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Restorative Dental Sciences Internship

Course Description

Available to U.S. and Foreign Dental Graduates

The Department of Restorative Dental Sciences offers an advanced education course entitled “Restorative Dental Sciences Internship Program.” The experience is tailored to include experiences in clinical dentistry, case analysis, didactic courses, and literature review.

This course is designed to give the practitioner an experience in didactic/clinical dentistry that will equip them to do more extensive treatment in their general practice. The practitioner’s clinical training will be at the University of Florida Dental Clinic under the direction of a full-time professor. In addition, the practitioner will attend and participate in selected courses and clinical cases offered by the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences.

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 internship, 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

  • Successfully complete all required Restorative Dental Science courses and assignments
  • Complete a research article or review article on an assigned topic
  • Be prepared to engage in lifelong learning

Restorative Dental Sciences Core Curriculum

Summer Semester: Initial Period of Evaluation

  • Initial Evaluation: 1- 2 months in the summer semester for clinical competency and entry into the clinics
  • Dentoform exercises and evaluation
  • Case based diagnosis and treatment planning evaluation
  • Direct and indirect restorations
  • Removable partial denture design

Fall Semester

  • Diagnosis and Treatment planning
  • Operative Advanced restorations (beginning to advanced level – depending upon initial evaluation)
  • Fixed Prosthodontics (beginning to advanced level – depending upon initial evaluation)
  • Implant dentistry (beginning to advanced level – depending upon initial evaluation)
  • Independent study: 5 – The goal is to develop a personal program of self-study and professional growth based upon evidenced based dentistry
  • Assignment of a research topic

Spring Semester

  • Clinical Dentistry (Entry into the clinic can start as early as Fall semester or may take until the Spring semester depending upon initial evaluation
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Prosthodontic and Occlusion Cases
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Temporomandibular Disorders for the General Practitioner
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Removable Prosthodontics: completely edentulous and partially edentulous patients
  • Finalization of Scholarly activity: Turn in review article on assigned research topic

Restorative Dental Sciences Optional Curriculum

  • Research projects with faculty
  • Oral surgery clinics
  • Literature review with School of Advanced Dental Education
  • Case presentations of internship cases with literature review
  • Completion of Internship on June 30th
  • Certificate of Completion

Requirements for Program Completion

  1. Complete all dentoform competencies
  2. Complete clinical requirements at the DMD clinics and off-site clinics
  3. Successfully assist or complete the scholarly review article or research project assigned
  4. Successfully complete all core and Restorative Dental Sciences courses

Faculty

  • Primary mentor: Assigned one primary course director
  • Team of faculty: Diagnosis and treatment planning, Operative, and Prosthodontics. View Faculty Bios
  • For questions regarding the program, please contact the
    Restorative Dental Sciences Department: (
    352)273-5850
  • For questions regarding the application process, please
    contact the SADS Department: 
    (352)273-7800

Location

UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

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

* Application deadline January 31st, all applications must be submitted online.


Applicants must submit the following documentation:

 

  1. Application (available here)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. TOEFL scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language); the minimum acceptable score is 550 for the paper exam or 80 for the computer exam. Upon acceptance you will be required to send an original.
  5. Financial Guarantee (Government Sponsored)

Upon acceptance, Non-US residents requiring a visa must submit all required documentation, including proof of sufficient funds to support the cost of fees and living expenses (Student $1,500/month; Spouse $1,000/month; Per Child $500/month; plus tuition and fees).

 

 

Application, application fee and all required documents must be received on or before January 31st to be considered.

 

  • Fees (all fees are non-refundable):
  • Application Fee $50.00 (due with application)
  • Processing Fee $300.00 (due upon acceptance)

Notice to all applicants: Acceptance into any program is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and obtaining the appropriate visa if you are a non-US citizen.

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