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Student Research Presented in 2014

Students at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine are invited to participate in research. Contact Dr. Karl Kingsley at 702-774-2623 for research opportunities.

Post-doctoral Student Research

Pediatric Dentistry

  • Treatment of Uneven Root Resorption of Primary Mandibular Second Molars: Survey of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Members - Christina S. Hsieh
  • Case Report: Management of Trauma to Teeth with Immature Apices - Jarod Johnson
  • Trends of Pediatric Oral and Dental Emergencies in a Hospital - Amy Rusinoski
  • Attitudes and Preferences of Parents toward being Present in the Dental Operatory - Sulabh Shroff

Orthodontics

  • Induction of differentiation of dental pulp-derived mesenchymal stem cells - Aubrey Young
  • A Mechanical Linkage Capable of Decreasing Force Transfer from the Facemask to the Protective Helmet when Loading OccursLevi Hanson
  • Morphometric Assessment of the Internal Auditory Canal for Sex Determination: A Validation Study Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)Saoly Benson
  • A Process to Reliably Split Extracted Teeth to Access the Dental Root CanalHappy Ghag
  • The effect of attachment design and placement on rotational control of premolars using clear aligner therapyPouya Momtaz
  • Assessment of the orthodontic patients’ preferences regarding treatment from general dentists or orthodontistsBrian Wilde
  • Scardovia Wiggsiea (SW) prevalence in Orthodontic patientsBrandon Streiff
  • CBCT Evaluation of the Mandibular Morphology in Different Classifications of Facial TypeAnnie Hsu

Post-doctoral Student Publications

  • Dr. Seran Ng. Parenting Style and Oral Health Status. Open Journal of Pediatrics. September 2013.
  • Erina Hung, Shannon Lee, Brandon Fitzgerald, Charles K. Hill, Karl Kingsley. Dental pulp-derived stem cell (DPSC) survival and viability may correlate with specific patient demographics. FORUM for Dental Student Research and Innovation. Winter 2013.

Pre-doctoral Student Presentations

Dean’s Symposium & 12th Annual Student Research Day at the University of Las Vegas Nevada, School of Dental Medicine held on March 3, 2014.

  • Assessment of Human Herpes Viruses and Oral Health Status - Shahriar H. Agahi, Ashkan Mahdavi, Arin Alexander Karl Kingsley, Katherine M. Howard
  • Anthropometric measures and dietary habits of dental student population - Arin Alexander, Shahriar H. Agahi, Ashkan Mahdavi, Connie Mobley, Karl Kingsley
  • Descriptive Report on Student’s Perception of Negative Health Effects of Tobacco and Marijuana Use in a Sample of 13-18 Year Olds in Nevada - Vivi Baldwin, Freidun Hadi, Flaviona Bufi, Christina A. Demopoulos
  • Coupled Antiport LAT1 Receptor Expression in Oral Cancers - Vivi Baldwin, Samuel Oh, Matthew Thacker, Karl Kingsley
  • Quantitative Real-time PCR Screening of the Prevalence of Selenomonas noxia in Nevada Adolescents - Richard A. Bandley, Marcia Ditmyer, and Katherine M. Howard
  • Differential regulation of melatonin receptors in oral cancer - Michelle Farnoush, Daniel Swint, Karl Kingsley
  • Porphyromonas Gingivalis Lipopolysaccharide Activates Human Macrophages For Increased Production of PAF-Acetylhydrolase - Michelle Farnoush, Jennifer Brown, and Katherine M. Howard
  • Populations with the Highest Unmet Dental Needs by Comparing Average DMFT Scores of Patients in the Greater Las Vegas Area - Freidun Hadi, Adam Anthony Marina, Devon Kvarfordt, Christina A. Demopolous
  • Activation of de novo DNA methyltransferase in HPV-infected oral cancers - Alexander Hall, Ladban Rabijahed, Karl Kingsley
  • Functional Modulation of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Phenotype using Laminin-5 - Mehrnaz Khadiv, Marah Culpepper, Kelcey Loveland, Aubrey Young, Karl Kingsley
  • Awareness and beliefs regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) among dental student cohorts - Bennett Mortenson, Rhonda Everett
  • Receptors and Mechanisms of Folate-Induced Oral Cancer Modulation - John Silvaroli, Karl Kingsley
  • Molecular Survey of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Human Saliva - Chelsie Todd, Karl Kingsley

