Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine Faculty.

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Submissions from 2016

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Use of High-Definition Audiovisual Technology in a Gross Anatomy Laboratory: Effect on Dental Students' Learning Outcomes and Satisfaction, Maha Ahmad, Naama H. Sleiman, Maureen Thomas, Nahid Kashani, and Marcia M. Ditmyer

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Defining the Meaning of Spirituality Through a Qualitative Case Study of Sheltered Homeless Women., J. Hurlbut and M. Ditmyer

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Dental size reduction in Indonesian Homo erectus: Implications for the PU-198 premolar and the appearance of Homo sapiens on Java, Joshua M. Polanski, Hannah E. Marsh, and Scott D. Maddux

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Profile of Department Chairs in US and Canadian Dental Schools: Demographics, Requirements for Success, and Professional Development Needs, Tobias E. Rodriguez, Meng B. Zhang, Felicia L. Tucker-Lively, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Lynn G. Beck Brallier, N. Karl Haden, and Richard W. Valachovic

Submissions from 2015

Dichloroacetate (DCA) Promotes a De-Differentiated Phenotype in Dental Pulp-Derived Stem Cells in vitro, Austin Burnett, Rohit Kumar, Joshua Westphal, and Karl Kingsley

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Evidence for Biphasic Effects and Differential Expression of Melatonin (MLT) Receptors in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas, M. Farnoush, D. Swint, and Karl Kingsley

Identification of a Predicted Zinc-Finger Transcription Factor (windpipe Homolog or WH1) in Dental Pulp Stem Cell mRNA, Seyed Mohammadi, Sheila Heraypur, and Karl Kingsley

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Association of differential β-catenin expression with Oct-4 and Nanog in oral squamous cell carcinoma and their correlation with clinicopathological factors and prognosis., G Ravindran, S. S. Sawant, A. Haque, Karl Kingsley, and H. Devaraj

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Partial Meal Replacement Plan and Quality of the Diet at 1 Year: Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) Trial, Hollie A. Raynor, Andrea M. Anderson, Gary D. Miller, Rebecca Reeves, Linda M. Delahanty, Mara Z. Vitolins, Patricia Harper, Connie Mobley, Kati Konersman, and Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

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Attitudes and Preferences of Parents About Being Present in the Dental Operatory, S Shroff, C. Hughes, and C. Mobley

Orthodontic Care in a Community of Underserved Patients: A Public Dental School Analysis, Brandon J. Streiff and Karl Kingsley

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Screening and Prevalence of the Novel Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae among Adult Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Patient Saliva Samples, Brandon J. Streiff, M. Seneviratne, and Karl Kingsley

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Oral Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Victoria L. Woo

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Dental Pulp Stem Cell: A review of factors that influence the therapeutic potential of stem cell isolates, Aubrey Young and Karl Kingsley

Submissions from 2014

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Evaluation of masseter muscle morphology in different types of malocclusions using cone beam computed tomography, M. P. Becht, J. Mah, C. Martin, T. Razmus, E. Gunel, and P. Ngan

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Let the truth about CBCT be known, Sean K. Carlson, John Graham, James Mah, Aaron Molen, David E. Paquette, and Juan-Carlos Quintero

Newly identified cariogenic pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae detected by polymerase chain reaction in saliva of teenagers and adults in Southern Nevada, J Catmull, L. Row, M. Repp, C. Heslington, T. Miller, J. Diamond, K. M. Howard, and Karl Kingsley

Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Pluripotency Enhanced by Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-β1) in Vitro may be Inhibited by Differentiation-Inducing Factors Laminin-5 and Dexamethasone, Kelcey Loveland, Aubrey Young, Mehrnaz Khadiv, Marah Culepper, and Karl Kingsley

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Differential Effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas In Vitro, Javid Osafi, Ali Hejazi, Derek Stutz, Mark A. Keiserman, Christine J. Bergman, and Karl Kingsley

