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Melbourne scientists publish evidence for world-first therapeutic dental vaccine

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe ...

Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Two commonly-used drugs affect implant integration - one helps, the other hinders ...

Prevention-Oriented Approach to Dentistry Helps Patients Avoid the Drill

UCSF-Developed CAMBRA Protocol Helps Reverse Early Signs of Tooth Decay ... Full story

Oral health of the nation to be assessed in new study

Thousands of people across Australia will take part in dental interviews and free dental examinations as part of a $5.8 million University of Adelaide national oral health study. ... Full story

illings that heal your teeth – how regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist

A team behind regenerative dental fillings that could help heal teeth have been awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry prize. ... Full story

E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to oral cavity, UCLA study finds

Researchers find that vapors kill cells in the mouth, which could lead to health problems ... Full story

Men Need Less Sedative Than Women During Oral Surgery

Anesthesia Progress – The stress that oral surgery patients experience during a procedure can cause elevated heart rates and blood pressure during operations. To avoid ... Full story

Viewpoint: High sugar drinks named in tooth decay drive

Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the University’s School of Dentistry, Dr Sondos Albadri, is supporting a new campaign to encourage parents to swap their children’s sugary drinks for water, low fat milk and diet drinks. Dr Sondos is also the scientific editor for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. ... Full story

Having a sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight

Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as the UK, Mexico and Hungary and introduce a tax on sugary drinks. But does having a sweet tooth mean you are more prone to being overweight or obese? ... Full story

Foster care children now have a place to get dental care

USC school opens a new pediatric clinic at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center ... Full story

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