UNLV School of Dental Medicine
Last updated on January 10, 2023.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Program Size
Up to 8 (estimate)
Program Length
24 months
Application Open
March 9, 2023
Application Deadline
June 15, 2023
Program Start
May 1, 2024

Program Contact

DDS Program

School of Dental Medicine DDS Program, Admissions and Student Affairs, 1001 Shadow Lane MS 7427 Las Vegas, NV 89106-4124

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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 Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
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
Supplemental Application Yes
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) No
Bench Test Yes
Program Website unlv.edu

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE
  • INBDE
  • TOEFL

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental application
  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

Letters of Evaluations 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.