COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY PROGRAM COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY ...
COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY PROGRAM
COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
(Revised May 2007)
Table of Contents
A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN…………………………………………………………….4
J. Hillis Miller Health Center
The College of Dentistry
The Florida Academy of General Dentistry
Requirements for Enrollment
Application and Fees
Student Academic Regulations
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS………………………………………………………………… 9
Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology
Special Patient Care
“University of Florida College of Dentistry is approved by the National Committee on
Continuing Dental Education of the American Dental Association as a sponsor of
continuing dental education for Activity Classification C. Sponsor approval granted by
the National Committee neither constitutes nor implies approval or endorsement of any
specific continuing education activity or course content.”
The University of Florida encourages participation in its educational programs by
qualified persons of both sexes from all cultural, racial, religious and ethnic groups.
The University of Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
institution and does not discriminate against persons because of race, national origin,
religion or creed, sex, age, or handicap.
While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, the University of
Florida College of Dentistry reserves the right to change without notice, statements in
this document concerning rules, policies, fees, curriculum, or other matters.
A Message from the Dean
The University of Florida College of Dentistry is working hard to
enhance the quality of Continuing Dental Education here at home
and abroad. Our flagship program in this effort is the 25 month
Comprehensive Dentistry Program. This two year AGD
Mastership Track Preparation Course has been offered
successfully for 26 years and 311 dentists have completed the
As exciting as this exemplary program is, however, it is you, the
dental professional, who drives our mission to achieve excellence
in the art and science of dentistry. You, as a principle-based,
value-driven dental professional, are the key to forging a
committed dental community.
Our job, then, as your partner in professional development and life-long learning is to provide a
quality venue for this committed dental community to come together. The Comprehensive
Dentistry Program provides that quality venue for the college to bring together faculty, alumni,
course participants and the dental community at large.
If we are successful in serving the dental community in this way, then we will have been
successful in advancing our mission of excellence through teaching, research and service.
Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor and Dean
College of Dentistry
Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.
Associate Dean for Continuing Education
Lynn King, M.B.A., R.D.H.
The University of Florida College of Dentistry is designated as a nationally approved sponsor by the
Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted
by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The University of Florida College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP
Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental
practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references.
Sponsorship of a dental continuing education course by the University of Florida does not necessarily
imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product by this institution. Continuing
education courses do not necessarily reflect the philosophies of the University of Florida predoctoral or
post-doctoral training programs.
AGD Maste rship Pr epar ation Co ur se -
Comprehensive Dentistry Program Class 25
LOCATION: University of Florida College of Dentistry
LIMIT: 20 Participants
REGISTRATION FEE: $19,875 Dentist: payable with an initial deposit of
$2,500 and $695 monthly attendance fees
COURSE DIRECTOR: James E. Haddix, D.M.D.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: For over 26 years, the University of Florida has provided a unique program for
dentists seeking an opportunity to:
Earn 600 credits applicable toward a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. In fact, the
University of Florida offers the only Mastership track program that allows you to complete all your
Mastership requirements in 25 months.
Interact with excellent instructors specializing in different fields; with evidence-based, research supported
insights into the latest advancements in the profession
Develop camaraderie with national and international practitioners
Compile a body of reference material for practical, immediate use in your practice come Monday morning
Review didactic materials for the AGD Fellowship Examination
Expand skills for dentists re-entering practice or deepen skills for newly licensed dentists
In short, this two-year postgraduate course in comprehensive dentistry is designed to provide the general practitioner
with an organized and structured educational program of dental sciences in a format that has something to offer
everyone. Classes meet one weekend per month on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with Continental Breakfast
included all three days and lunch on Friday & Saturday), and consist of lectures, discussion, in-office projects, and
intensive hands-on participation utilizing the College of Dentistry’s state-of-the-art Simulation Lab.
The course curriculum parallels the requirements for Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. A
certificate of completion will be awarded each candidate meeting all requirements of the following curriculum:
T.M.D./Occlusion 46 hours Implants…………… ….….46 hours
Operative Dentistry 46 hours Practice Management …. …24 hours
Periodontics 46 hours Basic Science……….……….….12 hours
Fixed Prosthodontics 46 hours Special Patient Care………….…12 hours
Removable Prosthodontics 46 hours Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis….12 hours
Endodontics 46 hours Orthodontics…………….………12 hours
Oral Surgery 46 hours Pediatric Dentistry………………12 hours
Esthetics 46 hours Electives……………………….102 hours
Total Hours ……………..………600 hours
Attention: AGD FELLOWS & CDP ALUMNI
Just a few courses short of your Mastership requirements?
