PORTLAND, Ore., U.S.: For the first time, researchers have developed an organ-on-a-chip system for dental research. The system is designed to help scientists better understand the functioning of live dental pulp cells in the oral cavity and could be used to further knowledge of tooth formation and pulpal response to various injuries and treatments. Additionally, the novel device could help dentists identify dental filling materials that are more efficient and durable based on the specific patient’s teeth and oral microbiome.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The multicultural element of New Zealand society is something that brings with it many positives, but it can also create certain barriers for some groups. Among these many cultures, the Pacific Islanders make up a large proportion of the society, and in a new study, researchers from the University of Otago in Dunedin recruited Pasifika adolescents to interview groups of their peers about their understanding and experiences of oral healthcare and their attitudes towards it.
YORK, Pa., U.S./SALZBURG, Austria: Marion Par-Weixlberger was appointed as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Dentsply Sirona and assumed her new role on Feb. 1, 2019. She has a wealth of experience as a communications expert in the dental industry and specifically at Dentsply Sirona.