UF Advanced Dental Education
Internship in Orthodontics for the General Practitioner
This course is designed to give the intern an experience in clinical orthodontics that will better equip them to pursue an orthodontics residency
The Department of Orthodontics offers an advanced education course entitled “Internship in Orthodontics for the General Practitioner.” The curriculum is tailored to the desires of the intern with experiences in clinical orthodontics, orthodontic case analysis, clinical or basic research and didactic orthodontic courses. This course is designed to give the intern an experience in clinical orthodontics that will better equip them to pursue an orthodontics residency. The intern can work in the faculty’s intramural practice, under the direction of the full-time professors, up to two days per week. In addition, the intern may attend departmentally offered courses and clinical case conferences that the orthodontic residents take. We also offer the intern an opportunity to work on a basic or clinical research project during the course. The research may be presented at the International Association of Dental Research meeting and could also be published in the orthodontic literature.
- 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.
All UF Department of Orthodontics faculty will be participating in the program.
Calogero Dolce DDS, PhD
Divakar Karanth BDS, MDS, MS, MOrth RCS
Program Information and Application
Schedule & Acceptance Criteria
Open to any U.S. and Foreign Dental Graduates
July 1 through June 30
Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm (excluding University holidays)
Contact Hours: 1200 CEU’s Participation/Lecture
Upon completion of the Internship, 1200 CEU’s and a certificate of completion from the Continuing Education Department is awarded.
Includes Limited Patient Care
Payable in four non-refundable quarterly payments of $8,750.00
Additional expenses may include the purchase of a laptop (College’s choice), scrubs, and textbooks. Details provided upon acceptance.
$50 Application Fee: Non-Refundable
Location & Contact
UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610
Questions regarding the program:
Orthodontics Department – (352)273-5700
Questions regarding the application process:
School of Advanced Dental Sciences – (352) 273-7800
Applying to the Program
Application Deadline January 31st
Comprehensive application must be submitted online prior to deadline to be considered.
1. Completed Application Form
2. $50 Application Fee: Non-Refundable
3. Current Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. TOEFL Scores: Paper Exam 550 | Computer Exam 80
5. Financial Guarantee (Government Sponsored)
Due Upon Acceptance
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).
TOEFL Scores: Upon acceptance you will be required to send an official.
$300 Processing Fee: Non-Refundable