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Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo realized the importance of dental care at a young age after a terrible toothache.
Every dentist surely has a story about the most difficult patient they’ve encountered. Well, Tina Brandon Abbatangelo, DDS, has them all beat.
Every dentist surely has a story about the most difficult patient they’ve encountered. Well, Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo has them all beat.
UNLV is notifying 184 patients that they may have had dental implant work done with an instrument that had been used on other patients.
FOX5's Mike Doria shares details on a town hall in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
Chocolate can be better option when choosing Halloween candy, says UNLV dental expert
FOX5's Alyssa Deitsch shares a recommendation from a University of Nevada, Las Vegas dentist for Halloween.
Young children in Headstart or Early Headstart programs may be getting a visit from the dentist, at no cost to parents. For many kids, it could be their first time seeing a dentist.
Stem cells are a crucial part of modern medicine and can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Now researchers at University of Nevada, Las Vegas have discovered a new way of harvesting these all-important biological cells by (get ready to wince!) extracting them from the root pulp inside every tooth.
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are on the cuspid of making scientific history.
That pesky wisdom tooth you're glad you got rid of is apparently a great source of stem cells that could save lives. However, it's not easy getting to the tooth root pulp that contains those cells: drilling into the tooth generates damaging heat that lowers the number of cells that can be harvested. In addition, the water used to rinse the tooth could have corrosive elements and the enamel particulates from the drilling could contaminate the pulp. To solve that issue, 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.
Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize treatment for a wide array of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, though harvesting enough of them for beneficial use and keeping them viable until they are needed presents significant challenges. So, researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), have developed an efficient technique for taking these cells from a common source—wisdom teeth.
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