Timothy Garvey

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida

1980 - DMD, University of Florida College of Dentistry 1980-1981 - General Practice Dental residency, St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, Utica, NY 1981-1989 - general dentistry, private practices 1989-2020 - Faculty, University of Florida College of Dentistry; dental care for persons with disabilities 1992-2020 - Shands Hospital, University of Florida College of Dentistry 1999-2020 - Dental Director, Tacachale, Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities 2005 - Outstanding Alumnus Award, Academy of Alumni and Friends, University of Florida College of Dentistry 2010 - Dr. E.A. Cosby Community Service Award, Alachua County Dental Association 2010 - Humanitarian Award, Florida Dental Health Foundation 2020 - Superior Accomplishment Award, University of Florida 2020 - Health Equity Award, Dentaquest

Timothy is speaking at

November 6, 2020
10:20 am - 11:00 am


  • Timothy Garvey (Speaker) Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida
  • Christi Wells (Speaker) Policy Director, Oral Health Kansas


People with developmental disabilities may have challenges that make it difficult to achieve daily activities, including maintaining their oral health. The National Center for Biotechnology Information found in 2012 that adults with intellectual disabilities struggle to find quality oral health care and said that 32 percent of patients had untreated cavities while 80 percent had severe gum disease. Dr. Timothy Garvey has specialized in working with people with disabilities for over 30 years and will share his insight about the skills to meet the oral health needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand barriers people with disabilities face in receiving dental treatment
  • Describe creative ways used to treat patients with disabilities successfully
  • Communicate strategies to teach new dentists how to treat people with disabilities

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