Flapped or Flapless Surgery for Narrow-Diameter Implant Placement for Overdentures: Advantages, Disadvantages, Indications, and Clinical Rationale, Michael D. Scherer, Andrew P. Ingel, and Nakul Rathi

Flap vs. Flapless: a practical guide with indications, recommendations, and techniques for effective planning and surgical placement of narrow diameter overdenture implants in the mandible, Michael Scherer, Andrew P. Ingel, and Krystle Kendall

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Facial asymmetry associated with a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque change of the maxillofacial bones, Victoria L. Woo, Jessica Pharar, Edward E. Herschaft, Cody C. Hughes, Harvey A. Akerson, and Robert A. Danforth

Submissions from 2013

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Dental pulp-derived stem cells (DPSC) differentiation in vitro into odontoblast and neuronal progenitors during cell passaging is associated with alterations in cell survival and viability, M Alleman, E. Low, K. Truong, E. Huang, C. K. Hill, T. Y. Chen, M. Deaton, and Karl Kingsley

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The Effect of Tobacco and Marijuana Use on Dental Health Status in Nevada Adolescents: A Trend Analysis, Marcia Ditmyer, Christina Demopoulos, Mildred McClain, Georgia Dounis, and Connie Mobley

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Interprofessional faculty development: integration of oral health into the geriatric diabetes curriculum, from theory to practice., G. Dounis, M. Ditmyer, S. Vanbeuge, S. Scherman, M. McClain, K. Dounis, and C. Mobley

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Biomarker screening of oral cancer cell lines revealed sub-populations of CD133-, CD44-, CD24-. and ALDH1- positive cancer stem cells, K. Kendall, M. R. Repp, T. Jilka, and Karl Kingsley

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Oral cancer risk and vitamin D status, intake and supplementation: A review, Karl Kingsley, C. Bergman, and M. Keiserman

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Interactive effects of 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and soy protein extract (SPE) on oral cancer growth in vitro: evidence for potential functional relationships, Karl Kingsley, Mark A. Keiserman, and Christine Bergman

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Increasing Dental Student Diversity Through the UNLV Dental Prospects Program, Mildred A. McClain, Francis R. Jones, Clifford R. McClain, and Francis M. Curd

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Parenting style and oral health status, Seran Ng, Christina Demopoulos, Connie Mobley, and Marcia Ditmyer

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Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Oral Health and Nutrition, Riva Touger-Decker and Connie Mobley

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Process evaluation results from the HEALTHY nutrition intervention to modify the total school food environment, S. L. Volpe, W. J. Hall, A. Steckler, M. Schneider, D. Thompson, C. Mobley, T. Pham, and L. El ghormli

Submissions from 2012

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Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and tryptophan dioxygenase (TDO) mRNA expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma cells is actively and differentially modulated, Nicholas P. Booth, Wells Brockbank, Samuel Oh, and Karl Kingsley

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A molecular survey of S. mutans and P. gingivalis oral microbial burden in human saliva using Relative Endpoint Polymerase Chain Reaction (RE-PCR) within the population of a Nevada dental school revealed disparities among minorities, Jay Ericksen Davis, Nicholas Freel, Allison Findley, Keaton Tomlin, Katherine M. Howard, Clifford C. Seran, Patricia Cruz, and Karl Kingsley

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Electronic vs. Traditional Textbook Use: Dental Students' Perceptions and Study Habits, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Jared Dye, Nadim Guirguis, Kyle Jamison, Michael Moody, Connie C. Mobley, and William D. Davenport

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Southern Nevada assisted living residents' perception of their oral health status and access to dental care, Georgia Dounis, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Robert McCants, Yoonah Lee, and Connie Mobley

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Screening and detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) high-risk strains HPV16 and HPV18 in saliva samples from subjects under 18 years old in Nevada: a pilot study, Colton Flake, Jamal Arafa, Alex Hall, Eryn Ence, Katherine Howard, and Karl Kingsley

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Maintaining Radiation Exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) for Dental Personnel Operating Portable Hand-Held X-Ray Equipment, Thomas J. McGiff, Robert A. Danforth, and Edward E. Herschaft

