A personal interview, a psychomotor bench test, and a clinical case presentation will be required as part of the final admission process: the following may be included: Canadian wax carving exam, amalgam prep and restoration and a full metal crown prep on typodont. The fee for this bench test is rather hefty though compared to most other bench tests at other international programs, it's $2500
Tuition for 2009/2010 is $50,300, there are few more thousands of dollars in fees here and there (books, instruments, etc).
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine Office of Admissions 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33322
Gainesville, FL University of Florida College of Dentistry Internationally-Educated Dentists Program
This school does not accept foreign trained dentists as advanced standing, but they have a special4-year program for international dentists that culminates in a DMD degree. This program gives priority to Florida residents and up to 2 students are accepted each year.
Requirements & Application Process:
- Only open for US citizens or permanent residents. - TOEFL minimum score of 80 (IBT) - NBDE part I: minimum of 75 on all sections. - Proof of dental license in your home foreign country. - Evidence of a dental degree from your home foreign country. - CAAPID application (ECE course-by-course evaluation and two letters of recommendations) - UF application (two parts; one is an online application and the other part is a paper application, you can find both here.)
Qualified candidates are invited to a an interview, but there is no bench exam.
Tuition & fees are relatively modest for Florida residents ($27,000 per year, almost double that for non-residents). Total estimated cost of attendance per year is about $50,000 for Florida residents and $76,000 for non-residents.
University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions PO Box 100445 Gainesville, FL 32610-0445