Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

November 23, 2021
Sonal Shah (Dental) gave two presentations during the American Dental Association’s annual national meeting in October. The first was titled "Oral Pathology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and the second, which was given on behalf of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, was titled "Specialty Spotlight: The Spectrum of Oral Pathology: A Case-based Approach."  
November 23, 2021
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental) accepted an invitation by the American Dental Association to speak at its annual meeting during the first SmileCon event. Modeled after the popular TED Talks, SmileCon featured three speakers who shared insight from their lives and careers. Brandon Abbatangelo, after completing a preparation course led by TED trainers, gave two presentations. The first, titled “Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . oh my! And Toto, too” focused on animal dentistry and the...
November 4, 2021
Dr. Linh Nguyen, Dr. Karl Kingsley and co-authors Tommy Le, Eunice Chun, and Ivan Lopez (all Dental School) recently published their research "Screening for Selenomonas Noxia and Akkermansia Muciniphila from the Oral Cavity of Pediatric Patients" in Microbiology Research Journal International
October 19, 2021
Dr. Steven Saxe (Dental) received the Fae Ahlstrom award from the Southern Nevada Dental Society in recognition of his career-spanning commitment of service to organized dentistry and the citizens of Nevada. During his more than 30 years in practice, Saxe has served as delegate for the Clark County Dental Society (now the Southern Nevada Dental Society) and the Nevada Dental Association, as well as the state’s delegate to the American Dental Association. He is a fellow with the American College...
October 19, 2021
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) co-authored Physical Evaluation and Treatment Planning in Dental Practice, 2nd Edition, which includes information pertinent when considering comprehensive treatment planning and specialists' perspectives for a wide variety of dental procedures. The book was published in July 2021.
October 18, 2021
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental Medicine) co-authored “Oral Microbiome and Gingival Gene Expression of Inflammatory Biomolecules with Aging and Periodontitis,” which appeared Sept. 17 in the Oral Infections and Microbes section of Frontiers in Oral Health.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Robin Weltman (Dental Medicine) co-authored “Vertical Ridge Augmentation (VRA) around Dental Implants with the Use of a Dense PTFE Membrane, to Correct Previously Failed Augmentations,” which appeared online ahead of print in Clinical Advancement in Periodontics.
October 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley, Joshua Polanski, Camille Frayna, Christoffer Devantier and Braden Harris (all Dental) recently published the manuscript "Education Regarding and Adherence to Recommended Nutrition Guidelines among Dental Students" in Dentistry Journal, Special Edition on Dental Education.
September 20, 2021
The class of 2021 alumni Dr. Anthony Fusco, Dr. Syed Ahmed, and Dr. Jared Link, under the supervision of Dr. Tanya Al-Talib and Dr. Neamat Hassan (all Dental Medicine), published  “Performance of Different Orthodontic Brackets after Exposure to Dietary Components: An in Vitro Pilot Study,” which appeared online Sept. 14 in the Open Journal of Stomatology.
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...