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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

People | September 18, 2020

School of Dental Medicine Alumna of the Year Dr. Brandi Dupont pursued a career in oral health to help better serve those in need.

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Business and Community | September 18, 2020

For nearly 20 years, UNLV Dental Medicine professor Christina Demopoulos has helped Southern Nevada children improve their dental health.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

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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.

Dental Medicine In The News

October 14, 2020

Whether it's loss of income or COVID concerns, going to the dentist has been something lots of people are taking a pass on these days. But as 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean reports there's a local program promising safety and affordability.

October 14, 2020

Whether it's a loss of income or COVID-19 concerns, going to the dentist has been something lots of people are taking a pass on these days.

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.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

October 13, 2020
Dr. Neamat Hassan and Dr. Hassan Ziada (both Dental) coauthored "The Impact of Impression Coping Geometrical Design on Accuracy of Implant Impressions: An Experimental Study," which appeared this month in the International Journal of Implant Dentistry. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of implant impression coping geometrical...
October 5, 2020
Dr. Christina Demopoulos, Dr. Flora Phipps, Dr. Marcia Ditmyer, and Dr. Lily T. Garcia (all Dental) accepted invitations to speak during the 2020 Nevada Public Health Association Annual (Virtual) Conference, which was themed Creating the Healthiest Nevada: Putting Prevention into Practice. Dr. Demopoulos presented “Putting Teeth into Early...
October 2, 2020
Jordan Ringer, Bryan Morrison, and Karl Kingsley (all Dental) published their research, "Evaluation of Hyaluronic Acid to Modulate Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Growth In Vitro" in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Functional Biomaterials. Ringer and Morrison are Dental Medicine students who plan to graduate in 2021.
October 2, 2020
John Colombo (Dental) co-authored “Innovative Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics in Cleft Palate Tissue Engineering,” which appeared in the September issue of Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews, and “Modeling Hypoxia Induced Factors to Treat Pulpal Inflammation and Drive Regeneration,” which appeared in the Journal of Endodontics.
September 24, 2020
Nareh Eshgian, Tanya Al-Talib, Stanley Nelson, and Neamat Hassan (all Dental Medicine) published a clinical research study on "Prevalence of hyperdontia, hypodontia, and concomitant hypo-hyperdontia" in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Anomalies in human dentition are some of the most common occurrences of congenital abnormalities. The purpose of...
September 1, 2020
Philip Hyunbae Son, Ah Reum Yoo, Fiona Britton, and Karl Kingsley (all Dental) published their research, "Differential Effects of Methylisothiazolinine (MIT) on Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DSPC)" in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Medical Discovery. Son and Yoo both are students who plan to graduate in 2021.