Director of Division of Operative and Dental Materials
Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Botta accepted me into her dental research lab when I was still an undergraduate; I knew almost nothing about dentistry, but she was extremely patient and took the time to teach me what was necessary for the research I was conducting. Because of her mentorship and support I was able to pursue my master’s degree and continue doing research consistently throughout my four years at the dental school. She is one of the first professors that the dental students meet at the school and she makes sure that we learn the fundamentals of dentistry really well.
Dr. Botta truly cares about her students and her work, she is always encouraging others and bringing out their best. She has shown me what the world of dentistry has to offer and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has taught me and what she continues to teach me every day! I genuinely appreciate all of her dedication, passion and kindness that inspired me to pursue dentistry in the first place!
– Nicole Francisco