• Jun. 20, 2019
    When Stanley Hillyard mentions retirement and fish, you’ll likely get the wrong idea. Hillyard plans to retire June 30 after a 43-year career at UNLV with the last 13 teaching at the School of Dental Medicine. But instead of dropping lures in a placid, backwoods lake to catch bass or trout, he will continue studying and monitoring the population and health of one of the world’s rarest fish, the...
  • Mar. 11, 2019
    UNLV School of Dental Medicine created an endowment fund to commemorate the service and legacy of Dr. Bob Martin who passed away February 1, 2019. Dr. Martin joined the school as a full-time faculty member during 2005 and served as the clinic director of orthodontics. He is fondly remembered as a seasoned clinician who served as a role model for many inside and outside the school. The Dr. Bob...
  • Apr. 24, 2018
    Associate Professor Dr. Christina Demopoulos received the Las Vegas Morning Blend, Channel 13 Action News, and America First Credit Union's "Give Back" award for her community engagement involving students, and her role as a foster parent. She received the award on April 24 in the news studio.
  • Apr. 20, 2018
    Earlier this month, Visiting Assistant Professor and State Dental Health Officer, Antonina Capurro, DMD, MPH, MBA, led the first trip for the Medical Miles for Rural Smiles program, which provides dental services and immunizations to rural residents throughout Southern Nevada.  Dr. Capurro worked with Dr. Julie Kotchevar, administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Dr...
  • Apr. 3, 2018
      Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H., dean of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, received the American Dental Education Association’s premier award – the ADEA Distinguished Service Award—at the 2018 Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando, FL (March 19, 2018). The ADEA board of directors presents this award when an ADEA member has made an extraordinary...
  • Apr. 2, 2018
    Dr. Christina Demopoulos received honorable mention consideration from UNLV Office of Community Engagement for the 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award. The awards are designed to honor those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership, specifically recognizing community-based research, service-learning, faculty/staff community outreach, and student service. Dr....
  • Mar. 26, 2018
    UNLV School of Dental Medicine and the university's Military & Veteran Services Center received the $10,000 first-place prize in the NV Energy Foundation’s “Power of Good Giveaway” competition. More than 110 nonprofits statewide that support active duty military or military veterans participated in the contest. Nevada residents voted to determine the top three organizations in the northern...
  • Oct. 17, 2017
    The fall 2017 issue of Innovation magazine explores the research Dr. James Mah and Dr. Karl Kingsley conducted to determine a new method for extracting dental pulp within wisdom teeth and harvesting the viable stem cells. The story begins on page 10 in the magazine and page 12 in the digital version.
  • Oct. 7, 2017
    The Las Vegas Medical District website contains a variety of stories about the offices and businesses with its borders and how they have helped residents of Southern Nevada. One of the profiles features UNLV School of Dental Medicine.  
  • Oct. 6, 2017
      The Dental Trade Alliance named Toni Jilka as one of its Foundation Scholarship recipients. The scholarship recognizes rising third or fourth year dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence, financial need, and a commitment to community service. Toni is one of 27 students across the country this year to have earned the award, and the third from UNLV School of Dental...
  • Aug. 28, 2017
    Fourth-year dental student Brandon Terhune received a full tuition award to attend the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Las Vegas Maxicourse. This 300-hour didactic and hands-on advanced dental implant training program provides a certificate of completion and enables graduates to sit for the written exam required for AAID fellowship.
  • Jul. 15, 2017
    Dr. Rick Thiriot and Molly Grammas talked about the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic for veterans, and the school's community service clinics during the Veteran's Talk radio program. The conversation aired July 15.