Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

November 16, 2022
Manoj Sharma, Ravi Batra (Social and Behavioral Health), Kavita Batra (Medicine), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), Chia-Laing Dai (Teaching and Learning), and David Cappelli (Dental Medicine) have published a manuscript titled, “Predicting Flossing through the Application of the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change among…
November 8, 2022
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental Medicine) accepted an invitation to be one of the featured “DENT Talks” speakers during SmileCon 2022. Sponsored by the American Dental Association, DENT Talks provide diverse viewpoints about different facets of dentistry. This year’s three themes were Human Challenge, Road Less Traveled, and Love of Dentistry…
November 7, 2022
Dr. Christine Ancajas, Dr. Georgia Dounis, and Dr. Hassan Ziada (all Dental Medicine) received their inductions as fellows of the American College of Dentists during the American Dental Association’s annual meeting in October. The American College of Dentists strives to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry, and…
November 7, 2022
Dr. Jyoti Mago (Dental Medicine) and alumna Dr. Nicole Ameli (DMD ‘19) presented their poster titled, “Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of benign pathologic entities,” during the recent AAOMR (American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) meeting. Their work concluded that ultrasonography has the greatest soft tissue spatial resolution.…
October 11, 2022
Daniel Cheng, Jennifer Baynosa, Daniel Kirgan, Charles St Hill (Medicine), Chad Cross (Public Health), and Shelley Williams (Dental Medicine) published the paper, "Comparing the effect of distance to treatment facility on reconstruction and breast conservation therapy for early-stage invasive ductal carcinoma between the nation and the mountain…
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.
July 5, 2022
Drs. Tanya Al-Talib and Neamat Hassan (both Dental), along with School of Dental Medicine alumnus Kyle Cousineau, '22, co-authored “Retrospective Evaluation of the Prevalence of Diastema among an Adult Population,” which published June 15 in Open Journal of Stomatology.