Wheeler named eminent scholar
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Timothy Wheeler, a professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics and assistant dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, has been appointed as the Academy 100 Eminent Scholar Chair.
The Academy 100 is a scholarship society established through the Florida Dental Association in the 1960s to help fund scholarships for student dentists and to promote the creation of a dental school in Florida.
Criteria for the Eminent Scholar Chair include “outstanding professional reputation and outstanding contribution of scholarly activities.” Wheeler was selected by a search committee composed of senior UF College of Dentistry faculty, and his appointment was approved by UF President Bernie Machen.
As the Eminent Scholar, his duties will include contributing to the clinical instruction of dental students, providing a course in dental continuing education each year and mentoring at least one junior faculty member in clinical or translational research each year.
Wheeler has been involved in clinical dentistry for 20 years. He currently oversees graduate clinics and teaches several clinical courses to the residents each year.
In addition to Wheeler’s education and research activities, he treats private practice patients in the college’s Faculty Practice and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
- Karen Rhodenizer, 352-273-5782