Announcements

  • May. 26, 2017
    Incisal Edge magazine published a profile about Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo in its “Open Bites – My Hobby” section. The piece introduces readers to Dr. Brandon Abbatangelo’s passion for animal dentistry, her work with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, her Ms. Nevada 2016 title, and her planned children’s book. The story appeared in the magazine’s Summer 2017 issue.
  • Mar. 4, 2017
    Assistant Dean Marcia Ditmyer spoke with a Reno Gazette Journal reporter about research studies she led that examined how fluoridated water can reduce the risk of tooth decay. The story appeared in the newspaper's March 4 edition.
  • Feb. 20, 2017
    The spring issue of Las Vegas Woman magazine featured a profile about Dean Karen West in its "Dentists of the Desert" feature. The story highlighted five local dentists and described how each approaches providing dental care to residents of and visitors to Southern Nevada. Dean West's article appears on page 62 of the magazine, and on page 64 of the electronic version.
  • Feb. 4, 2017
    The School of Dental Medicine hosted the annual Give Kids A Smile event on February 4, in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Dental Society and other community partners. The event provides free dental examinations, x-rays, cleanings, treatments, and oral hygiene education to children who have limited or no access to regular dental care. Local television news stations attended the event,...
  • Jan. 15, 2017
    Many colleagues and friends asked Dr. Gillian Galbraith how she intends to spend her retirement and some expressed surprise at her goal of complementing her award-winning first novel with a second.  “My life to date has been a series of adventures, and I am looking forward to those that await me,” Dr. Galbraith said. “I have a lot of things planned (during retirement), but will continue...
  • Jan. 1, 2017
      Dr. Michael Sanders accepted Gov. Brian Sandoval’s three-year appointment to the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners during 2016. He is the first academic dentist appointed to the board in its history. The board protects the dental health interest of Nevadans by developing and maintaining programs that ensure only qualified professionals are licensed to practice dentistry and dental...
  • Jan. 1, 2017
    Dr. Antonina Capurro has been Nevada’s State Dental Health Officer since August 2016. In her role, she provides clinical and dental public health leadership to Nevada’s Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Oral Health Program while serving as the state’s spokesperson for oral health.  Dr. Capurro’s primary responsibility is...