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Largest study to date of electronic dental records reviews understudied populations
The largest study to date of electronic dental records (EDRs) delves into both previously inaccessible data and data from understudied populations with the ultimate goal of improving oral treatment outcomes. (2020-06-04)
Pain doesn't take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing
As dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by patients. (2020-05-22)
AI to make dentists' work easier
Finnish researchers have developed a new automatized way to localise mandibular canals. (2020-04-21)
Ouch: Patients prescribed opioids after tooth extraction report worse pain
The use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether from dentistry, say University of Michigan researchers. (2020-03-13)
Pain researchers get a common language to describe pain
Pain researchers around the world have agreed to classify pain in the mouth, jaw and face according to the same system. (2020-03-10)
Study: Patients commonly prescribed opioids and antibiotics for dental conditions at EDs
A study in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that antibiotics and opioids are frequently prescribed during emergency department visits for dental conditions, further emphasizing the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and overuse of antibiotics. (2020-02-24)
More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescribing exceeds guidance had not been investigated. (2020-02-04)
More than half of dental prescriptions for opioids exceed pain-management guidelines
A new study suggests that roughly half of the opioid prescriptions written by dentists in the United States exceed the 3-day supply recommended by federal dental pain-management guidelines. (2020-02-04)
Radical treatment of chronic oral infection before stem cell transplantation not necessary
A recently published study indicates that oral infections seem to have no association with the risk of stem cell transplantation patients dying of or getting a serious infection within six months of the procedure. (2020-01-03)
New 'tooth-on-a-chip' could lead to more personalized dentistry
A so-called ''tooth-on-a-chip'' could one day enable more personalized dentistry, giving dentists the ability to identify dental filling materials that work better and last longer based on a patient's own teeth and oral microbiome. (2019-12-19)
Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children's teeth
Three-year trial comparing three treatment strategies for tooth decay in children's teeth finds no evidence to suggest that conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth, or using preventive methods alone. (2019-11-27)
Soft drinks found to be the crucial link between obesity and tooth wear
A new study published today in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations, has found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults. (2019-10-27)
Antibiotics not necessary for most toothaches, according to new ADA guideline
The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today a new guideline indicating that in most cases, antibiotics are not recommended for toothaches. (2019-10-25)
How pipeline programs can increase diversity in dentistry
In 2012, 2 students at NYU College of Dentistry -- who are now both full-time faculty members -- set out to create a pipeline program for underrepresented and low-income high school students to boost their interest in health professions, including dentistry. (2019-09-10)
Are you sure it's burning mouth syndrome?
Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as 'burning mouth syndrome' (BMS) and physicians and researchers need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis, according to new research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. (2019-07-03)
Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease
People with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. (2019-06-10)
Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary
A new study has found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists - who are among the top prescribers in the US, accounting for about 10% of all antibiotic prescriptions - to prevent infections prior to dental visits are unnecessary. (2019-05-31)
Antibiotics that dentists prescribe are unnecessary 81% of the time, research shows
Antibiotics prescribed by dentists as a preemptive strike against infection are unnecessary 81% of the time, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open. (2019-05-31)
Skilled health workforce in India does not meet WHO recommended threshold
The skilled health workforce in India does not meet the minimum threshold of 22.8 skilled workers per 10,000 population recommended by the World Health Organization, shows research published today in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-05-27)
US dentists out-prescribe UK dentists when it comes to opioids
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that dentists practicing in the US write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England. (2019-05-24)
Oral cancer detection by dentists is significantly on the rise
After examining data gathered over an 11-year period in a first-of-its-kind provincial study, University of Toronto clinician-scientist Marco Magalhaes says that dentists in Ontario are detecting more cases of oral cancer and pre-cancer than ever before -- and it's saving lives. (2019-04-29)
Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence
New findings indicate that oral biomarkers may help health providers identify victims of domestic violence. (2019-04-25)
Alerting patients to their risk of gum disease improves inflammation and dental hygiene
In a new study published today in the Journal of Periodontology researchers found that using psychological techniques to communicate the risk of developing periodontal disease to patients improved dental hygiene over a three month period. (2019-04-17)
This oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better
Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea developed at Hiroshima University Hospital with positive results. (2019-04-16)
Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows
Dentists can miss important details on X-rays when put under time pressure, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. (2019-04-05)
How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly
Researchers have determined how a type of bacteria commonly found in the mouth accelerates the growth of colon cancer. (2019-03-04)
The scientific tooth fairies of San Francisco
W. Thomas Boyce, co-director of the CIFAR program in Child & Brain Development and professor emeritus in the UCSF department of Pediatrics, will tell the tale of his time as California's tooth fairy and set the stage for a discussion of teeth as biomarkers in human health. (2019-02-15)
Up to 15 percent of children have sleep apnea, yet 90 percent go undiagnosed
Children who have behavior problems or are suspected to have ADHD might actually be suffering from a chronic lack of restorative sleep. (2019-02-12)
Could omega-3 fatty acids help prevent miscarriages?
A new study in mice reveals that omega-3s, a type of fat found in fish oil, reduces fetal and neonatal deaths, suggesting they could prevent some miscarriages in women. (2019-02-07)
Patients with facial pain report most benefit from self-care techniques
While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments, such as jaw exercises or warm compresses, finds a new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. (2019-02-04)
Study estimates proportion of health care professionals not born in US
Health care professionals not born in the United States, including those who are noncitizens, made up a significant proportion of the health care workforce in 2016. (2018-12-04)
Are opioids prescribed by dental providers associated with later use, abuse?
An analysis of claims data for privately insured adolescents and young adults suggests initial exposure to opioids prescribed by dental providers may be associated with increased risk of subsequent opioid use and abuse. (2018-12-03)
Opioid prescriptions from dentists linked to youth addiction risk, Stanford study finds
Teens and young adults who receive their initial opioid prescriptions from their dentists or oral surgeons are at increased risk for opioid addiction in the following year, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. (2018-12-03)
Loss of first baby tooth a positive experience for children
Scared, ashamed, happy or proud -- how do children feel when they lose their first baby tooth? (2018-10-24)
Novel nanoparticle-based approach detects and treats oral plaque without drugs
When the good and bad bacteria in our mouth become imbalanced, the bad bacteria form a biofilm (aka plaque), which can cause cavities, and if left untreated over time, can lead to cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases like diabetes and bacterial pneumonia. (2018-08-17)
Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth: Study shows link to long-term use in teens and young adults
Getting wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions that many receive could set them on a path to long-term opioid use, a new study finds. (2018-08-07)
Saliva diagnostics and salivaomics: Will saliva translate to a real diagnostic tool?
At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, David Wong, University of California, Los Angeles, USA presented his research 'Saliva Diagnostics and Salivaomics' as part of the symposium 'Will Saliva Translate to a Real Diagnostic Tool?' on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (2018-07-28)
Effective diagnosis of persistent facial pain will benefit patients and save money
Patients with persistent facial pain are costing the economy more than £3,000 each per year, new research has revealed. (2018-07-16)
Gum disease may be a key initiator of rheumatoid arthritis related autoimmunity
The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (2018-06-15)
Dental checklist of bad practice has patient care at its heart
Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of never events -- scenarios that patients should never face -- in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide. (2018-05-11)
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