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The symposium is presented by professor Lawrence Zoller from the School of Dental Medicine.
This new associate dean for research at the School of Dental Medicine knows how to milk a mouse. Do you?
Here's a few tales from 2017 sure to make you smile.
Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.
UNLV researchers developed a method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.
If this Dental School faculty member had to choose another line of work, she would opt for chocolatier. Shhh! Don't tell the dentist.
Dr. Cody Hughes, the School of Dental Medicine's Alumnus of the Year, returns to serve its pediatric program.
From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.
This dentist's tip for success is to avoid the temptation to take shortcuts since only persistence and hard work are going to get you where you want to be.
Always placing patients first is this orthodontist's tip for success for anyone working in a health care field.
Advice from Dr. Nora Vinh Svihl, School of Dental Medicine Alumna of the Year
When she isn't treating patients with disabilities in UNLV's Special Care Dental Clinic, you might find this new faculty member gazing skyward as she pursues her favorite hobby — falconry.
From law to health to advocacy to science, UNLV professors tackle HIV prevention, education and treatment both domestically and abroad.
Our Alumni of the Year tell us what the learned when they dealt with deadly viruses, used a crate for a desk, and faced a life-altering medical crisis.
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Dental Medicine In The News
At seven years old, first grader Malakai Hurd already knows once you get past the baby teeth -- you have one shot to get it right.
Absolute Dental has committed to a $100,000 donation and voluntary clinical time over the next five years to the UNLV Absolute Dental Saturday Morning Children's Clinic. This donation and long-term partnership will help improve access to quality dental care to underserved children in the Las Vegas community.
A team of researchers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas have developed a device they hilarious call the “Tooth Cracker 5000” to extract 80 percent of the stem cells a pulp contains from a wisdom tooth.
Halloween is creeping up fast and kids of all ages are busy buying or designing costumes to scare everyone they see when they go trick or treating. The one thing that probably scares all of them more than make-believe ghosts and goblins is a trip to the dentist. All that candy that’s collected on Halloween night may taste great, but it can lead to cavities and there are few things scarier than the sound of a dentist’s drill when it’s in your mouth. When it comes to candy, the UNLV School of Dental Medicine has some advice that may calm some fears: eat chocolate. It’s better for your teeth than the other stuff.
Little ghouls and goblins will soon be wandering all around the valley in search of candy. But the real monster may be lurking in your child's mouth. Contact 13 looks at the 3 types of candies to stay away from.
Dental Medicine Experts
Dean, School of Dental Medicine
Karen P. West, dean of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, is a dentist whose work focuses population-based clinical studies, oral health promotion, oral cancer prevention, and biomedical research.
Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery