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dental medicine Accomplishments

Aug 10, 2017
Drs. Jeffrey Ebersole and Katherine Howard (Dental) co-authored “The Periodontal War: Microbes and Immunity,” which seeks greater knowledge about how periodontal disease and the body’s immune system attack and counterattack each other in an effort to achieve homeostasis and maintain good oral health. The article appeared on PubMed in July.

Aug 2, 2017
Drs. Eve Chung, Edward Herschaft, and Stanley Nelson (Dental) provided lectures about dental occlusion, tempomandibular disorders, forensic dentistry, case studies, and other topics at Nankai University in Tainjin, China. The trio also participated in a seminar with dental and graduate students at Lanzhou University that addressed multiple topics including tempomandibular studies and pathology, as well as community service. The schools established a collaborative relationship seven years ago. Nankai University invites UNLV faculty to teach, and UNLV School of Dental Medicine hosts Nankai students to participate in lectures and observe the delivery of dental care. This is the fifth time UNLV faculty have visited the dental school in China. The exchange of information furthers Nankai University’s goal of obtaining international accreditation.  

Jul 31, 2017
Connie Mobley (Dental) co-authored “Association between Sugar Intake, Oral Health, and the Impact on Overall Health: Raising Public Awareness,” which examined evidence about how sugar can contribute to oral health disease and oral-systemic complications. The article appeared online July 10.

Jul 28, 2017
Dr. Katherine Howard and Dr. Karl Kingsley (both Dental) co-authored "Selenomonas Noxia Screening Among Pediatric Patient Samples: A Pilot Study", which appears in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Health and Dental Care.

Jul 26, 2017
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) co-authored “Estimating the Cost of School Sealant Programs with Minimal Data,” which successfully explored and demonstrated a method for calculating annual expenditures for sealant programs. The Journal of Public Health Dentistry published the article in its July issue.

Jul 19, 2017
Dr. Christina Demopoulos and Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental) co-authored “Association Between Human Papillomavirus and Oral Health,” which addresses why dental professionals should educate their patients about infection risks. The article appeared in the July issue of Decisions in Dentistry.

Jul 13, 2017
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) authored a white paper titled “Human Papilloma Virus and Oropharyngeal Cancer,” which addresses a dentist’s role in screening for the virus and encourages promotion of the available vaccine. The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors published the paper on its website July 10.

Jul 5, 2017
Dr. Karen West (Dental Medicine) was invited to speak at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University College of Dentistry to the faculty and students about competency assessment and the process of accreditation in the United States. During the May visit, the dean also provided leadership training as well as a lecture to the Saudi Arabia Dental Education Society in Riyadh comparing the Saudi Arabia and United States accreditation processes.

Jun 29, 2017
Karen West (Dental Medicine) attended the International College of Dentists Section XIII-China Annual Meeting and Induction Ceremony held in Chengdu, China, in April as the event’s keynote speaker. Dr. West spoke about the United States dental school accreditation process. Her status as a fellow in the organization allowed her to participate during the ceremony as the inductees were recognized.

Jun 28, 2017
Dr. Christina Demopoulos and Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental) co-authored the study “Bridging the HPV Knowledge Gap,” which addresses the association between human papillomavirus and oral cancer, as well as the responsibility of oral health professionals to educate their patients about the connection. The findings appeared in the June issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.