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Dental General Practice Residency

About the Program

The Dental General Practice Residency at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center is a one year program which accepts four residents per year and whose main goal is to provide the recent graduate with continued opportunity for professional growth and advancement. It prepares the residents to meet the oral health needs of a wide variety of medically compromised ambulatory and hospitalized patients, plus it advances their knowledge and skill in clinical dentistry by exposing them to a significant number of supervised, comprehensive treatment experiences. The program provides residents with the opportunity to interact with dental specialists, physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals as part of a multidisciplinary health care team.

 

Dental Service Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
Dental Service Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

 

The Facility

The Gainesville VA Medical Center is an acute care medical, surgical and psychiatric facility which is situated adjacent to the University of Florida campus. It maintains affiliations with the University of Florida College of Dentistry. These affiliations result in the training of residents throughout 25 different medical, surgical, and dental specialties presently represented in the medical center. The most significant of these affiliations is with the University of Florida in which some of the professional staff of the VA hold faculty appointments.

This facility provides comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary care for Veterans in its service geographical area and is considered one of the most active medical centers within the VA system nationwide. It offers a wide range of specialized medical, surgical, and dental treatment modalities in such specialties as: orthopedics, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, neurosurgery, cardiac catheterization, nuclear medicine, renal dialysis, organ transplant, CT and MRI scanning, hematology/oncology, oral/maxillofacial surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, dental implants, and periodontics. These treatment programs are complemented by research programs in the fields of cancer, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, aging, and numerous other areas of patient healthcare.

The hospital dental clinic is located on the second floor of the five-story medical center building. It consists of 16 dental operatories, oral hygiene and preventive dentistry suites, central sterilizing room, conference room and a large fully equipped dental laboratory.

 

Staff Dentists

Professional Staff Dentists consisting of an Oral Surgeon, Prosthodontist, Periodontist, part-time Endodontist, and General Dentists:

 

Timothy M. Campbell, DMD FACP
Acting Service Chief, Prosthodontist 

Rene A. Brignoni, DMD, FACP, FAMP
Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Oral Oncology

Kevin MacNeil, DMD
General Dentistry, Asst General Practice Residency Director

Lewis A. Caputa, Jr., DMD
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology

Patrick S. McCulla, DDS
General Dentistry, Assistant Service Chief

Berry Starnes, DDS, FAGD
General Dentistry, General Practice Residency Director

Mary Kuhns, DMD, MS
Periodontics

Andrew Alamar, DDS
General Dentistry, Prosthodontist



Residents

If you would like to visit or shadow the doctors, please contact Dr. Starnes and we will coordinate a date.  

Mailing Address:

Berry Starnes, DDS, FAGD
Director, General Practice Residency
Dental Service (160)
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608-1197

Phone:

(352) 376-1611 ext 6335 or ext 4040

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