New classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions
13 hours ago
A new global classification system for periodontal health, diseases and conditions, as well as peri-implant diseases and conditions, has been announced today at the EuroPerio9 congress, the world's leading congress in periodontology ...
Water fluoridation confirmed to prevent dental decay in US children and adolescents
Jun 14, 2018
The fluoridation of America's drinking water was among the great public health achievements of the twentieth century but there is a scarcity of studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation ...
Partnership tackles the root cause of dental problem
Jun 14, 2018
A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide's Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance of infection associated with root canal work.
Periodontal cell sheet technique promotes bone and ligament formation on dental implant
Jun 13, 2018
Researchers used periodontal ligament (PDL)-derived stem cells to create a cell sheet, attached it to a titanium implant, and transplanted it into the mandibular bone of a dog, demonstrating the formation of a periodontal-like ...
Research finds divide in dental health accessibility between city and regional areas
Jun 05, 2018
A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide ...
Immigration agents X-raying migrants to determine age isn't just illegal, it's a misuse of science
Jun 01, 2018
A teenager's father is murdered in Somalia, and the boy travels to the United States seeking asylum. Another teen's father and brother are murdered by extremist groups in Afghanistan and he too makes his way to the U.S. to ...
Study shows 'giant' problem looms for ageing population
May 14, 2018
Urgent attention needs to be paid to frail older New Zealanders' oral health, a University of Otago study has highlighted.
Dental checklist of bad practice has patient care at its heart
May 11, 2018
Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide.
Family doctors could better detect child neglect with increased dental health training
May 10, 2018
Higher levels of tooth decay are seen in abused or neglected children. Although dental care is free to all children in the UK, many children are not registered with a dentist. This means in the absence of a dentist the family ...
Researchers discover cellular messengers communicate with bacteria in the mouth
May 08, 2018
A new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.