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Dr. Kenneth J. Anusavice

Dr. Kenneth J. Anusavice died on September 30, 2021 in St. Augustine, Florida. He was a professor emeritus of the College of Dentistry, University of Florida.
Dr. Anusavice was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Frank and Jennie Anusavice. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 1970, Dr. Anusavice completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Florida and received his D.M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia in 1977.
In 1983, Dr. Anusavice accepted a position at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He served as chair of Dental Biomaterials, director of the Center for Dental Biomaterials and Associate Dean for Research.
Dr. Anusavice had a distinguished career as an internationally recognized scientist in dental biomaterials. He brought over $15 million in federally funded research support to the University of Florida and published more than 160 peer-reviewed research articles and several books. Dr. Anusavice served as President of the American Association for Dental Research, now the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research, in 2003; Chair of the American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Products (ADA SCDP) and US Technical Advisory Group from 1998-2003 and Chair pf the International Standards Organization TC/106 from 2014-2015.
Dr. Anusavice is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra Hatch Anusavice; his daughter, Dr. Jill Knight (Drogo); his son, Joel Anusavice; five grandchildren: Victor Anusavice, Sophie Knight, Rhys Knight, Jake Knight, and Evie Knight and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL. The funeral service will follow at noon. Memorial contributions may be made to tag! Children’s Museum (www.tagmuseum.org), 76 Dockside Drive, Suite 105, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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