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Periodontal disease more prevalent among ethnic minorities Mar 2, 2015 | News Americas

Periodontal disease more prevalent among ethnic minorities

ATLANTA, USA: Periodontal disease is a major public health concern across all populations worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it affects almost half of the adult population. A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now indicated that the condition is most prevalent and severe in ethnic minorities in the U.S.

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It started in Rio and ended in Rio Feb 27, 2015 | Editorial

It started in Rio and ended in Rio

Over a half a century ago, Dr. Olympio Faissol Pinto from Rio de Janeiro learned that mercury in dental fillings caused harm to patients. He shared his ...

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Three-quarters of parents fail to take children to dentist by age 1 Feb 26, 2015 | News Americas

Three-quarters of parents fail to take children to dentist by age 1

POMONA, Calif., USA: A recently published study has indicated that many children in the U.S. do not have their first oral health assessment by the recommended ...

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Women prone to bone fractures have higher risk of periodontal disease Feb 25, 2015 | News Americas

Women prone to bone fractures have higher risk of periodontal disease

CLEVELAND, USA: New research has found that postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may also be at an elevated risk of developing periodontal ...

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New tracer helps avoid neck dissection in head and neck cancer patients Feb 24, 2015 | News Americas

New tracer helps avoid neck dissection in head and neck cancer patients

HOUSTON/COLUMBUS, Ohio/MIAMI, USA: A team of researchers has been able to accurately identify the sentinel node—the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads—in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) using a novel radiotracer. This finding represents a significant step forward in reducing the complications caused by neck dissection in patients with head and neck tumors.

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New insights into human saliva could lead to first autism diagnostic test Feb 23, 2015 | News Americas

New insights into human saliva could lead to first autism diagnostic test

POTSDAM & PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., USA: For the first time, a study has shown that children with autism spectrum disorder have different levels of certain proteins in their saliva from other children. Researchers believe that these findings could help in the development of an autism diagnostic test, which could aid early diagnosis and help direct parents with infants with autism to interventions.

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Over 60 percent of general dentists perform dental implant procedures Feb 18, 2015 | News Americas

Over 60 percent of general dentists perform dental implant procedures

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA: Today, general dentists in the U.S. and other parts of the world provide a comprehensive range of services. However, there has been only limited research on which specific procedures are performed most commonly by this group. Now, a new study has shown that nonimplant restorative treatments, esthetic procedures, and extractions are routinely performed by the majority of general dentists. Over 60 percent also provide implant treatments.

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Dental amalgam may be linked to psychological disorders Feb 17, 2015 | News Americas

Dental amalgam may be linked to psychological disorders

SILVER SPRING, Md., USA: The use and toxic risk of dental amalgam fillings is a subject of ongoing debate among health care experts. Now, a review conducted by a team of international researchers has provided new evidence that mercury exposure from dental amalgam may cause or contribute to many chronic illnesses, as well as depression, anxiety and suicide.

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Dental implant survival may be as good in diabetics as in healthy patients Feb 12, 2015 | News Americas

Dental implant survival may be as good in diabetics as in healthy patients

SAN ANTONIO, USA: Diabetic patients with poor glycemic control may be rejected as candidates for dental implants because the condition has long been associated with adverse effects, such as slow healing and high infection risk. A new study, however, has shown that even patients with poorly controlled diabetes have a high success rate with implants after one year.

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Interview: "This is the only pain management tool that instills a sense of mastery" Feb 11, 2015 | News Americas

Interview: "This is the only pain management tool that instills a sense of mastery"

Visits to the doctor can be a distressing experience, especially for children. Procedures that are likely to involve pain, such as vaccinations, blood tests and dental interventions, are stressful for young patients, their parents, physicians and nurses. In order to help children cope with pain and to make visits to the dentist and doctor a more pleasant experience generally, a team of researchers at the University of Calgary have developed MEDi, an innovative robotic pain management tool. Dental ...

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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

This 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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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day will be celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. This year's “Smile for life” campaign will include a wide range ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Survey reveals poor oral hygiene habits in US children Feb 5, 2015 | News Americas

Survey reveals poor oral hygiene habits in US children

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, dental service corporation Delta Dental has published the results of a ...

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US company introduces first commercial coconut oil toothpaste Feb 4, 2015 | News Americas

US company introduces first commercial coconut oil toothpaste

SCOTIA, N.Y., USA: Greensations, a company that specializes in natural health and beauty products, has recently launched Cocodent, the world's first commercial ...

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