Doctor of Dental Surgery

About

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree is a two-year (6-semester) advanced standing program for dentists who graduated from non-U.S. accredited dental schools. It enables dentists who were trained in non-U.S. accredited institutions to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to practice in the United States.

For more information on admission contact the DDS admissions office.

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program will train those dentists from non-U.S. accredited dental schools to be able to:

  • Develop principles of ethical reasoning and professional responsibility as they pertain to the academic environment, patient care, practice management, and research on dentistry.
  • Demonstrate self-assessment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills related to the comprehensive dental care of patients.
  • Promote oral and systemic health of patients within private practice and the community.
  • Diagnose, treat and/or manage all discipline areas recognized by the general dentist.

Career Possibilities

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Doctor of Dental Surgery

Contacts

School of Dental Medicine

The School of Dental Medicine provides world-class oral health education while providing for the dental needs of Nevada residents.

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702-774-2520