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Patients interested in being considered for treatment in the student clinics should call 702-774-2400 for information on how to get an appointment. Prior to acceptance we require prospective patients to proceed through a "screening appointment." This is a brief examination to determine if the patient’s needs are compatible with the educational needs of our student doctors. Many factors influence acceptance and continuance as a patient into our educational program, including but not limited to:

  • suitability for the teaching program;
  • the patient's current health; the current complexity of the existing dental needs;
  • time availability for appointments.

Patients who are acceptable may be assigned to a student doctor immediately or placed in the patient pool for admissions into the treatment program at a later date. When a patient becomes available and matches the student’s needs, the patient is assigned to a student for comprehensive dental care. A comprehensive oral examination will be scheduled, and at this time there will be a charge for the x-rays and the examination. All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of education or employment opportunities. This policy extends to patient acceptance and patient assignment to student doctors.

A request for a student doctor based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicap will not be honored and such a request will indicate you will be better served by a private dentist.