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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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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 Canal treatments and dental filling – the latest developments

Root canal is a treatment that helps in treating, repairing and managing a severely badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term ‘root canal’ actually means cleaning the canals present right in the middle of a tooth’s root. Even though the generic notion is to link root canal procedure with pain and […]

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Bleaching Treatment in Devitalised Teeth and the Restoration of Anterior Aesthetics: 2 Case Reports

Discolouraton in anterior teeth is a cosmetic problem that definitely requires treatment in terms of patient psychology. Despite several alternatives such as crowns and laminate veneers in discolouration treatment, the first treatment of these teeth should be with bleaching methods. Whitening procedures are a treatment option that is easier to apply, less expensive and more […]

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Now that’s a blinding smile! New 3D-printed braces will have two LED lights and one non-toxic lithium battery on each tooth to cut time and cost of straightening

New flashy dental braces that include lights and a battery on every tooth, could cut the time and costs involved in straightening teeth. The 3D-printed, semi-transparent braces involve placing two LED lights and one non-toxic lithium battery on every tooth. The batteries provide energy to power the LEDs, which are programmed by a dentist to […]

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Solutions: Saving Decayed Teeth with Stem Cells

A dentist is researching alternatives to root canal treatment and extraction Ariadne Letra, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of research in the department of endodontics at UTHealth’s School of Dentistry, and Renato Silva, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of endodontics at UTHealth, demonstrate how their team analyzes samples. By Christine Hall | October […]

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Soft Tissue Allografts Market Expected to Grow at a Notable CAGR of 6.3% during 2017-2025, Dental Implants and Cosmetic Surgeries Driving Demand

According to a latest report, there is an increasing demand for repair and reconstruction of knee ligaments due to sporting injuries and technology is advancing rapidly, which has resulted in a high demand for soft tissue allografts. Apart from that, increasing geriatric population who frequently need orthopedic assistance, growing demand of soft tissue allografts among […]

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Scientists Have Developed Stem Cell Fillings That Help Your Teeth Heal Themselves

Using a regenerative approach researchers from both Harvard University and the University of Nottingham found a way to teach one part of our body to heal itself. By  Danielle De La Bastide Scientists from the Universities of Nottingham and Harvard may have come up with a way to teach our teeth to heal themselves without […]

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Researchers compare effectiveness of natural and synthetic materials for dental pulp tissue engineering

To regenerate dental pulp tissue after emptying of a tooth’s root canals researchers compared the effectiveness of 3D scaffolds made of natural or customized synthetic materials containing pulpal stem cells and dentin-derived growth factors. The substantial differences in terms of scaffold degradation, cell viability, vascularization, and pulpal tissue formation are reported in Tissue Engineering, Part […]

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Belfast scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

Aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay and could lead to fewer fillings being needed in the future, researchers in Belfast have said. Initial research at Queen’s University has found aspirin stimulates stem cells in teeth, enhancing tooth regeneration. Tooth decay, the most common dental disease, leads to the inflammation of the tooth nerve, […]

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Oxidative stress in patients with endodontic pathologies

Veiko Vengerfeldt,1 Reet Mändar,2,3 Mare Saag,1 Anneli Piir,2 Tiiu Kullisaar2 1Institute of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, 2Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, 3Competence Centre on Health Technologies, Tartu, Estonia Background: Apical periodontitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease affecting periradicular tissues. It is a widespread condition […]

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Selecting most effective materials for dental pulp tissue engineering

To regenerate dental pulp tissue after emptying of a tooth’s root canals researchers compared the effectiveness of 3D scaffolds made of natural or customized synthetic materials containing pulpal stem cells and dentin-derived growth factors. The substantial differences in terms of scaffold degradation, cell viability, vascularization, and pulpal tissue formation are reported in Tissue Engineering, Part […]

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