LICENSING CHANGES: Dental grads find tough pull

Influx of dentists to state makes it hard to find work

When Casey Allman entered the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine five years ago, his sights were set on getting a degree and landing a lucrative job in the wide-open dental market in Las Vegas.

But a series of events out of his control radically altered that objective, forcing him to find work elsewhere.

"I had every intention of practicing here in Nevada," Allman said. "But when I graduated, I found that the market was not as good as what I was hoping for."

Allman, who found a job practicing in Albuquerque, N.M., is one of the few students in his graduating class who was licensed in Nevada.

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