Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

February 6, 2019
Dr. Robin E. Reinke (Dental) has published her point/counterpoint paper "Should the U.S. Adopt a National Dental Clinical Licensure Examination? Two Viewpoints" in the Journal of Dental Education with co-authors Drs. Joseph Gambacorta, Natalie Jeong, Mary MacDougall, Riki Gottleib, and Jeffrey Price. This is the product of the year-long American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute Fellowship.
February 5, 2019
Dr. Elena Farfel (Dental) has published her study "Propolis of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) Inhibits Growth and Viability in Multiple Oral Cancer Cell Lines" in the International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies with co-authors Whitney Saarem, Fang Yu Wang, and Karl Kingsley (all Dental).
January 22, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during the annual Saudi International Dental Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the three-day conference, he lectured about evidenced-based operative dentistry and provided updates about the latest methods for providing more effective clinical dentistry. He then visited the King Saud University Dental School where he shared results from a UNLV systematic review and meta analysis of the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat...
January 16, 2019
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Biologic Modeling of Periodontal Disease Progression,” which determined the synergistic utility of bacterial and inflammatory biomarkers from saliva, serum, and plaque in predicting disease progression. The article appeared in the January 10 issue of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
January 3, 2019
Mark Whiting and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) published their manuscript "Expression of microRNA miR-27, miR-124 and miR-218 Among Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Isolates" in the journal Current Research in Dentistry. 
December 21, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored “Serum Nutrient Levels and Aging Effects on Periodontitis,” which suggests that improving specific nutrient intake may provide a novel strategy to affect the significant increase in periodontitis that occurs with aging. The article appeared in the December issue of Nutrients.
December 12, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Biofilm Induced Profiles of Immune Response Gene Expression by Oral Epithelial Cells,” which examined the oral epithelial immunotranscriptome response patterns modulated by oral bacterial planktonic or biofilm challenge, and determined that a wide array of immune genes were regulated by oral bacterial challenge of epithelial cells that would be linked to the local activity of innate and adaptive immune response components in the gingival tissues. The...
December 5, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) led a presentation and workshop about silver diamine fluoride (SDF) during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, which focused on a UNLV School of Dental Medicine systematic research review, providing full evidenced-based guidelines for using SDF. He also received an award for excellence in research from the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics and was invited to be the sole presenter during the academy’s annual lecture at the Greater New York Dental...
November 20, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole and Linh Nguyen (Dental) and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored “Age and Periodontal Health – Immunological View,” which focused on biological aging instead of chronological aging to help account for population variation in disease expression. The findings may suggest that chronic periodontitis represents a co-morbidity that contributes to “gerovulnerability” within the population. The study appears in print within the December issue of Current Oral...
November 19, 2018
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) received the “Outstanding Community Partner” award from Acelero Learning for her continued commitment and advocacy to children, families, and Acelero Learning Clark County Head Start programs. She is leading an early childhood caries prevention project sponsored by Oral Health America that is designed to reduce the incidence of childhood cavities among children enrolled in 68 federally funded Early Head Start and Head Start Centers throughout Nevada. Acelero...
November 8, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) accepted an invitation to be the primary speaker during the International Frontiers in Ozone Conference, and Ozone Therapies Group annual meeting. While there, he presented more than 14 hours of lectures and workshops to a collection of dentists, doctors, veterinarians, scientists, and academics from around the world. He also received the organization’s prestigious annual award for Best Worldwide Research about Ozone, as well as the Lifetime Achievement award.
November 7, 2018
Kenneth Izuora, Ammar Yousif (both Medicine), Civon Gewelber, and Michael Neubauer (both Dental), along with Gayle Allenback, are the authors of an article appearing in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. This was the result of an investigator-initiated study conducted at the University Medical Center (UMC) that looked at health outcomes associated with dental loss in a cross-section of hospitalized patients with and without diabetes mellitus.