Current Dental Medicine News
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A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib advocates for dentists becoming the first line of defense against sleep apnea and other sleep breathing issues.
While some of us have nicknames we wish everyone would forget, Valinder Addison likes hers because her family and friends say she keeps going, and going, and going.
Plastinated human head specimens give dental students complete, odor-free, hands-on learning experiences.
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
Dental Medicine In The News
Dr. Christine C. Ancajas and Dr. Flora M. Phipps are two women who are known for their extraordinary work with Nevada Army National Guard, but they also play a critical role at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards recognized anesthesiology as a dental specialty in 2019.
Dr. Garcia is Dean and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. She was in private practice in Denver, Colorado and taught part-time at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry (UCHSC). After a transition into academic dentistry, she became Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the UCHSC, while continuing to maintain a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant treatment. Her focus on teaching in the predoctoral program led to updates in materials and teaching methodologies in both fixed and removable Prosthodontics. She served as Professor & Associate Dean for Education at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry from 2013-2019.
During the pandemic, some parents have found it hard to get dental care for their children.
A study shows that gum disease may be linked to serious COVID-19 cases.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine has acquired 60 plastinated human specimens for its head and neck anatomy and neuroscience course. The preserved specimens, which all came from deceased human beings, clearly present the bones, muscles, nerves, and vasculature of the head and neck.