Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

July 26, 2016
The School of Dental Medicine has hosted “Give Kids a Smile” since 2006. The program provides free dental examinations, X-rays, cleanings, treatments, and oral hygiene instructions to children who have limited or no access to dental care. During the past decade, the school has partnered with the Southern Nevada Dental Society to provide nearly $975,000 worth of oral health and dental care to 1,846 children during 11 events.  
July 25, 2016
The School of Dental Medicine has been recognized by Vegas Seven magazine for its Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Veterans Dental Clinic. The clinic was selected as a "Best of the City" award winner as the "Best Service for Veterans" within the community & culture category. The clinic offers free dental services to qualified veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces who would otherwise have no access to care. All winners of the annual award appeared in the publication’s online version July...
July 19, 2016
Dr. Karl Kingsley, Allison Tomlin, and Michael Sanders (all Dental) recently published the manuscript "The Effects of Cryopreservation on Human Dental Pulp-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells" in the journal, Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering.
July 12, 2016
Dr. Karl Kingsley (Dental School) recently published the manuscript "Oral Microbial Prevalence of Periodontal Pathogens among Orthodontic Patients" with  David Jolley, Kaylee Wonder, and Ecsile Change, all students in the School of Dental Medicine, in the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health. 
July 7, 2016
Dr. Karl Kingsley (Dental School) was promoted to professor of biomedical sciences at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine as of July 1. He has been with the dental school as a faculty member since 2002 and currently also serves as the director of student research.
July 1, 2016
Karl Kingsley (Dental Medicine) recently co-authored three abstracts and presented this research at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) conference in Seoul, South Korea, in June. UNLV Dental School student John Silvaroli was the keynote oral speaker for the nutrition section with his research presentation," Folic Acid Administration and DNMT3 Dysregulation in Oral Cancers. Dental School student Kristi Agari presented her research, "Folic Acid-Modulated Growth of Dental Pulp...
June 30, 2016
Michael Sanders (Dental Medicine) has been elected as secretary for the Nevada Dental Association by dental professionals throughout the state. He began his one-year term June 17. The association provides services to its members that promote the highest standards of care for the public, and inspire a pursuit of professional excellence and personal fulfillment through education, leadership, and communication.
June 8, 2016
Victoria Woo, (Dental Medicine) presented a poster, “Intraosseous Perineurioma Associated with Facial Cellulitis and Abscess Formation,” during the 2016 American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology annual meeting in May. Her study described a rare case of extraneural perineurioma arising in the mandible of a 13-year-old patient that presented as an expansile radiolucency with clinical evidence of cellulitis.
June 7, 2016
The School of Dental Medicine hosted the dean from the University of Taif’s dental school in Saudi Arabia to help him develop his clinical program with the goal of attaining international accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Dean Yousef Al-Thomali met with Dr. William Davenport, Jr. and other faculty members to learn about UNLV School of Dental Medicine’s unique clinical education model. Earning CODA international accreditation will enable faculty and graduates from...
June 6, 2016
James Mah (Dental Medicine) gave two presentations in Canada during the Jasper Dental Congress, hosted by the Alberta Dental Association & College. “Management of Bruxism – Occlusal Guards vs Neuromodulators” focused on the dental and facial signs of chronic bruxism, radiographic finding, and treatments. “Advances in Clear Aligner Therapy” provided up-to-date clinical tips for treating patients with aligner therapy, and explored common pitfalls and strategies for case selection, and...
June 2, 2016
Robin Reinke (Dental Medicine) earned the 2016 Charles Craig Teaching Award from the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. The national award recognizes one new dental educator each year who demonstrates innovative techniques in teaching the art, science, and literature of dentistry, and encourages students to be life-long learners. Dr. Reinke, who has been teaching full time for four years, received the award during the American Dental Educator’s Association meeting in March.
October 13, 2015
Patricia Cruz, Mark Buttner, and Theresa Trice (all Environmental and Occupational Health) and Katherine Howard (Dental) published an article, "Development of a Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for the Rapid Detection of the Oral Pathogenic Bacterium, Selenomonas noxia," in the August issue of BMC Oral Health. UNLV master of public health alum Arthuro Mehretu also was a coauthor of the article.