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. Cost of licensure may vary by state, and it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to verify cost with the State Boards of Dentistry.

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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

Victoria Symonds
Director of Admissions

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.