Helpful Links: Education

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Student/Resident Information

  • American Association for Dental Research and International Association for Dental Research: Research information on all aspects of oral disease.
  • American Dental Association: The ADA is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry. The ADA promotes the public’s health through commitment of member dentists to provide quality oral health care, accessible to everyone.
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA): ADEA is the leading national organization for dental education. Our members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, advanced dental education programs, hospital dental education programs, allied dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. (
  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association: Oral health information for patients and professionals
  • Academy of General Dentistry The mission of the Academy of General Dentistry is to serve the needs and to represent the interests of general dentists and to foster their continued proficiency through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.
  • Florida Dental Association This chapter of the American Dental Association represents 75 percent of all licensed dentists in Florida. The FDA’s mission is to improve the public’s health through professional and patient education and maintaining high practice standards.
  • Hispanic Dental Association The Hispanic Dental Association is a national organization. The FDA’s mission is to provide leadership and represent professionals who share a common commitment to improve the oral health of the Hispanic community.
  • International and American Association for Dental Research The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has been established to promote research in all aspects of oral and related sciences, to encourage development of improved methods for prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases, and to facilitate cooperation among investigators and communication of research findings and their implications throughout the world.
  • International Association for Disability and Oral Health Information on oral health for people with disabilities
  • TMJ Association Information on temporomandibular disorders.
  • U.S. Army Dental Care System: Covers topics from Army dental specific information, to other dental related homepages, to information of interest for dentists interested in joining the Army Dental Corps.

Library Resources

  • Ask a Librarian IM: Having trouble with Internet research, getting access to a journal, or any other library-related task? Chat live with a librarian Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-midnight. For assistance in connecting, contact the UF Computer Help Desk at or 392-HELP.
  • EZ Proxy Information: Off campus access to the UF library resources. EZ proxy will allow you to access the databases and e-journals from home with a simple log in of either your Gator 1 Card number or your Gatorlink user name/password. This method works with AOL and the Science Direct journals and there is no need to reconfigure your browser.
  • Information about and schedule of Health Science Center Library classes: The HSC Library staff provides instruction to students, faculty and other qualified users of library resources.
  • Electronic Resources: Major health-related electronic journals including Medline, PDF, PubMed, etc.
  • George A. Smathers Libraries website: Web-based information on the UF libraries.
  • Literature Search (free for HSC Faculty): Literature and reference searches are done by a professional Librarian for a patron. There are several ways you can request a literature search:
    • Telephone 352-273-8408: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • In person at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the HSC Libraries: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Submit the online Literature Search Request form
    • Standard mail to:
      Reference, Education, and Information Division, Health Science Center Libraries
      University of Florida
      Box 100206 Gainesville, FL 32610-0206
    • Fax to 352-846-2272
  • Medscape: Free medically related searches, email, updates, discounted bookstore. Very full site with a lot to offer.
  • National Library of Medicine: A guide to one of the world’s largest medical libraries.

Reference Information