The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Kathy Z. Tyler, D.M.D.

Dr. Kathy Tyler has been a part of the Gainesville community since 1967. She attended the University of Florida, completing a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science in 1983. Dr. Tyler earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1989 from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. While she was a dental student, Dr. Tyler worked as a microbiologist at the Periodontal Disease Research Center. During dental school, Dr. Tyler received several student research awards resulting in subsequent publications. In addition, Dr. Tyler received accolades of the Quintessence Student Achievement Award, the Presidential Recognition Award from the University of Florida, and placing first in an American Association for Dental Research competition. Dr. Tyler obtained her Postgraduate Endodontics Certificate from the University of Louisville College of Dentistry in 1992. A year later, Dr. Tyler founded Endondontic Associates of Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Tyler is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Florida Association of Endodontists, and Alachua County Dental Association of which she served on the Executive and Peer Review Boards. Dr. Tyler is also a volunteer for the Acorn Dental Clinic, and she serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry's Department of Endodontics.

Glenn S. Dean, D.M.D.

Dr. Glenn Dean is a long-time Gainesville resident, graduating from Gainesville High School in 1982. He attended the University of Florida, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with High Honors in 1986 and a Master of Science degree in 1990. Dr. Dean then entered the University of Florida College of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with High Honors in 1996. During his dental education Dr. Dean was recognized with several student awards, including those from the American Association of Endodontists, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the Presidential Recognition Award from the University of Florida. In addition, Dr. Dean was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society, and he was also given an award from the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity for attaining the highest academic standing during his years of study at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Dean has practiced the specialty of endodontics with Endodontic Associates since his completion of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1998.

Dr. Dean is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Alachua County Dental Association of which he served on the Executive Board and is a past President. In addition, Dr. Dean is a volunteer for the We Care Network - Project: Dentists Care.

Carolyn S. Kerr, D.M.D.

Dr. Carolyn Kerr had reestablished her ties to the Gainesville community in 2002. She first lived in Gainesville as a dental student graduating from the University of Florida with a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1989. She then continued her training at the University of Louisville, earning a Certificate in Endodontics in 1991. She maintained a private practice in New Orleans suburb of Metairie, LA for 11 years before moving to Gainesville and joining Endodontic Associates. During her tenure in school, she has held numerous offices and received several leadership awards from various organizations including the American Student Dental Association, the Association of Women Dentists and Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. She was also recognized by the American Association of Endodontists for outstanding achievement. Since graduation, Dr. Kerr's expertise has earned her Diplomate status from the American Board of Endodontists.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Kerr is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Florida Association of Endodontists, and the Alachua County Dental Association. She is an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Florida. She is also a volunteer with the Gainesville Community Ministry and a member of the dental team that provides care to the less fortunate in Granada, Nicaragua.

Samuel D. Markham, D.M.D.

Dr. Samuel Markham, a Florida native, was born in Lake City, Florida. He graduated from Columbia High School as valedictorian in 1989. He attended the University of Florida and completed a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1994. Dr. Markham then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, with honors, in 1998 from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. During his dental education Dr. Markham received The Florida Health Scholarship and the American Society of Dentistry for Children Certificate of Merit. He was also inducted into Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and Omicorn Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. He received the Omicron Kappa Upsilon award for ethics. Upon graduation Dr. Markham completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Miami Veteran's Hospital. He then practiced general dentistry for six years in the Miami and Alachua County areas. In addition, he served as a part-time clinical assistant professor in the Operative Dentistry Department for three years. In 2008, Dr. Markham completed a 3-year combined Facial Pain and Endodontic advanced education program at the University of Florida. During his training he presented a table clinic in Vancouver at the American Association of Endodontists. Since completion of his specialty training in 2008 he has practiced endodontics at Endodontic Associates of Gainesville.

Dr. Markham is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Florida Association of Endodontists, and the Alachua County Dental Society. He also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry's Department of Endodontics.

Dr. Mikilena Hall, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Mikilena Hall is a native Floridian. She grew up in Marco Island and graduated from St. John Neumann High School as Valedictorian in 2002. She attended Davidson College and received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Spanish in 2006. Dr. Hall continued her education at Columbia University where she received a Post Baccalaureate Pre-Dental Health Sciences Certificate. As a member of Columbia's Bioethical Cross-Cultural Education Program, she had the opportunity to research and publish articles on the bioethics of stem cell therapy and genetics in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduate school, she returned to her home state and received her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry with honors from the University of Florida. While at UF, she was inducted into Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, served as President of UF's Student Professionalism & Ethics Association, chaired the Grad Cup council, and participated in the American Association of

Women Dentists, Hispanic Student Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, and Christian Dental Society Missions. Dr. Hall completed her graduate education at UF where she served as Chief Resident and earned a Master of Science and Certificate in Endodontics. She has participated in several volunteer dental outreach programs in the Gainesville area including the Tacachale dental clinic, Gainesville Community Ministries, We Care and Acorn Dental Clinic. Dr. Hall is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists and the Florida Association of Endodontists.