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Scientists discover that dental radiographs can reveal vitamin D deficiency Nov 20, 2017 | News International

Scientists discover that dental radiographs can reveal vitamin D deficiency

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada: Human teeth hold vital information about vitamin D deficiency, and Canadian anthropologists have now found that this serious but often hidden condition can be detected on a simple dental radiograph. Identifying individuals who may have experienced vitamin D deficiency has significant potential for further understanding of the factors that may have compromised the health of people in the past.

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Expert to discuss adhesive post-endodontic treatment in free webinar Nov 16, 2017 | News Americas

Expert to discuss adhesive post-endodontic treatment in free webinar

NEW YORK, U.S.: In a free webinar to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, an endodontic expert will explain in detail an alternative method in post-endodontic ...

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Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers Nov 13, 2017 | News Americas

Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers

OAKLAND, Calif., U.S.: Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young ...

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Dental filling failure linked to smoking, drinking and genetics Nov 10, 2017 | News Americas

Dental filling failure linked to smoking, drinking and genetics

PITTSBURGH, U.S.: For a long time in dentistry, filling materials have been a topic of intense interest and now new research out of the U.S. and Brazil ...

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Antimicrobial gel could improve root canal therapy results Nov 8, 2017 | News Americas

Antimicrobial gel could improve root canal therapy results

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., U.S.: According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canal therapies are performed each year. Considering the high number of treatments, it is quite common for bacteria, viruses or yeasts to contaminate the tooth. Now, a researcher has developed an antimicrobial gel that could address this and thus improve the results of endodontic procedures significantly.

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Study suggests school food environments strongly influence caries in kids Nov 6, 2017 | News Americas

Study suggests school food environments strongly influence caries in kids

QUEBEC CITY, Canada: The occurrence of dental caries may depend in part on school-based environmental or policy-related factors, but few researchers have explored this subject. Now, a Canadian study has identified types of oral health-promoting school environments and found an association with lower two-year dental caries incidence among Quebecois children attending these schools.

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NYU College of Dentistry awarded $3.6 million for cavity prevention research Nov 3, 2017 | News Americas

NYU College of Dentistry awarded $3.6 million for cavity prevention research

NEW YORK, U.S.: The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) funding to study cavity prevention and cost-effectiveness in school-based dental programs in New Hampshire.

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Researchers investigate how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscale Nov 1, 2017 | News Americas

Researchers investigate how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscale

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., U.S.: Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Examining these marks—or microwear—a team of researchers has documented the effects of chewing on the nanosized structures that make up tooth enamel. Their findings have broad implications and could lead to better dental care, but also provide new tools for scientists studying fossil teeth, as well as bioengineers building the materials of the future.

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EAO 2017 Madrid

EAO 2017 Madrid

The the 26th annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration takes place in the Spanish capital from 5-7 October 2017.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Intake of caffeine may trigger sugar cravings Oct 26, 2017 | News Americas

Intake of caffeine may trigger sugar cravings

ITHACA, N.Y., U.S.: Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Depressing the effect of the receptors may make people feel more awake, but research has found that it also decreases their ability to taste sweetness—making food and drink seem less sweet, resulting in an increased temptation for sweets.

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JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies Oct 18, 2017 | News Americas

JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Brian Schutte from the Michigan State University served as the guest editor of this special issue, along with JDR associate editor Prof. Joy Richman from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Dentists successfully extract stem cells from third molars Oct 16, 2017 | News Americas

Dentists successfully extract stem cells from third molars

LAS VEGAS, U.S.: Few discoveries hold as much promise of single-handedly expanding medical treatment options as stem cells do. Now, researchers have developed a new method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.

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Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection Oct 13, 2017 | News Americas

Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection

SAN DIEGO, U.S.: New research has found that the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics by dentists may be playing a significant role in cases of Clostridium difficile, a serious and potentially deadly infection that causes severe diarrhea. The researchers who conducted the study presented their findings at IDWeek 2017, held from 4 to 8 October in San Diego, specifying the importance of using medication only when needed.

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COP1—Make mercury history Oct 12, 2017 | News Americas

COP1—Make mercury history

The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) just took place at the International Conference Centre of Geneva in Switzerland and is moving forward in its new directive and mantra “Make mercury history”. During the ongoing efforts of the 83 parties who have ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, as well as its signatories, dental amalgam continues to be a topic of great importance to all delegations. Fernando Lugris from Uruguay, who chaired ...

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Benefits and safety of charcoal dentifrices investigated Oct 11, 2017 | News Americas

Benefits and safety of charcoal dentifrices investigated

BALTIMORE, U.S.: With promises of whiter and cleaner teeth, charcoal-based oral hygiene products have enjoyed a boost in popularity in recent times, with new products steadily entering oral hygiene racks and online shopping sites alike. However, the results of a literature review conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry have now challenged the marketed benefits of these products.

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Interview: “I will probably surpass some personal limits” Oct 10, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “I will probably surpass some personal limits”

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. For Vicky Ubrich, a young dentist living in Leipzig, it was a goal she had as a child. Now halfway through her final year as an assistant dentist, Ubrich is taking some time out to head to South America as a volunteer to put her skills to use in a very different setting. Dental Tribune Online met with her a few days before her departure, to find out about her motivation, studies and work.

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Dentist-led study on pearls could produce fracture-resistant materials Aug 3, 2017 | News Americas

Dentist-led study on pearls could produce fracture-resistant materials

NEW YORK, U.S.: The beauty of the pearl has captivated people for generations. While it is known more for its value and fashion status, a team of dentists from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has now discovered that, beneath its iridescent surface, lies a resilient structure. Around 1,000 times tougher than pure calcium carbonate, the pearl is one of the most robust and lightweight materials found in a living organism.

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AAP publishes proceedings of best evidence consensus meeting Oct 2, 2017 | News Americas

AAP publishes proceedings of best evidence consensus meeting

CHICAGO, U.S.: The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) published its first-ever best evidence consensus (BEC) proceedings on the topic of CBCT on 28 September 2017. The proceedings are the result of the AAP’s inaugural BEC meeting, a model of scientific inquiry rooted in the best available published research and expert opinion. The BEC meeting was held in Chicago in February.

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Study suggests link between verbal bullying and bruxism in adolescents Sep 20, 2017 | News Americas

Study suggests link between verbal bullying and bruxism in adolescents

ITABIRA, Brazil: Verbal bullying at school can negatively impact an adolescent’s mental health, causing distress and anxiety. A Brazilian study has shown ...

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New research uses squid ink to check for periodontal disease Sep 18, 2017 | News Americas

New research uses squid ink to check for periodontal disease

SAN DIEGO, U.S.: An engineer-led team has developed a new dental imaging method to examine the health of patients’ gingivae. A mixture of squid ink, ...

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