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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 | September 14, 2022

Dr. Evelyn Herrera understands the importance of providing underserved communities with accessible dental health care.

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People | September 9, 2022

In her long tenure as president, Carol C. Harter broke down barriers while building up UNLV's status as a research institution.

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People | September 6, 2022

Is solving murders through forensic dentistry as easy as seen on TV? Not quite, says Dr. David Ord.

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UNLV History | August 16, 2022

As the UNLV School of Dental Medicine celebrates its 20th anniversary, it recognizes one of its earliest proponents.

Alison Netski, MD, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral health
Campus News | June 10, 2022

Dr. Alison Netski of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is the latest UNLV faculty member to participate in the selective fellowship program.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Dental Medicine In The News

Nevada Independent
September 26, 2022

Together, the state, UNLV and the City of Las Vegas are working to ensure that no Nevada family has to leave the Silver State for critical life-saving care. Here’s how we are doing it:

Yahoo!
May 21, 2022

To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.

Conversation
May 18, 2022

To “cry poor mouth” is an expression used to habitually complain about a lack of money. A literal poor mouth, however, represents one of the most widespread global diseases: tooth decay. Cavities resulting from poor oral health can drive everything from emotional issues to low self-esteem and health concerns.

Nevada Independent
March 10, 2022

Nevada’s congressional delegation secured more than $104 million for 64 projects around the state, including $12 million for the Nevada Cares Campus homeless shelter in Reno, as part of the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package Congress is expected to pass soon.

Nevada Independent
February 15, 2022

Seeking out health care is often secondary to survival for people living near the poverty line, UNLV students learned firsthand while participating in a simulation earlier this month.

Desert Companion
February 14, 2022

Can a poverty simulation help prepare med students to empathize with low-income patients?

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

February 7, 2023
Drs. Neamat Hassan and Hassan Ziada (both Dental Medicine) co-authored a publication of collaborative educational research titled, "The Dental Educational Environment of Online and Blended Learning during COVID-19 and the Impact on the Future of Dental Education." The article has been published in Dentistry Journal as part of the special issue: "…
February 1, 2023
Karl Kingsley, Katherine Howard, Kieran Caberto Huni, Jacky Cheung, Madeline Sullivan, and William Taylor Robison (all Dental Medicine)  published the study, "Chemotherapeutic Drug Resistance Associated with Differential miRNA Expression of miR-375 and miR-27 among Oral Cancer Cell Lines," in the International Journal of Medical Sciences (IJMS)…
January 26, 2023
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Mucosal circadian rhythm pathway genes altered by aging and periodontitis,” which published in the December 6 issue of PLoS ONE. The study examined the expression of circadian rhythm genes in periodontitis, and concluded that variation in disease expression and the underlying molecular mechanisms of…
January 26, 2023
Katherine Howard, Karl Kingsley, Matthew Hunsaker, Adelle Fuller, and Brandon Richards (all Dental Medicine) recently published their study, "Expression of Exosome-Derived MicroRNAs miR-21 and miR-135 are Differentially Regulated Among Dental Pulp Stem Cells," in the latest issue of Current Research in Medicine. 
January 24, 2023
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental Medicine) has been appointed as the Nevada Delegate to the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO). The society, which is the largest constituent organization of the American Association of Orthodontists, focuses on helping its nearly 3,000 members provide the highest level of care. She will also serve on the PCSO…
January 23, 2023
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole and Dr. Linh Nguyen (Dental Medicine) co-authored, “Gingival Transcriptomic Patterns of Macrophage Polarization during Initiation, Progression, and Resolution of Periodontitis,” which published December 26, 2022, in Clinical and Experimental Immunology. This investigation hypothesized that altered profiles of gene expression…