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Information for Internationally-Educated Dentists

Applying to Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, or Prosthodontics Programs

An important concern for many dentists with international degrees is licensure to practice dentistry in the United States. Our dental specialty training programs are designed to prepare dentists to become specialists and highly trained general dentists. These programs MAY NOT prepare dentists to become licensed to practice dentistry in Florida. The internationally-educated dentists who complete the specialty training programs typically return to their home countries to practice dentistry.

Application Status Updates

Once the admissions office receives your application, you will be notified via email of any missing documentation throughout the application cycle, and up to the application deadline. Once your application becomes complete, your file is forwarded to the program director – please contact the program director for future questions on your application, and the program selection process. Incomplete applications will not be sent to the program director for review. If an application becomes complete after the deadline, it is at the program director’s discretion if they will review the application.

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. Please see our Internationally-Educated Dental Programs page for more information.

 

Endodontics Additional Application Materials

In addition to the application materials listed on the Endodontics page, Internationally-Educated Dentists will need to submit the additional documents to our office:
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Endodontics
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

1. Official transcripts

  • From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

2. Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report

  • You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    414-298-3400
    www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A.
    www.wes.org
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

3. Official translation of all transcripts and diplomas

  • You must choose from either
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
  • Translations must sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

4. DDS/DMD degree equivalent

5. Official TOEFL score

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
  • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 10, 2015 or later.

6. Official GRE

  • Institutional code: 5812
    Department name: Dentistry and Oral Sciences
    Department code: 0604
  • GRE scores expire after 5 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, GRE scores must be from February 10, 2012 or later.
  • A minimum GRE verbal score of 140.

7. Return to the Endodontics page for requirements for all applicants.

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Additional Application Materials

In addition to the application materials listed on the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology page, Internationally-Educated Dentists will need to submit the additional documents to our office:
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/OMP
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

1. Official transcripts

  • From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

2. Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report

  • You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    414-298-3400
    www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A.
    www.wes.org
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

3. Official translation of all transcripts and diplomas

  • You must choose from either
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
  • Translations must sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

4. DDS/DMD degree equivalent

5. Official TOEFL score

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
  • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 10, 2015 or later.

6. Official NBDE Part 1&2 Scores

  • Are highly recommended, but are not required for matriculation for the Internationally-Educated Dentists
  • NBDE Pt 1 must be completed successfully by the end of the first program year.
  • Scores must be reported directly to UF. Request your scores from:
    Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
    211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-621-8099 ext 465

7. Return to the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology page for requirements for all applicants.

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Additional Application Materials

In addition to the application materials listed on the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology page, Internationally-Educated Dentists will need to submit the additional documents to our office:
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/OMR
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

1. Official transcripts

  • From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

2. Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report

  • You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    414-298-3400
    www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A.
    www.wes.org
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

3. Official translation of all transcripts and diplomas

  • You must choose from either
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
  • Translations must sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

4. DDS/DMD degree equivalent

5. Official TOEFL score

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
  • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 10, 2015 or later.

6. Official NBDE Part 1&2 Scores

  • Are highly recommended, but are not required for matriculation for the Internationally-Educated Dentists
  • NBDE Pt 1 must be completed successfully by the end of the first program year.
  • Scores must be reported directly to UF. Request your scores from:
    Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
    211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-621-8099 ext 465

7. Tuition

Students having degrees from institutions not accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) will be considered for admission only after it has been determined that their academic backgrounds are equivalent to requirements set forth by the Council on Dental Education. International applicants will not qualify for GME funding support. Tuition and fees will be charged for such applicants. Please contact the program director for further details.

8. Return to the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology page for requirements for all applicants.

 

Orthodontics Additional Application Materials

In addition to the application materials listed on the Orthodontics page, Internationally-Educated Dentists will need to submit the additional documents to our office:
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Orthodontics
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

1. Official transcripts

  • From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

2. Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report

  • You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    414-298-3400
    www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A.
    www.wes.org
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

3. Official translation of all transcripts and diplomas

  • You must choose from either
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
  • Translations must sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

4. DDS/DMD degree equivalent

5. Official TOEFL score

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
  • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 10, 2015 or later.

6. Official GRE

  • Institutional code: 5812
    Department name: Dentistry and Oral Sciences
    Department code: 0604
  • GRE scores expire after 5 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, GRE scores must be from February 10, 2012 or later.
  • A minimum GRE verbal score of 140.

7. Return to the Orthodontics page for requirements for all applicants.

Periodontics Additional Application Materials

In addition to the application materials listed on the Periodontics page, Internationally-Educated Dentists will need to submit the additional documents to our office:
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Periodontics
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

1. Official transcripts

  • From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

2. Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report

  • You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    414-298-3400
    www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A.
    www.wes.org
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

3. Official translation of all transcripts and diplomas

  • You must choose from either
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
  • Translations must sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

4. DDS/DMD degree equivalent

5. Official TOEFL score

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
  • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 10, 2015 or later.

6. Official GRE

  • Institutional code: 5812
    Department name: Dentistry and Oral Sciences
    Department code: 0604
  • GRE scores expire after 5 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, GRE scores must be from February 10, 2012 or later.
  • A minimum GRE verbal score of 140.

7. Official NBDE Part 1&2 Scores

  • Are highly recommended, but are not required for matriculation for the Internationally-Educated Dentists
  • NBDE Pt 1 must be completed successfully by the end of the first program year.
  • Scores must be reported directly to UF. Request your scores from:
    Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
    211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-621-8099 ext 465

8. Return to the Periodontics page here for requirements for all applicants.

 

Prosthodontics Additional Application Materials

In addition to the application materials listed on the Prosthodontics page, Internationally-Educated Dentists will need to submit the additional documents to our office:
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Prosthodontics
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

1. Official transcripts

  • From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

2. Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report

  • You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    414-298-3400
    www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A.
    www.wes.org
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

3. Official translation of all transcripts and diplomas

  • You must choose from either
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
  • Translations must sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

4. DDS/DMD degree equivalent

5. Official TOEFL score

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
  • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 10, 2015 or later.

6. Official GRE

  • Institutional code: 5812
    Department name: Dentistry and Oral Sciences
    Department code: 0604
  • GRE scores expire after 5 years. For the 2017 Application Cycle, GRE scores must be from February 10, 2012 or later.
  • A minimum GRE verbal score of 140.

7. Return to the Prosthodontics page for requirements for all applicants.