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

4 Year DMD bannerThis 4-year program leads to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree and is designed for Internationally-Educated Dentists. This program, when successfully completed, affords internationally-educated dentists the opportunity to apply for licensure to practice dentistry in any state in the United States. 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.

Program Details

  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Program Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Start Date: August 2023
  • Class Size: Up to 2, based upon number of qualified applicants
  • Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Contact Information

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 100402
1395 Center Drive, D3-5
Gainesville, FL 32610-0402
Telephone: 352-273-5956
Fax: 352-846-0311
Email: GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu

Highlights

  • Must be a United States citizen or have a permanent resident visa (green card) and proof of your status.
  • Dental Admission Test (DAT) required 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 Process

The deadline to apply to this program is Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

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

CAAPID Application Status Updates

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.

  • Please be aware that it may take up to four weeks to process a CAAPID application.
    • Within two weeks of receiving your CAAPID application, you will receive a confirmation via email.
    • Within four weeks of receiving your CAAPID 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 admissions committee 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 4 Year D.M.D. Program (Gainesville)

Application Requirements (Deadline – November 1, 2022)

  1. Apply to ADEA CAAPID (All Applicants)
  2. Upload Documents to CAAPID Application (All Applicants)
  3. Submit the following materials to UF College of Dentistry (All Applicants)

Matriculation Requirements (Upon Request Only)

  1. Interview (Upon Invitation Only)
  2. Provide Official Documents (Upon Request for Accepted Candidates)


Instructions for Checklist Items

Application Requirements (Deadline – November 1, 2022)

1. Apply to ADEA CAAPID (All Applicants)

Applying through ADEA CAAPID (opens in early spring) 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 CAAPID
Email: caapidinfo@caapid.org 
Phone:
617-612-2035

2. Upload Documents to CAAPID Application (All Applicants)

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

Required

  • Official Dental Admission Test (DAT) Scores
    • A minimum score of 15 in each individual section is required.
    • DAT scores must be received by our office no later than November 1, 2022. Applications will not be considered before official DAT scores are submitted.
    • The program does not waive the DAT for applicants with NBDE or INBDE score reports.
  • 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 from February 22, 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
    • Applicants must submit to ADEA CAAPID a Course-by-Course evaluation report from ECE or WES with a GPA.
  • Two Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation

Recommended

  • Transcript(s) of any completed US coursework
    • While no specific coursework is required, the following courses can help applicant prepare for the DAT and the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida.
      • English: 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours
      • Biology: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours
      • General Chemistry: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours
      • Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours
      • Physics (with or without calculus): 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours
      • Microbiology: 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours
      • Biochemistry: 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours
  • National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) or Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) score report
    • Submission of official electronic NBDE or INBDE score report is accepted, but not required for admission to the program.
    • The program does not waive the DAT for applicants with NBDE or INBDE score reports
  • Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) score report
    • Completion of the ADAT is accepted, but not required for admission to the program.

3. Submit the following materials to UF College of Dentistry (All Applicants)

All application documents that are listed below should be emailed to GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu.

  • 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. Please email to the admissions office.
    • 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 student’s responsibility to maintain their visa for the duration of the program.

Matriculation Requirements (Upon Request Only)

1. Interview (Upon Invitation Only)

Competitive candidates will be invited to participate in an interview at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.

More information about the Interview Procedure.

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 (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL scores
    • The UF College of Dentistry code is 8612.
    • TOEFL scores must be sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by ETS.
  • 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.

More information about the Matriculation Requirements.