In The News: School of Dental Medicine

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 6, 2020

Billing irregularities at the UNLV dental school might have resulted in patients and insurance companies being overbilled by thousands of dollars, new documents show. But the school has refused to disclose the details of a completed, publicly funded billing investigation.

Vegas Inc
February 28, 2020

My mother was a nurse and always encouraged me to join the health care field. She taught me to care for people from the inside out. As I went to dental visits, I become more intrigued by the profession. Now, I love seeing my patients every six months and hearing about their lives and families.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 13, 2019

The impact of a Veteran’s military service can last years beyond retirement, even influencing the next generation of servicemen and women.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 12, 2019

8 News Now produces community news special to highlight and honor the Valley’s Veterans. The half-hour special aired on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at 6:30pm on KLAS Ch. 8.

New Dentist Blog
September 16, 2019

As student focusing on pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. Antonina Capurro volunteered to work on a mobile clinic as a way of broadening her pre-med experience.

Dentistry Today
April 5, 2019

Dental students typically dissect cadavers to learn about human anatomy. The University of Las Vegas Nevada School of Dental Medicine, however, uses a different approach. The second-year students in Clinically Oriented Anatomy use colored dental wax and thread to build anatomically correct models of the skull over the seven-week course.

Dentistry Today
March 19, 2019

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine to support its Saturday Morning Community Clinics, which provide care to underinsured and uninsured populations throughout Southern Nevada. 

DOCS Education
January 16, 2019

This story – a somebody-said-something-they-shouldn't-have story – went viral overnight and led to the cancellation of two days of dental appointments for a Rochester, NY practice, and nationwide bad press.

Conjour Magazine
October 25, 2018

Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo works to improve the oral health of captive exotic animals across America. This has boosted her concern over the exotic pet trade, particularly in her home state of Nevada where there are no specific laws surrounding the practice. She wrote about her experiences within, and views on, the industry for Conjour.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 23, 2018

Karen West, dean of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, submitted her resignation in early October.

October 1, 2018

Look, we know sugar — especially the refined sugar in candy — isn't good for us. And sure, we try to avoid it whenever possible... but what about Halloween? Is it really that bad to let kids indulge like this once a year?

September 11, 2018

Botox could potentially treat both my bruxism and the underlying trauma that may have caused it.