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School of Dental Medicine News

The School of Dental Medicine provides world-class oral health education while providing for the dental needs of Nevada residents.

Current Dental Medicine News

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People | January 13, 2020

The director of clinical operations for the UNLV School of Dental Medicine says joining the school staff is like joining a family.

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Campus News | October 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

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People | October 18, 2019

School of Dental Medicine Alumnus of the Year Dr. Dayne Jensen went from a linebacker at Weber State to a decorated dentistry student to an accomplished plastic surgeon.

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Research | September 12, 2019

UNLV researchers offer a new treatment option for age-related gum disease.

Christine Ancajas standing in a dentist office.
People | August 5, 2019

Her childhood experiences with dental problems fueled her career interests.

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People | July 17, 2019

García is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and administrator whose leadership and advocacy have been recognized nationally; she begins at UNLV Sept. 1.

Dental Medicine In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 13, 2019

The impact of a Veteran’s military service can last years beyond retirement, even influencing the next generation of servicemen and women.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 12, 2019

8 News Now produces community news special to highlight and honor the Valley’s Veterans. The half-hour special aired on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at 6:30pm on KLAS Ch. 8.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 30, 2019

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue has been drawing chalk outlines of bodies on city roads -- and they're being intentionally vague about why.

New Dentist Blog
September 16, 2019

As student focusing on pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. Antonina Capurro volunteered to work on a mobile clinic as a way of broadening her pre-med experience.

Dentistry Today
April 5, 2019

Dental students typically dissect cadavers to learn about human anatomy. The University of Las Vegas Nevada School of Dental Medicine, however, uses a different approach. The second-year students in Clinically Oriented Anatomy use colored dental wax and thread to build anatomically correct models of the skull over the seven-week course.

Dentistry Today
March 19, 2019

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine to support its Saturday Morning Community Clinics, which provide care to underinsured and uninsured populations throughout Southern Nevada. 

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

December 5, 2019
Wylie Tang, Dr. Karl Kingsley, and Dr. Robin Reinke (all Dental Medicine) had their research paper, "Impact of Collaborative Leadership in Dental School Team Clinics," published in the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Dental Education.  A study was conducted to determine if students' perceptions of a team leader's openness of communication,...
December 3, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during and serve as session chair for the American Association for Dental Research Fall Focused Symposium, Integrating Omic Datasets Towards Translation.” He presented "Gingival Transcriptomic Patterns using a Nonhuman Primate Matriline Model of Periodontitis," and chaired the closing...
December 2, 2019
Drs. Neamat Hassan and Hassan Ziada (both Dental) co-authored “A Prospective Clinical Study on Implant Impression Accuracy,” which evaluated the accuracy of the open and closed implant impression techniques in partially edentulous patients who received two adjacent implants. The article appeared in the online version of the International Journal...
December 2, 2019
Drs. Marcia Ditmyer, Sophia Saeed, and Victoria Woo (all Dental) accepted invitations to speak during the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) annual conference. Ditmyer spoke about wellness, Saeed addressed management of medically complex dental patients, and Woo discussed etiology and therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma. NNOHA...
November 27, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored two articles that appeared in the October issue of Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. The first, “Comparative Analysis of Gene Expression Patterns for Oral Epithelium-Related Functions with Aging,” used a nonhuman primate model to profile the transcriptome and change and tissues health across the...
November 27, 2019
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) presented “3D Imaging: CBCT and OSA” during the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s Advanced DSM Course last month. She also accepted the role of chair for the advanced course and will organize its content for the presentation in 2020.