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Sugar industry may have biased US dental research program in the past Mar 25, 2015 | News Americas

Sugar industry may have biased US dental research program in the past

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: An analysis of historical documents has shown that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) in the 1960s and 1970s and may have influenced its research priorities at the time. In particular, findings indicate that the industry adopted a strategy to deflect attention to public health interventions that would reduce the harm of sugar consumption, rather than restricting intake.

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Study locates brain regions that relieve dental pain Mar 23, 2015 | News Americas

Study locates brain regions that relieve dental pain

BOSTON, USA: Although local anesthesia was introduced in dentistry more than 130 years ago, little is known about associated brain mechanisms. New data ...

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Secondhand smoke increases risk of periodontitis Mar 20, 2015 | News Americas

Secondhand smoke increases risk of periodontitis

BOSTON, USA: While there is evidence of the numerous adverse health effects of environmental tobacco smoke, an association between periodontal disease ...

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Dentist charged for death of patient after trying to extract 20 teeth Mar 5, 2015 | News Americas

Dentist charged for death of patient after trying to extract 20 teeth

HARTFORD, Conn., USA: A 45-year-old dentist from Connecticut has been charged with a misdemeanor count of criminally negligent homicide and a felony count ...

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Interview: "Encourage your children to smile often, for it is the beginning step to building a child's self-esteem" Mar 4, 2015 | News Americas

Interview: "Encourage your children to smile often, for it is the beginning step to building a child's self-esteem"

Smiling is a universal language. A simple smile can lift the spirits and bring people closer together. In order to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, proper dental care is essential. This is the message Ashley Grisham and Gary Kersey Jr. convey in their children's book "Everyone Smiles," an educational step-by-step guide on how to keep teeth clean. The book aims to raise awareness of children's dental health and shows the diversity and beauty of smiles. It was released on Feb. 17 in celebration ...

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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 message and research with anyone who would listen. Dr. Hal Huggins, who practiced mercury-free dentistry for two decades, was one of those people who listened at the time and took Pinto's message forward.

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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 age of 12 months. Overall, about 75 percent of parents interviewed stated that they had not taken their children to the dentist by the age of 1. The researchers thus raised concerns about parents' lack of knowledge with regard to children's dental needs.

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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 disease. The findings suggest that it may be appropriate for clinicians to refer women after menopause with high fracture risk to a periodontist for disease screening.

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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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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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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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