Friday, March 19, 2010

Dentist MaKeba Earst will Keynote FAMU’s Honors Convocation

Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its annual Honors Convocation Thursday, April 1, at 10:10 a.m. in Perry-Paige Auditorium.  Dr. MaKeba S. Earst, owner and operator of All About Smiles Dental Center, will serve as thekeynote speaker

Earst, who has been practicing general dentistry in Tallahassee for more than 10 years, is the only African-American female practitioner in Tallahassee who owns and operates her own dental practice.

The Tallahassee native graduated as valedictorian of her senior class from Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU-DRS).  She enrolled at FAMU where she earned a bachelor of science in chemistry.  She later attended Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry and was conferred with the Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, which opened the door for her to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a dentist.

Earst currently serves as vice president of the Sunshine State Dental Association of which she is the immediate past president.  She holds membership in the National Dental Association, American Dental AssociationFlorida Dental Association, Leon CountyDental Society and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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