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Advanced Education in General Dentistry-Seminole: University Partnership Center

This 12-month Certificate Program is designed to provide advanced clinical and didactic training in disciplines of general dentistry beyond the training received in dental school.

The program is located in a facility at St. Petersburg College in Seminole, Florida that houses 17 operatories and is designed to model the private practice setting. This facility is a satellite clinic for the College of Dentistry. All the clinical disciplines in dentistry are covered. Patient treatment is frequently complex and challenging, with multiple opportunities for experience in dental implants, periodontal surgery, advanced prosthetics, oral surgery, orthodontics, and sedation.

The faculty, which includes specialists from all the dental disciplines and general dentists, provide continuous coverage in the clinic. Seminars, literature reviews, case presentations, and treatment planning seminars are part of the educational program. Practice management is an integral part of the program. A stipend is available in the amount of $32,000. No tuition is required.

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 October 1st deadline.

For an application and instructions, please contact:

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

Additional documentation to forward to PASS:

  • An Institutional (Dean’s) evaluation
  • Personal essay
  • Dental school transcripts

2. Send the following materials to:

Dr. Pamela Sandow, Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
University of Florida College of Dentistry/AEGD UPC Florida
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

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.