Mapping a path to better oral health
Feb 19, 2017
Dentists aren't the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; our friends and family play a big role, too. That is the conclusion of Brenda Heaton, an assistant professor of health policy and health services ...
They're not dentists. Would you let them fill your cavities?
Feb 16, 2017
Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job.
New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling
Feb 14, 2017
A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less painful treatment option.
Genetic defects in tooth enamel conducive to development of caries
Feb 07, 2017
Bacteria are not the sole cause of caries; tooth resistance also plays an instrumental role. Researchers from the University of Zurich demonstrate that mutated genes lead to defects in the tooth enamel and can therefore encourage ...
Poverty impacts on type of dental care received
Feb 01, 2017
Adults from highly deprived areas are less likely to receive prevention care and advice and more likely to have a tooth extracted, compared to those from the least deprived, according to new research.
Disparities between asian immigrants and sufficient access and utilization of dental service
Jan 25, 2017
Oral health is an integral part of general health, and adequate dental care is important for individuals to help maintain good oral health. However, there are far too many people who do not have sufficient access or utilization ...
Special issue highlights research at UM Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Jan 18, 2017
New research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UM SOD), is highlighted in a special issue of Pathogens and Disease.
New dental implant with built-in reservoir reduces risk of infections
Jan 18, 2017
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections.
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 ...