Case Studies

  • Small Diameter Dental Implant for Single Tooth Replacement: Report of a case - Robert Chin and Andrew P. Ingel
  • Minimally Invasive Placement of Narrow Diameter Implants (Intraforaminally and Posterior to the Mental Foramen) for Overdenture Retention: Report of a Case - Krystle Kendall, Michael D. Scherer and Andrew P. Ingel

Student presentations at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in Cape Town, South Africa on June 25-28, 2014

  • Folate-induced modulation of oral cancer stem cell proliferationJesse Bloomfield (Abstract #190891)
  • Ethanol and Acetaldehyde Modulation of Oral Cancer Phenotypes – Nicholas Freel (Abstract #190548)
  • Sox-2, Oct-4, Rnf-12 regulation of dental pulp stem cell differentiation – Kelcey Loveland (Abstract #190496)
  • Screening for Cariogenic and Periodontal Pathogens in Unstimulated Saliva – Ashkan Mahdavi (Abstract #190491)
  • Prospective Patient Saliva Screening for Scardovia wiggsiae – Lindsay Row (Abstract #189813)
  • High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Screening from Human Saliva Samples – Chelsie Todd (Abstract #190559)

Student presentations at the (AADR) in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 19-22, 2014

  • Assessment of Human Herpes Viruses and Oral Health Status - Shahriar H. Agahi, Ashkan Mahdavi, Arin Alexander Karl Kingsley, Katherine Howard (Abstract #186631)
  • Anthropometric measures and dietary habits of dental student population - Arin Alexander, Shahriar Agahi, Ashkan Mahdavi, Connie Mobley, Karl Kingsley (Abstract #186632)
  • Coupled Antiport LAT1 Receptor Expression in Oral Cancers - Vivi Baldwin, Samuel Oh, Matthew Thacker, Karl Kingsley (Abstract #186774)
  • Growth factor modulation of dental pulp stem cell differentiation – Marah Culpepper (Abstract #186629)
  • Differential regulation of melatonin receptors in oral cancer - Michelle Farnoush, Daniel Swint, Karl Kingsley (Abstract #186617)
  • Activation of de novo DNA methyltransferase in HPV-infected oral cancers - Alexander Hall, Ladban Rabijahed, Karl Kingsley (Abstract #186609)
  • Functional Modulation of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Phenotype using Laminin-5 - Mehrnaz Khadiv, Marah Culpepper, Kelcey Loveland, Aubrey Young, Karl Kingsley (Abstract #186622)
  • Investigating High Molecular-Mass Hyaluronan Inhibition of Human Oral Cancer Growth – Kevin Nowins (Abstract #186698)
  • Receptors and Mechanisms of Folate-Induced Oral Cancer Modulation - John Silvaroli, Karl Kingsley (Abstract #186615)

Pre-doctoral Student Publications

  • Alleman M, Low E, Truong K, Huang E, Hill CK, Chem TY, Deaton M, Kingsley K. Dental pulp-stem cells (DPSC) differentiation in vitro into odontoblast and neural progenitors during cell passaging is associated with alterations in cell survival and viability. In J Med Biomed Res 2013, 2(2): 133 - 141.
  • Erina Hung, Shannon Lee, Brandon Fitzgerald, Charles K. Hill, Karl Kingsley. Dental pulp-derived stem cell (DPSC) survival and viability may correlate with specific patient demographics. FORUM for Dental Student Research and Innovation. Winter 2013.