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Conditions of Enrollment

Background Check

All new resident acceptances are contingent upon completion of a successfully cleared background check. The background check will be initiated at the time of the offer, and the contingency stated in the letter of offer.

Academic & Business-Related Documents

Upon matriculation into any of the advanced dental education programs, students must provide photocopies of their D.D.S. or D.M.D. degrees awarded from their university. All matriculating students must also furnish verification of successful completion of Parts I and II of the National Board of Dental examinations. In addition, final dental school transcripts (for pending dental degree applicants), proof of current Basic Life Support certification, and copies of all current state dental licenses must be provided. Students must sign and return the attached letter of commitment, Florida State Board of Dentistry Residency/Intern Application and verification of any malpractice proceedings brought against them, together with all other appropriate documentation.

Medical Requirements/Immunizations

Prior to enrollment, all advanced education students are required to have documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus/diptheria/pertussis and rubella, and to have an annual tuberculosis skin test. All advanced education students shall be required to comply with the infection control policies and procedures of the facilities where their rotation occurs.

Disclosure of Infectious Disease Status

The College requires all advanced education students who suspect or know themselves to be positive for certain infectious diseases to disclose that information to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs upon admission to the College or when first suspected or confirmed. The infectious diseases to be reported include, but are not limited to: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, NANB Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases with the exception of HIV disease. While Florida Statutes 760.37 and 760.50 prohibit “interference, coercion, intimidation or discrimination” on the basis of HIV seropositivity, CDC guidelines state that HIV or HBV positive dentists should seek counsel from an expert panel. Therefore, in compliance with these guidelines, students who are HIV antibody positive are encouraged to reveal their seropositive status and seek counseling. Information pertaining to the health status of each individual maintained is strictly confidential.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is federal legislation designed to limit gaps in insurance coverage and to improve the privacy of personal health information. Compliance involves taking a required training course and signing a confidentiality statement agreeing to maintain the confidentiality of patient’s health information prior to starting their program.

Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) and OSHA Training

All advanced education students are required to complete University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Bloodborne Pathogen and OSHA training prior to starting their program.