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Orthodontic Fellowship

Available to U.S. and Foreign Dental Graduates

Course Description

The Department of Orthodontics offers an advanced education course entitled “Fellowship in Orthodontics for the Specialist.” The course is designed to allow the dentist with specialty training the opportunity to focus their study on a special interest area within their discipline. The course curriculum can be tailored to include possible experiences in clinical orthodontics, clinical or basic research or clinical and didactic teaching methodologies.

Program Details

This course is for one calendar year beginning on July 1st. Tuition is remitted in four (4) equal non-refundable installments of $7,750.00 (for a total of $31,000/year). Upon completion of the fellowship, a certificate of attendance and twelve hundred (1200) continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded.

Completion of the Continuing Education Internship Program is an educational goal in itself, and in no way insures acceptance to a Postgraduate Residency Program.  Although many resources will be provided by the selected Department, this is a Continuing Education program and is not listed on the University of Florida Registrar’s records.

Course Objectives

  • Actively participate in a research project with the goal of producing an abstract for a national meeting and future presentation.
  • Assist in treatment of patients in the University of Florida Dental Clinic.
  • Participate in the Orthodontic core curriculum.
  • Attend the Orthodontic case conferences.
  • Attend selected Orthodontic seminars and journal clubs.

Faculty

All UF Department of Orthodontics faculty will be participating in the program.

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Location

UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

1200 contact hours. Lecture/Participation

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

Registration
M-F, 8am – 5pm (excluding University holidays)
Registration Fee
$31,000

Application Process

* January 31st is the application deadline but positions can be filled prior to that date.

 

Notice to all applicants: Acceptance into any program is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

 

Send internship application materials to:

Department of Orthodontics
Email: kochoa@dental.ufl.edu

Mail: P.O. Box 100444
Gainesville, FL 32610-0444

Phone: 352-273-5700
Applicants must complete the formal application and submit it with the following documentation:

  1. Application (online [coming soon] or print [288 KB])
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. Scores from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination. The minimum acceptable score on this exam is 550 for paper or 80 for computer.

Upon acceptance by a department into their program, the following fees and documentation will be required:  $345.00 non-refundable processing fee.

  1. Provide official copies of dental school transcript (& official certified translation if in your native language) AND scores from the National Board Dental Examinations, Parts I and II (if applicable.)
  2. GRE scores are not necessary for this program, but are preferred as an aid in applicant selection
  3. Provide a copy of current active dental license.
  • Non US residents requiring a visa must provide a Certificate for Financial Responsibility form (Instructions) demonstrating sufficient funds to support the cost of fees and living expenses. Currently, this amount for the visitor alone is approximately US $71,000 per year. If accepted into the program, further documentation for issuance of your I-20 form for your F-1 Visa is required.

 

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