You may attend selected CDP courses on an Ala Carte basis*. Simply Register for only the
Course(s) you need by calling 1-888-550-4590.
Each 24 hr. CEU Section only $875* ($775* Courtesy Fee for CDP Alumni)
*on a Space-Available basis
Call toll-free 1-888-550-4590 for information
and/or Application for CDP 25 Course # 100001
J. Hillis Miller Health Center
The J. Hillis Miller Health Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville is a modern
complex of institutions advancing human health and educating tomorrow’s leaders in the health
The Health Center was developed to accommodate the space needs of the College of Dentistry as
well as to provide space for the other colleges and the hospital. The College of Dentistry includes
the most modern teaching laboratories, lecture areas and a modern comprehensive library. The
educational and research programs of the colleges are integrated with the programs of the
Gainesville VA Medical Center.
The academic programs of the Health Center prepare students, interns, residents, and graduates
in the health professions to understand the team involvement in health care, which has proven to
contribute more effectively to patient’s well-being.
The J. Hillis Miller Health Center, while committed to the preparation of health care
professionals, the care of the sick, and the discovery of new health care science is also committed
to community service. The colleges engage in community programs that seek innovative
approaches to health care delivery and provide instructional continuing education to
The College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry, the first in the state of Florida, admitted its first 24 students in the fall
of 1972. The dental building was completed in the spring of 1975. It includes dental outpatient
clinics, postgraduate specialty clinics, seminar rooms, simulation lab, as well as teaching and
The College of Dentistry programs are both innovative and state of the art. They reflect the
creativity and professional talents of the faculty who are committed to educational processes
which are relevant to society’s needs.
The primary objective of the College of Dentistry is to develop graduates oriented to the
biological sciences; sensitivity to the needs of others; skillful in all preventive, diagnostic and
therapeutic procedures; and appreciative of new knowledge through research activities.
Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to
dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or
commercial references. Sponsorship of a dental continuing education course by the University of
Florida does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product
by this institution. Continuing education courses do not necessarily reflect the philosophies of the
University of Florida pre-doctoral or graduate training programs.
The University of Florida College of Dentistry is designated as a nationally approved sponsor by
the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor
are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Membership credit. The University of Florida College of
Dentistry is also an ADA CERP recognized provider.
The Florida Academy of General Dentistry
The Florida Academy of General Dentistry is a constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Their goals, like those of the national academy are fourfold: to promote quality continuing dental
education for general practitioners; to maintain an accrediting agency for continuing dental
education courses; to provide recognition for practitioners having completed rigorous continuing
education courses; and finally to assist in improving the dental health of the nation through its
educational and legislative efforts.
Membership in the Florida Academy is voluntary and participation in the Florida Academy
activities greatly helps to serve the organizational objectives as well as legislative efforts that
have impact on the dental care provided in the state.
Requirements For Enrollment
The College of Dentistry reserves the right to accept only qualified applicants for this
postdoctoral program. Each prospective candidate must submit a formal application. Candidates
must be currently practicing dentistry or hold a teaching appointment, since some of the courses
will require patient care. If a candidate is absent from one or more subcourses in a major course he
may take the subcourse the next time it is offered without penalty and at the current rate at time
of attendance. The University of Florida and the Academy of General Dentistry require that
credit be awarded only for those hours in attendance or assignments completed. If a candidate has
completed only a part of a major course he/she will have a period of three years to complete the
component subject area. After that time the entire major course must be retaken and full fees
paid. All course work is presented in English only.
Application And Fees
Each Candidate must submit a formal application to the College of Dentistry for acceptance into
the program. That application must be approved by the Comprehensive Dentistry Director
before the candidate is permitted to enroll in the Comprehensive Dentistry Program.
The tuition for the two year Comprehensive Dentistry Program (600 contact hours) is
$19,875.00. Candidates are required to furnish their own instruments, supplies and textbooks for
The breakdown of tuition cost is approximately $33.13 per clock hour.
Payment of fees may be handled in one of two ways. The full tuition may be paid in advance, or
an initial fee of $2,500.00 is due upon acceptance of the application, followed by twenty-five
interest free consecutive monthly payments of $695.00 each.
