The UF College of Dentistry is the only publicly funded dental school in Florida and a national leader in dental education, research and clinical care.
With 12 degree and certificate programs and a competitive admissions process, approximately 2,700 exceptional applicants apply annually for 140 positions. About 90 new dentists and 56 dental specialists graduate each year, with many choosing to practice in Florida. The college is one of only three in the nation with residency training in every dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. The college offers specialized programs in dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.
The college is a nationally recognized oral health research enterprise, with an emphasis on infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and translational research to improve oral health care and patient outcomes. The Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology builds on 28 years of successful training of basic/clinical scientists and was selected for a national excellence award by the American Dental Education Association.
Our dental centers provide a complete range of general and specialty services for adults and children. The UF Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, with college-owned locations in Gainesville, Hialeah, Naples and St. Petersburg and affiliated centers throughout Florida, focuses on improving access to affordable, high-quality dental care for underserved populations and provides community-based learning opportunities for dental students and residents.