Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

OMR banner30-month Advanced Education Program

This Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology consists of two and a half years of academic course work, clinical training and research experience. Successful completion of the OMFR program confers eligibility to challenge the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology examination. This program is designed to educate dentists to become leaders in Radiology and is committed to developing the following qualities in the students: ethics, integrity, scholarship, open-mindedness, sound judgment, the ability to communicate, and to relate to patients. Up to four residents will be accepted each year. Eligible applicants must hold a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental college in the US or its equivalent from foreign institutions.

The University of Florida College of Dentistry Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Advanced Education program received initial accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association in February 2013.

Academically oriented students may elect to pursue a Ph.D. degree either concurrent with the program or subsequently. At this time, UF does not offer a PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

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

All international students must secure an F1 visa prior to matriculation on July 1.

Contact Information

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

Application Process

Monday, November 1, 2021 is the deadline to apply to this program.

Interviews with competitive candidates may take place as early as October.  Positions in the OMFR 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 November 1, 2021.

1. Apply to PASS

All program applicants must apply through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service), which is sponsored by the American Association of Dental Schools (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:

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

Additional documentation to include on PASS application:

  • Personal statement
  • Two Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF): one from the dean of the dental school you attended and one from dental school faculty who are acquainted with your work.
    Please note: an Institution Evaluation Form (IEF) does not equal a PEF

2. Submit the following materials to UF College of Dentistry

All supplemental application materials (such as NBDE, transcripts from all institutions attended) should be included with the PASS application when possible.  Application materials that are not included with your PASS application should be emailed to GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.eduAt this time, no materials should be mailed to our office.

  • Undergraduate school transcripts (from all undergraduate institutions attended)
    • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts are sufficient at time of application.
      Original official undergraduate transcripts in an envelope sealed by the institution are required for matriculation.
  • National Boards Part I and II or Integrated National Board Dental Examination score report
    • An unofficial NBDE or INBDE score report is sufficient at time of application.
      An official NBDE or INBDE score report is required for matriculation. (Official electronic NBDE or INBDE score reports must be sent to GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu)
    • Are recommended, but are not required for matriculation for Internationally-Educated Dentists.
      *Internationally-Educated Dentists are required to submit additional documentation. Click here to review the list of additional requirements.
    • Request your scores from:
      Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
      211 East Chicago Ave., #1846
      Chicago, IL 60611
      800-621-8099 ext 465
  • No ADAT required

3. Additional Requirements for Internationally-Educated Dentists

In addition to completing the application requirements listed above, Internationally-Educated Dentists are required to submit additional documentation in order to be eligible for admission. Click here to review the list of additional requirements.

All international students must secure an F1 visa prior to matriculation on July 1.

*International Students

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. Please contact the program director for further details.

Application Status Updates

  • The Office of Admissions will work hard to process your complete PASS application in a timely manner. Please be aware that it can take up to four weeks.
  • Within two weeks of receiving your complete PASS application, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation via email.
  • After processing your complete 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 Procedure

  • Selected candidates are required to participate in an interview at the College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.
  • Interviews for the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Program will be conducted as early as October. Interviews will continue as needed until the class is filled.

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

  • Official electronic NBDE score reports sent to GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu.
  • 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.


Advanced and Graduate Programs
UF College of Dentistry Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 100402
Gainesville FL 32610-0402
Phone: 352-273-5956 | Fax: 352-846-0311
Email: GradAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu