The School of Dental Medicine admits 82 students each year to its Doctor of Dental Medicine program. Classes begin during the fall semester. The application process begins during spring of the previous year.

Successful School of Dental Medicine graduates will earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and be eligible to sit for the state licensure exam.

The School of Dental Medicine does not expressly or implicitly guarantee a license to practice dentistry upon admission to or graduation from the school. Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of the State Boards of Dentistry in each state. Students must satisfy the requirements of each state's regulatory body independently of any college or school requirements for graduation.

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COVID-19 Admissions Announcements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following exceptions and considerations will be taken regarding requirements to the UNLV School of Dental Medicine application process for the next admissions cycle(s). As developments or changes occur, we will update the admissions information on this website.

DAT Test Scores

We recommend taking the DAT no later than October. However, we will work with each applicant on a case-by-case basis.

Online Prerequisite Coursework

Online courses may be acceptable for the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters given the transition of many colleges from in-person instruction to online instruction.

Pass/Fail Prerequisite Coursework

Given that some colleges/universities have required Pass/Fail grades, and others have made it optional, all applications will be reviewed without prejudice. However, we recommend taking prerequisite courses for letter grades if given the option for the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters only.

Application Deadline

AADSAS application deadline remains January 1, 2022.

All operations are currently stationed remotely, so the preferred method for receiving inquiries is via email. For questions, concerns, or additional details, please email

Title IX Statement

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of any other legally protected category as is set forth in NSHE Handbook Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at 702-895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Application Process

The following information will help you get started as you begin your application process:


DMD Contact

University of Nevada Las Vegas
School of Dental Medicine
Office of Student Affairs
Shadow Lane Campus
1001 Shadow Lane MS 7411
Las Vegas NV 89106-4124

Phone: 702-774-2520

State Dental Boards

The American Dental Association provided a link to Dental Boards that contains specific information about licensure in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.