University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
The Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM) is a 24-month (six-semester) advanced standing program for dentists from non-Commission on Dental Accreditation dental schools who are interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be eligible to practice in the United States after successful regional licensing board completion.
|Program Size||Up to 8 (estimate)|
|Program Length||24 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||June 15, 2023|
|Program Start Date||May 1, 2024|
|Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card)||No|
Required Standardized Tests
- Requires supplemental application
- Requires supplemental fee
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Letters of Evaluation Instructions
Three Letters of Recommendation are required. One should be from someone at the academic dean’s level at the dental school from which the student graduated. One should be from a practicing dentist (or specialist) you worked with or shadowed in the U.S. One should be from someone who has known you for at least the last two years, cannot be a family member or friend. Letters of Recommendation must be provided on school or company letterhead with the evaluators’ contact details.
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
TOEFL is required with a valid minimum score of 98 and must be taken within two years of the application.
National Board Requirement Instructions
Successful completion of the NBDE Parts I and II or the Integrated National Board Dental Examinations (INBDE) within the past five years.