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dental medicine Accomplishments

Jun 8, 2018
Karl Kingsley (Dental) gave an oral presentation titled "miR-365 and miR-720 Expression in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas" at the World Congress on Dental and Oral Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, earlier this month. 

Jun 7, 2018
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) co-authored “2015 Rhuematology Workforce Study: The Role of Graduate Medical Education in Adult Rheumatology,” which assessed the demographic characteristics and employment trends of new entrants entering the rheumatology workforce and its impact on the supply of rheumatologits during the next 15 years. The article appeared in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Jun 5, 2018
Karl Kingsley, Robert Tate Chauncey, Kai Katch, Toni Jilka, and Beau Seager (all Dental) published a peer-reviewed manuscript titled "Isolation and Identification of Oral Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) within Commercially Available Cell Lines" in the journal Current Research in Dentistry.

May 23, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during the Asian Organizational Conference’s "Global History of Health Project: Health, Disease, and Lifestyle" at Jilin University in Changchun, China, where he presented “Oral Disease and Pathologies Across the Lifespan,” which was co-authored by colleagues Dr. Victoria Woo and Dr. Joshua Polanski. The conference focused on bioarcheological research targeting existing collections of historical human specimens from around Asia, and aims to integrate information across the Asian region as had been done previously for the Western Hemisphere and Europe.

May 18, 2018
Karl Kingsley, Ian Pearson, and James Luke Taylor (all Dental) published the peer-reviewed manuscript "Evaluation of Differential Oral Cell-Specific Responses to the e-Cigarette Component Nicotine" in the International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry.    

May 14, 2018
Dr. Robert Lockhart (Dental) received the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2018 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics award, which recognizes an educator who demonstrates a commitment to excellence in providing education in the full scope of clinical periodontics, and relays that enthusiasm to students. The Academy, which is dedicated to advancing oral health and well-being through expertise in periodontics, implants, regeneration, periodontal medicine, periodontal plastic surgery, and oral reconstructive surgery, will formally recognize Dr. Lockhart during an award ceremony scheduled for late May.  

May 11, 2018
Dr. Karl Kingsley, Dr. Allison Tomlin and student Brock Nelson (all Dental) published a research article titled "Dental Pulp Stem Cell Biomarkers for Cellular Viability Following Long-Term Cryopreservation" in the journal International Journal of Cell & Systems Developmental Biology

May 7, 2018
Dr. Karl Kingsley and Dr. Samuel Oh (both Dental) published a systematic review of ketamine usage for pediatric dental sedation in the May issue of Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry.

Apr 30, 2018
Edward Lynch (Dental) was invited to the Université de Genève, Faculté de Médecine Clinique Universitaire de Médecine Dentaire, Geneva, Switzerland, by professors Ivo Krejci and Tissiana Bortolotto earlier this month to present research he has recently published and to discuss potential future research collaborations. The University of Geneva has requested that Lynch help them to apply for a European research grant with UNLV that would use a validated dental caries severity index developed and published by Lynch in the Journal of Dental Research. The University of Geneva also wants him to train their examiners in methodology he has developed and published to detect and diagnose caries and to pharmaceutically manage dental caries.

Apr 20, 2018
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) accepted an invitation to author an editorial from the American Journal of Public Health. Her article titled “Can Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Improve the Use of Dental Health Care” appeared in the May issue and concludes that while cessation quitlines can improve dental health care. Sufficient resources and innovative thinking are essential for creating such community services.