Training and Education
UNLV is committed to excellence in education, research and patient care. In addition to offering an excellent curriculum, the UNLV School of Dental Medicine also provides quality, low cost dental services to Southern Nevadans.
The UNLV School of Dental Medicine provides world-class oral health education while providing for the dental needs of Nevada residents. Our goals are to:
- Provide excellence in patient-centered clinical care, patient education and statewide community outreach programs
- Implement a progressive and innovative curriculum integrating biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences to ensure competent, contemporary oral health care providers.
- Provide an environment conducive to scholarly activities and collaborative research.
- Cultivate a diverse faculty of excellence through a program of professional academic opportunities, internal development, recruitment and retention.
We are proud of our many health professions programs and pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. Our mission is to provide quality, student-centered certificate and degree programs designed to meet the needs of our local and state communities. The following links will give you a more detailed understanding of the programs we offer.
CSN Dental Program Links:
The TMCC Dental Hygiene program of study is a two-year Associate of Science degree program. Classes begin in the Fall Semester each year on a traditional semester schedule, with completion in May of the second year.
Program of Study
The TMCC Dental Hygiene Program is a full-time program. As such, all core hygiene courses in the degree are taken in sequence. Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many support courses as possible prior to entering the program, as the time requirements of the program are considerable.
Curriculum to Integrate Oral Health & Primary Care for Clinicians and Instructors
Oral Health Education for Family Service Providers and Early Child Educators
This course is designed for educators and other individuals who work with Pregnant Women and Children Birth through Age Five, and Their Families
Why Oral Health?
Oral health is a part of overall health. When children are not healthy, it affects their ability to develop, learn, and thrive.
Poor oral health an lead to:
- Pain: Tooth decay can cause intense pain. Because young children may not be able to describe pain or learn to live with it, they may act out or seem uncooperative.
- Attention problems: Children with infected and painful teeth may have a hard time relaxing, sitting still, and paying attention in school.
- Delayed social development: Children may feel anxious or depressed and may withdraw from normal activities. When missing teeth lead to speech problems, children may appear shy and avoid social interaction.
- Sleep deprivation: Children with tooth pain may have trouble getting a good night's sleep.
- Poor nutrition: Painful teeth may make chewing and swallowing difficult and uncomfortable. Children with dental disease often do not get the nutrition they need to grow.
- Missed school days: Children with dental disease miss more school days, disrupting their educational and social experiences.
- Home Visitors
- Head Start and Early Head Start Teachers and Administrators
- Childcare Providers
- Pre-School Teachers and Administrators
- WIC Staff
- Community Health Workers
- any other interested parties
There are two courses available. One is a Train-the-Trainer module and the other course is for individuals who will be using the materials in their work, but aren't available to train other adults.
Dates and locations of courses to be determined, based on need.
To get on the training list, please contact: Deborah Aquino via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org