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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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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.

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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.

Dental Medicine In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 9, 2020

Oral surgeons around the valley can also resume non-urgent dental procedures. Alumnus Dr. Jesse Falk shared some of the precautions his practice has in place.

Las Vegas Sun
May 4, 2020

It’s unnaturally quiet these days on the UNLV campus, which normally would be swirling with students preparing for final exams coming.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 29, 2020

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said the state is ready to resume limited medical and dental procedures that had been put off during the spread of COVID-19. Part-time faculty member Dr. Steven Saxe shares his perspective.

Nevada Today
April 2, 2020

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE’s) eight institutions have risen to help their local communities and state during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Las Vegas Sun
March 6, 2020

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will receive an honorary doctoral degree from UNLV, the Nevada Board of Regents announced Thursday.

Vegas Inc
February 28, 2020

My mother was a nurse and always encouraged me to join the health care field. She taught me to care for people from the inside out. As I went to dental visits, I become more intrigued by the profession. Now, I love seeing my patients every six months and hearing about their lives and families.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

June 1, 2020
Dr. Frank Jones (Dental) accepted an invitation to present "Advanced Concepts of Implant Therapy" to DS4 students at the Autonomous University of Baja California Dental School in Tijuana, Mexico, in March. Last month he served as course director for a bone-grafting technique and implant placement course using pig jaws and human cadavers at the...
May 28, 2020
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) accepted an invitation to present "HPV: The Role of the Dental Team" during a webinar  hosted by the National Network for Oral Health Access, which was viewed by approximately 200 participants.
May 27, 2020
Dr. Moni Ahmadian (Dental) co-authored and presented "Central Xanthoma of Mandible in a 12 Year-Old Boy" to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology during a virtual meeting in April.   
May 5, 2020
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) accepted to serve as director-elect for the American Board of Dental Public Health, which certifies candidates for diplomate status, and is to receive the President’s Award from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry for his contribution to dental public health education. 
May 1, 2020
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) served as guest editor of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Precision Public Health and the Future of Dental Public Health special issue, which published this spring. He also authored "Introduction: The Advent of Precision Public Health and the Future of Dental Public Health," which appeared in the issue.
May 1, 2020
Dr. Flora Phipps (Dental) appeared on U.S. Sen. Senator Jacky Rosen’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages on April 3 as part of the senator’s “Nevada Women in STEM” highlight.