UNLV School of Medicine - Integrated Medical Sciences (IMS) Week 1 and 2 (Co-Course Director)
Introduction to Medical Sciences integrates the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and physiology. An overview of DNA, transcription, translation, cell sorting, cell adhesion and cellular motility is integrated into a series of interconnected seminars to highlight the important concepts and interconnections between the microscopic (cellular and molecular level) and overall health and disease (organism level).
DEN7101 - Human Structure and Function (Lecturer)
Human Structure and Function integrates the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, general microanatomy, and physiology. Since form and function are interrelated, this course moves from the cell through tissues to organ systems presenting the cellular and histologic structure of tissues and organs and relating the structure to function. The integrated homeostatic relationship of body systems is also discussed. Special consideration is given to those areas specifically related to dentistry and oral health.
DEN7102 - Microbiology and Immunology (Course Director)
This first year (DS1) course is designed to explain the microbiological and immunological concepts governing the human host-parasite relationship, to help students build a foundational knowledge base in microbiology and immunology and to ensure students will be able to identify characteristics of common pathogens, and describe how these pathogens are identified and treated.
DEN7108 - HIV, AIDS and Oral Disease (Course Director)
This first year (DS1) course is designed to build a foundational knowledge base in retrovirology, immune deficiency, and opportunistic infection, to help students to identify the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS in selected case studies and to describe the disease states resulting from HIV infection, and discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS on oral health.
DEN7110 - Oral Pathogens and Oral Immunology Concepts (Course Director)
This first year (DS1) course is designed to build a foundational knowledge base of oral pathogens and immunity, to help students describe the impact of oral pathogens on the orofacial areas, the concepts of mucosal immune mechanisms and the pathogenic mechanisms of the oral flora.
DEN7160 and DEN7161 Research and Professional Development/Critical Thinking (Course Director)
This Interdisciplinary course incorporates concepts in problem solving, research skills for use with the library, Internet, and key reference works, methods of scholarly and journalistic writing with emphasis on critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation of data, life-long learning and professional growth skills that benefit from a research experience. The exposure to research allows students to embrace evidence-based practices, appreciate and understand the benefits of quality improvement, and participate in research as practicing dentists..
DEN7162 - Biochemical Basis for Clinical Nutrition (Lecturer)
Principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, and patient care are examined within the context of health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment/care of oral diseases and conditions. Information technology, treatment planning, and patient education and counseling are introduced using the scientific method and evidence based practice.
DEN7163, DEN7263 and DEN7363 - Summer Elective Research Enrichment Courses (Course Director)
These summer courses allows first year (DS1), second year (DS2) and third year (DS3) dental students to engage in supervised research enrichment to complement the didactic, preclinical and clinical coursework already completed.
DEN7200 - Cariology (Lecturer)
This second year (DS2) course is designed to build a foundational knowledge in the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation and prevention of dental caries, to help students understand the concepts of microbiology, biochemistry, pathology and anatomy as they relate to the caries process and to enable students to explain the components and relationships of primary and secondary etiology factors in the development of dental caries. Dr. Kingsley is a lecturer in this course.
DEN7208 - Oral Cancer (Lecturer)
This second year (DS2) course is an introduction into oral cancer for the general dentist. The concepts in this course are expected to acquaint the dental student with the epidemiology and natural history of cancer, histological types, and management. The student should be able to recognize the clinical presentation, initiate the proper diagnostic workup and participate in the ongoing care of the cancer patient as a Member of the multidisciplinary team. Dr. Kingsley is a lecturer in this course.
DEN7253 Dental Research and Analysis Methology (Course Director)
This Interdisciplinary course incorporates concepts in problem solving, research skills for use with the library, Internet, and key reference works, methods of scholarly and journalistic writing with emphasis on critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation of data, life-long learning and professional growth skills that benefit from a research experience. The exposure to research allows students to embrace evidence-based practices, appreciate and understand the benefits of quality improvement, and participate in research as practicing dentists.
