Research uses virtual reality technology to train dental surgery Jul. 30th 2015
A University of Huddersfield researcher is harnessing the very latest virtual reality technology to train surgeons.
Silk and stem cells may help engineer salivary glands for dry mouth Jul. 30th 2015
Use of silk fiber scaffolds may solve the problem of how to get salivary gland stem cells to grow into salivary gland tissue, opening the door to new treatments for dry mouth.
Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells Jul. 28th 2015
Tissue engineering could help millions in the US with dry mouth due to Sjögren's syndrome, and radiation for head and neck cancerThe silkworm, which produces the essential ingredient for fine...
Dental dishonesty, poll reveals we are not telling the whole tooth when it comes to flossing Jul. 24th 2015
A recent survey reveals that more than a quarter of us admit to lying to our dentist about our flossing habits.
Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins Jul. 23rd 2015
Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help...
3D digital scanning shortens denture-fitting time from days to minutes Jul. 22nd 2015
Dentures, known as false teeth, are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth.
Memory-loss man case 'like nothing we have ever seen before' Jul. 14th 2015
A University of Leicester clinical psychologist has described treating an individual with a 'Groundhog Day/Memento'- style memory loss as 'like nothing we have ever seen before'.
Kids' dental health habits must start at home Jul. 13th 2015
A new study is calling on dental teams to alert parents to the oral health risk of sharing spoons with toddlers at mealtimes.
The American Dental Association releases guideline on gum disease treatment Jul. 02nd 2015
Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss, are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as...
AAE and AAOMR issue position statement on 3-D imaging in endodontics Jul. 02nd 2015
In response to new developments and research indicating the effectiveness of 3-D imaging for endodontic diagnosis and treatment, the American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of...
JDR articles explore 3-D printing for oral and dental tissue engineering Jun. 30th 2015
On June 29 the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a case report on the first application of a 3D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in...
400,000-year-old dental tartar provides earliest evidence of manmade pollution Jun. 18th 2015
A new discovery has revealed an early prehistoric 'balanced' diet and presence of respiratory irritants that could have resulted from smoke inhalation from indoor fires used for roasting meat.
Important advance in treatment and prevention of infection has potential to have dramatic effect in dentistry Jun. 17th 2015
A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol.
Families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies Jun. 17th 2015
Yesterday, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a study titled "Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting," which is the...
Scientists show how nanostructure of dentin stops teeth cracking Jun. 17th 2015
What makes our teeth withstand decades of wear and tear? For the first time, a new study reveals how the nanostructure of dentin responds to stress to prevent teeth from cracking.
CWRU study finds dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women Jun. 12th 2015
With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth.
Strong teeth: Nanostructures under stress make teeth crack resistant Jun. 10th 2015
Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood.
Fecal matter found on more than 60% of toothbrushes in shared bathrooms Jun. 06th 2015
Researchers identified fecal matter on more than 60% of toothbrushes collected from students' communal bathrooms, most of which is likely to be from other bathroom occupants.
Missing teeth may predict future cardiovascular events Jun. 05th 2015
Advanced tooth loss can often indicate that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases.
Spanish scientists patent a faster and more reliable technique for diagnosing oral cancer Jun. 04th 2015
Malignant tumours of the oral cavity are the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.