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Internationally-Educated Dentists Program

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The University of Florida College of Dentistry offers several options for internationally-educated dentists with degrees from dental schools that are not accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). Opportunities are available in our Advanced & Graduate Education programs and Four-Year D.M.D. Program for Internationally-Educated Dentists.

All of these programs provide international dentists the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge of the dental profession as practiced in the United States.

The University of Florida College of Dentistry does not admit graduates of foreign dental schools to the D.M.D. program with advanced standing or accept international transfer students.

There are two UF College of Dentistry programs which when successfully completed, afford internationally-educated dentists the opportunity to apply for licensure to practice dentistry in the State of Florida. They are:

1. Two-Year AEGD Program for International Dentists in Hialeah, Florida

Successful completion of this certificate program will allow the candidate to be eligible to take the Florida Dental Board Examination. Successful completion of the Florida Dental Board Examination is required to practice dentistry in Florida. Eligibility for dental board examinations in other states is not guaranteed by successful completion of this program and is dependent on state-specific requirements for licensure for internationally-educated dentists.

2. Four-Year D.M.D. Program in Gainesville, Florida

Successful completion of this ADA-accredited dental school program will allow the candidate to be eligible to take the Florida Dental Board Examination. Successful completion of the Florida Dental Board Examination is required to practice dentistry in Florida. Eligibility for dental board examinations in other states is possible with successful completion of this DMD program.

Note to all applicants:

Beginning Summer 2010, all new resident and student acceptances are contingent upon completion of a successfully cleared background check. The background check will be initiated at the time of offer.