Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

January 26, 2018
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Hypoxia Inducible Transcription Factors, HIF1A and HIF2A, Increase in Aging Mucosal Tissues,” which produced findings that hypoxic stress may exist in aging gingival tissues and may provide an explanatory molecular risk factor for pathogenic microbial challenges. The article appeared in the Jan. 16 issue of Immunology.
January 16, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Patters of Systemic and Cervicovaginal Fluid Inflammatory Cytokines Throughout Pregnancy,” which determined that differences in cytokine distribution across different biological fluids are evident throughout pregnancy. The findings provide a framework for examining patterns of changes in cytokines throughout pregnancy. The article appeared in the second issue (2018) of the American Journal of Perinatology.
January 12, 2018
Kenneth Izuora (School of Medicine), Ammar Yousif (School of Medicine), Gayle Allenback, Civon Gewelber (School of Dental Medicine) and Michael Neubauer (School of Dental Medicine) presented "Dental Loss Among Hospitalized Patients with and without Diabetes" at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo held in Atlanta.  This poster presentation included results of an investigator initiated study designed to understand the clinical outcomes associated with dental loss among...
December 18, 2017
Dr. Karl Kingsley and Amy Tam (both Dental) published the research article "Microbial Ecology of Scardovia Wiggsiae-Positive and Negative Samples" in the Journal of Scientific Discovery in October.
December 18, 2017
Dr. Antonina Capurro, Dr. Elana Farfel, and Edward Lynch (all Dental) earned honors from the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics during the Greater New York Dental meeting. Capurro and Farfel graduated as academy fellows, and Lynch — also a fellow — received an award for Outstanding Research and Education in the Field of Dental Facial Esthetics. Lynch also was reappointed as international regent for the Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. The academy is an honorary service...
December 13, 2017
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental) accepted an appointment to the dental advisory board for the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation. The organization provides advanced veterinary dental services to captive exotic animals located at facilities within the United States and around the world. She has volunteered with the foundation for 10 years.
November 22, 2017
Edward Lynch (Dental) this month presented two full days of lectures and hands-on practicals for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) in Dubai, UAE, which has the sole purpose of delivering excellence in dental continuing medical education in the Middle East and beyond. CAPP is an American Dental Association (ADA) C.E.R.P Recognized Provider, specializing in continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional...
November 15, 2017
Dr. Michael Webberson (Dental) performed an evolving surgical procedure via live broadcast during the American Academy of Implant Dentistry annual meeting in San Diego. Titled “Guided Implant Placement Utilizing Ossendensification Burs: A Live Surgery,” the procedure demonstrated the use of a computer-generated surgical guide with a newly designed surgical drill that compacts a patient’s bone prior to dental implant placement. Dr. Galya Raz and Dr. Andrew Ingel (both Dental) assisted Webberson...
November 14, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Comparative Analysis of Microbial Sensing Molecules in Mucosal Tissues with Aging,” which describes the use of a nonhuman primate model to evaluate changes in the expression of these sensing molecules related to aging in healthy gingival tissues. The article appeared in the October issue of Immunobiology.
November 1, 2017
Edward Lynch (Dental) was one of the main invited speakers who presented at the annual BDIA conference in the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, England, in October. He spoke on the theme of “Putting Innovation into Practice” and presented the latest evidenced-based translational research especially related to innovations with prosthodontics to a full conference hall. Many thousands of doctors attended. The lectures focused on extending doctors' skills and competencies with practical...
October 30, 2017
Dr. Karl Kingsley, Weston Milne, Ghazaleh Rezaei, and Adam Whiteley (all Dental) published the article "Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia Wiggsiae Screening Among Pediatric Orthodontic Patients: A Pilot Study" in Current Research in Dentistry in October.  
October 26, 2017
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dentistry) completed the Institute for Diversity in Leadership hosted by the American Dental Association, which is designed to enhance the leadership skills of dentists who, because of their backgrounds, have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles. The program provides opportunities to enhance leadership skills and gain leadership experience, strengthen professional networks, and build a lifetime of supportive relationships, and set new leadership...