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UNLV SDM Enrolled Its First Advanced Standing Class in May 2017

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In May 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.

The 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.

More 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.

Additional 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

Published on February 14, 2018.

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