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Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo works to improve the oral health of captive exotic animals across America. This has boosted her concern over the exotic pet trade, particularly in her home state of Nevada where there are no specific laws surrounding the practice. She wrote about her experiences within, and views on, the industry for Conjour.

Oct 23, 2018

Karen West, dean of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, submitted her resignation in early October.

Oct 1, 2018

Look, we know sugar — especially the refined sugar in candy — isn't good for us. And sure, we try to avoid it whenever possible... but what about Halloween? Is it really that bad to let kids indulge like this once a year?

Sep 11, 2018

Botox could potentially treat both my bruxism and the underlying trauma that may have caused it.

Jun 21, 2018

To say that Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo is anything but your run-of-the-mill dentist is hardly an exaggeration.

Apr 23, 2018

Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo realized the importance of dental care at a young age after a terrible toothache.

Apr 5, 2018

Every dentist surely has a story about the most difficult patient they’ve encountered. Well, Tina Brandon Abbatangelo, DDS, has them all beat.

Mar 27, 2018

Every dentist surely has a story about the most difficult patient they’ve encountered. Well, Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo has them all beat.

Mar 12, 2018

UNLV is notifying 184 patients that they may have had dental implant work done with an instrument that had been used on other patients.

Mar 2, 2018

FOX5's Mike Doria shares details on a town hall in Las Vegas.

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.