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School of Dental Medicine News

As the only accredited dental school in Nevada, the School of Dental medicine provides world-class oral health education while providing for the dental needs of Nevada residents. With eight academic degree and advanced education certificate programs, students obtain the necessary skills to provide oral healthcare services to the community and make significant impacts to the field.

Current Dental Medicine News

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People | September 15, 2023

President Emerita Carol C. Harter, who broke down barriers while building up UNLV's status as a research institution, passed away at age 82.

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People | August 28, 2023

The research expert recently received a $3.5M grant to conduct a study on LGBTQIA+ caregivers of dementia patients and their experiences.

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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Research | May 11, 2023

UNLV study pinpoints 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, provides new insights into the relationship between gut makeup and dementia.

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People | April 18, 2023

Dr. Christina Demopoulos, a 2023 Community Engagement Award winner, broadens the scope of Dental School's service-learning course.

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Campus News | April 4, 2023

At the community outreach event, 200 members of the School of Dental Medicine provided 226 preventive and restorative treatments to more than 100 kids from local communities.

Dental Medicine In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 22, 2023

The city estimates the district will support more than 24,000 jobs and have a $3.6 billion economic impact on the local community.

Psychology Today
May 25, 2023

According to the World Health Organization, Alzheimer's is one of our most debilitating diseases. It effectively erases who you are, insinuating itself at first with annoyance, then anger, then fright, and finally silence. It can take 20 years to play out, exhausting caregivers, family, and friends.

The Health Standard Newswire
May 24, 2023

New research is showing that an abundance of certain specific types of gut bacteria could be associated with the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Trial Site News
May 14, 2023

A growing body of evidence suggests that an imbalance of the human gut microbiome is associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD) via neuroinflammatory processes across the gut-brain axis. Now, researchers at the University of Las Vegas have identified 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, providing new insights into the relationship between the gut and dementia.

Asian News International
May 12, 2023

Specific types of gut bacteria and Alzheimer's disease are closely related.

Technology Networks
May 12, 2023

The UNLV team’s analysis found a significant correlation between 10 specific types of gut bacteria and the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

September 14, 2023
Sonal Shah (Dental) accepted an invitation by the American Dental Association to co-present a national oral pathology continuing education course titled, "Beyond the Smile: Exploring Oral Pathology for Dental Professionals." The three-hour webinar focused on performing comprehensive extra-oral and intra-oral exams, diagnosis and treatment of…
September 7, 2023
MDPI - Dentistry Journal has selected "Systematic Review and Meta Analysis of the Relative Effect on Plaque Index among Pediatric Patients Using Powered (Electric) versus Manual Toothbrushes" by Karl Kingsley, Andrew Graves, and Troy Grahl (all Dental) as one of the outstanding articles and Editors Choice publications for 2023. 
August 30, 2023
Neamat Hassan (Dental) was recently appointed as guest editor for a special issue titled, "3D Printing and Restorative Dentistry," in the Dentistry Journal. This special issue aims to publish innovative studies exploring recent 3D printing technology to improve dental restorations’ quality by fabricating restorations with improved accuracy, fit,…
August 21, 2023
Katherine M. Howard, Victoria Sullivan and Karl Kingsley (all Dental) have published their latest study with pediatric residents Praneeti Sodhi and Melika Shayegh, as well as dental students Yuxin Jiang, Summer Lin, Jackson Downey, and Chase Sorenson on the oral pathogen Selenomonas noxia in the latest issue of the MDPI journal Pediatric Reports.
August 14, 2023
Dr. Moni Ahmadian, D.M.D. and Dr. Jean C. Shen, D.M.D. (both Dental) co-authored and presented "Dentoalveolar Manifestations as the Presenting Sign of Gardner Syndrome" as a poster in 2023 annual American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP) meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Their abstract reported the oral and radiographic…
August 9, 2023
Dr. Sonal Shah (Dental Medicine) and Drs. Bill Montagne, Spencer Muscelli, Joshua Goldman, and Jo-Lawrence Bigcas (all Medicine; Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery) co-authored and presented the poster, “Primary Intraosseous Carcinoma of the Mandible Originally Diagnosed as Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary: Case Report,” during the…