Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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.
October 1, 2014
ToanFoeng Tham (Dental Medicine) was an invited speaker and presenter on "Legal and Ethical Issues in Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Elder Abuse." In the presentation he talked about forms of abuse, including neglect, exploitation, and isolation as well as intervention strategies to stop elder abuse, such as reporting, investigating, intervening, and prosecuting. The presentation also reviewed instances of suspected domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. This included items such...
May 1, 2014
ToanFoeng Tham (Dental School) was an invited speaker and presenter at the American College of Legal Medicine in Dallas. The presentation, "The Overview of Dental Education and Training in China vs. United States," highlighted the differences of dental school admission processes, length of study, training facilities, dental school curriculum, qualifications and licensure processes, and attainment of dental specialist status and specialty boards.
June 1, 2013
ToanFoeng "Bill" Tham (Dental) is coauthor of the "Rule of Law Index," which appears in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2012 report. For the first time, this year's report includes a total of 97 countries and jurisdictions. It ranks countries across eight areas impacting on the rule of law -- limits on government power, corruption, security, fundamental rights, open government, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice. The index and its findings have stimulated...
May 1, 2013
Mildred McClain (Dental School), Frank Jones (Dental School), and Clifford McClain (Teaching and Learning) are coauthors of an article, "Increasing Dental Student Diversity Through the UNLV Dental Prospects Program," which appears in the Journal of Dental Education. Francis Curd of the School of Dental Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla., is their coauthor. The article describes UNLV's Dental Prospects Club, a pre-dental education program that has...
March 1, 2013
Connie Mobley (Dental School) is an invited keynote speaker at the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Research annual meeting in Seattle in March. The title of her presentation is "Nutrition and Oral Health Research Horizons: Obesity and Diabetes Prevention."