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Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: Three-year certificate program

This three-year Certificate program provides the required educational background for candidates to take the certification examination of the American Board of Oral Pathology. Opportunities are available to pursue a Ph.D. degree in addition to the basic oral pathology training in an interdisciplinary area. The program includes extensive didactic instruction and training in diagnostic pathology as a foundation for other aspects of the curriculum. A firm foundation in histopathology is provided through the surgical pathology service of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oncology. In addition to the didactic curriculum, residents are involved in the department’s clinical programs in association with Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology and other College of Dentistry clinics. Ample opportunities for patient contact and care are provided.

Application Process

1. Apply to PASS

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Association of Dental Schools ( PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications. The PASS website opens for application in late spring/early summer. Participation in the PASS program is mandatory. We advise applicants to apply as early as possible.

You must apply to PASS by the deadline specified in the PASS materials to insure we receive your PASS application by our January 2nd deadline.

For an application and instructions, visit the PASS website or contact:

1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100B
Washington, DC 20035-2403

2. Please send all of the following application material to:

Dr. Pamela Sandow, Assistant Dean of Admissions
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Endodontics
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

  • Original official undergraduate school transcripts sent from the institution
  • National Boards Part I and II scores
    Scores must be reported directly to UF. Request your scores from:
    Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
    211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-621-8099 ext 465

Additional Requirements for Internationally-Educated Dentists

Application Status Updates

  • Once the admissions office receives your application, you will be notified via email of any missing documentation throughout the application cycle, and up to the application deadline.
  • Once the application deadline is reached and your application is complete, we will forward your file to the program director. Please contact the program director for future questions on the program selection process.