Students pursuing a doctor of dental medicine degree within the UNLV School of Dental Medicine receive extensive hands-on and technologically-advanced simulation training during the four-year program, and will log 5,010 pre-clinical, didactic, and clinical contact hours.
UNLV Dental Medicine will be flexible in the graded requirements for prerequisite coursework if an applicant attends a school that made system-wide grading changes. For instance, UNLV Dental Medicine will accept pass/fail grades for spring 2021 coursework if the course was changed due to COVID-19. However, if students have the option of pass/fail or grades, UNLV Dental Medicine prefers students to take the course option with a letter grade.
Students should describe how COVID-19 impacted their preparations of applications to dental school up to this point. Each dental school will determine how the responses will be considered as part of their admissions processes. You may update the text at any time prior to submission.
You might consider the following questions as you formulate your application responses.
- Did your school move to offering only online coursework?
- Did you have to leave an academic program?
- Were the grades for your coursework, especially prerequisites, affected?
- Was your Dental Admission Test (DAT) exam cancelled or delayed?
- Did you lose the ability to interact with professors or advisors?
- Was your job, paid or volunteer, affected?
- Did you lose a job or seek new opportunities?
- Was your shadowing experience shortened or modified?
- Were your financial responsibilities shifted or increased?
Once you have submitted the application, your responses will be locked for editing.