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Gainesville, FL 32610

University of Florida College of Dentistry

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The University of Florida was established in 1853. Located on a campus of more than 46,000 students, the University of Florida Health Science Center was founded in 1956. The College of Dentistry admitted its first student in 1972. The Health Science Center, besides a College of Dentistry, includes colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and Health-Related Professions.


4-year. Consists of 2 components: (a) core courses that are required of all, and (b) elective courses that are optional. The latter may include a research project. Basic sciences, correlated dental sciences, dental didactic activities, and dental clinical activities are presented in both the core and the electives. First year: Devoted to the basic sciences, preclinical technical courses and an introduction to clinical situations. Second year: Completion of the basic sciences, preclinical technical courses, and an introduction to comprehensive patient care. Third year: Clinical rotations and comprehensive patient care. Fourth year: Continues work in comprehensive patient care, extramural rotations, and exposure to private patient practice concepts.


The basic predental courses are required, and courses in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or genetics, and developmental psychology. Applicants with an overall B+ average as a minimum will receive strongest consideration for admission. A limited number of nonresidents are admitted. Transfer and advanced standing: Limited numbers are admitted.


The college, with its 11-story dental clinical-science building, is an integral part of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center located on the university campus. A new computer-based simulation lab, junior-senior laboratory, and state-of-the-art lecture faculty were recently built.

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