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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 to inform the public about the possible harmful effects of fluoride, has warned that hidden fluoride in food could cause fluorosis in children's teeth. An assessment of the fluoride content of commercially available foods for infants found detectable amounts of fluoride in all the foods.

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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 lacks an unequivocal, pathobiology-based foundation. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have thus developed a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue.

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Dentists launch new peer-to-peer platform Mar 24, 2014 | News Americas

Dentists launch new peer-to-peer platform

IRVINE, Calif., USA: According to Dental Equities, a decentralized peer-to-peer platform, the central management system and financing options of dental practices must be reformed. The platform was developed only recently to promote a new approach to affordable practice management and patient financing.

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AADR meeting presents latest developments in dental, oral and craniofacial research Mar 21, 2014 | News Americas

AADR meeting presents latest developments in dental, oral and craniofacial research

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: Yesterday, researchers from all over the world presented their latest findings at the Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Among other findings, their studies demonstrated a significant association between tooth loss, depression and anxiety, and showed that orthodontic bracket cement containing specific molecules can inhibit biofilm formation without compromising enamel bond strength.

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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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Scientists discover that  microorganism prevents  mouth infection Mar 19, 2014 | News Americas

Scientists discover that microorganism prevents mouth infection

CLEVELAND, USA: A U.S. research project has shown that Pichia, a beneficial fungal yeast, inhibits growth of the harmful fungal yeast Candida, which also ...

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Prolonged breastfeeding may increase risk of cavities in primary teeth Mar 18, 2014 | News Americas

Prolonged breastfeeding may increase risk of cavities in primary teeth

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil: A study from Brazil has provided new evidence that breastfeeding after the eruption of the child's teeth can lead to an increased ...

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