Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

OMP banner36-month Advanced Education Program

This three-year Advanced Education Program provides the required educational background for candidates to take the certification examination of the American Board of Oral Pathology:

  • Opportunities are available to pursue a Ph.D. degree in addition to the basic oral pathology training in an interdisciplinary area.
  • Includes extensive didactic instruction and training in diagnostic pathology as a foundation for other aspects of the curriculum.
  • A firm foundation in histopathology is provided through the surgical pathology service of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oncology.
  • In addition to the didactic curriculum, residents are involved in the department’s clinical programs in association with Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology and other College of Dentistry clinics. Ample opportunities for patient contact and care are provided.

This program will provide a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Dental Education in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.

There is no tuition or fees for US/Canada-trained residents with a DDS/DMD, as they qualify for Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding, contingent upon continued support through the GME program. An annual stipend is available per GME resident. Students having degrees from institutions not accredited by the American Dental Association 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. All internationally trained residents are eligible for $1000/ year in stipendiary support but will be responsible for tuition and fees (approximately $50,000 per year for the program at this time).

For additional program information, please visit the links below:

Contact Information

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
P.O. Box 100402
1395 Center Drive, D3-5
Gainesville, FL 32610-0402
Phone: 352-273-5956 | Fax: 352-846-0311
Email: GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu

Application Process

The deadline to apply to this program is Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Interviews with competitive candidates may take place as early as October.  Positions in the OMP program will be filled on a rolling basis. We strongly encourage all applicants to have complete applications on file with PASS and UFCD early in the application cycle. It’s possible all positions will be filled prior to December 1, 2022.

PASS Application Status Updates

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (www.adea.org). ADEA PASS is the centralized application service for applicants for advanced dental education programs.

  • Please be aware that it may take up to four weeks to process a PASS application.
    • Within two weeks of submitting your PASS application, you will receive a confirmation via email.
    • Within four weeks of submitting your PASS application, you will receive an email with your current application status and/or any remaining actions that you may need to take.
  • Applications that have met all requirements, including uploaded documents, will be forwarded to the program director for review.
  • Incomplete applications or those that do not meet all requirements will not be eligible for review.
  • Please email our office at GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu with questions. No materials from applicants should be mailed to our office.

Checklist for Candidates Applying to the Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Program

Application Requirements (Deadline – December 1, 2022)

  1. Apply to ADEA PASS (All Applicants)
  2. Upload Documents to PASS Application (All Applicants)
  3. Upload Additional Documents for Applicants who are Internationally-Educated Dentists

Matriculation Requirements (Upon Request Only)

  1. Interview (Upon Invitation Only)
  2. Provide Official Documents (Upon Request for Accepted Candidates)
  3. Provide Additional Documents for Candidates who are Internationally-Educated Dentists (Upon Request for Accepted Candidates)


Instructions for Checklist Items

Application Requirements (Deadline – December 1, 2022)

1. Apply to ADEA PASS (All Applicants)

Applying through ADEA PASS (opens in May) is mandatory for this program. We advise applicants to apply as early as possible. Only one application per cycle is permitted.

For an application and instructions, please contact:

ADEA PASS
Email: passinfo@passweb.org
Phone: (617) 612-2065

2. Upload Documents to PASS Application (All Applicants)

All application documents that are listed below should be uploaded with the PASS application.

  • National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Parts I and II or Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) score report
    • An official NBDE or INBDE score report submitted to ADEA PASS from the JCNDE is preferred.  If necessary, an unofficial NBDE or INBDE score report uploaded to PASS is sufficient at time of application. An official NBDE or INBDE score report sent directly to the University of Florida College of Dentistry is required after acceptance into the program.
    • NBDE Part I or INBDE successfully completed are required for Internationally-Educated Dentists.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate (if applicable), and Dental school transcripts (from all institutions attended, even if the coursework is listed on another school’s transcript)
    • Unofficial transcripts are sufficient at time of application. Original official transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution are required after acceptance into the program.
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)
    Please note: an Institution Evaluation Form (IEF) does not equal a PEF
  • No ADAT required

3. Upload Additional Documents for Applicants who are Internationally-Educated Dentists

All application documents that are listed below should be uploaded with the PASS application.

  • Official TOEFL Scores
    • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version) or 550 (paper-based) is required.
    • Please note that TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2023 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be dated February 8, 2021, or later.
    • For the TOEFL, scores must be from the same test date (the “MyBest Scores” are not accepted or considered).
    • The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes.
  • Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report
    • You must choose from either:
      1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
      www.ece.org
      2) World Education Services (WES)
      www.wes.org
  • Dental school transcript(s) and diploma(s)
    • DDS/DMD degree equivalent(s)
  • Transcripts from every institution of higher learning that was attended
  • Translations of all transcripts and diplomas (if the native language of the documents is not English)
  • All international students must secure an F1 visa prior to matriculation on July 1.

Matriculation Requirements (Upon Request Only)

1. Interview (Upon Invitation Only)

  • Selected candidates are required to participate in an interview.
  • Interviews for the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Program will be conducted as early as October. Interviews will continue as needed until the class is filled.

2. Provide Official Documents (Upon Request for Accepted Candidates)

For matriculation, the following documents must be on file with the University of Florida College of Dentistry:

  • Official electronic NBDE or INBDE score reports
  • Original official undergraduate transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution.
  • Original official graduate school transcripts (if applicable) in an envelope sealed by the institution.
  • Original official dental school transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution.

3. Provide Additional Documents for Candidates who are Internationally-Educated Dentists (Upon Request for Accepted Candidates)

For matriculation, the following documents must be on file with the University of Florida College of Dentistry:

  • All international students must secure an F1 visa prior to matriculation on July 1
  • Official TOEFL scores
    • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
  • Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report
    • Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.
  • Original official dental school transcript(s) and diploma(s)
    • DDS/DMD degree equivalent(s)
  • Official transcripts from every institution of higher learning that was attended
  • Official translations of all transcripts and diplomas (if the native language of the documents is not English)
    • Translations must be sent directly to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in an envelope sealed by the translation service.