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School of Dental Medicine News

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Current Dental Medicine News

Alison Netski, MD, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral health
Campus News | June 10, 2022

Dr. Alison Netski of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is the latest UNLV faculty member to participate in the selective fellowship program.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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People | February 17, 2022

The former UNLV volleyball player is now acing it as as clinical sciences professor at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.

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Business and Community | December 28, 2021

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring innovative ideas, discoveries, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

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Research | December 27, 2021

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a roundup of some of our top stories of 2021.

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

Dental Medicine In The News

Yahoo!
May 21, 2022

To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.

Conversation
May 18, 2022

To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.

Nevada Independent
March 10, 2022

Nevada’s congressional delegation secured more than $104 million for 64 projects around the state, including $12 million for the Nevada Cares Campus homeless shelter in Reno, as part of the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package Congress is expected to pass soon.

Nevada Independent
February 15, 2022

Seeking out health care is often secondary to survival for people living near the poverty line, UNLV students learned firsthand while participating in a simulation earlier this month.

Desert Companion
February 14, 2022

Can a poverty simulation help prepare med students to empathize with low-income patients?

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 7, 2022

UNLV Health schools teamed up Saturday for a poverty simulation. The goal is to build empathy and expose students to the impacts of poverty in the valley.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

June 15, 2022
Karl Kingsley and Jasnena Mavi (both Dental) recently published "Analysis of a Pediatric Dental School Patient Population Revealed Increasing Trends of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients: Implications for Pediatric Dental Public Health and Access to Care" in the journal Pediatric Reports.  
June 12, 2022
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) co-presented “Why Does Sleep Matter?” during a student workshop of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s 30th anniversary meeting. She provided a brief overview of normal sleep, discussed the anatomy and physiology of obstructive sleep apnea, and explained the co-morbid implications of untreated obstructive…
June 9, 2022
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental) has been accepted to the 2022-23 UNLV President’s Fellows Program, which is a leadership development initiative that enables faculty members to acquire high-level administrative experience while working on strategic initiatives of interest to the central university leadership. The program intends to…
June 8, 2022
Dr. Jay Morgenstern (Dental) has been accepted to the 18-member cohort of the 2022-23 UNLV Leadership Experience. The program, which begins in August, helps emerging leaders expand their knowledge and skills while providing a glimpse into university administration, educates them about the complex operations of a large research institution, and…
June 6, 2022
Karl Kingsley, Megan Tufteland, Allison Lenon and Spencer Carlile (all Dental) published "Analysis and Evaluation of the Effects of Melatonin on Oral Keratinocytes: A Pilot Study" in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research.     
June 6, 2022
Dr. Moni Ahmadian (Dental) presented "An Unusually Expansile Nasopalatine Duct Cyst Mimicking a Nasolabial Cyst" as a poster during the 2022 American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology annual meeting. Nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC) is the most common non-odontogenic developmental cyst of the jaw bone that arises in the midline anterior…