Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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.
May 23, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during the Asian Organizational Conference’s "Global History of Health Project: Health, Disease, and Lifestyle" at Jilin University in Changchun, China, where he presented “Oral Disease and Pathologies Across the Lifespan,” which was co-authored by colleagues Dr. Victoria Woo and Dr. Joshua Polanski. The conference focused on bioarcheological research targeting existing collections of historical human specimens from around Asia, and aims...
May 18, 2018
Karl Kingsley, Ian Pearson, and James Luke Taylor (all Dental) published the peer-reviewed manuscript "Evaluation of Differential Oral Cell-Specific Responses to the e-Cigarette Component Nicotine" in the International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry.    
May 14, 2018
Dr. Robert Lockhart (Dental) received the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2018 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics award, which recognizes an educator who demonstrates a commitment to excellence in providing education in the full scope of clinical periodontics, and relays that enthusiasm to students. The Academy, which is dedicated to advancing oral health and well-being through expertise in periodontics, implants, regeneration, periodontal medicine, periodontal plastic...
May 11, 2018
Dr. Karl Kingsley, Dr. Allison Tomlin and student Brock Nelson (all Dental) published a research article titled "Dental Pulp Stem Cell Biomarkers for Cellular Viability Following Long-Term Cryopreservation" in the journal International Journal of Cell & Systems Developmental Biology. 
May 7, 2018
Dr. Karl Kingsley and Dr. Samuel Oh (both Dental) published a systematic review of ketamine usage for pediatric dental sedation in the May issue of Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry.