Administrative and personal records of Dr. Robert A. Uchin, Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University




5 boxes and 4 oversize items

Biographical Sketch

Robert A. Uchin has been employed at Nova Southeastern University since 1996. He was initially appointed as the Associate Dean and Director of Extra-Mural Programs in the Health Professions Division, College of Dental Medicine. He was appointed Dean of the College of Dental Medicine in August 2001. He has been in active clinical practice in Fort Lauderdale since 1960. During that time he has held various faculty appointments as a Postgraduate Instructor, Clinical Associate Professions and Clinical Professor of Endodontics. He has served as an Endodontic Consultant for private corporations and on the Advisory Editorial Board of various professional publications.

Dr. Uchin received his graduate degree from Temple University, School of Dentistry in 1960. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Affiliate Societies, the American Association of Endodontists, the Southern Endodontic Study Group, and the Florida Association of Endodontics. He is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists. He is a former Presidents of the American Association of Endodontists and the Florida Dental Association. He also served as Fifth District Representative of the American Dental Association OSHA Task Force and Vice Chairman of the Florida Dental Association Services, Inc.

Over the years, Dr. Uchin has been invited to lecture before the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Florida Dental Associations, Hinman, Chicago Mid-Winter, Dallas, Greater New York and many other local county, district and international dental societies. He has also been a visiting lecturer at many universities throughout the United States and has lectured internationally through Europe and South America.

Dr. Uchin is politically active and has lobbied to members of the Congress of the United States for special needs care for minority groups, including children, the abused and homeless.

He has been an active member of the Board of the Performing Arts Foundation of Broward County, served on the Board of Governors of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida and been a founding chairman and member of the Board of Directors of various Savings and Loan Associations in South Florida.

Scope and Content

General Correspondence, memos, continuing education, license renewals, certificates reports, and proposals are present in the administrative records of Dean Robert A. Uchin. Two yearbooks from his alma mater, Temple University, are also included along with several books from his personal collection and oversized framed artwork and certificates.

In addition there are materials related to Dr. Uchin’s personal hobbies of book and memorabilia collecting including files on signed first editions of books, materials on the World’s Fair, and an appraisal of his Black Memorabilia collection.

Access or Use Restrictions

Archival collections are closed to the public. Permission must be obtained from the current NSU Archivist and the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian. Certain files are restricted to protect identities of former staff and/or students.

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Finding Aid Creator

Michele Gibney


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