Advanced Education CE: Internships/Fellowships/Preceptorships/Mini Residency

* 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.

**The University of Florida does not certify federal or private loans for Internships, Fellowships, or Preceptorships. For more information – http://admissions.dental.ufl.edu/financial-aid-2/advanced-dental-education/

Internship

Length:

  • 1-year Internships for US and International Dentists and dental scholars
    • Description: An educational experience that lasts one year and includes limited patient care. Internships are open to any dentist (U.S./International) with a dental degree; topics can be either general dentistry or dental specialties.
  • 9-month Internships for US Dentists and International Dentists with green cards
    • Description: An educational experience that lasts 9 months and includes limited patient care. Internships are open to any U.S. dentist or International dentist with a green card; topics can be either general dentistry or dental specialties.
    • Are you a general dentist who is interested in eventually obtaining specialty training? Most admissions into dental residency programs are very competitive. This 9-Month internship might be just what you are looking for. Apply for an internship in the dental specialty area that interests you and, if accepted, you will 1) strengthen your CV and application for a dental specialty residency, AND 2) gain valuable experience that will make your residency training much easier once you are accepted. The program schedule can be flexible to accommodate those dentists that are working part-time.

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.

Courses:

Fellowship

Length: 1 year

Description: An educational experience that lasts one year and includes limited patient care. Fellowships are open to any dentist with a dental degree (U.S./International) and specialty training. The topic is a special-interest area in your specialty.

Completion of the Continuing Education Fellowship 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.

Courses:

Preceptorship

Length: 1 month – 1 year

Description:An educational experience that lasts between one month and a year, beginning July 1 of each year. No direct patient care is included in this experience. Preceptorships are intended for dentists with dental degrees and others who have earned a terminal degree (U.S./International). Topics can be either general dentistry, dental specialties or research topics.

Mini-Residency

Length: Less than 1 month

Description: A custom-study program that lasts less than one month. No direct patient care is included in this experience. Mini-residencies are intended for dentists with a dental degree (U.S./International), topics could be either general dentistry or dental specialties.

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For Florida-licensed Dentists

Board of Dentistry Mandated Remediation
A custom-education program of varying length that is open to Florida-licensed dentists who require BOD mandated remediation; this program may involve direct patient care.

Faculty

Courses will be presented by a variety of instructors including UF Faculty, other nationally recognized experts and private practitioners who are known for their standards of excellence.

Location

UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

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