2017, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM)
started a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree program. This two-year,
six-trimester, advanced standing program enables dentists who were trained in
non-U.S. accredited institutions to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to
practice in the United States. The D.D.S. program is accredited by the
Commission on Dental Accreditation.
inaugural D.D.S. Class of 2019 comprises eight students who matriculated during
the summer semester of 2017. They were welcomed into the profession during a
White Coat Ceremony with the D.M.D. Class of 2020 in September 2017.
than 500 prospective students completed the ADEA CAAPID® application
to be considered for the D.D.S. class of 2020. The school invited 45 for
interviews and dexterity skills tests, which were conducted during late
November 2017. The admissions committee notified the cohort’s top eight
students during late December. They will begin prematriculation training online
during mid-February and start the program during May. These students fill open
positions vacated in the D.M.D. classes.
details, including application requirements, may be found at unlv.edu/dental/admissions.
Courtesy of Kevin Dunegan, Director of
Communications, Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine and Nursing,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
on February 14, 2018.