Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

January 21, 2021
Dr. Linh Nguyen and Dr. Karl Kingsley (both Dental) published the manuscript "qPCR Screening of Pediatric Saliva Samples to Evaluate Effects of Dental Sealants on Cariogenic Bacteria Streptococcus Mutans and Scardovia Wiggsiae" in the latest issue of Enviro Dental Journal, along with three dental students Olivia Tsang, Kevin Major and Sonia Santoyo.   
December 8, 2020
Dr. Neamat Hassan and Dr. Hassan Ziada (both Dental) were awarded the International College of Dentists' Fellowship (USA section, 2020). The International College of Dentists is the Preeminent Global Dental Honor Society that recognizes outstanding professional achievements and meritorious services while advocating for humanitarian and educational initiatives.
November 20, 2020
Hassan Ziada (Dental) has accepted an invitation to be the guest editors for a special issue on "Advances of Endodontic Pain Control" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  
November 20, 2020
Dr. Jessica Immonen (Dental) was elected to serve a two-year term as a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomist's Branding and Promotion Committee to spearhead the evolution of the AACA's digital materials.
November 19, 2020
Drs. Neamat Hassan and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) are serving as guest editors for a special issue of the Journal of Functional Biomaterials titled "Recent Advances in Dental Implants and Biomaterials."
November 9, 2020
Dr. Ron Lemon (Dental) accepted a nomination to join a committee responsible for helping redesign the Western Regional Examining Board competency assessment exam that 40 states — including Nevada — use to license dental professionals. During his one-year term, Lemon and his fellow committee members will re-evaluate multiple aspects of the exam, including grading procedures, evaluation consistency, and the use of patients for the endodontic/prosthodontic portions of the examination.
November 5, 2020
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) earned diplomate status from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), which designates her as having the technical skill, in-­depth knowledge, and professional judgment in providing oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The ABDSM credential is widely recognized as the gold standard for excellence in dental sleep medicine. Dr. Al-Talib becomes the second licensed dentist in Las Vegas with this status, and fifth in Nevada. 
November 5, 2020
Dr. Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) co-authored two articles: “American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study and Demand Projections of Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce, 2015-2030,” which appeared ahead of print in Arthritis Care & Research; and “Modeling the Hepatology Workforce in the United States: A Predicted Critical Shortage,” which appeared ahead of print in Hepatology.
November 4, 2020
Dr. Neamat Hassan and Dr. Hassan Ziada (both Dental) co-authored "The Impact of Impression Coping Geometrical Design on Accuracy of Implant Impressions: An Experimental Study," which appeared this month in the International Journal of Implant Dentistry. The study evaluated the effect of implant impression coping geometrical designs on the accuracy of dental implant impressions.  
November 3, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored three articles: “Oral Commensal Bacteria Differentially Modulate Epithelial Cell Death,” which appeared in Archives of Oral Biology; “Oral Microbiome and Gingival Tissue Apoptosis and Autophagy Transcriptomics,” which appeared in Frontiers of Immunology, and “Salivary Biomarkers For Discriminating Periodontitis in the Presence of Diabetes,” which appeared in Journal of Clinical Periodontology.  
November 2, 2020
Dr. Karl Kingsley and Dr. Melissa Kornhaber (both Dental) presented their work, "Assessment of the Changes in Prevalence of Ora Human Papillomavirus in Pediatric Patients within a Multi-ethnic Pediatric Clinic Population," in a virtual presentation to the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases last month. 
October 13, 2020
Dr. Neamat Hassan and Dr. Hassan Ziada (both Dental) coauthored "The Impact of Impression Coping Geometrical Design on Accuracy of Implant Impressions: An Experimental Study," which appeared this month in the International Journal of Implant Dentistry. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of implant impression coping geometrical designs on the accuracy of dental implant impressions.