Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

March 16, 2020
Mary Shoff, Thomas Booker, Brennan Leavitt, Dylan Harmon, Karl Kingsley and Katherine M. Howard (all Dental) published their research titled "Differential Exosome miRNA Expression in Oral Cancer Stem Cells" in the latest issue of the journal ExRNA.   
March 11, 2020
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) co-authored “Using Big Data to Promote Precision Oral Health in the Context of a Learning Health Care System,” which appears as an online article in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
March 9, 2020
Dr. Lily T. García (Dental) provided comments for an article titled "Talking with Women who are Forging New Paths in Dentistry," which appeared in the January issue of Inside Dentistry. She also co-authored several articles that appeared in the January issue of the Journal of Dental Education. They are: “ADEA- ADEE Shaping the Future of Dental Education III: Overview” “ADEA-ADEE Shaping the Future of Dental Education III: Engaging with Global Networking to Enable Global Oral Health” “ADEA‐ADEE...
March 6, 2020
Dr. Christina Demopoulos and Melissa Argueta (both Dental) received the 2019-20 “Outstanding Community Partner” award from Acelero Learning for their continued commitment and advocacy to children, families, and Acelero Learning Clark County Head Start programs. Demopoulos is leading an early childhood caries prevention project designed to reduce the incidence of childhood cavities among children enrolled in 68 federally funded Early Head Start and Head Start Centers throughout Nevada. Argueta...
March 6, 2020
Dr. Neamat Hassan, Dr. Tanya Al-Talib, and Angelica Bustos (all Dental) co-authored "Retrospective Analysis of the Association of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions with Bruxism," which appeared in the February issue of the Open Journal of Stomatology. Bustos is a third-year dental student.
March 5, 2020
Dr. James Mah (Dental) co-authored "Craniofacial Analysis May Indicate Co-Occurrence of Skeletal Malocclusions and Associated Risks in Development of Cleft Lip and Palate,” which appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Development Biology. The multi-institutional study was in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health.  
February 21, 2020
Linh Nguyen, Karl Kingsley, Arvin Alexander, and Graydon Carr (all Dental) published their work on oral microbiology in the latest issue of Microbiology Research Journal International. Carr will graduate with an MS in oral biology in 2020 and Alexander is a dental student who is planning to graduate in 2021.
February 19, 2020
Karl Kingsley and Eric Mullins (both Dental) along with Joseph Cinelli, '19 MS Oral Biology, have had their manuscript, "Differential Effects of Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) on Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Subpopulations," published in the latest tissue of EC Dental Science. Mullins is a dental student who is planning to graduate in 2022.
January 31, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Heterogeneity of Human Serum Antibody Responses to P. Gingivalis in Periodontitis: Effects of Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex,” which appeared in the December issue of Immunology Letters.  
December 5, 2019
Wylie Tang, Dr. Karl Kingsley, and Dr. Robin Reinke (all Dental Medicine) had their research paper, "Impact of Collaborative Leadership in Dental School Team Clinics," published in the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Dental Education.  A study was conducted to determine if students' perceptions of a team leader's openness of communication, cooperative decision making, and well-defined goals were positively related to the students' improvement-orientated voice behavior and willingness to...
December 3, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during and serve as session chair for the American Association for Dental Research Fall Focused Symposium, Integrating Omic Datasets Towards Translation.” He presented "Gingival Transcriptomic Patterns using a Nonhuman Primate Matriline Model of Periodontitis," and chaired the closing session "Exploring NIDCR Goals and Future Initiatives, which was presented by Dr. Lillian Shum, director of Division of Extramural Research at the National...
December 2, 2019
Drs. Marcia Ditmyer, Sophia Saeed, and Victoria Woo (all Dental) accepted invitations to speak during the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) annual conference. Ditmyer spoke about wellness, Saeed addressed management of medically complex dental patients, and Woo discussed etiology and therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma. NNOHA strives to improve the oral health of underserved populations and contribute to overall health through leadership, advocacy, and support to oral health...