Brazil's national oral health policy -- an example for other nations Aug. 28th 2015
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a Discovery!
How to take care of your teeth and gums Aug. 26th 2015
With proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. Poor oral health is significantly associated with chronic diseases and low self-esteem.
Report shows uninsured Texans are twice as likely to delay seeking primary care, mental health care Aug. 21st 2015
Texans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and mental health care because of cost.
Dentists tapped for new role: Drug screenings Aug. 14th 2015
A visit to the dentist has the potential to be more than a checkup of our teeth as patients are increasingly screened for medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
JDR articles discuss diet, dental caries and health policy Aug. 11th 2015
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published two reports including a critical review titled "Diet and Dental Caries - the Pivotal Role of Free Sugars...
Neutrophil and cancer cell 'crosstalk' underlies oral cancer metastasis Aug. 07th 2015
An abnormal immune response or "feedback loop" could very well be the underlying cause of metastases in oral cancers, according to Dr.
New study shows dental treatment during pregnancy is safe Aug. 05th 2015
It's safe for pregnant women to undergo dental treatment with local anesthetics, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).
Dental coverage for patients with Medicaid may not prevent tooth-related ER visits Aug. 05th 2015
More than 2 percent of all emergency department visits are now related to nontraumatic dental conditions, according to a study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of California-San...
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.