Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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.
April 30, 2018
Edward Lynch (Dental) was invited to the Université de Genève, Faculté de Médecine Clinique Universitaire de Médecine Dentaire, Geneva, Switzerland, by professors Ivo Krejci and Tissiana Bortolotto earlier this month to present research he has recently published and to discuss potential future research collaborations. The University of Geneva has requested that Lynch help them to apply for a European research grant with UNLV that would use a validated dental caries severity index developed and...
April 20, 2018
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) accepted an invitation to author an editorial from the American Journal of Public Health. Her article titled “Can Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Improve the Use of Dental Health Care” appeared in the May issue and concludes that while cessation quitlines can improve dental health care. Sufficient resources and innovative thinking are essential for creating such community services.
April 6, 2018
Dr. Robin Reinke (Dental) completed the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute, becoming a fellow of the 2018 graduating class. The institute supports the nation’s most promising individuals at academic institutions in becoming leaders in dental and higher education. Prospective fellows are selected from a competitive pool of applicants and participate in the year-long educational experience that prepares them for expanded roles in their institutions and the profession.
April 5, 2018
Karen P. West (Dental) received the American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) premier award — the ADEA Distinguished Service Award — at the 2018 annual session & exhibition in Orlando, Florida, in March. The ADEA Board of Directors presents this award when an ADEA member has made an extraordinary contribution to dental education through research, teaching, or service. According to Dr. Leon Assael, ADEA board chair,  “All of us in this room have been helped by the work of Karen West,”...
April 4, 2018
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) received the “Community Partner” award from Acelero Learning for her 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.
April 3, 2018
Dr. Robin Reinke (Dental) co-authored "Methods and Purposes for Conduction Students' Course Evaluations Reported by North American Dental Schools and Dental Hygiene Program Leaders: A Preliminary Survey Study," which appeared in the March issue of the Journal of Dental Education. The authors sent the electronic survey to academic deans of 76 dental schools as well as 232 accredited dental hygiene programs in the United States and Canada.
April 2, 2018
School of Dental Medicine and the Military & Veteran Services Center received the $10,000 first-place prize in the NV Energy Foundation’s “Power of Good Giveaway” competition. More than 110 nonprofits statewide that support active duty military or military veterans participated in the contest. Nevada residents voted to determine the top three organizations in the northern and southern regions. The dental school will use its half of the award to support the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic...