Dentistry schools in Florida include the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida, a branch of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and NOVA Southeastern University. Programs available include basic dentistry courses through advanced programs, and some schools include continuing education programs in dentistry science.
The College of Dentistry at the University of Florida include departments of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dental Sciences and Pediatric Dentistry. Programs include the Doctor of Dental Medicine and the Advanced and Graduate Education Program. Special study programs enable students to participate in internships and short term educational programs.
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a problem-based learning curriculum that offers self-directed and small group studies. Students spend their fourth year working at community-based primary care clinics. The school website provides an academic calendar for dentistry students.
NOVA Southeastern University has a private dental college that provides exposure to introduction to dental clinics, research programs for doctoral and post-doctoral students and community outreach programs such as Give Kids A Smile Day, oral health education and international missions. Specific postdoctoral programs include endodontics, operative dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. Dental students can also participate in interprofessional practice with pharmacy students.