Courses, Externship, & Observe (Shadow) Opportunities

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1395 Center Drive, Room D7-6A
P.O. Box 100416
Gainesville, FL 32610-0416

John H. Hardeman, D.D.S., M.D.
Residency Program Director
Phone: 352-273-6750
Fax: 352-392-7609

Patricia (Patty) Carpenter
Residency Admin Support AST II

Amanda Morrow
Academic Assistant I
Room D1-108
Phone: 352-273-6743


Course Number Title Credit Hours
DEN6250C Pain Control In Dent 1
DEN6350C Disorders Body Sys 3
DEN6440C Intro Oral Surg 1 1
DEN7441 Intro Oral Surgery 2 1
DEN7442 Advan Surgical Proced 1
DEN7706L Clin Patient Care 1 1
DEN7805L Oral Surg Clinic 2
DEN8290 Res Oral Surg – 10800 var
DEN8290 Phys Dx – 10804 3
DEN8290 Oral Sedation – 10807 2
DEN8290 Implant Therapy 2
DEN8290 Sr Pharmacology 3
DEN8443L Hospital Dentistry 1
DEN8809L Advan Oral Surgery 2

Externship Opportunity Available

Externship opportunity is available for third or fourth year dental students in a US accredited program that have started their OMFS clinical training. Minimum rotation is 2-4 weeks in duration. The rotation will include seminars, hands on clinical experience, emergency call and operating room experience involving the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Extern is responsible for housing, transportation, parking and meals.

Contact Patricia (Patty) Carpenter for more information

Observe (Shadow) Opportunity Available

 Observers under 18 years of age, not enrolled in a University of Florida or affiliated student program, are prohibited from observing or shadowing in patient care areas.

Observer (Shadow) opportunity available for current dental students. Approved observers are time-limited to 21 consecutive calendar days or less. Observers may only watch from a position that does not interfere with patient care. They are not allowed to help with procedures or wheel patients.

Student Observers are required to complete/submit the following:

  • Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students
  • HIPAA for Visitors and Vendors
  • UF Confidentiality Statement
  • Photo copy of Gator 1 Card/UF ID
  • Photo copy of Driver’s License
  • Copy of CV/Resume
  • Current Physical Address, Phone Number, and Email Address

Observe (Shadow) Request Application Instructions:

  • Open the Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students
  • Complete the top half of the Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students
  • Print the Request to Observe Patient Care Form for Students in COLOR
  • Sign your name where indicated with yellow highlight approximately in the middle on the left side of the page
  • Scan the signed application in COLOR (Please be sure to scan a clear application that is not warped or skewed)

HIPAA and Confidentiality Statement Instructions:

Observe (Shadow) Request Submission Instructions:

Email the required documents to Patty Carpenter at