Advanced Education in General Dentistry (Hialeah)

Two-year program for Internationally-Educated Dentists

This 24-month program, which results in a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, is based in Hialeah, Florida. This program is designed to provide advanced training in clinical dentistry beyond the level of pre-doctoral education. Specifically, the program is intended to enhance the resident’s confidence and competence in performing all aspects of general dentistry. The training includes experience in the recognized dental specialties. Competitive applicants will be invited to a 1-day interview in the fall. A class of 12 students will be admitted once yearly in early summer.

Tuition payment is required. No stipend is available.

Program Cost

Estimated tuition and fees per semester is $23,233. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at any time during enrollment. This program consists of 6 semesters over the course of 2 years.

Highlights

  • Must be a United States citizen or have a permanent resident visa (green card) and proof of your status.
  • Must have successfully completed the National Board Dental Examination Part I. Visit www.ada.org⤷. Successful completion of National Board Examination Part II is not required for admission, but must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of the second year of the AEGD program.
  • This program requires two (2) academic years to complete.

NOTE: UF also offers a 4-year DMD Program for Internationally-Educated Dentists. The DMD application is through CAAPID. The 4-year DMD program is specifically designed for internationally-educated dentists who want to be eligible to take any state dental board in the United States. For more information, please see admissions.dental.ufl.edu/iedp/.

Application Process

Monday, October 1, 2018 is the deadline to apply to this program.

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

1. Apply to PASS

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (www.adea.org⤷). PASS is an application clearinghouse that provides uniform information to participating programs while relieving applicants of the burden of completing multiple individual applications. The PASS website opens for application in late spring/early summer. Participation in the PASS program is mandatory. We advise applicants to apply as early as possible.

For an application and instructions, please contact:

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

Additional documentation to include on PASS application:

  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Professional Evaluation Forms (PEFs)
    Please note, that a PEF is not the same as an Institution Evaluation Form (IEF)
  • Official transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended.

2. Apply directly to the University of Florida

Complete the Professional Application⤷.

  • Select the “Professional” option.
  • Mark “Summer A/C 2019″ for the term. (May 2019)
  • The UF Professional Application requires a non-refundable $37 fee. Instructions about how to submit payment are included at the end of the application.
  • Once you have submitted your payment, you will be given an 8-digit UFID number.
  • After you submit your PASS Application, you may email (GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu) your UFID to our office to reduce processing time.

Note: You do not need to make copies or mail the UF Professional Application to our office.

3. Send the following materials to UF College of Dentistry

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/AEGD Hialeah
P.O. Box 100402
1395 Center Drive, D3-5
Gainesville FL 32610-0402

Required

  • Official National Boards Part I⤷ score report

    Official electronic NBDE score reports must be emailed to GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu

  • 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 8, 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 (Permanent Resident Visa). 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 (Permanent Resident Visa).

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

  • Official dental school transcript in native language.

A copy will suffice at time of application. However, if you are invited to interview, you will be required to bring the original document for authentication purposes.

  • Official dental school diploma in native language.

A copy will suffice at time of application. However, if you are invited to interview, you will be required to bring the original document for authentication purposes.

  • Official transcripts

From every institution of higher learning which you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

  • Official translation of dental school transcript and dental school diploma, and any additional transcripts

    Approved Translator Options:
    1) a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member
    http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2) a certified American Translators Association (ATA) member
    https://www.atanet.org/
    Translations must be sent to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the translation service.

  • Official Course-by-Course Evaluation

    You must choose from either
    1) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., (ECE) P.O. Box 92970 Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970, 414-298-3400, www.ece.org
    2) WES Evaluations Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087, U.S.A., www.wes.org
    Course-by-Course Evaluations must be sent directly to the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by the evaluation service.

Optional

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

Application Status Updates

  • The Office of Admissions will work hard to process your PASS application in a timely manner. Please be aware that it can take up to four weeks.
  • Within two weeks of receiving your PASS application, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation via email.
  • After processing your PASS 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.
  • Complete applications will be forwarded to the program director on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants with incomplete applications will not be eligible for admission.

Interview Process

  • Competitive applicants will be invited to interview at the University of Florida Hialeah Dental Center.
  • The following official documents must be presented the day of interview:
    • Original dental school diploma
    • Original dental school transcripts
    • Original proof of citizenship (US passport, US birth certificate, or Certificate of Naturalization) or proof of permanent resident visa (Permanent Resident Visa)
    • Original Social Security Card
  • The interview includes an Admissions Workshop.
  • The Admissions Workshop fee is $750 and is due in full on the day of the interview.
  • Interviews for the AEGD-Hialeah Program will be held during the months of October and November.

Important Information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the 2 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD-Hialeah) program can be found at this webpage. This information is provided in accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations.