UNLV School of Dental Medicine is committed to the scholarship of biomedical discovery. Led by the associate dean of research, the school’s Office of Research supports faculty in their research endeavors, and encourages student doctor research discoveries.

Faculty and students lead multiple projects on a variety of topics within the more than 4,000 square feet of laboratory space, including oral cancer inflammation cell mediators, bacterial biofilm formations, and the characterization of cariogenic pathogens in diverse populations.

As of 2016, UNLV SDM has received $14.1 Million in research funding. The following are some of the studies and projects which have been completed or are in progress:

  • Dr. Christina Demopoulos - Oral Health America approximately $350,000 (2010-2016)
  • Dr. Christina Demopoulos - Crackdown on Cancer, $6.3 Million (2001-2010)
  • Dr. Christina Demopoulos - ADEA Project Pool, $5,000 (2014)
  • Dr. Georgia Dounis - HRSA Geriatric Education Center, $4.3 Million (2010-2015)
  • Dr. Georgia Dounis - HRSA Geriatric Interdisciplinary Faculty Training, $310,000 (2010-2012)
  • Dr. Katherine Howard - NIH/NIDCR; Regulation of Platelet-activating Factor Acetylhydrolase during Inflammation, $360,000 (2011-2015)
  • Dr. Karl Kingsley - UNLV Office of Research Services, $26,000 (2004-2006, 2009)
  • Dr. Karl Kingsley - NIH Soy Health Research, $10,000 (2014)
  • Dr. Steve Hackmyer and Dr. Millie McClain HRSA Pediatric Dental Program, $7 Million (2007-2010)
  • Dr. Connie Mobley - NIH NIDDK, $312,000 (2004-2010)
  • Dr. Connie Mobley - HRSA Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Plan, $1.7 Million (2010-2015)
  • Dr. Michael Neubauer - Mountain West CTR-IN Idea Pilot Grant, $16,800 (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Robin Reinke - Dental Trade Alliance, $15,000 (2013-2014)
  • Dr. Foeng Tham - Periogen Oral Rinse Study, $43,806 (2013-2015)
  • Dr. Wendy Woodall - Mountain West CTR-IN Idea Pilot Grant, $54,990 (2013-2014)
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Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole
Associate Dean
Office of Research

Dr. Karl Kingsley
Director of Student Research

Dr. Brian Chrzan
Director of Post-Graduate Research

Dr. Neamat Hassan
Director of Student Clinical Research

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Cody Hughes

Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics
Dr. James Mah