NYU study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood Mar. 02nd 2015
Researchers find a 99 percent correlation between tests for hemoglobin A1c at dental visits using finger stick and oral bloodIt is estimated that 8.1 million of the 29.
Amelotin molecule plays a critical role in tooth enamel maturation Feb. 27th 2015
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an innovative developmental biology study by lead researcher Bernhard Ganss, University of Toronto, ON...
CWRU dental researcher demonstrates how T cells cause inflammation during infections Feb. 25th 2015
Case Western Reserve University dental researcher Pushpa Pandiyan has discovered a new way to model how infection-fighting T cells cause inflammation in mice.
Can a bacterial virus from Jerusalem sewage prevent root canal infections? Feb. 20th 2015
Scientists turn the tables on drug-resistant bacteria by infecting them with bacteriophages (bacterial viruses)Every year, drug-resistant infections kill more than 50,000 people across Europe...
Virus found in sewage shows promise in treating dental procedure infections Feb. 19th 2015
The idea of using viruses to fight stubborn bacteria is revived in a study that shows one isolated from sewage may prevent E. faecalis infection following root canal procedures.
Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women Feb. 19th 2015
Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may also be a higher risk for gum disease, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case/Cleveland...
Making teeth tough: Beavers show way to improve our enamel Feb. 17th 2015
Discovery could lead to better understanding of tooth decay process, early detectionBeavers don't brush their teeth, and they don't drink fluoridated water, but a new Northwestern University...
Oral screening is a role for dental hygienists and therapists, study suggests - UK Feb. 09th 2015
A new study suggests that dental hygienists and therapists should be used to screen for dental caries and periodontal disease in a bid to improve the delivery of primary dental health care.
NYU researchers develop new assessment tool to combat oral-systemic disease Jan. 26th 2015
The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team challenges the medical profession to 'put the mouth back in the head' in the American Journal of Public HealthImproving oral health is a leading...
Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles Jan. 20th 2015
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of...
GDC launches pilot scheme for local handling of performance concerns about dentists, UK Jan. 13th 2015
A pilot scheme is being launched this month which will aim to ensure that concerns about dentist's performance are handled where appropriate by the local NHS in England, rather than by the national...
Durable biomaterial potentially reduces tooth sensitivity Jan. 08th 2015
Scientists are working on a new, long-lasting biomaterial that incorporates nano-sized particles to rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. They have tested it in dogs.
Bites to the hand need medical attention Jan. 08th 2015
Hand injuries are frequently caused by human and animal bites, prompting as many as 330,000 emergency department visits in the United States each year.
Discovery of byproducts from bacteria that awaken dormant T-cells and HIV viruses Jan. 07th 2015
Dental and medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University found another reason to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible.
Link discovered between tooth loss and slowing mind and body Jan. 01st 2015
The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.
Tooth loss in seniors linked to mental and physical decline Dec. 22nd 2014
A study of older adults in England found those who had none of their own teeth fared worse in memory and walking speed tests than counterparts who still had some natural teeth.
Sugary drinks duty will save countless teeth, charity says Dec. 22nd 2014
A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources.
Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted Dec. 21st 2014
A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw--when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood--points to an increased risk for patients...
Dental divide harming Australians as decay sets in Dec. 15th 2014
It is time medical and dental interests combined to combat a rise in tooth decay and oral diseasein Australians, says the author of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Latest research challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures Dec. 03rd 2014
The findings have major implications for public dental health resources and costs for patients.