Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

September 14, 2021
Dr. Frank Jones (Dental) directed two four-day live surgical implant courses in Tijuana, Mexico during July and August. The self-funded courses deliver free surgical care to individuals regardless of citizenship or current immigration status. High demand for patient care continues in Mexico unabated due to the impact of COVID-19 and limited charitable services.
September 13, 2021
Ed Rangel (Dental) received recognition as an "Indirect Trainer" from the United Stated Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency for his outstanding performance in training during the global pandemic. The certificate he received states "Your exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities set a benchmark of excellence while training your local jurisdiction for preparedness."
September 13, 2021
Dr. Christina Demopoulos, Melissa Argueta and Elyana Smith (all Dental) hosted information tables during five back-to-school community events between July 23 and August 21. The events, sponsored by several organizations including City of Las Vegas and UNR Extension, were held at the Windmill Library, Iglesia Evangelica Nueva Jerusalem Church, The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, Strong Future Technology Center, and East Las Vegas Library. Rising fourth-year dental students Diane Feng, Brakkon...
September 10, 2021
Melissa Argueta (Dental) received a 2021 Mars Wrigley Foundation’s Healthier Smiles Grant of $5,000 from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Institute for Oral Health. She will use the funds to expand the local Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project, which aims to reduce the number of cavities among children by the time they enroll in kindergarten. Through the program, Argueta and others from School of Dental Medicine provide preventive dental services in federally funded Early Head...
September 9, 2021
Dr. James Mah (Dental) co-authored “An in vitro evaluation of orthodontic aligner biomechanics around the maxillary arch,” which appears in the September issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
August 9, 2021
Dr. Karl Kingsley, Kevin Foote and David Foote (all Dental) recently published "Surveillance of the Incidence and Mortality of Oral and Pharyngeal, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer in Nevada: Potential Implications of the Nevada Indoor Clean Air Act" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 
August 4, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) received the presidential citation from the American Association for Dental Research for making significant contributions, showing dedication, and furthering the mission of the association through service and commitment. The association's president nominated Ebersole for the citation, which was then evaluated and approved by the board of directors. The association announced the award during its annual (virtual) conference July 23.
August 2, 2021
Dr. Neamat Hassan and Dr. Hassan Ziada (both Dental) published a collaborative research article online, ahead of print titled "Patients' perspectives of grafting materials in implant dentistry: A qualitative analysis" in the Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry.
July 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley and Jeff Coon (both Dental) recently published "Assessment of MicroRNA (miR)-365 Effects on Oral Squamous Carcinoma Cell Line Phenotypes" in the June issue of the journal Biomolecules.
July 7, 2021
John Colombo (Dental) co-authored “Innovative Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics in Cleft Palate Tissue Engineering,” which appeared online June 16 in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews.
July 7, 2021
Katherine M. Howard, Karl Kingsley, Jaydene McDaniel, Steven McDaniel, Beanca Samiano, and Matthew Marrujo (all Dental) recently published the manuscript "Microbial Screening Reveals Oral Site-Specific Locations of the Periodontal Pathogen Selenomonas noxia" in the journal Current Issues in Molecular Biology. 
July 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley, Rhonda Everett, and Charles Buchanan (all Dental) recently published the article "Longitudinal Curricular Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence among First-Year Dental Students" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.