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Feb 6, 2018

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.

Dec 20, 2017

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.

Nov 15, 2017

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.

Oct 31, 2017

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.

Oct 31, 2017

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.

Oct 30, 2017

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.

Oct 26, 2017

Chocolate can be better option when choosing Halloween candy, says UNLV dental expert

Oct 24, 2017

FOX5's Alyssa Deitsch shares a recommendation from a University of Nevada, Las Vegas dentist for Halloween.

Oct 12, 2017

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.

Oct 11, 2017

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.

Oct 9, 2017

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are on the cuspid of making scientific history.

Oct 9, 2017

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.

Oct 6, 2017

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.

Oct 5, 2017

A collaboration of dentists and engineers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) made a discovery that could potentially revolutionize how and where we harvest, preserve, and use stem cells. In a study published in Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering, the team led by UNLV biomedical sciences professor Karl Kingsley and advanced education program in orthodontics director James Mah turned to root pulps in teeth, specifically wisdom teeth, as an abundant source of stem cells.

Oct 5, 2017

Stem cells. Few research discoveries hold as much promise of single-handedly expanding medical treatment options as they do. Miraculously able to act as transformers-;either re-creating or morphing into a variety of cell types found within the organisms they originate from-;stem cells offer humanity hope for new, more effective therapies against a number of chronic and terminal diseases. And finding them is surprisingly easy.

Oct 5, 2017

Stem cells. Few research discoveries hold as much promise of single-handedly expanding medical treatment options as they do. Miraculously able to act as transformers—either re-creating or morphing into a variety of cell types found within the organisms they originate from—stem cells offer humanity hope for new, more effective therapies against a number of chronic and terminal diseases. And finding them is surprisingly easy.

Oct 4, 2017

Stem cells. Few research discoveries hold as much promise of single-handedly expanding medical treatment options as they do. Miraculously able to act as transformers—either re-creating or morphing into a variety of cell types found within the organisms they originate from—stem cells offer humanity hope for new, more effective therapies against a number of chronic and terminal diseases. And finding them is surprisingly easy.

Oct 4, 2017

“Stem cells can be extracted from nearly any living tissue,” said Dr. James Mah, director of UNLV’s advanced education program in orthodontics, doctor of dental surgery, and dental researcher. “In fact, stem cells can even be found in tissues of the deceased.”