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American dentist still practicing at 93 Jun 26, 2017 | News Americas

American dentist still practicing at 93

EVANSVILLE, Ind., USA: Dr. Wilbur K. Manchette is probably one of the most passionate, dedicated and experienced dentists in his field. Even though the 93-year-old could be enjoying retirement, he is not considering ending his career at the All In The Family Dental practice in Evansville any time soon.

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US agency reinstates rule on amalgam management Jun 22, 2017 | News Americas

US agency reinstates rule on amalgam management

WASHINGTON, USA: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule on the management of dental amalgam discharges into sewer systems. The ...

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New research could revolutionize root canal treatment Jun 20, 2017 | News Americas

New research could revolutionize root canal treatment

PORTLAND, Ore., USA: Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have developed a revolutionary process by which to engineer new blood ...

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Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for children Jun 14, 2017 | News Americas

Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for children

LOS ANGELES, USA: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is to lead a pilot program to expand preventive dental care for 500,000 children enrolled ...

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Primary dentition study links exposure to toxins in early life to autism Jun 9, 2017 | News Americas

Primary dentition study links exposure to toxins in early life to autism

NEW YORK, USA: Evidence found in primary dentition has suggested that exposure to specific toxins and nutrients is associated with the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study suggests that primary teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared with teeth from children without autism. The researchers determined the second and third trimesters and early postnatal periods to be critical developmental windows. ...

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US dental school awarded $2.5 million to develop filling materials Jun 2, 2017 | News Americas

US dental school awarded $2.5 million to develop filling materials

NEW ORLEANS, USA: With caries being one of the most prevalent chronic oral diseases, accounting for 60 percent of all dental treatments, more durable and robust dental filling materials are needed. In order to accomplish this, the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry has been awarded a five-year grant of $2,465,297 by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health.

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History of vitamin D deficiency hidden just under the enamel Jun 2, 2017 | News Americas

History of vitamin D deficiency hidden just under the enamel

ONTARIO, Canada: With over a billion people worldwide estimated to be affected, vitamin D deficiency has long been a topic of discussion among health professionals and is now recognized as one of the most important indicators of overall heath. Researchers have found that mineralization defects in teeth, interglobular dentin, provide a new means of investigating past episodes of vitamin D deficiency. Using this method, a study has shown that some of the earliest Middle Eastern and European communities ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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FDA approves innovative polymer dental device May 30, 2017 | News Americas

FDA approves innovative polymer dental device

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., USA: A CAD/CAM dental device made from a high-performance polymer, the JUVORA Dental Disc has the potential to improve quality of life for patients with dental prostheses. Having received the CE marking for the European market in 2012, the device has recently been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for expanded indications. These indications allow for the JUVORA Dental Disc to be used in the manufacture of long-term implant-borne prosthetic frameworks.

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HPV vaccination may lower risk of oral infections that cause mouth cancer May 24, 2017 | News Americas

HPV vaccination may lower risk of oral infections that cause mouth cancer

CHICAGO, USA: A study conducted in the U.S. has found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help reduce oral infections that cause mouth and throat cancer by as much as 88 percent. However, the actual impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections remains low, owing to the poor rate of uptake in the country, especially in males. The research is the first large study to explore the possible impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections.

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Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings May 12, 2017 | News Americas

Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings

CHICAGO, USA: According to a new study, a natural compound found in grape seed extract, which has been shown to have several health benefits, could be used to strengthen dentin and increase the life of resin fillings. The findings could lead to the development of a natural adhesive material that helps reinforce the bond between the tooth and the filling, hence prolonging the life of the restoration and minimizing dental tissue and tooth loss.

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US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid May 10, 2017 | News Americas

US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid

ASHBURN, Va., USA: After a development phase of two years, a startup company has launched Flossy Brush, a new 2-in-1 dental cleaning tool that combines a manual toothbrush on one end and a flossing aid on the other. Owing to its double functionality, the manufacturer claims that it removes significantly more plaque than a regular manual brush does. It is currently the only product of its kind available on the market.

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Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize May 8, 2017 | News Americas

Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize

LOS ANGELES, USA: A startup that is developing an inventive type of orthodontic appliance has recently been awarded first prize in a business plan competition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). With this revolutionary device, the founders aim to halve treatment time, reduce the number of visits to the orthodontist, and lower overall pain for the patient.

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Slender jaws and left-handedness may be linked May 4, 2017 | News Americas

Slender jaws and left-handedness may be linked

SEATTLE, USA: Researchers in the U.S. have found that genetics that shape dental and thus facial features might also increase the likelihood of specific handedness. In a recently published study, people with slender faces were found to be predominantly left- rather than right-handed. In addition, this facial phenotype might increase susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest diseases, with about one-third of the population infected globally.

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Study challenges understanding of oral health in the Stone Age Apr 25, 2017 | News Americas

Study challenges understanding of oral health in the Stone Age

LAS VEGAS, USA: The conventional wisdom surrounding humankind’s transition from hunter-gatherers to consumers of agricultural products is that many people ...

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Early-life stress may lead to asymmetric occlusion Apr 19, 2017 | News Americas

Early-life stress may lead to asymmetric occlusion

SEATTLE, USA: It is known that the first 1,000 days after conception significantly affects a person’s life expectancy and disease susceptibility. While ...

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