Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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.
March 13, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak at Thessalonika University in Greece where he presented translational evidenced-based research from the dental school and UNLV, and discussed establishing research collaborations between the two universities.
February 28, 2019
The School of Dental Medicine received one of Nevada Medical Center’s inaugural Eric M. Hilton Healthcare Collaboration awards, which recognizes organizations that find actionable and timely solutions for the state’s most pressing health care needs, with a particular focus on preventative care. The school earned the recognition for its community outreach programs.
February 28, 2019
Lacey Rahmig (Dental) accepted an invitation to return for a fourth consecutive year to the advisory board of the state’s dental sciences program, which provides high school students with first-hand looks at becoming dental assistants, hygienists, and dentists. First available during 2008 at Southwest Career and Technical Academy, the program has helped 320 students explore career options in dental sciences. Rahmig, who was nominated to the board by a faculty member in her master’s program, has...
February 26, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) accepted an invitation from the King Saud Dental School in Saudi Arabia to lead lectures and provide hands-on training for students earning their master’s degrees in prosthodontics. He also discussed the collaborative, clinical translational research to be conducted by the King Saud Dental School and the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lynch also accepted an appointment as academic editor of the Indian Academy of Oral Biology (IAOB). The IAOB is a non-profit,...
February 22, 2019
Drs. Ahmed Mohamed and Edward Lynch, along with pediatric resident Dr. Alice Trieu (all Dental) co-authored an article, "Silver Diamine Fluoride Versus Sodium Fluoride for Arresting Dentine Caries in Children: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," which appears in the current issue of Scientific Reports, Nature. The article systematically reviewed the dentine caries arrest capabilities of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and sodium fluoride (NaF). The research found SDF statistically more...
February 21, 2019
Drs. Neamat Hassan and Hassan Ziada (both Dental) co-authored an article, "Implant impression Accuracy of Parallel and Non-parallel Implants: A Comparative In-vitro Analysis of Open and Closed Tray Techniques," which appeared in the International Journal of Implant Dentistry’s online version. The study concluded there were generally no significant differences between open and closed, although better results were obtained for the open tray techniques. The open tray technique also provided a...