Foreign-trained dentists interested in seeking employment in the United States face numerous challenges including immigration barriers and cultural differences. The UF College of Dentistry offers a unique path to licensure in the state of Florida through the two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry, or AEGD, at the UF Health Hialeah Dental Center.
Dr. Rodrigo Souza, the program director and clinical associate professor for the UF Health Hialeah Dental Center, leads the AEGD program where these dentists not only serve underrepresented populations but are also woven into the heart of the local community.
In this episode of UF’s Unstoppable Minds, Dr. Souza and Dr. Paul Benjamin share the challenges faced by internationally educated dentists who want to provide care in the U.S. and how the Hialeah AEGD program serves this population.
You can listen here.