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Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals
People undergoing root canals may have gained a powerful, if tiny, new ally. Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry have found that using nanodiamonds to fortify a material used in the procedure could significantly improve outcomes for patients.  View News Article (2015-10-19)

Scottish female dentists are under-paid and overworked
A survey of 466 Scottish dentists has found that females were more stressed about working conditions and technical problems and reported more ill-health than their male colleagues. At the joint British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology and European Health Psychology Society conference, held at St Andrews University, Dr Lynne Myers, a health psychologist based at University... View News Article (2001-08-31)

NYU Study: Blood from Periodontal Disease Can be Used to Screen for Diabetes
Oral blood samples drawn from deep pockets of periodontal inflammation can be used to measure hemoglobin A1c, an important gauge of a patient's diabetes status, an NYU nursing-dental research team has found. View News Article (2012-02-14)

U of Alberta researcher discovers potential cancer therapy target
One of the most important genes in the human genome is called p53 and its function is to suppress tumours, according to Roger Leng, a researcher in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Leng has discovered the mechanism by which p53 is inactivated in cancerous cells, allowing tumours to grow. View News Article (2011-02-14)

Periodontal tissue differentiation of SC is expected to repair peripheral nerve injury
In peripheral axonal regeneration, Schwann cells play an integral role and Schwann cells transplantation has been shown to enhance axonal outgrowth both in vitro and in vivo.  View News Article (2013-12-02)

Children with Special Needs Are at Increased Risk for Oral Disease
At the beginning of 2010, as many as 17 percent of children in the United States were reported as having special health care needs. View News Article (2010-06-22)

An end to cancer pain?
A new study led by University of Toronto researcher Dr. David Lam has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. View News Article (2015-04-23)

Childhood Chicken Pox Could Affect Oral Health Years Later
You may recall as a child catching the itchy red rash, chicken pox. The unsightly infection was caused by the varicella zoster virus and was responsible for nearly 4 million cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until a vaccine introduced in 1995 reduced that number by 83 percent. View News Article (2009-02-19)

New understanding of DNA repair could eventually lead to cancer therapy
A research group in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is hoping its latest discovery could one day be used to develop new therapies that target certain types of cancers.  View News Article (2012-02-13)

Healing power of aloe vera proves beneficial for teeth and gums, too
The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. View News Article (2009-07-20)

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