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Study finds higher cavity rates in toddlers of mothers with low vitamin D Apr 22, 2014 | News Americas

Study finds higher cavity rates in toddlers of mothers with low vitamin D

MANITOBA, Canada: A study led by researchers in Canada has found a direct relationship between low vitamin D levels in mothers during pregnancy and the prevalence of dental caries in their children during the first year of life. They found that prenatal vitamin D levels were significantly lower in women whose babies had cavities compared with women whose children did not have cavities.

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US dentists often unaware of patients' dissatisfaction Apr 21, 2014 | News Americas

US dentists often unaware of patients' dissatisfaction

GAINESVILLE, Fla., USA: Patient satisfaction is increasingly seen as an essential element in the assessment of quality of oral care. Now, a study conducted ...

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Antidepressant could offer pain relief for oral cancer patients Apr 18, 2014 | News Americas

Antidepressant could offer pain relief for oral cancer patients

ROCHESTER, Minn., USA: Painful inflammation of the oral mucosa that manifests as erythema or ulcerations, also called oral mucositis, is a common side ...

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Periodontal therapy may reduce medical expenses and hospitalizations Apr 16, 2014 | News Americas

Periodontal therapy may reduce medical expenses and hospitalizations

HARRISBURG, Pa., USA: A study has provided new evidence for the importance of treating periodontal disease in patients with chronic systemic diseases. ...

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Older adults with few teeth may have lower cognitive function Apr 14, 2014 | News Americas

Older adults with few teeth may have lower cognitive function

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: The findings of a new study, which was recently presented at the Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research (AADR), suggest that the decline of cognitive function in octogenarians is related to tactile and taste perceptions. The researchers found that participants with more natural teeth performed better in oral perception tests.

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Interview: "The idea that management is a burden on dentists is inherently unsound" Apr 11, 2014 | News Americas

Interview: "The idea that management is a burden on dentists is inherently unsound"

For the past four decades, centralized management operations have been growing rapidly in North America and parts of Europe. However, Dr. Kianor Shah, founder of Dental Equities, a new decentralized peer-to-peer platform, believes that placing operations in the hands of a third party also places profits above responsible patient care. Shah told Dental Tribune ONLINE why the challenges of the dental profession, especially with regard to practice management, can only be met through a collectivistic ...

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American Association for Dental Research names new president Apr 8, 2014 | News Americas

American Association for Dental Research names new president

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced that Dr. Timothy DeRouen was installed as the 43rd president of the organization at its annual meeting and exhibition in March. DeRouen is a specialist in periodontal diseases, and has more than 40 years of experience in consulting and teaching in biomedical applications of statistics, especially in clinical medicine and dentistry.

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Fewer patients fear root canal treatments Apr 2, 2014 | News Americas

Fewer patients fear root canal treatments

CHICAGO, USA: According to the latest figures released by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), fewer Americans fear root canals. A recent survey among over 1,000 U.S. adults found that just over half of the participants were afraid of the procedure, the lowest number reported since the association began its annual survey three years ago.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month starts today Apr 1, 2014 | News Americas

Oral Cancer Awareness Month starts today

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., USA: For the 15th consecutive year, the Oral Cancer Foundation will be celebrating Oral Cancer Awareness Month starting today. Until the end of April, the nonprofit organization is encouraging dental practices across the U.S. to offer free oral cancer screenings in order to raise awareness of the disease among the public.

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Industry raises money for dental nonprofit organization Mar 31, 2014 | News Americas

Industry raises money for dental nonprofit organization

CHICAGO, USA: Last month, charity organization Oral Health America (OHA) held its 24th Annual Gala and Benefit under the theme "Smiles Across Generations" in Chicago. Over 850 representatives from the dental industry gathered to raise money for OHA's programs, which are aimed at improving the oral health of both young and old people.

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IDEM Singapore 2014

IDEM Singapore 2014

This year, more than 500 international exhibitors attended the eighth edition of IDEM Singapore. The trade fair and conference welcomed 7,842 participants ...

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

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Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A

The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

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Unlabeled fluoride in infant foods could increase risk of fluorosis Mar 28, 2014 | News Americas

Unlabeled fluoride in infant foods could increase risk of fluorosis

NEW YORK, USA: The New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF), an organization of physicians, dentists and other professionals that aims ...

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Alternative system for periodontitis classification presented Mar 27, 2014 | News Americas

Alternative system for periodontitis classification presented

NEW YORK, USA: Conventionally, periodontal disease is classified as either chronic or aggressive based on clinical signs and symptoms. However, this method ...

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