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Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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.
Dental Medicine News
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.
Dental Medicine In The News
Children throughout the Las Vegas Valley received dental work today at no cost to their parents. The Southern Nevada Dental Society, UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Roseman University, and corporate sponsor teamed up to treat the kid’s dental needs, for free, at the annual Give Kids A Smile Day.
The 8-year-old student-run clinic, operating out of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, was founded by alumnus John Ferrin in honor of his brother, who died in 2004 while serving in Iraq.
Nearly one in four children who are 2 to 11 years old have untreated cavities in their baby teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Sonora prosthodontist Dr. Michael Scherer is one of a handful of dentists in California to use 3-D printer technology in his practice.
Dr. Celeste Latham didn’t like what she was seeing. The patient’s teeth were visibly dull, chalky and rough in texture — telltale signs of acid erosion, which had developed in just six months since her last checkup.