Save 10-60% on Your Dental Care. Join a Savings Plan Today!
Close X

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are > Dental Health Articles > Various colleges in Florida adding or expanding dental schools

Various colleges in Florida adding or expanding dental schools
Updated: 9/15/2011 11:00:28 AM

Various colleges in Florida adding or expanding dental schools The University of Florida recently made a public announcement of plans to expand its existing dental school. This initiative has yet to move forward in a formal manner, as it must receive the approval of the Florida Board of Governors, according to the Gainesville Sun.

The news source reports that the college is one of three schools in Florida planning to make changes with regard to dental education. Two other post-secondary educational institutions in the state, the University of Central Florida and Florida A&M University, are planning, respectively, to start dental schools with enrollments of about 280 and 400 students.

Meanwhile, the University of Florida aims to add to its existing dental education program, incorporating the enrollment of 80 students over a five-year period.

Criticism has emerged regarding these proposed additions and expansions. Those opposed to the measures claim that the issues affecting the state of dental health care in Florida are not going to be effectively solved by facilitating the education of more dentists. More than a third of the state's oral health professionals are located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, areas not experiencing deficiencies in dental care.

According to the American Dental Association, efforts to address problems with dental care throughout the U.S. include programs to bring dentists to areas with many low-income residents, initiatives to raise oral health awareness and community water fluoridation.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353.

© 2011 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (100)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!