If you’ve decided to pursue a career in dentistry, congratulations! The road to becoming a dentist will be just as challenging as it will be fulfilling, and it starts with choosing the right school to help jumpstart your journey to this rewarding career. Deciding what school you’ll attend can be a bit intimidating. Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick overview of some of dental schools in Florida to help you get started.
1. University of Florida College of Dentistry (Gainesville, FL)
Established in 1972, The University of Florida’s College of Dentistry is Florida’s only publicly funded dental school and is nationally recognized for its oral health research in areas such as infectious diseases in dentistry and pain and neuroscience. This institution admits about 93 students into its program yearly. The University of Florida offers a unique learning experience for its DMD students via programs such as Putting Families First, which brings together UF students from various health professions and allows them to promote positive health via regular visits to volunteer families. UF has a statewide network for community oral health with locations throughout Florida and also offers students the opportunity to travel to several countries each year to provide significant contributions to global oral health.
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2. Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Located in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nova Southeastern’s College of Dental Medicine is Florida’s first private dental college. The program admits about 100 students each year and offers an innovative doctoral curriculum dedicated to both primary care and complex and special-needs patients. Nova Southeastern University’s dental college is also the first to establish a partnership with a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Its community outreach opportunities include Give Kids a Smile a Day and Florida Mission of Mercy. Students can take part in post-doctorate residences including (but not limited to) endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery and general dentistry.
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3.LECOM School of Dental Medicine (Bradenton, FL)
A smaller alternative than the above mentioned institutions, Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic is home to about 200 new students every year. Its commitment to a quality and affordable dental education makes it a viable option for anyone interested in a dental school in Florida. The private college contains on-site clinical group practices to assist residents who cannot easily obtain dental care. Students can take advantage of various volunteer and active involvement opportunities. This dental education program is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
At Beaufils Dental, we encourage anyone interested in a career in dentistry to seek the advice of someone with experience in this exciting and innovative field. Dr.Lloyd Beaufils is a dentist in Cooper City, FL who has been in practice for over 24 years. His dedication to dentistry has made his practice a go-to for Cooper City dental care. Even a successful dentist-in-the-making needs someone they can go-to for quality oral health care; put your dental health in the hands of a professional who shares your passion for dentistry. Call Beaufils Dental today at 954-252-1390 to schedule your Free Smile Assessment and learn more about what to expect in your journey towards a career in dentistry.