Doctor of Dental Surgery

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.

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


Learning Objectives

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.


Program Information

Plans of Study: Part II
Representative Syllabi
Degree Contacts
Graduate Coordinators
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