Although UCF withdrew its plan to open a dental school in 2011, Florida's largest public university hasn't given up on its hope of building one in the coming years.
A dental school is included on a "wish list" of construction projects that the University of Central Florida will submit to the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System.
That list shows a $73 million dental school targeted for 2015-16 -- a project that, according to the list, would not rely on state funding.
UCF's previous plan to open a dental school in Lake Nona's Medical City had received a chilly reception from the Board of Governors. The idea also faced opposition from the Florida Dental Association, which questioned whether Florida needed another dental school and whether the university really could offer such an expensive program without ever needing state funding.
UCF Provost Tony Waldrop said in late 2011 that the university would bring its plan back to the Board of Governors after it attempts to resolve some of the concerns that were raised.
On Friday, a UCF spokesman said no timetable has been set for pursuing the proposal anew.
A spokeswoman for the Board of Governors said it does not seem likely that UCF will bring the proposal back for consideration before 2015-16.