Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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.
November 1, 2018
Karl Kingsley and Joseph Cinelli (both Dental) published the manuscript "Assessment of Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Biomarkers Following Induction with Bone Morphogenic Protein 2 (BMP-2)" in the Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology with Erica Nguyen (UNLV undergraduate student).
October 29, 2018
Karl Kingsley and Christopher Kypuros (both Dental) presented "Creating  an LGBT Cultural Competency Module at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Dental Medicine" at the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association annual conference in Las Vegas earlier this month.  
October 18, 2018
Katherine Howard (Dental) is the senior author of "Alterations in Oral Cancer Gene Expression in Response to Melatonin" in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research with Arin Hartounian, Guillermo Alessandro Retis, and Karl Kingsley (all Dental).
October 17, 2018
UNLV School of Dental Medicine faculty and students participated in a recent remote area medical event in Pahrump and provided routine tooth extractions, surgical extractions, and front teeth restorations free of charge to approximately 15 children and 110 adults. The volunteering dental students worked more than eight hours during their Saturday and Sunday shifts. Medical exams and vision checks also were provided to people in need. The School of Dental Medicine has been asked to participate...
October 8, 2018
Drs. Edward Lynch and Martin Grootveld (both Dental) co-authored “Fluoride Releasing Capacity of Newly Developed Atraumatic Restorative Materials” in the international online, open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. The collaborative study included faculty from UNLV School of Dental Medicine; NITTE University department of oral biology and genomic studies, India; the global child dental health unit in Kings College London; and the bioanalytical chemistry...
September 27, 2018
Drs. Edward Lynch and Dr. Martin Grootveld (both Dental) recently published “Mutagenicity Potential of New Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Materials Incorporated with Azadirachta Indica (Neem) against Salmonella typhimurium” in the international online, open access, peer-reviewed Elsevier Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research. The collaborative study included faculty from UNLV School of Dental Medicine; NITTE University department of oral biology and genomic studies, India;...
September 25, 2018
Katherine Howard (Dental) is the senior author of "Differential miRNA Expression in Oral Cancer Oncosomes: A Pilot In Vitro Study" in the International Research Journal of Oncology with Dannica Brennan, Kunal Patel and Karl Kingsley (all Dental).  
September 21, 2018
Drs. Edward Lynch and Martin Grootveld (both Dental) recently published “Twelve Hour Longevity of the Oral Malodor-Neutralizing Capacity of an Oral Rinse Product Containing the Chlorine Dioxide Precursor Sodium Chlorite” in the international online, open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Oral Health and Dentistry. The collaborative study comprised faculty from UNLV School of Dental Medicine and the bioanalytical chemistry and chemical pathology in the biomedical & environmental health...
September 19, 2018
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) received a five-year, $1 million from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration designed to aid the School of Dental Medicine in recruiting and retaining junior full-time clinical faculty.
September 19, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) co-authored “Fluoride in Fish Flesh, Fish Bone and Regular Diet in the South-Coastal Area of Karnataka State of India,” which appeared in the Indian Journal of Dental Research. The collaborative study involved faculty and students from UNLV School of Dental Medicine; NITTE University department of oral biology and genomic studies, India; the Global Child Dental Health unit in Kings College London; and the Bioanalytical Chemistry and Chemical Pathology in the Biomedical...
September 18, 2018
Sixteen School of Dental Medicine faculty and students recently participated in a service mission trip to Bolivia where they treated 30 children and adults who had severe fluorosis. While not common in the United States, fluorosis stains teeth dark green or brown due to extreme fluoride levels in drinking water. The seven-day trip immersed students in a new culture, introduced them to other access-to-care issues, and enabled them to restore their patients’ self-confidence by providing healthy...