Each year, thousands of continuing education courses are presented by hundreds of program providers — component dental societies, study clubs and companies that specialize in course presentations. Most provide dentists with valuable information that can be successfully integrated into the dental practice. The Florida Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) was created to assist members of the Academy and the dental profession in identifying and participating in quality continuing dental education. The name reflects the forward moving direction of the Florida Academy as it sets the PACE for the dental profession in continuing education within our state.
The program provider approval mechanism is an evaluation of the educational processes used in designing, planning and implementing continuing education. Approval by the Florida Academy of General Dentistry does not imply endorsement of course content, products or therapies presented, nor does this approval imply that courses will be accepted by a state or provincial board of dentistry. Approved program providers are expected to comply with all relevant state and federal laws. Continuing education offered by approved program providers will be accepted by the Academy for Fellowship/Mastership credit.
This approval does not mean that the Academy of General Dentistry co-sponsors or endorses the contents, philosophy or products presented in your programs. Also, this approval does not make you an authorized provider of continuing dental education for license renewal in the state of Florida. If your organization is interested in its attendees to attain credit towards the renewing of their license, please contact the Florida State Board of Dentistry at (850)488-6016 for additional information.
To apply for Program Provider approval, please first review the criteria that your organization must meet to be eligible. If your organization meets these criteria, you can access the appropriate forms needed to apply below. In order to view or print the appropriate forms you will need Acrobat Reader.
Florida PACE Application – All organizations applying for program provider approval with any constituent (state) organization of the Academy of General Dentistry must complete this interactive form for approval. The last two pages of this form are a checklist for documents to attach.
If you are applying with the Florida Academy of General Dentistry, please complete the appropriate forms from above. You may submit one copy of a completed application including all supporting documents via email as an Adobe .pdf file, or via mail to:
Attn: Florida PACE Committee
726 South Pine Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
An application fee of $100.00 must be received with your application for it to be considered complete and the review process started. Your application will not be processed until all pertinent fees are paid.
Once all fees and a completed application is received by our state office, you will be notified within 8 weeks of our Committees decision.
14 Standards to Quality Continuing Education – It is recommended that you print this document as a resource to assist you in completing the application accurately. All questions included on the application refer to the criteria included in this document
– It is recommended that you print this document as a resource to assist you in completing the application accurately. All questions included on the application refer to the criteria included in this document – It is recommended that you print this document as a resource to assist you in completing the application accurately. All questions included on the application refer to the criteria included in this document.
Patient Protection Attachment – If your organization uses patients during any of your courses, it is mandatory that this form be completed and returned with your application. This applies whether the participants or the instructor is treating or examining the patient.