New study reveals widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries Jul. 17th 2014
More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings, which could help reduce the spread of the HIV according to a groundbreaking study revealed...
How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Jul. 14th 2014
Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased...
Anti-arthritics can exacerbate other inflammatory diseases like periodontitis Jul. 14th 2014
Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites in the same patient, complicating treatment because a medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the other.
Long term oral care for adults with special needs Jul. 11th 2014
A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood...
Over 60 percent of children have untreated tooth decay among Navajo Jul. 10th 2014
A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall.
Survival and regeneration of retinal cells after injury promoted by dental pulp stem cells Jul. 08th 2014
Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr.
Tooth protein offers promise for bone regeneration Jul. 04th 2014
Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University...
Adult stem cells could treat tooth loss Jul. 02nd 2014
Pioneering techniques aiming to grow new teeth from a patient's own stem cells will be on display at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition which opens to the public on 1 July 2014.
Predicting aggressiveness of oral cancer Jul. 01st 2014
Studying mouth cancer in mice, researchers have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of similar tumors in people, an early step toward a diagnostic test that could guide treatment, according to...
Impact of sugar on tooth decay remains a major health concern, says FGDP(UK) Jun. 30th 2014
It is important that the effect of sugar intake on tooth decay is considered alongside obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease as a major public health challenge, according to the Faculty of...
Vascular health in indigenous Australians improved by treating gum disease Jun. 30th 2014
A simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease, according to a first of its kind study among Aboriginal...
New insight into oral microbiome offered by computational technique Jun. 25th 2014
Scientists have applied a new technique to comprehensively analyze the human oral microbiome - providing greater knowledge of the diversity of the bacteria in the mouth.
Dental hygiene profession sees 'moment of opportunity' to improve access to oral health care Jun. 24th 2014
As dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities, Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice provides critical updatesWith opportunities to take increased responsibility for...
New Journal of Medical Imaging highlights improvements in imaging of retina, brain, breast, more Jun. 15th 2014
The Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI) has launched, with freely accessible articles on new research on earlier and more accurate diagnosis and monitoring of cancer and other diseases, image quality...
Immune system selectively disarmed by gum disease bacteria Jun. 14th 2014
The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.
Better communication is key to overall oral health Jun. 13th 2014
Many people delay and even skip visits to the dentist due to anxiety and fear.
Shifts in the composition of the oral microbiome may be promoters or causes of oral cancer Jun. 13th 2014
Each year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40% in the U.S.
Dental pulp stem cells may lead to heat stroke treatment Jun. 09th 2014
Scientists in Taiwan have found that intravenous injections of stem cells derived from human exfoliated deciduous tooth pulp (SHED) have a protective effect against brain damage from heat stroke in...
Treatment outcomes for preventive oral health services delivered to young children by non-dental primary care providers Jun. 05th 2014
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Preventive Services by Medical and Dental Providers and Treatment Outcomes.
Knowledge and confidence helps dentists care for scleroderma patients Jun. 02nd 2014
A survey of dentists in Massachusetts suggests that their confidence in treating patients with scleroderma may be related to their familiarity with the autoimmune disease.