Becoming a Patient

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The first step to becoming a patient at UNLV School of Dental Medicine is to schedule a screening appointment, which will help determine if your needs are a suitable match for our student doctors.

Please note: completing a screening appointment does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a patient. Some patients’ dental needs or medical conditions are too complex for our students.

What clinic is right for me?

General Dental Clinics - $

In our general dental clinics on the Shadow Lane campus, students provide oral health care to patients while supervised by the school’s licensed faculty dentists. While treatments in these clinics cost the least, more time is needed during appointments.

Dial 702-774-2400 to schedule a screening appointment.

The school also operates the UNLV Smiles Dental Clinic on UNLV’s Maryland Parkway campus, in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and the same qualifications for treatment apply.

Dial 702-774-7108 to schedule an initial appointment. 

Graduate Specialty Clinics - $$

In our graduate specialty clinics, licensed dentists who are students in our advanced degree programs provide oral health care to patients. The specialty clinics are general practice residency, orthodontics, and pediatrics. While treatments in these clinics cost more than in the general dental clinics, they are typically less than a standard private practice. To schedule screening appointments dial:

General Practice Residency702-774-5175
Orthodontics 702-774-2690
Pediatrics702-774-2415

Faculty Dental Practice - $$$

In our faculty dental practice, the school’s licensed faculty dentists provide the care to patients. Treatment costs in this clinic are similar to a private practice, and most insurances are accepted.

To schedule an appointment dial 702-774-8000.

Urgent Care

If you have an urgent dental need such as persistent bleeding, swelling, or pain, you may be a better fit for our Urgent Care Clinic. To schedule an appointment and receive additional information dial 702-774-2457.

UNLV School of Dental Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, for any service it may or can provide.