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Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet Dec 19, 2014 | News Americas

Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet

EASTER ISLANDS, Chile: Researchers have helped resolve the question of which plant foods Easter Islanders relied on, before European contact, by analyzing dental calculus from ancient teeth. The researchers are the first biological anthropologists to study dental calculus in the Pacific area.

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Academy of Pediatrics tackles children's oral health Dec 16, 2014 | News Americas

Academy of Pediatrics tackles children's oral health

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, USA: In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges the significant impact that dental caries ...

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US dental school awarded for providing care to disabled patients Dec 10, 2014 | News Americas

US dental school awarded for providing care to disabled patients

BOSTON, USA: Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities, a network of dental clinics in the state of Massachusetts, has been named winner ...

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Saliva test for Ebola detection under development Dec 9, 2014 | News Americas

Saliva test for Ebola detection under development

MANASSAS, Va., USA: In collaboration with two U.S. scientific institutions, Ceres Nanosciences, a biotechnology company specializing in diagnostic products, ...

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Head and neck cancer: Antacids could increase survival rate Dec 5, 2014 | News Americas

Head and neck cancer: Antacids could increase survival rate

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: Antacids are usually prescribed to manage acid reflux, a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation treatment in head and neck cancer patients. However, this medication might also aid in halting cancer progression, according to new research. A study conducted at the University of Michigan has found that patients who took antacids had better overall survival compared with patients who did not receive such medicine.

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New study: Pure fruit juice does not promote caries in infant teeth Dec 4, 2014 | News Americas

New study: Pure fruit juice does not promote caries in infant teeth

BALTIMORE, USA: It is widely believed that unrestricted consumption of acidic beverages, such as juices and soft drinks, can cause dental caries, one of the most common chronic diseases in children. However, a new study conducted by dental researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has suggested that consumption of 100 percent fruit juice is not associated with early childhood caries in preschool-age children.

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American green card through investment Dec 3, 2014 | News Americas

American green card through investment

New global business opportunities for health care and other professionals have expanded to include America, where immigrants are respected as builders of the American dream. Peer Equities, a business support services company for dentists and other professionals, strategically invests in patient and dentist financing, dental news media, technology, management, and similar dentistry-related projects. It has launched the Arrive. Strive. Thrive. program, which allows people from around the globe to invest, ...

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Researchers discover first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque Dec 2, 2014 | News Americas

Researchers discover first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque

NORMAN, Okla., USA: An international team of researchers has discovered the first evidence of milk consumption in the ancient dental calculus of humans in Europe and western Asia. The team found direct evidence of milk consumption preserved in human dental plaque from the Bronze Age to the present day.

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Periodontal disease could decrease kidney function in African-Americans Dec 1, 2014 | News Americas

Periodontal disease could decrease kidney function in African-Americans

PHILADELPHIA, USA: New research has shown that African-Americans who suffer from the severe form of periodontal disease have a more than fourfold risk of developing chronic kidney disease than those without severe periodontal disease. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 2 adults aged 30 and over have periodontal disease, with African-Americans being disproportionally affected.

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Rise in infectious diseases spurs growth in dental infection control products Nov 28, 2014 | News Americas

Rise in infectious diseases spurs growth in dental infection control products

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA: According to a recently published global report, rising demand for dental treatment and increasing awareness about hygiene will prompt dental clinics and practices to adopt more stringent cross-contamination control procedures in the future. This development is expected to drive growth in the dental infection control products market, which is projected to reach $1 billion by 2020.

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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Implantology

Implantology

This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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Dentists develop saliva test for lung cancer Nov 26, 2014 | News Americas

Dentists develop saliva test for lung cancer

LOS ANGELES, USA: Dental researchers have developed a novel technology that can detect mutations characteristic of lung cancer in saliva. In a series of ...

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First JDR special issue on dental materials and technologies published Nov 21, 2014 | News Americas

First JDR special issue on dental materials and technologies published

ALEXANDRIA, Va., USA: On 19 November, the International and the American Association for Dental Research (JDR) published a new issue of the Journal of ...

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