Academic Programs

Students within the School of Dental Medicine are able to pursue a four-year degree, a combined master’s and certificate program, as well as two residency certificate programs.

Doctor of Dental Medicine

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 and clinical contact hours.

Degree Info

Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program is a two-year (6-semester) fast-track 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. The DDS program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Certificate in General Practice Residency

The one-year program offers an optional second year, is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, and participates in the "PASS" and "MATCH" programs.

Certificate Info

Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in conjunction with a master of Science in Oral Biology

The 34-month residency program provides graduating students with a master’s in oral biology and a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Certificate Info

Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

The continuous 24-month certificate program provides a full range of clinical experiences in pediatric oral health care.

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Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Dental Medicine (dual degree)

The dual degree program is designed for those who seek business leadership opportunities within the field of dentistry.

Dual Degree Info

Master of Public Health - Doctorate in Dental Medicine (dual degree)

The dual degree allows students in the UNLV School of Dental Medicine to gain a deeper understanding of disease prevention, medical delivery, and health promotion at both an individual and population level within the field of dentistry.

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