Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer's drug, could revolutionize dental treatments
Jan 09, 2017
A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London.
Training to become a scuba diver? Start at the dentist
Dec 22, 2016
Scuba divers may want to stop by their dentist's office before taking their next plunge. A new pilot study found that 41 percent of divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, according to new research from the University ...
JDR studies examine the trends and impact of NIH research funding to dental schools
Dec 21, 2016
Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published three articles in the Journal of Dental Research that focus on the trends and impact of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research ...
New stem cell delivery approach regenerates dental pulp-like tissue in a rodent model
Dec 19, 2016
When a tooth is damaged, either by severe decay or trauma, the living tissues that comprise the sensitive inner dental pulp become exposed and vulnerable to harmful bacteria. Once infection takes hold, few treatment options—primarily ...
Children's oral health disparities persist despite equal dental care access
Dec 14, 2016
Oral health of children who receive dental care through Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though the children receive the same amount of dental care, according to a study from the Columbia University ...
Teething tips from dental specialists
Dec 09, 2016
(HealthDay)—You've fed your baby, changed your baby, but the baby is still cranky. It's possible he or she is uncomfortable because tiny teeth are trying to push through the gums. What can you do to ease the pain?
It's safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist
Dec 08, 2016
According to research from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in 2011 about two-thirds of pregnant women had their teeth cleaned in the year prior to delivery, but only about one-half had their teeth cleaned during ...
Expanding scopes of practice for dental hygienists improves oral health
Dec 07, 2016
Research conducted by the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds that in states where dental hygienists are allowed by law to practice at higher levels of professional competence and skill, ...
U.S. sees significant shortage in minority dentists
Dec 06, 2016
Underrepresented minority dentists represent a smaller percentage of the dental workforce and are unevenly distributed in relation to minority populations in the United States, according to a study by researchers at UC San ...
Few older Americans have dental insurance
Dec 05, 2016
Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries.