Victoria Sullivan

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Dental Medicine
Expertise: Pediatric dentistry, Child stress management, Client-centered treatment, Dental surgery, Early dentistry intervention and infant care, Special needs children


Victoria Sullivan is a visiting associate professor in UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine with expertise in treating children who experience stress in clinical settings. 

Sullivan’s research interests include exploring areas of behavioral management to treat children with special needs and anxiety, as well as the use of lasers in pediatric dentistry. At UNLV, Sullivan teaches pre-clinical pediatric dentistry principles and techniques, and pediatric clinic.

A board-certified pediatric dentist, Sullivan has been actively practicing dentistry since 1996. She has had long-term affiliations with institutions including Stanford University Hospital and Kaiser Permanente, and worked with collaborative care teams focused on hematology-oncology, cleft palate, and pediatric long-term care.

Sullivan is a member of several dental associations. They include the American Dental Association and its clinical evaluation and dental licensure committees, as well as the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and several state and local dental societies.


  • D.D.S., University of the Pacific
  • Pediatric Dentistry Certification, University of Southern California
  • M.S., Rutgers University
  • B.S., University of California-San Diego

Articles Featuring Victoria Sullivan

photo illustration with woman holding stuffed animal and dental graphics
People | March 20, 2023

The pediatric dentist was once a difficult patient herself. Now she's committed to serving children, particularly those who are neuro-atypical.