Restorative Dental Sciences Internship
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Complete all dentoform competencies
- Complete clinical requirements at the DMD clinics and off-site clinics
- Successfully assist or complete the scholarly review article or research project assigned
- Successfully complete all core and Restorative Dental Sciences courses
- Primary mentor: Assigned one primary course director
- Team of faculty: Diagnosis and treatment planning, Operative, and Prosthodontics. View Faculty Bios
- Contact: Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, 352-273-6919.
Contact: Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, 352-273-6919.
UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610
Continuing Education Units
1200 contact hours. Lecture/Participation
|M-F, 8am – 5pm (excluding University holidays)|
* February 28th 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 fellowship application materials to:
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences
Mail: PO Box 100415
Gainesville, FL 32610-0415
Applicants must complete the formal application and submit it with the following documentation:
- Application (online [coming soon] or print [288 KB])
- Two letters of recommendation
- A curriculum vitae
- 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.
- 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.)
- GRE scores are not necessary for this program, but are preferred as an aid in applicant selection
- 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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