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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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Bioengineered tooth bud model functionalized with decellularized tooth bud ECM

Alexandria, VA, USA – At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Alen Blagajcevic, student at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass., presented an oral session titled “Bioengineered Tooth Bud Model Functionalized […]

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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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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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Good dental hygiene may help fight flu

With a brutal flu season that has led to more than 90 deaths in Connecticut alone, the Connecticut Dental Association is reminding the public that flu shots and hand washing aren’t their only weapons against the contagious respiratory illness. According to the association, proper dental hygiene can help combat sickness and hasten recovery. The Centers […]

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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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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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Dental student research featured in CDA Journal

The December Journal of the California Dental Associationspotlights research conducted by California dental students and their mentors, including articles on the GDNF family of neurotrophic factors in dental pulp stem cells, the barriers patients with special health care needs face in accessing dental care and the relationship of periodontitis with insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell […]

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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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Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases

SAN DIEGO — Antibiotics prescribed by dentists could be contributing to cases of potentially deadly Clostridium difficile, according to findings presented in a press conference at IDWeek 2017. C difficile infections are the primary cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea, and antibiotic use is one of the top risk factors. The latest numbers from the Centers for […]

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When Dentists Criticize This Online Braces Company, It Takes Them To Court

SmileDirectClub is trying to silence its critics with legal threats after the American Association of Orthodontists lodged complaints against the Nashville startup in 36 states. For years, a startup called SmileDirectClub has drawn fire from dentists for trying to upend the traditional braces industry. Now the tiff has blown up into all-out legal war, with […]

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