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School of Dental Medicine News

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Current Dental Medicine News

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | June 29, 2020

The Dental School administrator says she has found dealing with the pandemic even more challenging than her former work as an undercover police officer.

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Campus News | May 19, 2020

As daily life around the country came to a sudden halt in March, UNLV rapidly reconfigured the rhythms of its day-to-day operations and lent its considerable expertise to fighting the virus in Nevada.

Campus News | April 8, 2020

For students in Medicine, Nursing, and Dental Medicine, those furthest along heading to front lines while classmates cope with rearranged clinical work.

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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.

Dental Medicine In The News

Dental Tribune
July 9, 2020

The next generation of dentists is entering a profession that suddenly has considerable risk associated with it—a fact already evident to the many dental students who recently graduated in virtual commencement ceremonies held using online platforms such as YouTube, Zoom and Facebook Live.

Las Vegas Sun
July 6, 2020

Never has health care been more critical and important to personal and community well-being than it is right now.

KCLV Channel 2
July 2, 2020

Deans of the UNLV Dental and Nursing schools Lily T. Garcia and Angela Amar discuss ways medical professionals are working to make doctor visits safe.

June 30, 2020

UNLV School of Dental Medicine has reopened its clinics to all patients of record on June 29, and will resume seeing new patients during the fall.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 29, 2020

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine reopened its clinics Monday to existing patients but will not see new patients until fall.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 29, 2020

After months of being closed to most patients because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the UNLV School of Dental Medicine will start welcoming back patients of record on Monday, June 29.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

July 24, 2020
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) and Angela Amar (Nursing) accepted an invitation by Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen to appear on the city’s Access City Council program and share their thoughts about Southern Nevadans returning to their health care providers. They also discussed the multiple steps medical offices take to ensure safety during...
July 24, 2020
Dr. Linh Nguyen (Dental) is a former infectious disease epidemiologist for the Southern Nevada Health District. She is a member of a dedicated team at UMC and has been analyzing COVID-19 test swabs since late May. The UMC COVID-19 testing laboratories have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests each day, which contributes to the preparation of...
July 23, 2020
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) accepted an invitation by the University of Mosul College of Dentistry in Iraq to present “Adult Sleep Disordered Breathing: The Role of the Dentist” during a webinar July 9.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Antonina Capurro, Dr. Civon Gewelber, Shelley Williams, and Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) co-authored a poster, "Relationship between Plasma CRP and Fibrinogen Measured Using Dried Blood Samples and Vascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes," that was presented during the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions held (...
July 21, 2020
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) authored an editorial,“The ACP Parameters of Care,” that appeared in the July issue of the Journal of Prosthodontists. She also co-authored “The Changing Role of Dental School Deans,” which appeared in the spring issue of the “Journal of the American College of Dentists
July 21, 2020
The School of Dental Medicine received donated lunches from Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurant earlier this month to recognize the dedication of faculty, staff, and residents in the school’s Emergency Room who screened and treated patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lucille's said it was pleased to support the UNLV School of Dental...