Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

September 27, 2018
Drs. Edward Lynch and Dr. Martin Grootveld (both Dental) recently published “Mutagenicity Potential of New Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Materials Incorporated with Azadirachta Indica (Neem) against Salmonella typhimurium” in the international online, open access, peer-reviewed Elsevier Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research. The collaborative study included faculty from UNLV School of Dental Medicine; NITTE University department of oral biology and genomic studies, India;...
September 25, 2018
Katherine Howard (Dental) is the senior author of "Differential miRNA Expression in Oral Cancer Oncosomes: A Pilot In Vitro Study" in the International Research Journal of Oncology with Dannica Brennan, Kunal Patel and Karl Kingsley (all Dental).  
September 21, 2018
Drs. Edward Lynch and Martin Grootveld (both Dental) recently published “Twelve Hour Longevity of the Oral Malodor-Neutralizing Capacity of an Oral Rinse Product Containing the Chlorine Dioxide Precursor Sodium Chlorite” in the international online, open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Oral Health and Dentistry. The collaborative study comprised faculty from UNLV School of Dental Medicine and the bioanalytical chemistry and chemical pathology in the biomedical & environmental health...
September 19, 2018
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) received a five-year, $1 million from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration designed to aid the School of Dental Medicine in recruiting and retaining junior full-time clinical faculty.
September 19, 2018
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) co-authored “Fluoride in Fish Flesh, Fish Bone and Regular Diet in the South-Coastal Area of Karnataka State of India,” which appeared in the Indian Journal of Dental Research. The collaborative study involved faculty and students from UNLV School of Dental Medicine; NITTE University department of oral biology and genomic studies, India; the Global Child Dental Health unit in Kings College London; and the Bioanalytical Chemistry and Chemical Pathology in the Biomedical...
September 18, 2018
Sixteen School of Dental Medicine faculty and students recently participated in a service mission trip to Bolivia where they treated 30 children and adults who had severe fluorosis. While not common in the United States, fluorosis stains teeth dark green or brown due to extreme fluoride levels in drinking water. The seven-day trip immersed students in a new culture, introduced them to other access-to-care issues, and enabled them to restore their patients’ self-confidence by providing healthy...
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.