Program Overview

The University of Florida’s (UF) Certificate program in Executive Practice Management for Dentists is a 13-month course of study offered through an entirely online format. This professional program is offered through UF’s College of Dentistry and is meant to prepare dentists to become business owners and executive managers within their dental practices. This program was designed with working dentists in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. This program aims to strike the delicate balance between the maximum convenience and flexibility found in an online program. Through this program, students may be able to further their education and enrich their careers without sacrificing their work and family life.

The curriculum of this certificate program focuses on the critical components of business ownership not typically taught within traditional dental education programs. The overall goal of this program is to increase dentists’ business knowledge and skills by teaching students the critical aspects of finance, operations, and HR management. This program is split up into 13 modules, each focusing on a different business-centric topic and accompanied by relevant projects. Some of the modules involved in this program span topics such as Business Planning, Staffing a Practice, Operational Overhead, and Dental Leadership. Each module’s duration is approximately one month, making the length of the entire program approximately 13 months. Upon completion of the modules, graduates should have a firm understanding of finance, overall practice operations, human resources, and practice sales. Through this affordable, comprehensive, and convenient program, dentists may have the opportunity to make the critical leap from clinical dentist to business owner.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must be practicing, actively-licensed dentists, newly graduated dentists, or graduating dentists in dental school, to be accepted to the Executive Practice Management Certificate Program.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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