Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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.
January 31, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Heterogeneity of Human Serum Antibody Responses to P. Gingivalis in Periodontitis: Effects of Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex,” which appeared in the December issue of Immunology Letters.  
December 5, 2019
Wylie Tang, Dr. Karl Kingsley, and Dr. Robin Reinke (all Dental Medicine) had their research paper, "Impact of Collaborative Leadership in Dental School Team Clinics," published in the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Dental Education.  A study was conducted to determine if students' perceptions of a team leader's openness of communication, cooperative decision making, and well-defined goals were positively related to the students' improvement-orientated voice behavior and willingness to...
December 3, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during and serve as session chair for the American Association for Dental Research Fall Focused Symposium, Integrating Omic Datasets Towards Translation.” He presented "Gingival Transcriptomic Patterns using a Nonhuman Primate Matriline Model of Periodontitis," and chaired the closing session "Exploring NIDCR Goals and Future Initiatives, which was presented by Dr. Lillian Shum, director of Division of Extramural Research at the National...
December 2, 2019
Drs. Marcia Ditmyer, Sophia Saeed, and Victoria Woo (all Dental) accepted invitations to speak during the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) annual conference. Ditmyer spoke about wellness, Saeed addressed management of medically complex dental patients, and Woo discussed etiology and therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma. NNOHA strives to improve the oral health of underserved populations and contribute to overall health through leadership, advocacy, and support to oral health...
December 2, 2019
Drs. Neamat Hassan and Hassan Ziada (both Dental) co-authored “A Prospective Clinical Study on Implant Impression Accuracy,” which evaluated the accuracy of the open and closed implant impression techniques in partially edentulous patients who received two adjacent implants. The article appeared in the online version of the International Journal of Implant Dentistry.
November 27, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored two articles that appeared in the October issue of Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. The first, “Comparative Analysis of Gene Expression Patterns for Oral Epithelium-Related Functions with Aging,” used a nonhuman primate model to profile the transcriptome and change and tissues health across the lifespan, and produced results that suggests healthy gingival aging has a relatively limited impact on the broader functions of the epithelium and...
November 27, 2019
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) presented “3D Imaging: CBCT and OSA” during the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s Advanced DSM Course last month. She also accepted the role of chair for the advanced course and will organize its content for the presentation in 2020.
November 26, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during the 76th annual meeting of the American Institute of Oral Biology. He presented two lectures: "Oral Health Sciences in the Era of Precision Medicine" and "Aging and Periodontitis: Immunosenescence/ Inflammaging & the Oral Microbiome." The three-day conference engages researchers, academics, and practicing dentists from across the country.
October 29, 2019
Pearl Kim, Betty Burston, Jay Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Wenlian Zhou, Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental School), Shawn McCoy, and Ian McDonough (both Economics) recently published a paper, "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Kim is a doctoral student.
October 24, 2019
Dr. Sophia Saeed (Dental) is the lead investigator, along with two student mentees and a colleague from another university, on a study called “High Depression Prevalence in Dental Students Associated with Lifestyle Characteristics.” Their findings were presented at the Diversity and Inclusion Workshop held by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in Portland, Oregon. She also will be co-presenting with colleagues from two other universities on “Gender Equity in Academics” at the ADEA...