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4 year D.M.D. Program (Gainesville)

This four-year program leads to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. This degree allows graduates to take the dental board exam in any state in the United States. Students enrolled in this program take the same courses as regularly enrolled D.M.D. students. Up to two students may be accepted into this program each year.

This program was designed for Internationally-Educated Dentists who are legal residents of the state of Florida. Florida residents have priority in admission to this program.

Deadline

The application deadline is November 15th. All applications are evaluated after this date. Late applications will not be considered.

Program Qualifications

  1. You must be a graduate of an international dental school who has satisfactorily completed an academic program of not less than four years, resulting in a degree, diploma, or certificate in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located.
  2. To be eligible for admission you must be a United States citizen or have a permanent resident visa (green card) and proof of your status.
  3. A TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-Based version. Visit www.toefl.org⤷ (the UF College of Dentistry code is 8612). For the 2015 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from July 1, 2013 or later.
  4. Dental Admission Test (DAT)⤷ scores with a minimum score of 15 in each of the 8 sections.

Application Procedure

1. Apply to CAAPID (Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists) with ADEA⤷.

  • Application opens in March. We recommend applying in the late summer (August).
  • Send the following information to CAAPID along with your application:
    • An official transcript translated and certified with a GPA in a Course by Course evaluation report from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.), PO BOX 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970, 414.298.3400, www.ece.org⤷). WES Evaluations are also accepted.
    • Two Letters of evaluation. Provide one personal and one professional letter of recommendation. To view the status of your letters of evaluation submitted to CAAPID you need to:
    1. Login to your CAAPID application;
    2. Select the “Status” option;
    3. Select “evaluators” and review the date of receipt and the date each of your letters were mailed by CAAPID.
  • CAAPID will send your application to us within 6–8 weeks. To check on your application status, log on to your CAAPID account. When we receive your application from CAAPID, it will be reviewed after November 15th.

2. Complete Part 1 of your UF Application online

  • Visit the UF Admissions page⤷.
  • Choose the Professional Schools option, complete the necessary forms, and pay the $30 application fee. Instructions about how to submit payment are included at the end of the online application.
  • Once you have submitted your payment, you will be given an 8-digit UFID number. You will need this number to complete the second part of your application.
  • Note: Part 1 is to be completed online. You do not need to make copies or mail this form to our office.

3. Send the following materials to UF College of Dentistry

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

  • Official Dental Admission Test (DAT)⤷ scores.

    Visit www.ada.org⤷.
    Please know that a minimum score of 15 is required in all sections of the DAT in order to be eligible for acceptance into the entering class.

  • Official TOEFL scores

    Visit www.toefl.org⤷.
    A passing TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version) or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based).
    The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
    TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2015 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from July 1, 2013 or later.

  • Proof of US citizenship or copy of the front and back of your Resident Alien Visa (Green Card).

    At the time of application, you need to submit proof of citizenship (US passport, US birth certificate, or Certificate of Naturalization) or proof of permanent resident visa (Green Card). A copy will suffice.
    If you are invited to interview, you will be required to bring the original document: proof of citizenship (US passport, US birth certificate, or Certificate of Naturalization) or proof of permanent resident visa (Green Card).
    It is the applicant’s responsibility to maintain their visa for the duration of the program.

4. Complete the UF College of Dentistry Application Part II

  • Print completed UF Application Part 2 and mail to:
    Dr. Pamela Sandow
    University of Florida College of Dentistry
    P.O. Box 100402
    Gainesville FL 32610-0402

Application Status Updates

Application forms and all documentation must be completed by November 15th, about nine months before the anticipated starting date the following August. Late applications will not be accepted. Selected candidates are required to participate in an interview at the College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida. Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified. Interviews are conducted after the 1st of the year into early spring.

International dental applicants seeking admission who are currently enrolled in another dental school program (advanced standing, certificate, graduate, general practice residency or advanced education in general dentistry) must complete their current program prior to enrollment.

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to submit the following:

  • Official dental school transcripts (including class standing)
  • Certified copy of diploma.
  • Official translations of dental school transcript and dental school diploma (If documents are not in English) By approved UF translation service (Select a current member from this link: http://www.naces.org/members.htm⤷). Translations must be sent directly to UF.

Entering students will also be required to complete a criminal background check. Offers of admission are not considered final and enrollment is not permitted until completion of the criminal background check, with results deemed favorable by UFCD.

Accepted candidates will enter the regular first-year dental curriculum and must complete all degree requirements with members of the regular dental class. Students must purchase all required instruments and texts, and pay regular University of Florida College of Dentistry tuition and fees.