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November 18, 2016 News NewsOral HealthResearch

Sleep Apnea Directly Effects Blood Pressure Regulation, Research Finds

by The University of British Columbia

A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body’s ability to regulate blood pressure. In a recent study measuring the impact of simulated sleep apnea on humans, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus found that just six hours of the

November 14, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPublic HealthResearch

Constant Exposure to Pesticides Can Cause Change in Oral Microbiome

by American Society for Microbiology, Eurek Alert

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the oral microbiome. This is the first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans. The research is published November 11th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal

October 11, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthResearch

Dr. Les Kalman Awarded Community Service Award

by Oral Health

Dr. Les Kalman has made a significant contribution to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and serves as a strong role model for all Schulich Dentistry students. His sincerity for helping less fortunate patients demonstrated through the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS)

February 26, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsPeriodontologyResearch

Periodontal Health Leads to Lower Health Care Spending by Diabetics

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that among American individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a periodontal intervention is associated with lower total healthcare costs (-$1799), lower total medical costs excluding pharmacy costs (-$1577), and lower total type 2 diabetes-related healthcare

August 21, 2014 News Customer serviceGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthResearchSystemic links

Ever wonder what dental services consumers search for? FAIR Health offers an analysis

by Kahaliah Richards

Prophylaxis. Root canal. Periodic evaluation, or porcelain/ceramic crowns. While these are basically part of a second language to dental professionals, consumers want to know more about what procedures are available to them, and how much these services are going to

July 24, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOral cancerResearch

Researchers Identify Aggressive Genes in Oral Cancer

by Kahaliah Richards

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have recently discovered a way to predict the aggressiveness of oral cancer tumors in mice which is an important step towards doing the same with cancer tumors in humans

July 23, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthResearchTooth decay

Ancient tooth plaque shows surprising use for common weed

by Kahaliah Richards

Scientists examining dental plaques from prehistoric Sudanese skeletons say that purple nutsedge, today considered one of world’s worst weed, was not always a pest. By:Kate AllenScience and Technology reporter, Published on Wed Jul 16 2014. Donatella Usai / Centro Studi

July 7, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthResearch

Tooth protein offers promise for bone regeneration

by Kahaliah Richards

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London. Normally found in the formation of enamel,

January 30, 2014 News General DentistryOverall HealthPreventive DentistryResearch

Charity welcomes Action on Sugar group

by Kahaliah Richards

A new group formed to tackle and reverse the growing obesity epidemic has been welcomed by the British Dental Health Foundation. Action on Sugar, formed of a number of leading worldwide experts, hopes to educate the public on the dangers

November 18, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthResearchTooth decay

Receding Gums: A Major Issue Affecting Oral Health

by Kahaliah Richards

MISSION, KS – (Family Features) Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria. While traditional treatments exist, they come with a

August 27, 2013 News General DentistryGeneral NewsImplantologyMedical newsResearchStem cell researchYouTube

American Scientists Attempt to Sequence John Lennon’s Genetic Code from the Beatle’s Tooth

by Kahaliah Richards

The Canadian dentist who purchased John Lennon’s tooth has recently agreed to work with US researchers to explore the musician’s DNA. If the venture is successful, the tooth collector is interested in preserving the valuable information with the belief that

June 13, 2013 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsResearch

Menopause and Dental Decay

by Kahaliah Richards

Surveys of adult patients in the waiting rooms of UK and Ontario dental practices show that almost half are age 50+.  That means that 1 in 4 patients are women entering or experiencing menopause. In the current issue of the

May 13, 2013 News BotoxCosmetic DentistryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsResearchWellness

Facial Fillers a Ticking Time Bomb? Skinspirations Discloses Dangers of Botched Fillers

by Kahaliah Richards

Tampa Bay-based non-surgical cosmetic center Skinspirations details the dangers of receiving fillers from an unqualified provider. As Americans increasingly put importance on outer appearances, the lengths to which people go to retain their youth seem endless. Dermal fillers have seen

April 8, 2013 News Dental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingResearch

ADDE 2013 Survey on the European Dental Trade

by Kahaliah Richards

While at the IDS in Cologne, Oral Health’s Senior Publisher, Melissa Summerfield, attended a press conference put on by ADDE (Association of Dental Dealers in Europe) and FIDE (Federation of the European Dental Industry). At this event, they shared some

July 30, 2012 News FinancesResearch

Dental Embezzlement

by Kahaliah Richards

 How is embezzlement normally uncovered? The answer to this question might surprise you.  The American Dental Association recently published the results of an extensive study on embezzlement. Among other things, the study considered how victims uncovered the embezzlement taking place in

April 3, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEminence based dentistryEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryNew TechnologiesPathologyResearch

Illogical Logic of Dangerous Dichotomies

by ken

http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/wave-one-jan2012 http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/dentinal-tubule-infection-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-disease-and-late-endodontic-treatment-failure-a-case-report-12270277 If you read both these articles, you have to be left with a sense of the “dangerous dichotomies” in their relative perspective. If one were to consider all possibilities suggested “in a step by step linear manner” and then

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryResearch

Are the implant claims re; treatment outcome success subjected to the same analyses….nuh uh!

by ken

Implants work almost 100% of the time, yet in reviewing the last 6 months of topics on the podium, those webinared and in the literature, the concerns are about trouble shooting, peri-implantitis and peri-mucositis. Below are two articles from the endodontic

March 26, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsResearchTrends in Dental Education

I want the truth – YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

by ken

Hopefully, I have your attention. In the new world of dentistry, or as I like to call it, THE HUNGER GAMES, with the technologic onslaught/juggernaut, implant driven treatment planning, CAD/CAM software driven everything from surgical placement to final restorations, and

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalResearch

If I see further, it’s because I stand on the shoulders of giants……Isaac Newton

by ken

Two blog entries: /clinical/endodontics/how-far-down-the-root-canal-should-the-post-be-placed and /clinical/dental-trauma/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-post-system-and-length-on-the-fracture-resistance-of-endodontically-treated-human-anterior-teeth elicited significant activity…..thus I thought it pertinent to address the simplest way I know how to research the literature. As I get older, I’m less and less inclined to listen to eminence based advice or advocate information

March 22, 2012 News ClinicalCranio facial painPain managementResearch

Pioneering Pain Scientist Dubner Wins Dentistry’s Distinguished Scientist Award

by ken

  Newswise — Ronald Dubner, PhD, DDS, of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry was honored today with the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). The AADR presents the award every two years to