UTSD Media Interviews

Published: June 15, 2018 by Rhonda Whitmeyer

Here's a list of recent media interviews featuring UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston:

6/11/18  KTRK-TV Channel 13 ran tips provided by the School of Dentistry on how to prevent bad breath.

6/13/18  Assistant Professor Ashley Clark, DDS, provided comments to ADA News about a recent workshop on modern dentistry.

6/4/18  Assistant Professor Natalie Pereira Sanchez, DDS, appeared on Univision's regional news show Primera Edicion to discuss the use of dental sealants to prevent cavities in children and adolescents. The program also airs in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.

6/2/18  On Univision Houston Channel 45, Associate Professor Antonio Dario Cardenas, DDS, discussed the repair of chipped teeth.

5/26/18  Watch Univision Houston Channel 45 at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26 for an interview with Antonio Dario Cardenas, DDS, MS, about treatment options for chipped and cracked teeth.

5/15/18  Clinical Associate Professor Ben Warner, DDS, MD, appeared on FOX 26 News to discuss the link between mental health and oral health.

4/7/18  Advance publicity for the "Texas Taste Teaser" included an appearance by Dean John Valenza  on KPRC-TV Channel 2, where he got up early to talk and showed up early with a batch of his “family famous” homemade chili, which he planned to enter in the Texas-style, culinary competition benefiting the school.

3/24/18  On Univision Houston Channel 45, Assistant Professor Natalie Pereira Sanchez, DDS, discussed treatment options for people with a missing tooth.

3/23/18  Science Newsline featured stem cell research by School of Dentistry student Kelsea Hubka.

3/19/18  Why do so many people fear going to the dentist? Clinical Associate Professor and General Practice Residency Director Michael Chan, DDS, answered that question on FOX 26 News.

3/17/18  You’re not alone if you’ve lost a tooth. On Univision Houston Channel 45, Associate Professor Gisela Bona, DDS, discussed the leading causes of tooth loss and what to do about it.

3/11/18:  Cameron Jeter, PhD, discussed the causes of neurodegenerative diseases on KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show.

3/07/18:  Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD, was cited in TMC News about a new cancer treatment that uses a slow-release hydrogel to deliver immunotherapy. The gel was developed by a Rice University researcher in collaboration with Young at UTHealth. 

2/25/18:  Clinical Assistant Professor and Dental Van Coordinator Debra Stewart, DDS, discussed the best foods for your teeth during an interview on KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show.

2/23/18:  In conjunction with the nationwide Give Kids A Smile program, the School of Dentistry and Greater Houston Dental Society provided free care to nearly 300 underserved children on Friday, Feb. 23. The community service event, which included a visit by U.S. Rep. Al Green, was covered by Telemundo Houston Channel 47.

1/27/18  Clinical Associate Professor Ben Warner, DDS, MD, appeared on KPRC TV to talk about caring for your teeth when you're sick. 

1/07/18  Maryam Tabrizi, DMD, MPH, RDH, spoke to KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show about the importance of geriatric oral health. According to the American Dental Association, one fifth of people age 75 and older haven’t been to dentist in past five years.

12/3017 Can stem cells repair decaying teeth? On Univision Houston Channel 45, graduate resident Gabriella Rizzo Esposito, DDS, discussed the latest research in the field of dentistry.

12/20/17 No one wants to talk to the person at the holiday party with bad breath. Community Outreach Director Margo Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD, was scheduled to speak with a KTRH radio reporter about short-term and long-term solutions.

11/10/17 Senior dental hygiene student Cinthia Maldonado visited Univision to talk about Give Vets a Smile.  

11/09/17  UT System produced a video that features Hurricane Harvey preparation, response and recovery at UTHealth and other institutions. Volunteers from the School of Dentistry are seen at 4:22 and 4:25.  Michael Blackburn, PhD, was among those interviewed.  

11/08/17 Alzheimer's disease research by Yahuan Lou, PhD, and Joao de Quevedo, MD, PhD, was featured in TMC News, ScienceDaily, Medical Xpress and News Medical

10/30/17  Children are about to eat a lot of Halloween candy and that is not good for their teeth. Natalie Pereira-Sanchez, DDS, and Dennis Garcia, RDH, talked about how to reduce the impact of all that sugar with reporters for Univision Houston Channel 45 and FOX 26 News, respectively.

10/29/17  When it comes to brushing their teeth, many people are falling down on the job. Margo Melchor, RDH, EdD, discussed the keys to good dental hygiene with Doug Pike, the host of KPRC Radio’s  Fifty + show.

10/18/17 Before you buy that Halloween candy, watch this interview with pediatric dentist Amy Herbert, DDS, on  KHOU-TV Channel 11 on the pros and cons of the different candy types: http://go.uth.edu/Herbert10182017

10/15/17: Clinical Assistant Professor Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH, spoke to Univision about "The Daily 4" for good oral health: 

10/13/17  The Houston Chronicle interviewed Clinical Assistant Professor Jillian Roos, BS, RDH, about the dental hygiene profession.  http://m.chron.com/jobs/article/Dental-hygienists-ensure-dental-patients-care-12275750.php

10/03/17:  TMC News featured a story on stem cell research; Endodontics Chair Renato Silva, DDS, PhD, and Director of Endodontic Research Ariadne Letra, DDS, PhD, were interviewed. http://www.tmc.edu/news/2017/10/saving-decayed-teeth-stem-cells/

10/03/17:  Univision Houston Channel 45 posted its weekend interview with Assistant Professor Dennis Garcia, RDH, BS, MBA, about National Dental Hygiene Month: http://go.uth.edu/Garcia1023017

9/18/17:  Students from the School of Dentistry who helped a former faculty member after her home was flooded during Hurricane Harvey are mentioned in this ADA News story: http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2017-archive/september/its-never-been-this-bad

9/12/17: Dentistry Today ran a story about how the School of Dentistry mobile clinic and school volunteers provided care to Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/2394-volunteers-provide-dental-care-for-hurricane-harvey-evacuees

9/01/17: UTHealth faculty and students were included  in a TMC News photo gallery on Hurricane Harvey volunteers: http://www.tmc.edu/news/2017/09/harveys-heroes-tmc/

8/19/17: See why it's important for athletes to wear mouthguards in this FOX 26 News segment with Assistant Professor Stephen Laman, DDS, and dental student Zachary Smith: http://go.uth.edu/Laman8192017 .

8/13/17:  Doug Pike, the host of KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show, interviewed Associate Professor June Sadowsky, DDS, MPH, about dental issues for older adults: http://go.uth.edu/Sadowsky8132017

8/11/17:  Univision Houston Channel 45 covered the School of Dentistry's White Coat Ceremony for new dental hygiene students: http://go.uth.edu/DentalHygiene8112017

8/09/17: An estimated 51 million school hours are lost every year because of dental problems. This morning in the studios of FOX 26 News, Assistant Professor Amy Herbert, DDS, talked about the importance of back-to-school dental checkups: http://go.uth.edu/Herbert992017

8/01/17: Gum disease has been linked to a heightened risk of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study by Assistant Professor Ngozi Nwizu, BDS, PhD. She conducted the research while at State University of New York at Buffalo. The study has been covered by 23 media outlets including Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-history-gum-disease-cancer-older.html.