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Dental tourism strikes nerve

New Zealanders having cheap dental work done overseas are creating a headache for dentists here who are left with the job of fixing badly-botched treatments, a University of Otago survey says. The 2016 survey of 337 New Zealand dentists showed 96% had encountered dental tourists at least once or twice a year, usually because they […]

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Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity

An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear Summary: An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear. Specialists stress that diet and treatment by a dentist are key to avoid the problems originated by dentin exposure. Share: FULL STORY […]

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Biomimetic Tooth Repair: Amelogenin-Derived Peptide Enables in Vitro Remineralization of Human Enamel

Abstract: White spot lesions (WSL) and incipient caries on enamel surfaces are the earliest clinical outcomes for demineralization and caries. If left untreated, the caries can progress and may cause complex restorative procedures or even tooth extraction which destroys soft and hard tissue architecture as a consequence of connective tissue and bone loss. Current clinical […]

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‘Things just exploded in his mouth’: kids’ tooth decay unnoticed in Perth

Perth parents are living in blissful ignorance of their children’s horribly decaying teeth, new research has showed. HBF surveyed 625 parents of six to 17-year-olds from WA, NSW and Victoria about their children’s dental health and examined dental claims data to produce the research. Two thirds of parents rated their child’s dental health as ‘very […]

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Partnering with dentists can help in diagnosis, management of bruxism

Maggie, a 5-year-old nonverbal female with cerebral palsy, presents with her mother. The mom believes her daughter has oral pain but cannot look in her mouth. The mother’s chief complaint is “I’m at the end of my rope! My daughter grinds her teeth all night long.” Bruxism usually presents as clenching or grinding of teeth. […]

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Radicular Cysts

Radicular cysts, or periapical cysts, are the most common type of inflammatory cyst to affect the jawbone. Radicular cysts may account for up to as many as 70% of all cystic jawbone lesions. These cysts are thought to be the end results of epithelial cell rests proliferating during inflammation of teeth with infected and necrotic […]

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An Alzheimer’s drug might be able to repair cavities in teeth

A recent discovery about an Alzheimer’s drug may lead to the end of cavity fillings in teeth as we know them. Scientists discovered the drug, Tideglusib, promoted natural tooth regrowth during its clinical trials on mice, which led to total repair of cavities. They learned the drug stimulates stem cells in teeth, which creates new […]

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Teeth hold the key to early diagnosis of eating disorders

Dentists can play a key role in the detection of health conditions including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), according to research from King’s College London. The data, published in the British Dental Journal, found that many of the medical conditions that result in the erosion of tooth enamel, known as erosive tooth […]

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For patients with disabilities, dental treatment presents extra challenges

What if the simple choice of going to see a dentist wasn’t available to you? That’s the plight of many people with disabilities, despite slowly changing public perceptions and laws that protect them from discrimination. Approximately 102,000 Tennesseans, according to data from the state’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, have intellectual and developmental disabilities, a broad […]

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The dome technique: a new surgical technique to enhance soft-tissue margins and emergence profiles around implants placed in the esthetic zone

Abstract: Achieving symmetry of the soft-tissue margins between anterior maxillary dental-implant restorations and adjacent teeth is a therapeutic challenge for both the implant surgeon and the restorative dentist. This article describes a modified procedure utilizing autogenous connective-tissue grafts to improve primarily buccal soft-tissue margins and secondarily interproximal tissues around tooth-bound single dental implants. This technique […]

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The End Of Root Canals: Stem Cell Fillings Trigger Teeth To Repair Themselves, Research Study Claims

What if damaged teeth could heal themselves without the need of a root canal? Apparently, that’s what Harvard and the University of Nottingham are trying to figure out. They believe they can create stem cell stimulated fillings. Worldwide, dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities each year by drilling out the decayed part of the […]

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DOJ: Kool Smiles dental clinics ordered to pay $23.9 million, knowingly submitted false claims

A national dental chain linked to two child deaths in Arizona will have to pay nearly $24 million to the United States government and 17 states for submitting false claims to state Medicaid programs. DOJ officials announced Wednesday that the agency has settled False Claims Act allegations against dental company Benevis LLC and more than […]

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Periodontal Regeneration Using Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs)

Experimental: Dental pulp stem cells Test sites (n=15) Periodontal regeneration using micro-grafts of Dental pulp stem cells seeded onto collagen sponge Procedure: periodontal regeneration Defects were accessed with the MIST In the test group the obtained micro-grafts enriched in DPSCs were endorsed onto a collagen sponge scaffold (Condress®, Istituto Gentili, Milano, Italy) to form a […]

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