Univ. of Florida names new dean of dentistry

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida has a new dean of dentistry a year and a half after the last dean stepped down.

School officials announced Monday that Dr. Isabel Garcia will begin her new job at the College of Dentistry in February. She'll receive an annual compensation package of $350,000.

The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1nZPd2t ) reports Garcia is currently the deputy director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. She'll take over for interim dean Dr. Boyd Robinson who has been serving since Dr. Teresa Dolan stepped down in 2013 after 10 years.

University President Bernie Machen said Garcia "brings a great depth of leadership" to the job.

Garcia has an extensive career in public health that spans four decades and includes research, clinical, administrative and teaching experience.


Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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