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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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Oral Microbiome Composition Reflects Prospective Risk for Esophageal Cancers

Bacteria may play a role in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), although evidence is limited to cross-sectional studies. In this study, we examined the relationship of oral microbiota with EAC and ESCC risk in a prospective study nested in two cohorts. Oral bacteria were assessed using 16S rRNA gene sequencing in […]

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Synthetic Light-Curable Polymeric Materials Provide a Supportive Niche for Dental Pulp Stem Cells

Dental disease annually affects billions of patients, and while regenerative dentistry aims to heal dental tissue after injury, existing polymeric restorative materials, or fillings, do not directly participate in the healing process in a bioinstructive manner. There is a need for restorative materials that can support native functions of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), which […]

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Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of primary anterior teeth restored with long dentine posts and teeth restored with short fiber posts: An in vitro study

Abstract Background Badly broken primary teeth that require pulp therapy present a high-risk of biomechanical failure due to the loss of tooth substance resulting from pre-existing decay and endodontic therapy itself. The introduction of Biological dentine posts offered an excellent alternative for restoring such teeth. The ideal post material should have physical and mechanical properties […]

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Talking teeth

In her eight years as a journalist with the Washington Post, Mary Otto wrote frequently about social issues of heartbreaking poverty and lack of access to health care. But no story – or heartbreak – affected her quite like that of Deamonte Driver of Maryland. Deamonte was the normally energetic 12-year-old boy who, in January […]

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Can Tooth Decay Explain the Pathogenesis of Certain Infectious Diseases?

Infectious disease specialists looking for breakthrough findings have something to, well, sink their teeth into. A review published October 30, 2017, in the journal Trends in Microbiology, highlights the importance of biofilms in improved understanding of the “local microenvironment where pathogens and commensals interact.” As the authors, from the Division of Community Oral Health at […]

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Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

UCSF Researchers’ Decades of Studies Lead to Development of Lasers that Strengthen Enamel By Nina Bai on November 20, 2017 Peter Rechmann, DMD, PhD, has researched laser dentistry for decades and believes new treatments will soon be available to many more patients. Almost as soon as lasers were invented in the 1960s, curious dentists wondered […]

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Root grooves on two adjacent anterior teeth of Australopithecus africanus

Abstract Tooth root grooves and other ante-mortem dental tissue loss not associated with caries found on or near the cementoenamel junction (CEJ) are commonly termed non-carious cervical lesions. Three main processes are implicated in forming these lesions: abrasion, dental erosion, and abfraction. As yet, these lesions have not been described in non-Homo hominins. In this […]

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