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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

Portrait of Dr. Flora Phipps
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.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

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

Campus News | June 29, 2021

MBA dual degrees offer interdisciplinary edge for students who want to focus their business acumen on specific industries.

A device created by UNLV Engineering researchers for a space experiment
Research | May 29, 2021

First-of-its-kind device developed by UNLV for International Space Station experiment will test microgravity and Earth differences in growth and treatment of oral bacteria.

A student wears a white coat with a patch that reads 'UNLV School of Medicine'
Campus News | April 20, 2021

Future medical professionals collect the clothing that's a mark of their station.

Business and Community | March 29, 2021

Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.

Dental Medicine In The News

Dental Tribune
July 3, 2021

As the saying goes, the sky is the limit. This is true for scientists conducting the first oral health experiment in space to investigate the growth and response of oral bacteria to treatment agents in zero gravity.

Nevada Business
July 1, 2021

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Colleges of Engineering and Dental Medicine have partnered with NASA and toothpaste brand Colgate to determine the effectiveness of oral health products in space.

June 25, 2021

Earlier this month a rocket supplying the International Space Station carried oral bacteria and saliva gleaned from the mouths of 30 UNLV dental clinic patients.

The Good Men Project
June 25, 2021

What can you do to safeguard your teeth from decay?

June 24, 2021

Toothpaste ads promise smiles that are out of this world. Now UNLV is assisting Colgate-Palmolive to put that claim to the test.

Dental Tribune Italy
June 23, 2021

As the saying goes, "the sky is the limit". This is true for scientists conducting the first oral health experiment in space to evaluate the growth and response of oral bacteria to the agents being treated in zero gravity.

Dental Medicine Experts

A prolific researcher and expert on immunology and the immunobiology of oral infections. 
An expert in general dentistry, oral health, and animal dentistry.

Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

July 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley and Jeff Coon (both Dental) recently published "Assessment of MicroRNA (miR)-365 Effects on Oral Squamous Carcinoma Cell Line Phenotypes" in the June issue of the journal Biomolecules.
July 7, 2021
John Colombo (Dental) co-authored “Innovative Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics in Cleft Palate Tissue Engineering,” which appeared online June 16 in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews.
July 7, 2021
Katherine M. Howard, Karl Kingsley, Jaydene McDaniel, Steven McDaniel, Beanca Samiano, and Matthew Marrujo (all Dental) recently published the manuscript "Microbial Screening Reveals Oral Site-Specific Locations of the Periodontal Pathogen Selenomonas noxia" in the journal Current Issues in Molecular Biology. 
July 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley, Rhonda Everett, and Charles Buchanan (all Dental) recently published the article "Longitudinal Curricular Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence among First-Year Dental Students" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 
July 6, 2021
Dr. Frank Jones (Dental) has been inducted as a Fellow by the American College of Dentists, the oldest honorary organization for dentists in the country, for exemplifying excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. He also received a humanitarian proclamation from the Ministry of Health in the...
July 6, 2021
Amalie Alver, Kavita Batra, Amrita Patel, and Kenneth Izuora (all Medicine) Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Antonina Capurro, Civon Gewelber, Kristin Baca, Shelley Williams, and Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) presented the results of their research collaboration, “Predictor of Food Insecurity among Ambulatory Patients with...