In The News: School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Christine C. Ancajas and Dr. Flora M. Phipps are two women who are known for their extraordinary work with Nevada Army National Guard, but they also play a critical role at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards recognized anesthesiology as a dental specialty in 2019.
Dr. Garcia is Dean and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. She was in private practice in Denver, Colorado and taught part-time at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry (UCHSC). After a transition into academic dentistry, she became Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the UCHSC, while continuing to maintain a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant treatment. Her focus on teaching in the predoctoral program led to updates in materials and teaching methodologies in both fixed and removable Prosthodontics. She served as Professor & Associate Dean for Education at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry from 2013-2019.
During the pandemic, some parents have found it hard to get dental care for their children.
A study shows that gum disease may be linked to serious COVID-19 cases.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine has acquired 60 plastinated human specimens for its head and neck anatomy and neuroscience course. The preserved specimens, which all came from deceased human beings, clearly present the bones, muscles, nerves, and vasculature of the head and neck.
DentaQuest, an oral health care company, donated $25,000 to the UNLV School of Dental Medicine to help with their women’s clinic, providing dental work for those in need.
This year, we’ve faced COVID-19, a new deadly virus that has changed our lives and brought up many new challenges like lockdowns, social distancing, and mask-wearing. To cope with the ongoing pandemic, scientists all over the world are competing to develop the COVID-19 vaccine that will be safe and effective.
As more people wait to get a coronavirus vaccination, others are more skeptical of how it works, and if it works. To talk a little more about the biological aspects of the vaccine, KCBS Radio anchor Dan Mitchinson spoke with Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole, professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
PissedConsumer interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole, an immunologist at UNLV, to seek scientific explanation and answers to top COVID-19 vaccine questions: Are these COVID vaccines safe? Moderna VS. Pfizer: which is better? Why speed up vaccination? What are the side effects?
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will make recommendations at a hearing on Thursday regarding the approval of one of the two leading vaccines for COVID-19, but in addition to the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness concerns, experts in Nevada are faced with determining how they will get approved doses to the people who need them.
As COVID-19 cases worldwide surpass 72 million, news of a vaccine has come as a light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been 2020. However, for many analysts, the coronavirus vaccine has raised questions about the future of vaccinations.