The Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program is a continuous, 24-month program, based upon fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. The program provides a full range of clinical experiences in pediatric dental care, which is supported by an in-depth, critical, and scholarly appraisal of the specialty knowledge base.

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The postgraduate students are exposed to extensive clinical opportunities in behavior management, conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, management of patients with special needs, trauma management, growth, and development management, utilizing orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as age-appropriate orthodontic therapy where indicated. Postgraduate students participate in research, as well as rotations in anesthesiology, hematology/oncology, pediatric and emergency medicine, community service, and rotations to off-site multi-disciplinary clinics. The postgraduate student's total program time equates to:

  • 20% Didactics
  • 70% Clinical
  • 5% Research
  • 5% Teaching

Our affiliated hospital, The University Medical Center (UMC), provides the Level I Children's Trauma Center, The Children's Hospital of Nevada, and associated pediatric rotational clinics.

All applicants must have graduated or will graduate from a U.S. or Canada dental school and must apply through PASS at the ADEA website. When the application is submitted through PASS, no additional application fee is required. Applicants must submit the following:

  1. PASS application
  2. Three PEF's, which may include letters of recommendation, consisting of at least one from a Pediatric Dentistry Faculty Member and one from a Dean or Associate Dean of your dental school.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. As stated above, these may be included as part of the 3 required PEFs. Additional letters may be submitted directly to the program.
  4. Taking the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is not required. It will be considered as part of the application for those who do take it. Students applying from dental schools with no class rank or GPA are encouraged to take the exam.

Unless submitted with the PASS application, applicants must submit the following items to the program:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. 2" x 2" color photograph with your first and last name on the back

Send all supplemental materials to:

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine
1001 Shadow Lane, MS 7423
Las Vegas, NV 89106-4124

An application will not be considered complete until all of the above items have been received.

Phone: 702-774-2666

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.