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35-month M.S./certificate programLOGO Orthogators

This program is designed to educate dentists to become leaders of the orthodontic profession and is committed to developing the following qualities in the students: ethics, integrity, scholarship, open-mindedness, sound judgment, the ability to communicate and to relate to patients, and manual ability to provide treatment.

This is a 35-month program leading to a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dental Sciences with specialization in orthodontics. This is a highly competitive program receiving many applicants each year.

A stipend is available. Tuition is required.

Application Process

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is the deadline to apply to this program.

We strongly encourage all applicants to have complete applications on file with PASS and UFCD prior to the deadline.

1. Apply to PASS

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Association of Dental Schools (⤷). PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications. The PASS website opens for application in late spring/early summer. Participation in the PASS program is mandatory. We advise applicants to apply as early as possible.

For an application and instructions, please contact:

Phone (617)612-2065

Additional documentation to forward to PASS:

  • Personal statement
  • Four Personal Potential Index (PPI)
  • One Professional Evaluation Form (PEF)

2. Register for the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

All program applicants must register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program⤷.

National Matching Services
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4S 3B1

3. Apply directly to the University of Florida Graduate School

Complete the Online Graduate Application⤷.

  • Select the “Graduate” option (do NOT select “Professional”)
  • Mark “Masters” and “Summer B 2015″ for the term
  • The UF Online Graduate Application requires a non-refundable $30 fee

4. Send the following materials to UF College of Dentistry

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Orthodontics
P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

  • Original official undergraduate school transcripts sent from the institution
  • National Boards Part I and II scores
    Scores must be reported directly to UFCD. Request your scores from:
    Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
    211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-621-8099 ext 465
  • Graduate Record Examination⤷ scores.
    Institutional code: 5812
    Department name: Dentistry and Oral Sciences
    Department code: 0604
    GRE scores expire after 5 years. For the 2015 Application Cycle, GRE scores must be from July 1, 2010 or later.

5. Additional Requirements for Internationally-Educated Dentists


Application Status Updates

  • The Office of Admissions will work hard to process your complete PASS application in a timely manner. Please be aware that it can take up to four weeks.
  • Within two weeks of receiving your complete PASS application, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation via email.
  • After processing your complete PASS application, which can take an additional two weeks, the Office of Admissions will send you an email outlining your current application status and any remaining actions you need to take in order to complete your application.
  • Complete applications will be forwarded to the program director on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants with incomplete applications will not be eligible for admission.
  • Interviews will be held on Monday, November 3rd, and Tuesday, November 4th.


Orthodontic Internship

Available to U.S. and Foreign Dental Graduates

The Department of Orthodontics offers an advanced education course entitled “Internship in Orthodontics for the General Practitioner.” The experience is tailored to the desires of the intern with experiences in clinical orthodontics, orthodontic case analysis, clinical or basic research and didactic orthodontic courses. This course is designed to give the intern an experience in clinical orthodontics that will better equip them to pursue an orthodontics residency. The intern can work in the faculty’s intramural practice, under the direction of the full-time professors up to two days per week. In addition, the intern may attend departmentally offered courses and clinical case conferences that the orthodontic residents take. We also offer the intern an opportunity to work on a basic or clinical research project during the course. The research may be presented at the International Association of Dental Research meeting and could also be published in the orthodontic literature.

This course is for one calendar year. Tuition is remitted in four (4) equal installments of $7,750.00 (for a total of $31,000/year). Upon completion of the Internship, a certificate of attendance and one thousand six hundred (1600) continuing education units (CEUs) is awarded.

Application Process

Send internship application materials to:

UF College of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics
P.O. Box 100444
Gainesville FL 32610-0444

  1. Application form
  2. A copy of your active dental license.
  3. Have 2 letters of reference sent to us.
  4. Have a current official copy of your dental and college transcript and an official copy of your National Board scores sent to us (see mailing address on application form).
  5. GRE scores are not necessary for this program, but are preferred as an aid in applicant selection.
  6. Official TOEFL scores are required for foreign applicants.

If you have questions, or would like more information about the Orthodontic Internship course, please contact the Orthodontics Department at 352-273-5700 or⤷.