Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

July 24, 2020
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) and Angela Amar (Nursing) accepted an invitation by Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen to appear on the city’s Access City Council program and share their thoughts about Southern Nevadans returning to their health care providers. They also discussed the multiple steps medical offices take to ensure safety during the pandemic, as well as the importance of resuming regular check-ups. The interview was televised earlier this month.
July 24, 2020
Dr. Linh Nguyen (Dental) is a former infectious disease epidemiologist for the Southern Nevada Health District. She is a member of a dedicated team at UMC and has been analyzing COVID-19 test swabs since late May. The UMC COVID-19 testing laboratories have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests each day, which contributes to the preparation of Nevada’s reopening strategy.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) accepted an invitation by the University of Mosul College of Dentistry in Iraq to present “Adult Sleep Disordered Breathing: The Role of the Dentist” during a webinar July 9.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Antonina Capurro, Dr. Civon Gewelber, Shelley Williams, and Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) co-authored a poster, "Relationship between Plasma CRP and Fibrinogen Measured Using Dried Blood Samples and Vascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes," that was presented during the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions held (virtually) in June.
July 21, 2020
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) authored an editorial,“The ACP Parameters of Care,” that appeared in the July issue of the Journal of Prosthodontists. She also co-authored “The Changing Role of Dental School Deans,” which appeared in the spring issue of the “Journal of the American College of Dentists
July 21, 2020
The School of Dental Medicine received donated lunches from Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurant earlier this month to recognize the dedication of faculty, staff, and residents in the school’s Emergency Room who screened and treated patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lucille's said it was pleased to support the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Between March 23 and June 30, the ER screened more than 1,000 patients and treated more than 250.  
July 9, 2020
Karl Kingsley, Jason Emett, Roxanne David, Jaydene McDaniel, and Steven McDaniel (all Dental) published their work on oral microbiology in the latest issue of MDPI Methods and Protocols. Both McDaniels will complete graduate certifications in pediatric dentistry in 2021. Emett and David are both dental students who are planning to graduate in 2021.
June 29, 2020
Kenneth Izuora, Amalie Alver, Chad Cross (all Medicine), Arpita Basu, Anthony Salazar (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Antonina Capurro, Civon Gewelber, Shelley Williams, and Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) presented a poster, "Relationship between Plasma CRP and Fibrinogen Measured Using Dried Blood Samples and Vascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes," at the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions (virtual) this month. Alver and Salazar are students.
June 26, 2020
Dr. Georgia Dounis (Dental) co-authored “Regional Variation in States' Naloxone Accessibility Laws in Association with Opioid Overdose Death Rates-Observational Study (STROBE Compliant),” which appeared in the May issue of Medicine (Baltimore).
June 26, 2020
Dr. James Mah (Dental) co-authored “Mixed-Dentition Treatment with Clear Aligners and Vibratory Technology,” which appeared in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. Mah also wrote an editorial about clear aligners that appeared in the June issue of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics.
June 25, 2020
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) co-authored “Assessing Oral Health Status, Practices, and Access to Care among War-Affected Refugees Living in San Antonio, Texas,” which appeared May 24 online ahead of print in the European Journal of Dentistry.  
June 25, 2020
Dr. Steven Mann and Dr. Karl Kingsley (both Dental) co-authored “Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Knowledge, Awareness and Acceptance among Dental Students and Post-Graduate Dental Residents,” which appeared in the May 9 issue of Dentistry Journal.