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

This 4-year program leads to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree and was designed for Internationally-Educated Dentists who are legal residents of the state of Florida. Florida residents have priority in admissions to this program. To be eligible for admissions, you must be a United States citizen or have a permanent resident visa, and proof of your status. Participants will join the first year predoctoral class at the time of matriculation and move with the class through the 4 years of curriculum. Up to two students may be accepted into this program each year.

Contact Information Program Details
Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 100445
1395 Center Drive, D3-5
Gainesville, FL 32610-0445
Telephone: 352-273-5955
Fax: 352-846-0311
Email: GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu
Length of Program: 4 years
Program Deadline: November 1, 2018
Start Date: August 2019
Class Size: Up to 2, based upon number of qualified applicants.
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Dental Admission Test (DAT)⤷ scores with a minimum score of at least a 15 in each individual section.
  • This program requires four (4) academic years to complete.

NOTE: UF also offers a 2-year AEGD Program for Internationally-Educated Dentists. The AEGD application is through PASS. The 2-year AEGD program is specifically designed for internationally-educated dentists who want to practice dentistry in the state of Florida. For more information, please see admissions.dental.ufl.edu/iedp/.

Application Procedure

1. Apply to CAAPID

All program applicants must apply through CAAPID (Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists), which is sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (www.adea.org⤷). ADEA CAAPID is the centralized application service for international applicants who have previously completed a dental education program outside the United States or Canada who wish to practice dentistry in the United States. The CAAPID website opens for applications in early spring. Participation in the CAAPID program is mandatory.

For an application and instructions, please contact:
CAAPID (http://www.adea.org/CAAPIDapp/) ⤷
Email caapidinfo@caapid.org 
Phone
 617-612-2035

  • Two Letters of Evaluation
    Provide one personal and one professional (preference: from the dean of dental school from which applicant graduated) Letter of Evaluation.
  • Transcripts and Evaluations
    Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a Course by Course evaluation report from ECE or WES with a GPA.

2. Send the following materials to UF College of Dentistry

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry
P.O. Box 100445
1395 Center Drive, D3-5
Gainesville, FL 32610-0445

Required

  • Official Dental Admission Test (DAT)⤷ scores.

    Applications will not be considered before official DAT⤷ scores are submitted. A minimum score of 15 in all sections is required.
    Submit DAT scores to program after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.
    The program does not waive the DAT for applicants with NBDE score reports.
    DAT scores must be received by our office no later than November 1, 2018.

  • Official TOEFL⤷ scores

    A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-Based version) or 550 (paper-based).
    The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
    TOEFL scores expire after 2 years. For the 2019 Application Cycle, TOEFL scores must be from February 22, 2017 or later.
    TOEFL scores must be sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by ETS.
    Please note: The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes.

  • Proof of US citizenship or Permanent Resident Visa

    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.
    It is the applicant’s responsibility to maintain their visa for the duration of the program.

Recommended

  • Unofficial transcript(s) of any completed US coursework

  • National Board Dental Examination (NBDE)⤷ score report

    Submission of official electronic NBDE score report is accepted, but NOT REQUIRED for admission to the program.
    Submit official DAT scores to program after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.
    The program does not waive the DAT for applicants with NBDE score reports

  • Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)⤷ score report

    Completion of the ADAT is accepted, but NOT REQUIRED for admission to the program.

Application Status Updates

  • The Office of Admissions will work hard to process your CAAPID application in a timely manner. Please be aware that it can take up to four weeks.
  • Within two weeks of receiving your CAAPID application, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation via email.
  • After processing your CAAPID 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.
  • Application forms and all documentation must be completed by November 1st, about nine months before the anticipated starting date the following August. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants with incomplete applications will not be eligible for admission.

 

Competitive candidates will be invited to participate in an interview at the College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.  For more information about the Interview Procedure, click here.