Abimbola Adewumi, B.D.S.

Abimbola O Adewumi, B.D.S., F.D.S.R - Background

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Biography

Dr Abi Adewumi was born in London, England. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1991. She completed a one-year internship in General Dentistry at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in 1992 and subsequently went to the UK where she undertook postgraduate training in Oral surgery and obtained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDSRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996.

Dr Adewumi obtained her Master's degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of London in 1999 and worked as a Pediatric Dentist at the Eastman Dental Institute in London for a year. She completed her specialist training in Pediatric Dentistry at the King's College Dental Institute, St George's and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in London and was awarded a Diploma of Member in Pediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (MPed Dent RCS) in 2003.

Dr Adewumi moved to the University of Florida College of Dentistry as a Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry in 2004 and has been a faculty member since 2005. She was granted Board Eligibility by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006 and following her success in the Written and Oral parts of the Board exams, She was awarded a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2008.

Dr Adewumi is a Board-certified Pediatric Dentist in both the United Kingdom and the United States. She is the Pediatric Dental Faculty member on the University of Florida Multidisciplinary Craniofacial Clinic and is currently involved in presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) of infants born with cleft lip and palate. She is the faculty advisor for UF Chapter of Students National Dental Association (SNDA) and the UF pre-dental American Students Dental Association (ASDA).

Education

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), School of Dentistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1991)
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS), Royal College of Surgeons, England (1996)
  • Masters degree in Paediatric Dentistry, University of London (1999)
  • Diploma of Member in Pediatric Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2003)
  • Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry (2004-2005)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (2008)

Board Certifications

Diploma of Member in Pediatric Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Honors and Awards

  • May 2011: Recipient of Research Grant of $25,000 from the Glycogen Storage Disease Program Foundation Funds to study the Oral Health Status of Oral and G-Tube Fed Individuals withGlycogen Storage Disease
  • June 2010:Recipient of $500 Research Travel Award, UFCD
  • March 2010: Recipient of Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award ($10,000) from UF Office of Provost
  • May 2009: 62nd Annual AAPD meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. Recipient of Foundation Research Award by Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children