Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

April 24, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) co-authored with mentee and doctoral student Divya P Kumari “Development of a new atraumatic restorative treatment material incorporated with Azadirachta indica (Neem) as an antibacterial agent,” which concluded the newly developed treatment material had properties acceptable for clinical use, was non-mutagenic, and could be used as one of the safer atraumatic restorative clinical treatment materials. Kumari completed her doctorate at the K.S. Hegde Medical Academy in...
April 23, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental Medicine) accepted a one-year appointment as Dentistry Board Member for the Global Outreach Medical & Health Association. The association, which comprises representatives from 20 countries, promotes and provides accreditation, certification, education, training and other resources for organizations, professionals and students within the medical and health professions.
April 17, 2019
Lacey Rahmig (Dental) authored “Oral Healthcare Education for the Nursing Staff,” which explores the need for oral healthcare education among nursing staff working in long-term care facilities. The article appears in the fall 2018 issue of Workforce Education Forum.
April 11, 2019
Elena Farfel, Justin Orton, Richard Foote, and Karl Kingsley (all Dental) recently published their manuscript, "Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) Induces Oral Cancer Cell Apoptosis," in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Biomedical Science and Research. Orton and Foote are dental students, while Kingsley is a faculty member and Farfel is a faculty member and dentist.
April 9, 2019
Jason Klingler and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) published their manuscript "Aggregatibacter Ctinomycetemcomitans and Fusobacterium Nucleatum Prevalence Correlates with Salivary Microbial Burden in Orthodontic Patients" in the International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews.
April 9, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) co-presented a poster titled “Protocol for Anti-microbial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT), with a Biofilm Remover and a Multiple Wavelength Diode Laser, for the Treatment of periodontitis” at the Biophotonics conference in March.
April 8, 2019
Cale Forgues and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) recently published their manuscript "Effects of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Alone and in Combination on Rapidly Dividing Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSC)" in the journal EC Dental Sciences.
April 8, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Microbiome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates Across the Lifespan,” which appeared in the March issue of Infection and Immunity. The study compared the microbiome colonizing teeth during the initiation, progression, and resolution of periodontitis in nonhuman primates at different ages, and furthered understanding about the crucial interactions of the oral microbiome and host responses in periodontitis. Ebersole also co-...
April 5, 2019
Karl Kingsley, William Hatton and Mark Whiting (all Dental) recently published their manuscript "Pluripotent Stem Cell Markers and microRNA Expression May Correlate with Dental Pulp Stem Cell Viability and Proliferation Rates" in the journal Asclepius Medical Research and Reviews.
March 28, 2019
Antonina Capurro (Dental) has been recognized by the American Dental Association as a recipients of its second annual 10 Under 10 awards, which recognizes 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence early in their careers. The winners were chosen for making a difference in science, research and education; practice excellence; philanthropy; leadership; and advocacy. 
March 27, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) co-authored “A Systematic Review of the Caries Prevalence Among Children Living in Chernobyl Fallout Countries,” which appears in the March issue of Scientific Reports, Nature. The research analyzed caries prevalence among children born and permanently residing in Chernobyl fallout areas and compared the data to children born and living in non-contaminated sites of other Eastern European countries. The collaborative study involved researchers from UNLV, University...
March 26, 2019
Dr. Karl Kingsley (Dental) presented "MicroRNA Expression in Dental Pulp Stem Cells" as an invited speaker to the 25th World Congress on Dentistry and Oral Health in London earlier this month.