2018 Lebowitz Award – Cole G. Murbach

It is with great pleasure that the Florida Society of Oral Surgeons presents the 2018 Lebowitz Award to Cole G. Murbach. Mr. Murbach attended Clemson University from 2010 to 2014, being on the President’s List every year, attaining a 4.0 GPA and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology with a Biomedicine Concentration and a concomitant minor in Business Administration. At Clemson, he was awarded numerous Honors including: Nonresident Merit Scholarship, The Gary A. & Julie B. Ransdell Scholarship, The Calhoun Honors Society Honors College, Alpha Epsilon Delta Preprofessional Honor Society, he received a grant for Microbiology Research and won 1st Place with his poster in the South Carolina Aging Day Conference. Mr. Murbach was also President of the Clemson Running Club where he organized races, transport, hotels, fundraisers, and community service and social events and participated in yearly officer training. He Participated in the Resurrection Catholic Church Vacation Bible School from 2009 – 2011, where he instructed Pre – K children and organized children’s activities in Winter Garden, Florida. His Publication was: S. Guham, O. Natgarajan C.G. Murbach, J. Dinh, E. Wilson, M. Cao, S. Zou & Y, Dong. “Supplemental Timing of Cranberry Extract Plays a Key Role in Promoting Caenorhabditis elegans Healthspan.” Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 21 Feb. 2014.

In 2014, Mr. Murbach was granted a position at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) and has been on the Deans’s list for four years. Mr. Murbach has consistently excelled academically with Externships/Observerships at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, with Dr. Ramon Ruiz; Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery observership with Drs. Wenk, Langan & Crofton; and a University of Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship.

One of Mr. Murbach’s clinical instructors describes him as follows: “In the clinical setting, as a faculty member in the Student Oral Surgery Clinic and course director for two of his courses, I can attest to his keen interest in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. Clinically, he is confident, talented and competent. He is prepared and reviews his procedures with the faculty with confidence. Mr. Murbach works exceptionally well with the faculty, staff and his peers. He is a supportive mentor to the junior dental students rotating through the clinic. He is trustworthy and accountable for his actions. Mr. Murbach is also an active participant in local dental volunteer activities that provided dental services to an underserved population. Mr. Murbach’s decision to pursue oral surgery was well thought out. He is an avid member of the Oral Surgery Interest Group. He attends scheduled Journal Club meetings and the weekly OMFS patient conference and has attended several externships and has observed the operation of several large OMFS clinics. He has shadowed the Oral Surgery residents and has accompanied them to the OR. He managed his time wisely by volunteering in the Student Oral Surgery Clinic during semester breaks to compensate for the time spent attending externships. Mr. Murbach knows firsthand about the effects of a demanding schedule and emergency call, since his father is an anesthesiologist.”

Our congratulations to you on your stellar accomplishments, Dr. Murbach, and we of the FSOMS extend to you our best wishes for continued success as you pursue your future pursuits in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery!

Lawrence K. Cook, Awards Chairman

 

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

Dr. T.J. Tejera Receives the Distinguished Service Award

Dr. T. J. Tejera and
Dr. Ramon Ruiz

Dr. T. J. Tejera was honored at the FSOMS Annual Meeting by FSOMS President Ramon Ruiz with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his service on the Florida Board of Dentistry. Dr. Tejera was recently elected Chairman of the FBOD Board.

 

 

 

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2018 Legislative Review

Attached for your review is our 2018 Legislative Session report from our lobbying team from Gray-Robinson. Thanks to Mike Huey, Todd Stiebly and Jessica Love for their outstanding work on our behalf.

William Storoe, DDS, Chair
FSOMS Legislative Committee

Download 2018 Legislative Review pdf

Dr. Dan Plank Go Fund Me Information

Daniel M. Plank, DMD

It is with great sorrow that we must report the unexpected passing of Daniel M. Plank, DMD of Orlando. He was 38. Dr. Plank practiced at Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Plank was a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He obtained his BS degree from the University of Florida, and his DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

He completed an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Emory University and his residency at Tufts University. He was a member and clinical instructor with the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and AAOMS. In addition, Dr. Plank was a treatment provider for the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

*A gofundme account has been set up for a college education fund for Dr. Plank’s daughters, Emily and Elizabeth.

Click here to contribute.

Funeral
Thursday, December 14
12:00 noon
Saint Mary Margaret Church
Winter Park, FL