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Effect of Nutrition Changes on Foods Selected by Students in a Middle School-Based Diabetes Prevention Intervention Program: The HEALTHY Experience, Connie C. Mobley, Diane D. Stadler, Myrlene A. Staten, Laure El Ghormli, Bonnie Gillis, Jill Hartstein, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, and Amy Virus

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Folic acid supplementation increases survival and modulates high risk HPV-induced phenotypes in oral squamous cell carcinoma cells and correlates with p53 mRNA transcriptional down-regulation, Michael Moody, Oanh Le, Megan Rickert, Jeremy Manuele, Sarah Chang, Gary Robinson, Jeffrey Hajibandeh, John Silvaroli, Mark A. Keiserman, Christine J. Bergman, and Karl Kingsley

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Pigmented lesion of the ear, Joseph Winward, Jarom Maurer, and Victoria Woo

Submissions from 2011

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Cranberry and Grape Seed Extracts Inhibit the Proliferative Phenotype of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Kourt Chatelain, Spencer Phippen, Jonathan McCabe, Christopher A. Teeters, Susan O'Malley, and Karl Kingsley

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Inequalities of caries experience in Nevada youth expressed by DMFT index vs. Significant Caries Index (SiC) over time, Marcia Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Connie Mobley, and Eli Schwarz

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Validation of a multifactorial risk factor model used for predicting future caries risk with nevada adolescents, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Katherine M. Howard, Connie Mobley, and David Cappelli

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Chemosensory function of amphibian skin: integrating epithelial transport, capillary blood flow and behaviour, S. D. Hillyard and N. J. Willumsen

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Lipopolysaccharide and platelet-activating factor stimulate expression of platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase via distinct signaling pathways, Katherine M. Howard, Mohammed Abdel-al, Marcia Ditmyer, and Nipa Patel

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Soy protein extract (SPE) exhibits differential in vitro cell proliferation effects in oral cancer and normal cell lines., Karl Kingsley, K Truong, E. Low, C. K. Hill, S. B. Chokshi, D. Phipps, M. A. West, M. West, M. Keiserman, and C. Bergman

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Ninth-Grade Students' Perceived Attitudes and Behaviors in a Tobacco Cessation Program Delivered by Dental Educators, Mildred A. McClain, Clifford R. McClain, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, and Connie C. Mobley

Submissions from 2010

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Effects of surface conditioning on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to temporary polycarbonate crowns, Rondell Blakey and James Mah

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Cholangiocyte apoptosis is an early event during induced metamorphosis in the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus L, Laura A. Boomer, Seth A. Bellister, Linda L. Stephenson, Stanley D. Hillyard, Joseph D. Khoury, John H. Youson, and John R. Gosche

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A case-control study of determinants for high and low dental caries prevalence in Nevada youth, Marcia Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Connie Mobley, and Eli Schwarz

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Preparing the Dental Workforce for Oral Disease Prevention in an Aging Population, Georgia Dounis, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Mildred A. McClain, David P. Cappelli, and Connie C. Mobley

Accuracy of Successive Casts for Full-Arch Fixed Prostheses, Kiki S. Dounis, Georgia Dounis, Marcia M. Ditmyer, and Gerald J. Ziebert

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Stretch-activated cation channel from larval bullfrog skin, Stanley D. Hillyard, Niels J. Willumsen, and Mario B. Marrero

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Plasma and brain angiotensin concentrations associated with water response behavior in the desert anuran, Scaphiopus couchii under natural conditions in the field, William E. Johnson, Stanley D. Hillyard, and Catherine R. Propper

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Potential Effects of Dietary Folate Supplementation on Oral Carcinogenesis, Development and Progression, Karl Kingsley

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Inhibition of oral cancer growth in vitro is modulated through differential signalling pathways by over-the-counter proanthocyanidin supplements, Karl Kingsley, D. Jensen, R. Toponce, J. Dye, D. Martin, S Phippen, D. Ross, V. Halthore, and S. O'Malley

