Assignment Barry NICHOLAS Senior Dental Technician, Prosthodontics Mary REMER Program Assistant, CDBS Betty RIDGELL Senior Clerk, Orthodontics Benita ROSS Dental Assistant, Jacksonville Suzanne TALLMAN Program Assistant, OMFSDS Barbara WARRICK Dental Assistant, Faculty Practice Suzanne WELCH Dental Assistant, Faculty Practice 5 Years Himilce ALVAREZ Christopher BROWNGARDT Linda DAILEY Jennifer DOLWICK Shannon DURHAM Tania FLEMING Brenda HALES Susie HICKS Deborah HODGES Deborah HUSSAN Janice HUTCHINSON Catherine JENKINS Judie KITTLES Stephen KOSTEWICZ Kelley LEWIS Robert MANN Jennifer PARSONS Rose RODRIGUEZ Lynna SHIRK Teresa TEJERA 30 Years of Service Health Science Center Service Pin Awards The Health Science Center 9s annual Service Pin Award Ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 22.<br><br> Some UFCD staff members were awarded for their continuous service. Congratulations to our fellow staff members! For pictures from the pinning ceremony, visit http://dental.ufl.edu/offic es/news/pin_ceremony_07/index.htm.<br><br> 20 Years 25 Years Samuel BRILL Audio-Visual Specialist, IS Leonard Butch DEES Senior Teaching Lab Specialist, Dental Maintenance Rosa LEWIS Fiscal Assistant, Accounting Mae WILSON Certified Radiology Technologist, OMFSDS Radiology Kathy CANNON Program Assistant, Orthodontics Paula CROWLEY Coordinator 3 Research Programs/Services, Oral Biology Deborah LUPI Executive Secretary, Continuing Education Lydia PIERSON Fiscal Assistant, Oral Surgery Savanah WIMS Dental Assistant, Faculty Practice Norma PRINGLE Dental Assistant, Sterilization Karen OWENS Program Assistant, Pediatric Dentistry Genene TEMPLETON Office Manager, OMFSDS Marie TAYLOR Scientific Research Manager, Orthodontics Karen COX Office Manager, Endodontics Jennifer BROCK Administrative Assistant, Community Based Programs Harriet SCOTT Office Manager, OMFSDS not pictured he department of pediatric dentistry, headed by Dr. Marcio Guelmann, chair, focuses on teaching and community service. The department provides a two-year pre-doctoral training program which helps students to develop skills necessary to comprehensively care for the dental needs of the healthy child and the child with special health care needs.<br><br> The department also has 10 residents in the post- doctoral training program. Both pre-doctoral students and residents gain experi- ence in comprehensive preventive and restorative care, hospital-based dental care in an operating room setting, sedation and monitoring in the dental office setting, treatment of patients with oral facial anomalies, diagnosis and treatment of developing malocclusions, and emer- gency dental care. In addition, residents participate in a four-week rotation in anesthesiology at Shands Hospital and a two-week rota- tion in pediatric medicine at the Eastside Community Health Center.<br><br> Consultation and dental care are provided to patients referred from pediatric cardiology hematology/ oncology, nephrology and neurology clinics and from the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit. The department also works together with the Craniofacial Center as part of the center 9s multidisciplinary craniofacial team. In collaboration with the department of orthodontics and oral maxillofacial surgery, the pediatric department con- tributes by providing oral health education, counseling and restorative treatment for patients with craniofacial anomalies.<br><br> The pediatric department is dedicated to service in the community. cThe department 9s service mission to the community is accomplished by providing care to the undeserved population, d said Dr. Guelmann, cand, in this way improving access to care and the oral health of children. d The department participates in the Head Start program, which is a pre-kindergarten educational experi- ence for low-income children.<br><br> The department also treats patients at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine eight times each year. In addition, the department provides services through Shands Eastside Community Practice, whose dental clin- ic provides oral health services for low-income families.<br><br> Several of the department 9s faculty and staff members work at the clinic. The Tacachale Dental Clinic also falls under the department 9s wing. This clinic enables the department to provide care to Tacachale residents, most of whom have severe and profound disabilities; it also allows their pre-doctoral students and residents to have valuable clinical educational experience with patients who have disabilities.<br><br> T SPOTLIGHT ON Pediatric Dentistry 4 Summer Training Opportunities The summer might be a good time to take training courses you don 9t get a chance to take dur- ing fall and spring. Do something for yourself this summer and register for a training course. Many training courses are offered during the summer including: - PRO 3 Series - 7 Habits of highly effective people - Cyber self-defense - Rape aggression defense course for women - Supervisory challenge work shops - Employee assistance program workshops - Business communication workshops - Computer courses Microsoft Office courses Design courses Basic courses - myUFL/PeopleSoft workshops HR-related courses Fiscal-related courses Payroll processing and leave courses Reporting courses To self-register for Summer Training courses, sign-on to myUFL and navigate to My Self Service > Training & Development.