Current Dental Medicine News
Her childhood experiences with dental problems fueled her career interests.
García is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and administrator whose leadership and advocacy have been recognized nationally; she begins at UNLV Sept. 1.
UNLV dental students build up models rather than dissect cadavers to learn the physical landmarks of the jaw.
After traveling the world to pursue and complete her education, she says she came to UNLV because of its wonderful diversity and strong research agenda.
Dr. Ashley Hoban, School of Dental Medicine Alumna of the Year, keeps kids smiling.
A visiting professor and international researcher involves UNLV dental students in studies that address new methods for treating cavities among children.
Dental Medicine In The News
Dental students typically dissect cadavers to learn about human anatomy. The University of Las Vegas Nevada School of Dental Medicine, however, uses a different approach. The second-year students in Clinically Oriented Anatomy use colored dental wax and thread to build anatomically correct models of the skull over the seven-week course.
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine to support its Saturday Morning Community Clinics, which provide care to underinsured and uninsured populations throughout Southern Nevada.
This story – a somebody-said-something-they-shouldn't-have story – went viral overnight and led to the cancellation of two days of dental appointments for a Rochester, NY practice, and nationwide bad press.
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo works to improve the oral health of captive exotic animals across America. This has boosted her concern over the exotic pet trade, particularly in her home state of Nevada where there are no specific laws surrounding the practice. She wrote about her experiences within, and views on, the industry for Conjour.
Karen West, dean of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, submitted her resignation in early October.
Look, we know sugar — especially the refined sugar in candy — isn't good for us. And sure, we try to avoid it whenever possible... but what about Halloween? Is it really that bad to let kids indulge like this once a year?