Student Academic Regulations
Withdrawal From And Reentry Into Comprehensive Dentistry Certificate Program
Registered postdoctoral students may request a break in the program and be reinstated within
three years without loss of accumulated credit provided that all fees are paid and the student is
reregistered with the Comprehensive Dentistry Program. Fees per weekend session will be
assessed at current rate at time of re-entry.
Postdoctural students completing the prescribed course of study, upon recommendation of the
program director, will be granted a Certificate of Completion of the Comprehensive Dentistry
Program by the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
INDIVIDUAL COURSES PRESENTED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY PROGRAM
Basic Science 12 Hours
This course will include an update in pharmacology as applied to dentistry. The impact of many
systemic medications on the practice of dentistry will be reviewed. In addition a review of
control of infections will be covered as well as the techniques to understand the etiology of caries
and periodontal diseases. Fluoride and other caries preventive measures such as strep mutans
substitution will be covered.
Endodontics 46 Hours
This course is divided into surgical and non-surgical endodontic procedures. The first session
will emphasize rotary cleaning and shaping, thermoplastic obturation, and working length
determination. A laboratory session on access, rotary cleaning and shaping as well as
thermoplastic obturation is included. The surgical aspect will cover apicoectomy procedures,
root amputation and other surgical techniques that enhance endodontic therapy.
Esthetics 46 Hours
Esthetic dentistry is presented in its many faceted areas from simple operative dentistry through
complex prosthodontic and orthodontic cases. There will be a review of all ceramic restorations
and esthetic implant restorations. The principle concepts of esthetic restorative procedures will
be highlighted throughout the course.
Implants 46 Hours
This course will cover the use, selection, and alternatives in implant dentistry. The implant
template design will be stressed. Discussions and cases will be presented for both partially and
completely edentulous patients. Types of complete denture support systems will be discussed
and presented. The rationale for immediate placement and load techniques will be scientifically
discussed. Impressions and laboratory techniques and requirements will be covered.
Operative Dentistry 46 Hours
This participation course involves two complete weekends and the first section is devoted to
adhesive dentistry’s latest developments, esthetic procedures, direct posterior composites, and
etiology of tooth wear and treatment options. The second seminar will include cast restorations,
indirect composites and porcelain restorations.
Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis 12 Hours
This course includes a through review of important oral pathology. Local and systematic disease
processes affecting the head and neck region will be presented in a case based format to engage
the participant in active learning. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing, diagnosing and
treating oral pathosis.
Oral Surgery 46 Hours
This two part course begins with a thorough health status evaluation followed by management of
medical emergencies. Both complicated and complex exodontia is covered with a thorough
instruction in third molar and other impaction management. The surgeons present pre-
prosthodontic surgical techniques to facilitate the success of prosthodontic restorations.
Treatment of infections and medico-legal considerations are presented. Many cases are presented
to explain the principles taught.
Orthodontics 12 Hours
The orthodontic section of this comprehensive dentistry course will include the all important
timing of orthodontics care to provide maximum desirable results. Early treatment is desired
between ages six and twelve. Adolescent orthodontics will be presented separately as well as
adult orthodontics. The course will include surgical modalities available and craniomandibular
Pediatric Dentistry 12 Hours
The pediatric dentistry course covers periodontal diseases in children and management of dental
trauma and odontogenic infections. The restorative section begins with behavior management,
pediatric pain control and continues with restorative procedures for the pediatric patient, space
management and pulp therapy. A laboratory experience completes the course.
Periodontics 46 Hours
This course is usually divided between non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal
diseases and defects. The first non-surgical section covers the etiology of periodontal diseases
relating it to risk factors. In addition the team concept of periodontal treatment is introduced with
the emphasis on adequate data collection and treatment planning. Periodontal debridement and
adjunctive care will be covered. In the second session surgical management and techniques for
treatment of diseases and defects will be taught as well as proper patient selection for surgical
Practice Management 24 Hours
Promotion of the individual practice is necessary in today’s competitive society. This course will
stress personnel techniques designed to enhance the staff’s ability to promote the practice. The
techniques of professional marketing will be covered and shown how they can be applied to an
individual dental practice. Much emphasis will be placed on training the dentist to make the most
favorable impression on patients. This course is designed to maximize office productivity while
Fixed Prosthodontics 46 Hours
This two part participation course is designed to review the principles of diagnosis and treatment
planning, treatment position, anterior guidance, esthetic principles and current restorative
materials. Predictable ceramic restoration fabrication will be taught as well as special restoration
of endodontically treated teeth and implant supported fixed prosthesis. Concepts explored in this
course will include traditional periodontal prosthesis, diagnosis and treatment of a debilitated
dentition and preservation of the complete dentition.
