Electives – Spring 2024

Electives are courses designed to allow dental students the opportunity to vary their curriculum according to individual interests. Electives are intended to supplement, not to replace any part of, the core curriculum.

Requirements

Each student is required to complete a minimum of 60 clock hours (6 credit hours) of approved elective courses.

Students must be enrolled in the elective and confirm that they see it in One.UF.edu before completing activities and coursework for the elective.

UFCD Electives – Course Descriptions

UFCD Research Track Electives

Elective Courses – Spring 2024

Available to Cohort Course title Credits Schedule, Rotation, Independent Study Course Director Registration Method
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: AI and Machine Learning for Dentistry 1 Scheduled Rocha Email the course director, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN DEN8290: Clinical Orthodontics 3 Scheduled, Rotation Abu Arqub Email the course director, submit an essay for selection, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
4DN DEN8290: DMD Grad Prosthodontics 1 Rotation Hosney Email the course director, and complete Elective Enrollment Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Dental Emergency Management 1 Rotation Zoidis Complete the Elective Enrollment Form prior to completing the 1-week rotation, and make arrangements with Jerri Weiner
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Dental Extramural Externship 1 Independent Study Pereira Complete the Elective Enrollment Form prior to arranging an off-site location approve clinic selection with Dr. Pereira
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Digital Dentistry 1 Scheduled Kouveliotis/Zoidis Email the course director, submit an essay, and complete the Elective Interest Request Form
3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Digital Dentures 1 Scheduled Fernandez Email the course director, and complete the Elective Interest Request Form
4DN DEN8290: Digital Workflow in Implant Dentistry 1 Rotation Martin Email the course director, and complete the Elective Interest Request Form
4DN DEN8290: Operation of Technology in Implant Dentistry 1 Rotation Martin Email the course director, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form
2DN, 3DN, 4DN DEN8290: Oral Med/Pathology Observation 1 Rotation Katz Email the course director, and complete the Elective Enrollment Form

UFCD Research Track Electives

The Research Track is intended for students who are committed to obtaining a concentrated research experience during dental school. Most of the students in this program have an interest in an academic career.

  • More information about the Research Track Program Program overview and description, eligibility and program completion requirements, selection process, and application form.

Faculty Registration for Creating New Electives

If a faculty member wishes to offer a new elective:

  • Complete a DMD Elective Course Proposal form and forward it to the Director of Curriculum for approval.
  • If the proposal is approved, it will be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee for further discussion and official approval.
  • The elective course director will be notified of the Curriculum Committee’s final action.

Or, if a student would like an elective not currently available:

  • The student should go to the faculty who will supervise the elective and serve as the Elective Course Director and propose the elective.
  • The elective course director and the student should decide on the elective title, beginning date, anticipated completion date, and the total hours required to complete the elective.
  • The elective course director will complete a DMD Elective Course Proposal form and forward it to the Director of Curriculum for approval.
  • If the proposal is approved, it will be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee for further discussion and official approval.
  • The elective course director will be notified of the Curriculum Committee’s final action.