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Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals
Nanodiamonds may help patients that have had the dreaded root canal. (2015-10-16)
Dental implants preferred option for aging bridges
Aging dental bridges are a maintenance headache and a recipe for oral-health disaster. (2008-05-29)
Swishing once a day with mouthrinse poses no harm to dental work
People have been paying more attention to the effects certain liquids like coffee, citrus-containing drinks and even toothbrushes have on teeth. (2007-01-11)
Liverpool to host World Dental Congress
Dental experts from around the world will meet in Liverpool for the Eighth World Congress on Preventative Dentistry (WCPD). (2005-09-07)
Craniofacial Biology Award presented to Mina
The 2006 Craniofacial Biology Research Award is being presented today to Dr. (2006-06-28)
LSUHSC dental school to be awarded top national honor
The School of Dentistry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has been selected as the inaugural academic dental institution recipient of the William J. (2008-01-16)
Eastman Institute for Oral Health awarded $3.5 million
UR Medicine's Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded a $3.5 million grant that, for the first time, will scientifically explore how family functioning, stress, and parenting behaviors may lead to Early Childhood Caries, a significant public health problem that disproportionately affects children living in poverty. (2015-07-16)
Ferracane to receive Wilmer Souder Award from IADR
The 2006 Wilmer Souder Award for research in the field of dental biomaterials science is being presented today by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) to Dr. (2006-06-28)
Drinking pink liquid may lead to a black tongue
Dentists are often the first to diagnose and treat oral reactions, especially since many reactions occur with medications used in excess or in combinations with other drugs, such as vitamins and herbs, according to a report in the March-April 2006 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. (2006-03-15)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome: Recurring and unexplained episodes destroy teeth
Health risks are everywhere and as many as people know about, there are still many of which people are unaware. (2007-01-11)
Essential dental treatment safe for pregnant women, says ADA journal study
Pregnant women can safely undergo essential dental treatment and receive topical and local anesthetics at 13 to 21 weeks gestation, says a study published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. (2008-06-10)
Pacifier use assists in reducing the incidence of SIDS
Pacifier use often attracts negative attention for potentially harming children's oral health. (2007-01-11)
Laser used to help fight root canal bacteria: ADA Journal
High-tech dental lasers used mainly to prepare cavities for restoration now can help eliminate bacteria in root canals, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. (2007-07-12)
Rare genetic disorder provides clues to development of the pancreas
A rare genetic disorder has given researchers at the University of Exeter a surprising insight into how the pancreas develops. (2011-12-11)
OHSU School of Dentistry team examines how to rapily assess children's tooth decay risk
Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry have determined that ATP-driven (adenosine triphosphate-driven) bioluminescence -- a way of measuring visible light generated from ATP contained in bacteria -- is an innovative tool for rapidly assessing in children at the chair-side the number of oral bacteria and amount of plaque that can ultimately lead to tooth decay. (2010-06-22)
NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk
Pregnant women with high levels of an oral bacterium associated with tooth decay and caries (cavities) are at risk for delivering preterm low birth weight (PLBW) babies, according to a study that was published today in the Journal of Periodontology. (2005-03-23)
Smile-saving devices help save face
Let the games begin! As the weather starts warming up, people naturally start heading outdoors in search of physical activity, thus increasing a person's chance of suffering a mouth-related injury. (2004-06-09)
Study: Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals
Researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, have developed a process by which they can engineer new blood vessels in teeth, creating better long-term outcomes for root canal patients and clinicians. (2017-06-12)
NYU researchers identify promising target to protect bone in patients with diabetes
Utilizing metabolomics research techniques, NYU Dentistry researchers investigated the underlying biochemical activity and signaling within the bone marrow of hyperglycemic mice with hopes of reducing fracture risks of diabetics (2017-07-07)
Seizure prone? Tell your dentist
About 11 percent of the population will suffer some sort of seizure before turning 80 years old. (2003-09-03)
Scientists identify bone cells that could help children who need corrective facial surgery
Our bones are smart. Bones know that by adolescence it's time to stop growing longer and stronger, and from that point on bones keep their shape by healing injuries. (2014-11-24)
Unique study to begin examination of whether treating periodontal disease cuts heart disease
Over the past five or so years, mounting scientific evidence has suggested that a significant link exists between heart and gum disease, but doctors and dentists can't say whether treating the latter will benefit heart patients. (2001-11-20)
UNC-CH Faculty Hope To Cut Tooth Decay In State's Youngest Children
CHAPEL HILL -- In an effort believed unique in the United States, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dentistry and public health experts are teaming with state dental health staff to try to cut tooth decay among the state's youngest children. (1999-02-18)
UTHealth researchers find up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. (2014-08-28)
Pregnancy cravings can harm your oral health
Pica combined with bulimia can have adverse effects on an individual's oral health during pregnancy and also can be hard to diagnose and treat during those nine months, according to a study published in the May/June 2006 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. (2006-06-12)
Stress slows wound healing; oxygen helps
Wound healing is slow when an animal is stressed, but supplying oxygen almost completely reverses the effect, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (2005-07-28)
Why folic acid may prevent a first heart attack, but not a second
A perplexing medical paradox now has an explanation according to research undertaken at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and published in the current issue of PLoS ONE. (2011-02-02)
U-Michigan scientists observe deadly dance between nerves and cancer cells
In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer cells enter the nerves. (2015-04-28)
The tooth about zinc
From its involvement in a healthy immune system to its role in cell growth, zinc is an essential mineral for the human body. (2011-03-04)
Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a 'triple-threat' of permanent damage to young people's teeth. (2014-08-05)
AADR awards the 2010 Distinguished Mentoring Award to Irwin D. Mandel
The American Association for Dental Research has announced Irwin D. (2010-02-19)
Experts report dental X-rays effectively identify stroke risk factors
General dentists from across the United States exchanged vital information today showing that dental X-rays, known as panoramic radiographs, used for oral health examinations, are effective in detecting some cases of clinically significant carotid artery stenosis, or blockages in the carotid artery, which can potentially lead to stroke. (2005-07-14)
Being overweight linked to higher risk of gum disease
Affecting approximately one-third of the US population, obesity is a significant health concern for Americans. (2013-02-06)
Grant will help patients with schizophrenia who smoke
A £200,000 grant has been awarded to researchers at Queen's to help establish why people with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than the general population. (2008-07-22)
Model dental school curriculum to address disparities in oral health care
In an ambitious effort to bring dental care to vulnerable populations, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is developing a novel community-based educational program that will place students in clinics serving minority, low-income and medically compromised people throughout the city and state. (2002-10-08)
Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation
Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. (2017-04-11)
LSUHSC's O'Brien receives singular national dental teaching honor
Michael E. O'Brien D.D.S., J.D., clinical associate professor and director of predoctoral studies in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Daniel M. (2009-08-05)
NYUCD awarded $2.2 million NIH grant to decode genome of caries-causing bacteria
The recent development of whole genome sequencing has made it much easier to identify destructive bacteria. (2011-11-03)
Is your child's hobby making him sick?
Used woodwind and brass instruments were found to be heavily contaminated with a variety of bacteria and fungi, many of which are associated with minor to serious infectious and allergic diseases, according to a study published in the March/April 2011 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. (2011-03-14)
Genetic techniques have role in future of dental care
A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off, as well as examining their pearly whites, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. (2014-03-06)
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