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New gel to promote bone growth on implants used in orthopaedic and dental surgical procedures

A research group at Uppsala University has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into ...

Seven dental implants without need for bone grafts in a person with brittle bone disease

Specialists at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Dental Unit at the University Hospital of Navarra have successfully carried ...

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state

By Venetia Lai - A lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may explain why more new dentists are practicing outside California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. ... Full story

Gene Expression Signature Reveals New Way to Classify Gum Disease

May allow for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment of severe periodontitis ... Full story

Penn Study Suggests Cause of Severe Tooth Decay in Toddlers

Early childhood caries involve a highly aggressive and painful form of tooth decay that frequently occurs in preschool children, especially those who come from backgrounds of poverty. ... Full story

Prioritising dental care for those who need it

University of Adelaide research into how dental care is prioritised is already having a positive impact on dental services in two Australian states, in some cases helping to reduce waiting times for patients and improve preventive care. ... Full story

Prioritising dental care for those who need it

University of Adelaide research into how dental care is prioritised is already having a positive impact on dental services in two Australian states, in some cases helping to reduce waiting times for patients and improve preventive care. ... Full story

Genetic techniques have role in future of dental care

A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off, as well as examining their pearly whites, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

CWRU researchers find byproducts from bacteria-causing gum disease incite deadly oral cancer growth

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered how byproducts in the form of small fatty acids from two bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite the growth of deadly Kaposi’s sarcoma-related (KS) lesions and tumors in the mouth. ... Full story

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