Advanced Dental Education

The University of Florida College of Dentistry offers clerkship, internship and fellowship programs for domestic and international dental school graduates and practitioners through its Continuing Dental Education Department. The objective of these programs is to provide additional educational experiences to dentists in a specific area of subspecialty interest. The dental school currently accepts applications for advanced education in the following areas:

Note to Internationally-Educated Dentists: These programs WILL NOT prepare dentists to become licensed to practice dentistry in Florida. If you are interested in practicing dentistry in Florida, you will need a dental degree from an ADA-accredited dental school in order to be eligible to take the Florida Dental License examination


Clerkships

A custom-study program that lasts less than one month. This program is custom scheduled to accommodate the availability of the participant and faculty.

Gainesville, FL

2-Days to 1-Month

Open to any Dentist (U.S. or International) with a DDS, DMD or equivalent.
No previous specialty training required.
Applications Open Year Round.
No Direct Patient Care


Internships

An educational experience that lasts nine-months or one-year, this program intended for the general dentist who is in the beginning of their specialty training.

Gainesville, FL

9-Month Internship

Open to any Dentist (U.S. or International) with US Citizenship or a Green Card.
No previous specialty training required.
October 1 – June 30
Application Deadline August 1.
Includes Limited Patient Care

Gainesville, FL

1-Year Internship

Open to any Dentist (U.S. or International) with a Dental Degree.
No previous specialty training required.
July 1 – June 30
Application Deadline January 31.
Includes Limited Patient Care


Fellowships

An intensive training open to any domestic or foreign dentist who has completed specialty training.

1-Year Fellowship

Open to any Dentist (U.S or International) with a Dental Degree.
Previous specialty training required
July 1 – June 30
Application Deadline January 31.
Includes Limited Patient Care


These programs are not intended to prepare individuals to practice a specialty. It is expected that the individuals will return to their practice or country after gaining insights and improving their experience in a specialized area for practice, teaching and patient benefit.

These programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The University of Florida does not certify private educational loans for these programs. Students are responsible for securing their own funding