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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 tests, the researchers were able to demonstrate that detecting such mutations in saliva using the new method was as effective as testing with plasma. Thus, they believe it could be a noninvasive, cost-effective and rapid alternative to conventional test approaches.

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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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Salivary mucins play active role in fighting cavities Nov 20, 2014 | News Americas

Salivary mucins play active role in fighting cavities

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., USA: Dental caries, one of the most common oral diseases worldwide, is predominantly caused by the Streptococcus mutans bacterium. According ...

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Dental Do Gooder: American Dental Association awards Hermey the Elf Nov 13, 2014 | News Americas

Dental Do Gooder: American Dental Association awards Hermey the Elf

CHICAGO, USA: 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the longest running and highest rated holiday ...

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Google Glass may obstruct peripheral vision Nov 11, 2014 | News Americas

Google Glass may obstruct peripheral vision

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Interest in wearable head-mounted display systems such as Google Glass is increasing, even in the dental setting. However, their effect on vision is still largely unknown. Now, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, have found that the glasses partially obstructed peripheral vision.

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Saliva test in dental setting could help diagnose deadly diseases Nov 7, 2014 | News Americas

Saliva test in dental setting could help diagnose deadly diseases

LOS ANGELES, USA: Salivary fluid has become an emerging medium for the detection of oral and systemic diseases, as well as for health surveillance in recent years. Now, a study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has shown that a simple saliva test conducted in the dental practice could be capable of diagnosing serious illnesses such as diabetes and cancer at an early stage.

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Brazil takes serious action regarding early implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Nov 4, 2014 | News Americas

Brazil takes serious action regarding early implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury

After more than half a century, Dr. Olympio Faissol Pinto from Rio de Janeiro, the forefather of mercury-free dentistry, is finally seeing his dream become a reality. When young Pinto went on a scholarship to study for his master's degree at Georgetown University in the U.S., his father asked that he investigate mercury in dental amalgam. What he discovered were a few notable books on the toxicity of mercury in dental fillings by professor Alfred Stock, Dr. Karl O. Frykholm, Dr. Melvin Page and a ...

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People with hair disorders may be prone to dental caries Nov 3, 2014 | News Americas

People with hair disorders may be prone to dental caries

PITTSBURGH, USA: U.S. researchers have found that certain variants of keratin, proteins that are key structural components of hair, also help in the formation of tooth enamel. In a recently published study, they showed that participants with hair disorders due to a specific mutation in the protein had an increased number of cavities.

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Pain may be an indicator of survival in head and neck cancer patients Oct 31, 2014 | News Americas

Pain may be an indicator of survival in head and neck cancer patients

HOUSTON, USA: Survival outcomes in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck vary by extent of disease, behavioral factors, and socio-economic factors. Now, researchers from the U.S. have found that pain intensity might be an independent predictor of survival in this population. In a study of 2,340 patients, the five-year survival rate varied significantly by pain.

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Genetic test for periodontal disease honored at ADA meeting Oct 29, 2014 | News Americas

Genetic test for periodontal disease honored at ADA meeting

SAN ANTONIO, USA: The link between genetics and periodontal disease was a focus of this year's annual meeting of the American Dental Association, which took place from Oct. 9 to 14. As part of the program, Interleukin Genetics, a U.S. company that develops and markets a line of genetic tests, presented its latest research on genetic testing with PerioPredict, a genetic test for periodontal disease susceptibility.

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IDS 2015

IDS 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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BDIA Dental Showcase London

BDIA Dental Showcase London

The UK’s largest dental exhibition will open its doors at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre from 9 to 11 October. The event will ...

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Dental care may reduce respiratory infection risk in ICU patients Oct 27, 2014 | News Americas

Dental care may reduce respiratory infection risk in ICU patients

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Bacteria that cause health care-related infections often originate in the oral cavity and can migrate to the lungs, causing serious ...

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New device enables brain surgery through the cheek Oct 23, 2014 | News Americas

New device enables brain surgery through the cheek

NASHVILLE, Tenn., USA: In order to render brain surgery for epileptic seizure less invasive, researchers at Vanderbilt University in the U.S. have developed ...

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