Removable Prosthodontics 46 Hours
This two part course is divided into partial and complete removable prosthodontics. In the partial
removable section subjects covered include treatment alternatives, minibases, claps designs, jaw
relationship records, altered cast procedures and impressions for implant supported removable
partial dentures. The complete denture section will include accurate impression techniques,
tissue preparation, esthetics and phonetic considerations, accurate intermaxillary registration and
Special Patient Care 12 Hours
This course is primarily geared to help the practitioner understand the needs and special
treatment required for geriatric patients as well as those that are medically compromised.
The influences on the dentition and oral cavity of certain therapeutic regimens for special
diseases will be discussed and cases presented.
TMD/Occlusion 46 Hours
This participation course is provided in two weekend sections. The first course covers a complete
examination technique for facial pain, functional anatomy of the temporomandibular joint,
differential diagnosis of facial pain and sleep disturbance. The second weekend section is
devoted to occlusal analysis and modification as well as indication for splints and their
Faculty and Staff for CDP 24*
Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H. Dean
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed. Associate Dean for Continuing
Lynn King, M.B.A., R.D.H. CDE Coordinator
Ken Brauer CDE Customer Service
Marta Miller CDE Program Assistant
J. Frank Collins, D.D.S., M.S.D. CDP Consultant
James Haddix, D.M.D. CDP Director
Ken Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D. Biomaterials
Karl Soderholm, D.D.S., Ph.D. Biomaterials
James Haddix, D.M.D. Endodontics
Frank Vertucci, D.M.D. Endodontics
Amer Abu-Hanna, D.D.S., M.S. Esthetics
John E. Thomas, D.D.S., M.S. Geriatrics
Will Martin, D.M.D., M.S. Implants
Dean Morton, B.D.S., M.S. Implants
James Ruskin, D.M.D., M.D. Implants
Don Antonson, D.D.S., M.Ed. Operative Dentistry
Neel Bhattacharyya, D.M.D., M.S. Oral Pathology
Donald Cohen, D.M.D., M.S., M.B.A. Oral Pathology
Matthew Dennis, D.D.S. Oral Surgery
Frank Dolwick, D.M.D., Ph.D. Oral Surgery
Mark S. Coican, D.M.D., M.S. Orthodontics
UFCD Pediatric Dentistry Faculty Pediatrics
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed. Periodontics
Gregory E. Oxford, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Periodontics
Richard L. Wynn, Ph.D. Pharmacology
Joe Carnley, D.D.S. Practice Management
Carl Hansen, D.D.S. Prosthodontics
Irwin Becker, D.D.S. Prosthodontics
Charles Smith, D.D.S. Sleep Disturbances
Henry Gremillion, D.D.S. TMJ & Occlusion
*There is no guarantee that these instructors will be available to teach in CDP 25.
University of Florida
Comprehensive Dentistry Program Application Class 25
PERSONAL INFORMATION AGD #: STATE LIC.#
Name: Social Security #
Office Telephone # Fax #
Home Telephone # Office Contact:
Date Of Birth: Place of Birth:
List states where you hold a license to practice dentistry:
College or University Dates of Attendance Major Degree
PROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE EDUCATION
School Dates of Attendance Major Degree
List any academic distinctions,
awards or prizes obtained in
college, dental school or
List any scientific or clinical publications or presentations given at meetings of scientific or dental
Have you ever been engaged in private practice, or practiced dentistry in the military?
Location Type of Practice Full or Part-time Dates
Please describe your current practice (solo; group [no. of associates]; no. of staff (assistants,
Please make a brief statement giving your reasons for seeking advanced education in the
Comprehensive Dentistry Program:
Please mail this completed application to: If you have any questions please call:
UF Continuing Dental Education James Haddix, Course Director (352) 273-5444
P.O. Box 100417 Or email jhaddix @dental.ufl.edu
Gainesville, FL 32610-0417
Or fax to: 352-392-2805 X_____________________________