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Folate supplementation induces differential dose-dependent modulation of proliferative phenotypes among cancerous and non-cancerous oral cell lines in vitro, J. McCabe, S. Chang, J. Hajibandeh, M. D. Tran, C. A. Meeder, K. Sharma, D. H. Nguyen, M. Moody, M. Keiserman, C Bergman, and K. Kingsley

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Evaluating dietary intake in dental practices Doing it right, Connie Mobley and Georgia Dounis

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The water-absorption region of ventral skin of several semiterrestrial and aquatic anuran amphibians identified by aquaporins, Yuji Ogushi, Azumi Tsuzuki, Megumi Sato, Hiroshi Mochida, Reiko Okada, Masakazu Suzuki, Stanley D. Hillyard, and Shigeyasu Tanaka

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Efficiency and effectiveness of suresmile, Alana K. Saxe, Lenore J. Louie, and James Mah

Submissions from 2009

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Participants and Instructors Taking Part in a Dental School Simulation Course for Potential Dental Students, Nathan Hawley, Jared Dye, and Marcia Ditmyer

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Dental Students' Preparation and Study Habits for the National Board Dental Examination Part I, Nathan Hawley, Devin Johnson, Keith Packer, Marcia Ditmyer, and Karl Kingsley

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An Integrated Curriculum: Evolution, Evaluation, and Future Direction, Katherine M. Howard, Tanis Stewart, Wendy Woodall, Karl Kingsley, and Marcia Ditmyer

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A case study for teaching information literacy skills, Karla V. Kingsley and Karl Kingsley

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Induction of Differential Growth in vitro by High-risk Human Papillomavirus in Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines is Associated with Caspase Dysregulation, Karl Kingsley, Jennifer Zuckerman, Morghan Davis, Matt Matteucci, Aubrey Knavel, Jacqueline Rinehart, Van Tran, Demian Woyciehowsky, Phillip Jenkins, Rui Yu, Dieu-Hoa Nyguen, and Susan O'Malley

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Distal facial nerve exposure: A key to partial parotidectomy, Robert C. Wang, Annabel E. Barber, Marcia Ditmyer, and Paul Vantine

Submissions from 2008

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Development of a Theoretical Screening Tool to Assess Caries Risk in Nevada Youth, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Connie Mobley, Quinn Draper, Christina Demopoulos, and E. Steven Smith

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Predental Students' Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of the Dental Profession, Nathan J. Hawley, Marcia M. Ditmyer, and Victor A. Sandoval

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Research enrichment: evaluation of structured research in the curriculum for dental medicine students as part of the vertical and horizontal integration of biomedical training and discovery, Karl Kingsley, Susan O'Malley, Tanis Stewart, and Katherine M. Howard

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Recent Admissions Trends at UNLV-SDM: Perspectives on Recruitment of Female and Minority Students at a New Dental School, Jeremy Sewell, Nathan Hawley, Karl Kingsley, Susan O'Malley, and Christine C. Ancajas

Submissions from 2007

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Oral squamous cell carcinoma proliferative phenotype is modulated by proanthocyanidins: a potential prevention and treatment alternative for oral cancer, Michael King, Kourt Chatelain, Dustin Farris, Dayne Jensen, Jason Pickup, Aaron Swapp, Susan O'Malley, and Karl Kingsley

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The integration seminar: A first-year dental course integrating concepts from the biomedical, professional, and clinical sciences, Karl Kingsley, Susan O'Malley, Tanis Stewart, and Gillian M. Galbraith

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Creating an evidence-based admissions formula for a new dental school: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, Karl Kingsley, Jeremy Sewell, Marcia Ditmyer, Susan O'Malley, and Gillian M. Galbraith

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High risk HPV types 18 and 16 are potent modulators of oral squamous cell carcinoma phenotypes in vitro, Nicole Reddout, Todd Christensen, Anthony Bunnell, Dayne Jensen, Devin Johnson, Susan O'Malley, and Karl Kingsley