<br><br> Senior Banquet Photos The UFCD Senior Banquet, honoring the graduating class of 2007, was held in the J.W. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Saturday, May 12. You can reach the Senior Banquet photos online at https://www.dental.ufl.edu/offices/news/ Senior/index.htm Thanks Sam!<br><br> I can never thank Sam Brill enough for all his hard work in putting this newslet- ter together. He worked really hard for this issue, taking pictures of the Service Pin Award winners and made my life so much easier... Thank you very much Sam!<br><br> Emel Ozdora ANNOUNCEMENTS The department 9s service mission to the community is accomplished by providing care to the undeserved population, and, in this way, improving access to care and the oral health of children. PEDIATRIC FACULTY: Dr. Marcio GUELMANN (associate professor and chair) Dr.<br><br> Abi ADEWUMI Dr. Paul BURTNER Dr. Timothy GARVEY Dr.<br><br> Enrique BIMSTEIN Dr. Greg JERRELL Dr. Robert PRIMOSCH Dr.<br><br> Daniela SILVA Dr. Flavio SOARES PEDIATRIC STAFF: Raenie ALIM, Lindsey BORGNER Darlene BRIGGS, Kathie CADDEN, Linda DAILEY, Libby DAVIS, Tanisha GILLINS, Armando GONZALEZ, Melissa GREENHOW, Stephanie JOHNSON, Kathy LE, Tammy LEE, Jennifer MORRIS, Karen OWENS, Tanya PARKER Jennifer PARSONS, Chance ROBERTSON, Neil SIMMONS Jennifer SULLIVAN, Shana THOMAS, Susie TUTEN Pediatric Clinic on a very busy Thursday, top row, from left-to- right: Jennifer, Jennifer, Melissa, Shana, Neil, Raenie, Kathie. Bottom row, from left-to-right: Karen, Susie (on the chair), and Jennifer.<br><br> training information Tania Fleming O,,ice Assistant, Prosthodontics Dusti Durden Hersey Dental Hygienist, Operative Dentistry Richard Jolley IT Specialist, IT Teri Jones Dental Hygienist, Operative Dentistry Anna Christine Markham Dental Assistant, OMFSDS Melissa Orobitg Dental Hygienist, Operative Dentistry Annemarie Stewart Dental Assistant, St. Petersburg Dental Clinic Missing Harriet NEW HIRES | MAY - JUNE for more in,ormation Emel Ozdora, Communications Assistant, O,,ice o, Communications, College o, Dentistry email@example.com,l.edu " Ph:(352) 273-5783 " Fx:(352) 392-3070 Fleming Jolley Orobitg The 32nd UFCD Commencement Ceremony was held at the Curtis M. Philips Center for Performing Arts on May 18.<br><br> There were 79 dental students who graduated with their D.M.D degrees, and 12 internationally educated dentists received cer- tificates. Also, 46 dental students received advanced certificates and graduate education program degrees. Class president of four years, Joseph P.<br><br> Richardson, D.M.D., gave a speech about the four years the students spent together, summarizing it as cwe 9ve studied, achieved and partied together. d Richardson asked his classmates to think like bumblebees. With chunky bodies and stubby little wings, bumblebees don 9t appear to be aerodynami- cally designed for efficient flight, but they never doubt they can fly and buzz from flower to flower. He concluded his speech with a message to his col- leagues, cbe a bumblebee and soar to the heavens.<br><br> You can do it. d A reception was held following the ceremony at the UF Hilton Conference Center. Photos of the commencement ceremony can be viewed at: http:// dental.ufl.edu/offices/news/UFCD_commencement_ 07/index.htm. Commencement Ceremony Saying goodbye to the class of 2007 The Foundation for The Gator Nation High Honors magna cum laude were bestowed on Andrew Deitrich, Manav Malik, Angela Matrisciano and Maggie Novy.<br><br> Harriet had excellent ideas ,or the sta,, retreat. She was a great leader. She always tried to ,ocus on something that would be benefcial to all o, us.<br><br> She will be greatly missed here. Her grandchildren will be happy to have her with them. Kathy Cannon Harriet has stopped in on several occasions and reports that her grandchildren-sitting activities are time consum- ing but very enjoyable.<br><br> While she misses all the people and sends her best regards, she is glad she is not working ,or that slavemaster Dr. Clark anymore. Dr.<br><br> Buddy Clark When I frst met Harriet, I wanted to be just like her. She became my mentor ,or many reasons but primarily because she made work ,un but knew when to be serious and strict and when it was OK to play. Her devotion to the Special Events Committee was phe- nomenal and made Dentistry cTHE d College to be a part o,.<br><br> My ,ondest story about her is that a,ter I dressed like a duck ,or Halloween, she secretly le,t small little decorative holiday ducks in my o,fce each and every holiday just to make me smile. She also gave me the nickname cDucky. d She e-mailed out a daily cthought ,or the day d which made you stop and think what is impor- tant in li,e, and because o, all o, these things she is greatly missed. Lydia Maree The Class o, 2007 in all its glory<br><br>