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School of Dental Medicine News

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Current Dental Medicine News

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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.

Campus News | October 4, 2021

Future healthcare providers learn about challenges that prevent people from seeking treatment.

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People | September 8, 2021

UNLV School of Dental Medicine names Drs. Jesse Falk and Michael Moody its Alumni of the Year.

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People | July 19, 2021

She never had an instructor in dental school who was young, female, or a minority, so she decided to become that role model for someone else.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Dental Medicine In The News

January 11, 2022

As technology advances, students become increasingly familiar with technology and digital resources. Students can access a wealth of knowledge at the touch of any device. Learning occurs at any time, on demand. Traditional lecture delivery does not capture and stimulate the mind of younger generational students over a long period of time.

Drug Topics
December 22, 2021

Although not as common as shingles of the skin, oral shingles is associated with singular challenges when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. Like all cases of shingles (herpes zoster), earlier medical care is associated with better outcomes.

Targeted Oncology
December 21, 2021

The treatment landscape for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has expanded significantly over the past decade in the frontline setting with several new combinations becoming available for patients with clear cell histology.

Panay News
December 16, 2021


On June 3, the SpaceX CRS-22 rocket took off for the International Space Station-bound from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board was unusual cargo: oral bacteria and saliva.


Dental Asia
November 25, 2021

exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, will participate at the 97th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from 28 November to 1 December 2021, in New York, United States.

Dental Tribune
November 24, 2021

Exocad, an Align Technology company, has announced its participation in the 97th annual Greater New York Dental Meeting from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in New York City, U.S.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

December 6, 2021
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental) has been honored by the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF) with its annual Foundation Award acknowledging her outstanding contributions to the organization. According to the announcement, “Dr. Tina Brandon-Abbatangelo has been a dedicated volunteer with PEIVDF for 13 years and is…
December 3, 2021
Residents from the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry Class of 2021 (Dental) who took Part I of the qualifying exam in May earned some of the highest scores in the country, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry reports. That places UNLV School of Dental Medicine's program among the top 20 percent in the nation.
December 3, 2021
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) presented “The Use of Caries Risk and Smoking Assessment Tools in the Implementation of Intervention Strategies in a US Dental School” during the STAR-ICON Conferences’ Global Summit on Women Empowerment, Surgery, Telehealth Care & Medicine, which had attendees from South America, the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
December 2, 2021
Dr. Robin Weltman (Dental) co-authored “Altered Human Alveolar Bone Gene Expression in Type 2 Diabetes — A cross-sectional Study,” which appeared Nov. 15 online ahead of print in the Journal of Periodontal Research.
November 23, 2021
Sonal Shah (Dental) gave two presentations during the American Dental Association’s annual national meeting in October. The first was titled "Oral Pathology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and the second, which was given on behalf of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, was titled "Specialty Spotlight: The Spectrum of Oral…
November 23, 2021
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental) accepted an invitation by the American Dental Association to speak at its annual meeting during the first SmileCon event. Modeled after the popular TED Talks, SmileCon featured three speakers who shared insight from their lives and careers. Brandon Abbatangelo, after completing a preparation course led by TED…