Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

September 17, 2018
Karl Kingsley (Dental) recently published the article "UpFolic Acid-Modulated Growth of Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs)" in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Discovery with two former dental students, Kristi Agari and Weiye Lin.
September 10, 2018
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) has been named by Nevada Business magazine as Southern Nevada’s 2018 Healthcare Hero - Educator for her dedication to preparing the next generation of dental professionals. She teaches public health, tobacco cessation, health promotion, behavioral sciences, and access-to-care topics within the pre-doctoral dental program, and has earned the reputation as the school’s go-to person for health promotion and dental public health initiatives.
September 4, 2018
Karl Kingsley (Dental) recently published the article "Uptake and Metabolism of Folate among Dental Pulp-Derived Stem Cells" in the peer-reviewed journal EC Dental Science with two current (Maria Leake, Brandon Saxe) and two former (Kristi Agari, John Silvaroli) dental students.       
August 30, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Environmental Lead Effects on Gene Expression in Oral Epithelial Cells,” which evaluated the impact of environmental lead exposure on the responses of oral epithelial cells to challenge with a model pathogenic oral biofilm. The article first appeared Aug. 26 in the Journal of Periodontal Research.
August 29, 2018
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Dr. Eric Farbman (Medicine), Merrill Landers (Physical Therapy), and Dr. Daniel Orr II (Dental Medicine) accepted invitations to speak during the Inter-professional Health Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease, hosted by Friends of Parkinson’s. Basu led a breakout session focused on dietary antioxidants and nutrition; Farbman provided the welcome and introduction, and moderated a session discussion; Landers moderated two session discussions; and Orr...
August 23, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental Medicine) co-authored “Odontogenic Abscesses in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Cayo Santiago,” which appeared online ahead of publication in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Because of the closeness between the rhesus monkey and human genomes, the study may provide insights into the epidemiology of odontogenic abscesses in the human population.  
August 21, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) and co-workers have published in the current issue of Quintessence International a paper titled “Randomized Clinical Trial on the Comparison of Bleaching Outcomes Using either Ozone or Hydrogen Peroxide”. This randomized, double-blinded clinical trial conducted at the University of Jordan evaluated the efficacy of in-office tooth whitening following application of either ozone or hydrogen peroxide. Similar bleaching outcomes and lighter tooth shades were obtained...
August 17, 2018
Drs. Christine Ancajas, Edward Herschaft, William Leavitt, Ronald Lemon, Robert Lockhart, James Mah, George McAlpine, Daniel Orr II, Victoria Woo, and Wendy Woodall (all Dental) have all been named by Desert Companion magazine to its “Top Dentists 2018” list. Also listed by the magazine were eight part-time instructors and five volunteers. This list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentists list, which includes listings for more than 160 dentists and specialists in Southern Nevada. According to...
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...