University of Florida College of Dentistry

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Description of Program

This 4-year program leads to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree and was designed for Internationally-Educated Dentists who are legal residents of the state of Florida. Florida residents have priority in admissions to this program. To be eligible for admissions, you must be a United States citizen or have a permanent resident visa and proof of your status. Participants will join the first year predoctoral class at the time of matriculation and move with the class through the curriculum.  

Contact Information

Dr. Pamela Sandow
University of Florida
College of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 100445
Gainesville, FL 32610-0445
Telephone: 352-273-5955
Fax: 352-846-0311

Program Details

Length of Program: 48 months
Program Deadline: November 1, 2017
Start Date: August, 2018
Class Size: Up to 2, based upon number of qualified applicants.
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • All applicants are required to take the TOEFL
  • Must submit original TOEFL score report directly to program
  • Successful completion of TOEFL is required; scores above 80 (internet based) are considered acceptable

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Submit official DAT. Scores to program after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.

Dental Admission Test Requirements

  • Submit official DAT scores to program after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • Completion of the ADAT is accepted, but NOT REQUIRED for admission to the program.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Two Letters of Evaluation are required. Provide one personal and one professional Letter of Evaluation.
    • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of the dental school from which applicant graduated.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a Course by Course evaluation report from ECE or WES with a GPA

Application Fees

  • At the University of Florida College of Dentistry, the supplemental application with fee ($30) is by invitation only. If the Admissions Committee would like to invite you to complete the supplemental application they will contact you via email. 

Other documents that should be sent directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID)

  • Official Dental Admission Test,
  • Proof of US citizenship or copy of the front and back of a Resident Alien Visa (Green Card).

Additional Requirements

  • NOTE: This program requires four academic years to complete.
  • Graduation from a recognized dental school outside of the United States
  • Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will be required to submit the following documents:
    • Official dental school transcripts
    • Original or certified copy of dental school diploma

NOTE: UF also offers a 2-year AEGD Program for Internationally-Educated Dentists. The AEGD application is through PASS. The 2-year AEGD program is specifically designed for international dentists who want to practice dentistry in the state of Florida.  For more information, see