Information for Internationally-Educated Dentists

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.

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.