Accomplishments: School of Dental Medicine

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...
October 24, 2017
Dr. Karl Kingsley and Adam Whiteley (both Dental) published the research article "Scardovia Wiggsiae Prevalence among Adult and Pediatric Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Patient Populations" in the Journal of Medical Discovery in September.  
October 23, 2017
Edward Lynch (Dental) and dentist Ahmed Mohamed published  “Stem Cell Engineered Implant Dentistry — the Future of Implant Dentistry” in Stomatological Disease and Science in July. Clinical complications are associated with dental implants, such as gingival recession, gingival inflammation, crestal bone loss and inflammation of surrounding periodontal tissues. Also, despite the biocompatibility of dental implant materials they are yet incapable of mimicking the chemical, physical, and...
October 18, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) served as an invited speaker during three events focused on periodontics. First, he accepted an invitation to the 4th annual North American Saliva Symposium where he shared results of his work "Salivary Analytes and Onset of Periodontitis." He then discussed findings from his study “Translational Modeling of Human Periodontitis Using the Nonhuman Primate" during the Biological Sciences Seminar series at New York University. He later presented “Changes in Gingival...
October 17, 2017
Dr. Edward Lynch and Martin Grootveld (both Dental) successfully supervised Tracey Lee Lennemann for her PhD thesis (awarded September 2017), "Sustainable Delivery Methods for ('Grass Roots') Oral Health Promotion in Children; a Longitudinal Study involving NGO's and Rural Community Groups in India".
October 4, 2017
Edward Lynch (Dental) presented a day's lecture program on behalf of the Irish Dental Association at their annual Irish meeting (Identix) in Dublin in September. The course was oversubscribed and was directed at clinicians to update them on the latest evidenced-based dentistry, including presentation of several recent translational research papers published from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. The aim of this course was to advise doctors on how to better care for their patients and to also...
October 2, 2017
Edward Lynch (Dental) has published an article, Effect of Different Thermo-Light Polymerization on Flexural Strength of Two Glass Ionomer Cements and a Glass Carbomer Cement," in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. The research into the use of polymerization lights for heating glass ionomer cements or glass carbomer to improve their mechanical properties is not well established. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of thermo-light polymerization on the flexural strength of two...
September 27, 2017
Edward Lynch (Dental) has published two articles in the journal Quintessence International. The first is titled “Bleaching Efficacy of Ozone/Hydrogen Peroxide Versus Hydrogen Peroxide/Ozone Application”. The objective of this work was to compare the efficacy of tooth bleaching after using ozone, before and after application of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Bleaching using 38 percent H2O2 for 20 minutes (combined with ozone for 60 seconds) produced similar results, regardless of applying the ozone...
September 12, 2017
Kathrine M. Howard and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) recently published the article "Oral Microbial Ecology of Selenomonas noxia and Scardovia wiggsiae" in the Microbiology Research Journal International with two dental students, Jaydene McDaniel and Steven McDaniel, and an Orthodontic Dental Resident, Dr. Amy Tam.
September 6, 2017
Kathrine M. Howard, Karl Kingsley, Jaydene McDaniel, Steven McDaniel, and Amy Tam (all Dental) wrote "Screening a Saliva Repository for Scardovia wiggsiae and Streptococcus mutans: A Pilot Study," for the Journal of Advances in Microbiology. Howard is the senior author.
August 31, 2017
Katherine Howard and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) recently published their work, "Prevalence of Scardovia Wiggsiae among a Pediatric Orthodontic Patient Population." It appears in the current issue of Dental Science.
August 24, 2017
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) received a $600,000 grant from Oral Health America to begin the Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project. The three-year grant, which partners the Dental School with Oral Health America/ Smiles Across America and Ronald McDonald House Charities, is designed to develop a comprehensive evidence-based/promising-practice protocol for 64 federally funded Early Head Start and Head Start Centers throughout Nevada. The project aims to reduce the incidence of childhood...