Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

August 3, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) and co-workers have published a paper, "Highly Acidic pH Values of Carbonated Sweet Drinks, Fruit Juices, Mineral Waters and Unregulated Fluoride Levels in Oral Care Products and Drinks in India: A Public Health Concern" in the online July issue of Perspectives in Public Health. This research quantified and assessed the concentrations of fluoride in commonly used oral care products, fruit juices, bottled waters, soft drinks, favored bottled milk, and milkshakes and...
August 1, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) this week was installed as president of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology Research Group at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR) in London. He was elected by his peers as Research Group president for the third time. At the meeting he served as group program chair, refereeing submissions as well as structuring scientific sessions. He also was chairperson of a...
August 1, 2018
Drs. Wenlian Zhou and Rick Thiriot (both Dental) taught two courses during July at Nankai University School of Dental Medicine in China as part of the Tianjin China Collaboration and Exchange Program. Both also were invited to present “Dental Licensure in the United States” and “Introduction to Clear Aligner Therapy” at Lanzhou University, School of Stomatology. Established in 2011, the Tianjin China Collaboration & Exchange Program enables UNLV faculty dentists to offer advanced elective...
August 1, 2018
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental), along with Emily Masek, '18 BS Kinesiology, authored “Dietary Polyphenols and Periodontitis-A Mini-Review of Literature,” which appeared in the July issue of Molecules. It focused on the mechanisms of action of dietary polyphenols in improving the pathophysiology underlying chronic inflammatory diseases like periodontitis based on pre-clinical and clinical models. This publication is part of Basu and Ebersole's...
July 24, 2018
Dr. Karl Kingsley, Dr. Jason Klingler, and Ching Shen (all Dental) published the peer-reviewed manuscript "Prevalence of Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans and Fusobacterium Nucleatum among Clinical Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Saliva Samples" in the International Journal of Advances in Microbiology. Klingler is an orthodontics resident, while Shen is a dental student.
July 20, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Gene Expression Analysis of Neuropeptides in Oral Mucosa During Periodontal Disease in Nonhuman Primates,” which appeared during April on PubMed ahead of print in the Journal of Periodontology, the official journal of the American Academy of Periodontology. The study concluded anti-inflammatory neuropeptides and neuropeptides receptors could play a role in the unresolved infection and inflammation that normally drives tissue destruction in periodontitis.  
July 19, 2018
Dr. Neamat Hassan Abubakr Hassan (Dental Medicine) co-authored and served as corresponding author for “Patient–dentist Relationship and Dental Anxiety among Young Sudanese Adult Patients,” which showed that relationships might be an important target for improving the delivery and standards of oral health among dentally anxious patients in the region. The article appeared in the online version of the International Dental Journal on July 11.  
July 9, 2018
UNLV School of Dental Medicine hosted 134 local high school students during the annual Upward Bound event, which provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The dental school’s faculty, staff, and students hosted tours of the campus and...
June 28, 2018
Edward Lynch (Dental) has just been elected again by his peers as the thirty-fifth most influential person in dentistry in 2018, The results were published in the UK Journal Dentistry in May. Lynch is one of the very few people to have been voted every year in the Top 50 influencers in Dentistry since this voting started 16 years ago.  
June 8, 2018
Karl Kingsley (Dental) gave an oral presentation titled "miR-365 and miR-720 Expression in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas" at the World Congress on Dental and Oral Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, earlier this month. 
June 7, 2018
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) co-authored “2015 Rhuematology Workforce Study: The Role of Graduate Medical Education in Adult Rheumatology,” which assessed the demographic characteristics and employment trends of new entrants entering the rheumatology workforce and its impact on the supply of rheumatologits during the next 15 years. The article appeared in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
June 5, 2018
Karl Kingsley, Robert Tate Chauncey, Kai Katch, Toni Jilka, and Beau Seager (all Dental) published a peer-reviewed manuscript titled "Isolation and Identification of Oral Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) within Commercially Available Cell Lines" in the journal Current Research in Dentistry.