Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

May 5, 2020
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) accepted to serve as director-elect for the American Board of Dental Public Health, which certifies candidates for diplomate status, and is to receive the President’s Award from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry for his contribution to dental public health education. 
May 1, 2020
Dr. David Cappelli (Dental) served as guest editor of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Precision Public Health and the Future of Dental Public Health special issue, which published this spring. He also authored "Introduction: The Advent of Precision Public Health and the Future of Dental Public Health," which appeared in the issue.
May 1, 2020
Dr. Flora Phipps (Dental) appeared on U.S. Sen. Senator Jacky Rosen’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages on April 3 as part of the senator’s “Nevada Women in STEM” highlight.
April 28, 2020
Aidy Weeks, Ruby Nugent, and Katie Houk (all Libraries) collaborated with colleagues around the country to develop a collection of Spanish language COVID-19 resources. Weeks, Nugent, and Houk are health sciences librarians.
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.