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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?

Dental Medicine Experts

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

July 30, 2022
Katherine Howard, Karl Kingsley, Brady Petersen, Carl Yu, and Samuel Hutchings (all Dental) published their study, "Differential Expression of Cellular and Exosomal MicroRNA Isolated from Oral Cancer Cells and their Resistance to Chemotherapy," in the latest issue of Current Research in Dentistry.
July 19, 2022
Elena Farfel, Karl Kingsley (both Dental) and recent DMD graduates Cody Buhler, Scott Parker and Haley Whalen recently published "Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) Effects on Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Proliferation and Viability" in the journal EC Dental Science.
July 8, 2022
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) award of $1.5 million to develop the “Nevada Predoctoral Rural Oral Health and Health Equity Program,” which will focus on the oral health needs of underserved people living in rural and frontier areas within the Silver State. The five-year grant will help…
July 7, 2022
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Immunoglobulin Gene Expression Profiles and Microbiome Characteristics in Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates,” which published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular Immunology.
July 7, 2022
Dr. Christine Demopoulos (Dental) co-authored “Racial and Oral Health Equity in Dental School Curricula,” which published online ahead of print in Journal of Public Health Dentistry.  
July 5, 2022
Drs. Jeffrey Ebersole and Linh Nguyen (both Dental) co-authored “Gingival Tissue Antibody Gene Utilization in Aging and Periodontitis,” which published online ahead of print in Journal of Periodontal Research.