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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

Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

Campus News | October 4, 2021

Future healthcare providers learn about challenges that prevent people from seeking treatment.

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People | September 8, 2021

UNLV School of Dental Medicine names Drs. Jesse Falk and Michael Moody its Alumni of the Year.

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.

Dental Medicine In The News

Cision PR Newswire
October 7, 2021

The meeting will bring together orthodontists from around the country. More than a dozen experts will provide tools, ideas, and inspiration to help orthodontists grow their practices and become more successful CEOs.

StreetInsider.com
October 7, 2021

The meeting will bring together orthodontists from around the country.

American Dental Association
October 1, 2021

Each session will feature three speakers to offer diverse perspectives.

KNPR News
September 30, 2021

UNLV just held a class in the school of hard knocks.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 27, 2021

The UNLV School of Nursing will join students from the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine and Dentistry School to place themselves inside the lives of a family living on low income during what they call a "Poverty Simulation" Saturday.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 27, 2021

Approximately 160 students from UNLV’s schools of nursing, medicine, and dentistry learned some valuable lessons Saturday that will help them better understand many of their patients as they move forward in their healthcare careers.

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Recent Dental Medicine Accomplishments

October 19, 2021
Dr. Steven Saxe (Dental) received the Fae Ahlstrom award from the Southern Nevada Dental Society in recognition of his career-spanning commitment of service to organized dentistry and the citizens of Nevada. During his more than 30 years in practice, Saxe has served as delegate for the Clark County Dental Society (now the Southern Nevada Dental...
October 19, 2021
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) co-authored Physical Evaluation and Treatment Planning in Dental Practice, 2nd Edition, which includes information pertinent when considering comprehensive treatment planning and specialists' perspectives for a wide variety of dental procedures. The book was published in July 2021.
October 18, 2021
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental Medicine) co-authored “Oral Microbiome and Gingival Gene Expression of Inflammatory Biomolecules with Aging and Periodontitis,” which appeared Sept. 17 in the Oral Infections and Microbes section of Frontiers in Oral Health.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Robin Weltman (Dental Medicine) co-authored “Vertical Ridge Augmentation (VRA) around Dental Implants with the Use of a Dense PTFE Membrane, to Correct Previously Failed Augmentations,” which appeared online ahead of print in Clinical Advancement in Periodontics.
October 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley, Joshua Polanski, Camille Frayna, Christoffer Devantier and Braden Harris (all Dental) recently published the manuscript "Education Regarding and Adherence to Recommended Nutrition Guidelines among Dental Students" in Dentistry Jounal, Special Edition on Dental Education. 
September 20, 2021
The class of 2021 alumni Dr. Anthony Fusco, Dr. Syed Ahmed, and Dr. Jared Link, under the supervision of Dr. Tanya Al-Talib and Dr. Neamat Hassan (all Dental Medicine), published  “Performance of Different Orthodontic Brackets after Exposure to Dietary Components: An in Vitro Pilot Study,” which appeared online Sept. 14 in the Open Journal of...