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Rare Gum Disease Among African-American Children is Focus of Rutgers Study

Dental school researcher awarded $3.2 million from National Institutes of Health ...

Malocclusion and dental crowding arose 12,000 years ago with earliest farmers, study shows

Hunter-gatherers had almost no malocclusion and dental crowding, and the condition first became common among the world’s earliest farmers some 12,000 years ...

Nanomedicine for periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases, including periodontitis and peri-implantitis, are oral infections associated with inflammation-mediated loss of the periodontal ligament (PDL) and/or supporting alveolar bone, which finally results in tooth/implant loss. Clinical treatment of periodontal diseases is very costly and time consuming. ... Full story

Study shows diabetic patients can benefit from dental implants

By Rosanne Fohn - For some 20 years, dentists have been reluctant to place dental implants on patients with diabetes because of problems they often have with slow healing and high infection rates. ... Full story

Clinicians and Researchers at NYU College of Nursing Develop New Assessment Tool to Combat Oral-Systemic Disease Across the Lifespan

The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team Challenges the Medical Profession to “Put the Mouth Back in the Head” in the American Journal of Public Health ... Full story

A Baby Tooth Guided Penn Dental Medicine’s Songtao Shi to Stem Cell Insights

One of the keys to Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth. ... Full story

Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body

The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research. ... Full story

Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet

A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact. ... Full story

University of Sydney and Rabbitohs promoting better oral health

The Souths Cares Oral Health road trip kicks-off today for 3-day program of oral hygiene clinics promoting better eating and well-being among Aboriginal Year 3-6 school students on the NSW mid and north coasts. ... Full story

Many Australians with missing teeth don't need dentures

The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. ... Full story

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