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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 to a recently published study, salivary mucins, the main gel-forming components of mucus, could play an important role in inhibiting oral pathogens such as S. mutans and help prevent cavities.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 respiratory infections. Now, researchers have found that enhanced dental care from a dentist could significantly improve the risk of lower respiratory tract infections, especially in vulnerable patients in intensive care units (ICUs).

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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 a robotic device that could enable neurosurgeons to operate on an epileptic patient's brain using nothing more than a needle through the cheek.

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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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Health authorities offer Ebola guidance for dentists Oct 21, 2014 | News Americas

Health authorities offer Ebola guidance for dentists

ATLANTA & CHICAGO, USA: In close collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, ...

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New research ties tobacco use to higher risk of oral HPV infection Oct 15, 2014 | News Americas

New research ties tobacco use to higher risk of oral HPV infection

BALTIMORE, USA: A recently published study has shown that infection with the oral human papillomavirus Type 16 (HPV 16), which is also thought to cause ...

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