Advanced Education in General Dentistry (Hialeah)

AEGD Hialeah bannerTwo-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.

Successful completion of this program will allow the candidate to be eligible to take the Florida Dental Board Examination. Successful completion of the Florida Dental Board Examination is required to practice dentistry in Florida. Eligibility for dental board examinations in other states is not guaranteed by successful completion of this program and is dependent on state-specific requirements for licensure for internationally-educated dentists.

This program will provide a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Dental Education in General Dentistry.

Tuition payment is required. No stipend is available.

For additional program information, please visit the links below:

Contact Information

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida College of Dentistry/AEGD Hialeah
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

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 (NBDE) Part I or Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE).
  • 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

The deadline to apply to this program is Saturday, October 1, 2022.

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

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 AEGD Hialeah Program

Application Requirements (Deadline – October 1, 2022)

  1. Apply to ADEA PASS (All Applicants)
  2. Upload Documents to PASS Application (All Applicants)
  3. Submit the following materials to UF College of Dentistry (All Applicants)
  4. Apply directly to the University of Florida (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 – October 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
    • NBDE Part I or INBDE successfully completed are required at time of application.
    • 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 (if applicable).
  • 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
  • Translations of all transcripts and diplomas (if the native language of the documents is not English)
  • Dental school transcript(s) and diploma(s) in native language
    • DDS/DMD degree equivalent(s)
  • Transcripts from every institution of higher learning that was attended
  • Resume (a two-page resume is strongly suggested)
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Professional Evaluation Forms (PEFs)
    Please note: an Institution Evaluation Form (IEF) does not equal a PEF
  • No ADAT required

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.

4. Apply directly to the University of Florida (All Applicants)

Complete the Post-baccalaureate Application.

  • Select the “Post-baccalaureate” option.
  • On the Application Information page, select Licensure/Certification for the Postbaccalaureate Type.
  • On the Program of Study page, select Advanced Education in General Dentistry – Hialeah for the Program.  For the Term, select Summer A/C 2023 (May 2023).
  • The UF Post-baccalaureate Application requires a non-refundable fee of $30. Instructions about how to submit payment are included at the end of the application. DO NOT mail any payments to our office.
  • Once you have submitted your payment and your application has been processed, you will be given an 8-digit UFID number.
  • Do not mail or email the UF Post-baccalaureate Application to our office.

Matriculation Requirements (Upon Request Only)

1. Interview (Upon Invitation Only)

  • 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 (green card)
    • Original Social Security Card
  • The interview includes an Admissions Workshop with a bench test. 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.

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
  • 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) in native language
    • 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.