UNLV Dental Medicine provides oral health care education, fulfills the dental needs of Nevada residents, and advances the dental profession through research and innovation.


UNLV Dental Medicine develops dentists and dental specialists, enhancing the health of Nevadans through teaching, clinical care, research, and service.

Diversity Statement

As both an academic institution and a healthcare facility, UNLV Dental Medicine is committed to maintaining an environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Provide excellence in clinical care and patient education
  • Foster a humanistic environment in which individual differences, cultural awareness, and communication are valued

  • Provide an evidence-based, technology enhanced curriculum.
  • Integrate biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences.
  • Graduate dentists and dental specialists with knowledge and skills.

  • Foster an environment for intellectual advancement, scholarship and research opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.

  • Create opportunities for growth in teaching and learning, service, and clinical excellence
  • Provide resources and support to assist faculty and staff in achieving professional goals

  • Collaborate with local, state, regional, and international partners.
  • Enhance our educational, clinical, and research efforts through community outreach.