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University of Florida College of Dentistry

University of Florida College of Dentistry
1600 SW Archer Rd.
Rm D4-6
P.O. Box 100405
Gainesville, FL 32610-0405
Dean: Dr. Boyd E Robinson
352.273.5802
http://dental.ufl.edu

About the University of Florida College of Dentistry

Established in 1972, the University of Florida College of Dentistry is the only publicly-funded dental school in the state and ranks as a national leader in dental education, research and community service. The college is housed in the Dental Sciences Building located on the UF Health Science Center campus.

Our students and faculty participate in interdisciplinary learning and research that benefits the college and its patient community, resulting in a well-rounded curriculum that produces dentists skillful in the art and science of dentistry.

The college educates the state’s future dentists and dental specialists through 16 degree and certificate programs. Each year we admit a new class of 80-90 D.M.D. students who are among the top pre-dental students in the nation. Students’ performance on standardized examinations is a benchmark of the quality of our academic programs. In June 2011, the college’s Class of 2013 achieved an outstanding 100% first time pass rate on Part One of the National Board Dental Exams.

The college is nationally recognized for its oral health research enterprise, emphasizing infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and translational research to improve clinical and dental care. We anticipate building on this reputation by recruitment of mid-career, top-notch basic scientists to achieve excellence in areas of established strength in the college while more closely aligning the college with key initiatives within the university and Health Science Center. These initiatives include genomics of infectious diseases, immunology, autoimmunity, biostatistics, cancer epidemiology and prevention, cell biology/cell signaling, and pain and neurosciences. We will also strive to recruit magnet investigators and junior investigators to provide a nucleus of clinical and translational researchers in areas where we presently have complementary strengths.

We have a multi-faceted service mission encompassing patient care and community outreach and education. Through the Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, we improve access to dental care for Florida’s residents, focusing on vulnerable and indigent populations and special needs patients. Our students and faculty also give of themselves in providing free dental treatment to underserved populations during service missions abroad and at home.

Continuing Education

The University of Florida Continuing Dental Education Department has a responsibility to provide the dental professional with high-quality CDE covering the most current information available on a wide variety of topics, from new techniques and materials to innovative practice management solutions.

Vision

To be the dental profession’s trusted resource for continuing education and life-long learning.

Mission

To provide a wide variety of highest quality continuing dental education programs while seeking the best balance of innovation and scientific knowledge, and while using the best blend of traditional teaching methods and innovative technology.

We Strive To:

  • Create life-long learners
  • Inspire critical thinking and judgment in the dental professional
  • Enable the dental professional to enhance the oral health of the public while insuring patient safety
  • Emphasize scientifically sound concepts and techniques
  • Update the dental professional with the latest clinical techniques and practice management advances
  • Promote professional growth by indentifying and meeting the CE needs of the dental profession
  • Be fiscally responsible by being fully accountable, transparent and financially self sufficient

Values

The following values guide the UF CDE Department in achieving its vision, mission and goals: excellence, fairness, communication, courtesy, customer-centered service, and continuous improvement.

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