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Individuals 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 person'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 person's current health;
  • the current complexity of the existing dental needs;
  • time and finances available for appointments.

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

SDM on Main may be contacted at 702-774-7108 for an initial appointment, but these same qualifications for treatment apply. If complexity exceeds the services, the patient will be referred to the Shadow Lane Campus, General Practice Residency, Faculty Dental Practice, or private practice for additional care.

This same process applies to our advanced educational programs. Contact numbers for these programs are listed below:

Programs Phone Number
Advanced Pediatrics    702-774-2514
Orthodontics     702-774-2690
General Practice Residency 702-691-5175 or 702-691-5176
Faculty Dental Practice 702-774-8000

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.