FLORIDA — Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of a new member and the reappointment of two others to the state Board of Dentistry.
DeSantis has appointed Ben Assad Mirza of Plantation to the board and reappointed Dr. Christine Bojaxhi of Neptune Beach and Dr. Thomas McCawley of Fort Lauderdale, he announced last week.
The governor’s office said the following about the appointees:
Ben Assad Mirza
Mirza, of Plantation, is an attorney with Mirza Healthcare Law Partners. He is a licensed attorney with the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar and serves as an American College of Healthcare Executives member. Mirza earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University, his master’s degree in taxation law from Villanova University, his master’s degree in public health administration from Yale University, and his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Christine Bojaxhi
Bojaxhi, of Neptune Beach, is a dentist for the Mayo Clinic of Florida and Comfortable Care Dental Health Professionals. She is a current Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity member and previously served as chair of the New Dentist Committee for the American Student Dental Association. Bojaxhi earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Villanova University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Thomas McCawley
McCawley, of Fort Lauderdale, is the President of McCawley Periodontics, P.A. He is a veteran of the United States Army Dental Corps. He is the former president of the Florida Association of Periodontists and the Broward County Dental Association. McCawley earned his bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Illinois.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.