Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 24 June 2011 14:25
More colleges want to start dental schools in Florida.
The University of Florida is the only college in the state with a dental school as of now, but at least three other schools want to start their own.
The Board of Governors for the State University System listened to a report recently that indicates that there will be enough new dentists beginning their careers through 2050 to make more dental schools worthwhile. There could be around 3,000 new dentists in Florida per decade to offset any possible costs.
The issue is that many of Florida’s dentists are located in south Florida, not necessarily the panhandle or other parts of the state. The rest of the state is where the need exists for more dentists.