Periodontology & Implant Dentistry 9-Month Internship

Available to U.S. Dentists and International dentists with US citizenship or a green card.

Course Description

The Department of Periodontology offers an advanced education course entitled “Internship in Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.” The experience can be tailored to the desires of the intern with experiences in clinical periodontics and implant dentistry, clinical or basic research and didactic Periodontology courseware all available. Professionals considering to pursue graduate training in Periodontology, may benefit from this Internship Program. 

This course is designed to give interns experience in didactic/clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry that will expand their knowledge and experience in these fields. Intern will attend all departmental courses and lectures with the residents. In addition, interns assist and observe clinical procedures. 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 American Academy of Periodontology Annual meeting and could also be published in the literature. 

Program Details

This course is nine (9) months in length, beginning October 1 and ending on June 30. Tuition is remitted in four (4) equal installments of $6,562.50 (for a total of $26,250). Upon completion of the Internship, continuing education hours (CEUs) and a certificate of completion from the Continuing Education Department is awarded. In addition, you will need to purchase a laptop (College’s choice), scrubs, and certain textbooks. Details will be provided upon acceptance.

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

  • Actively participate in a research project with the goal of presenting an abstract for a national meeting and future presentation.
  • Assist in treatment of patients in the University of Florida Dental Clinic.
  • Participate in the Department of Periodontology core curriculum.
  • Attend the Department of Periodontology case conferences.
  • Attend selected Department of Periodontology seminars and journal clubs.


All UF Department of Periodontics Dentistry faculty will be participating in the program.

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  • For questions regarding the program, please contact the
    Periodontology Department – 
  • For questions regarding the application process, please
    contact the SADS Department  – 


UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

Contact hours – varies. Lecture/Participation

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

M-F, 8am – 5pm (excluding University holidays)
Registration Fee

Application Process

* Application deadline August 1, all applications must be submitted online.

We will be utilizing a rolling admissions process by which applications are considered and evaluated as they are received. However, applications are not reviewed until they are complete. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Applicants must submit the following documentation:



  1. Application (available here) – Download and complete application, then submit via the link at the bottom of this page.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation

Application, application fee and all required documents must be received on or before August 1st to be considered.



  • Fees (all fees are non-refundable):
  • Application Fee $25.00 (due with application)
  • Processing Fee $100.00 (due upon acceptance)

Notice to all applicants: Acceptance into any program is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.



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