Projects (Selected recent publications)
Tam A, Kingsley K. Microbial ecology of Scardovia wiggsiae-positive and negative samples. J Sci Discov (2017); 1(2):jsd17015; DOI:10.24262/jsd.1.2.17015
McDaniel J, McDaniel S, Tam A, Kingsley K, Howard KM. Screening a Saliva Repository for Scardovia wiggsiae and Streptococcus mutans: A Pilot Study. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 2017, (5) 1: 1-8. doi: 10.9734/JAMB/2017/36111
McDaniel S, McDaniel J, Tam A, Kingsley K. Howard KM. Oral Microbial Ecology of Selenemonas noxia and Scardovia wiggsiae. Microbiology Research Journal International 2017, 21(3) 1-8. DOI : 10.9734/MRJI/2017/36110
Milne W, Rezaei G, Whiteley A, Kingsley K. Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia Wiggsiae Screening Among Pediatric Orthodontic Patients: A Pilot Study. Current Research in Dentistry (2017) In Press
Reyes N, Pollock A, Whiteley A, Kingsley K, Howard KM. Prevalence of Scardovia wiggsiae among a Pediatric Orthodontic Patient Population. EC Dental Science 2017, 13 (5): 203-210.
Bui Q, Nguyen C, McDaniel J, McDaniel S, Kingsley K, Howard KM. Selenomonas noxia screening among pediatric patient samples: a pilot study. J Oral Heal Dent Car 2017, 1:1009; Open Access
Whiteley A, KINGSLEY K. Scardovia wiggsiae prevalence among adult and pediatric orthodontic and non-orthodontic patient populations. J Med Disco 2017, 2(3): jmd17034. Doi: 10.24262/jmd.2.3.17034.
Jolley D, Wonder K, Chang E, Kingsley K . Oral microbial prevalence of periodontal pathogens among orthodontic patients. International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (IJDOH) 2016, In press
Row L, Repp MR, Kingsley K. Screening of a pediatric and adult clinic population for the dental caries pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae using saliva. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2016, In press
Tomlin A, Sanders MB, Kingsley K. The effects of cryopreservation on human dental pulp-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering 2016, In press
Streiff BJ, Seneviratne M, Kingsley K. Screening and Prevalence of the Novel Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae among Adult Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Patient Saliva Samples. International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (IJDOH) 2015, 1 (6). [Epub ahead of print]
BJ Streiff, Kingsley K. Orthodontic Care in a Community of Underserved Patients: A Public Dental School Analysis. Health Sciences Research 2015, 2(4): 19-24.
Young A, Kingsley K. Dental Pulp Stem Cells: A review of factors that influence the therapeutic potential of stem cell isolates. Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering June 2015, 2(2): 61-69.
Farnoush M, Swint D, Kingsley K. Evidence for Biphasic Effects and Differential Expression of Melatonin (MLT) Receptors in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas. BOAJ Cancer Sciences 2015, 1(1) : 1-5.
Burnett A, Kumar R, Westphal JD, Kingsley K. Dichloroacetate (DCA) Promotes a De- Differentiated Phenotype in Dental Pulp-Derived Stem Cells in vitro. International Journal of Biological Sciences and Applications. 2015, 2(3): 25-32.
Mohammadi S, Heraypur S, Kingsley K. Identification of a Predicted Zinc-Finger Transcription Factor (windpipe Homolog or WH1) in Dental Pulp Stem Cell mRNA. International Journal of Chemical and Biomedical Sciences. 2015, 1(2): 38-42.
Loveland K, Young A, Khadiv M, Culpepper M, Kingsley K. Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Pluripotency Enhanced by Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-1) in Vitro may be Inhibited by Differentiation-Inducing Factors Laminin-5 and Dexamethasone. International Journal of Biological Sciences and Applications. 2014, 1(3): 55-61. [Epub ahead of print]
National Service:American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Oral Biology Section, Member
Gay/Straight Alliance Section, Member
Microbiology Section, Member
International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
Member and National Student Research Group (NSRG) UNLV-SDM Chapter Faculty Advisor
Oral Health Research Section, Member
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA.org)
University Service:Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
Faculty Advisor, 2005-2008
UNLV-SDM National Student Research Group (NSRG)
UNLV Office of Undergraduate Research
Faculty research mentor
UNLV Honors College
Faculty research mentor
UNLV-SDM Service:UNLV-SDM Admissions Committee
Member, Current Chair
UNLV-SDM Research Committee
Member, Former Chair
UNLV-SDM Strategic Planning Committee
Promotion and Tenure Committee
Member, Current Chair