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August 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

The Most Viewed Website on the Internet

by Nour Geres, Linnaea Halpert, Bronte Murcar-Evans, Noah Gasner, Joshua Tordjman (UofT WCODS)

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely used Wikipedia to look up medical or dental information. As a matter of fact, Wikipedia is the most consulted website on the internet when it comes to health-related searches,1 making it a highly

November 4, 2019 News News

Researchers Find Dental Stem Cells Can Generate Milk-Producing Cells

by University of Zurich

The ability of adult stem cells to generate various tissue-specific cell populations is of great interest in the medical and dental research fields. These cells can replace damaged cells and therefore represent a good alternative to classical medical treatments for

September 3, 2019 News News

Key New Molecules Uncovered That Could Help Tackle Tooth Loss And Regeneration

by Mrs. Amy King, University of Plymouth

Our teeth take thousands of bites per day, and understanding exactly what holds them in place and how is key to helping people live with their own teeth for longer. Now new research published in the Journal of Dental Research has shed

August 27, 2019 News News

Anthropology Lab Uses Ancient Teeth To Advance Dental Research

by Arkansas Public Media

Brush, floss and then forget. The odds are, unless teeth are causing pain, we don’t think about them much. But for Dr. Peter Ungar, what he calls “ready-made fossils” in human mouths have a lot to tell us about the

July 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Oral Microbiome Communities Follow A Pattern Through Childhood

by Dentistry Today

Researchers at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry found consistent patterns by using high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing to examine the oral microbiome of 252 children between the ages of 1 and 12 in a cross-sectional study. Though the composition of

June 3, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay May Result From Immune Response, Not Just Bacterial Plaque

by Sherry Eskander, The Varsity

Cavities in teeth may result from an immune system response, not just bacteria, according to a recent U of T study. This counters decades of established thinking in dental research. In 1970, Dr. John Gabrovsek of the Cleveland Clinic published research in

May 12, 2019 News News

Researcher Earns Grant to Seek Longer-Lasting Tooth-Colored Fillings

by University of Oklahoma

When dentists discover cavities in their patients, they are often filled with a tooth-colored material that looks just like a person’s own teeth. However, tooth-colored fillings usually require replacement every five to seven years, often because tooth decay has formed

March 6, 2019 News News

Colgate® Announces Recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (C.A.R.E.)

by Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (C.A.R.E.). The C.A.R.E. Program recognizes a new generation of academic researchers by providing up to $30,000 USD (per project) to support oral health research projects

January 15, 2019 News News

Panthera Dental Invests $20.6 Million for Brand New Headquarters

by Panthera Dental

To support their ongoing growth in the dental and medical field, Panthera Dental will soon have new headquarters. This $20.6 million investment will quadruple current production capacity and create 150 new jobs over the next five years. The new headquarters

January 14, 2019 News News

Cantel Acquires Vista Research Group

by Cantel Medical Corp.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) announced today that it has acquired Vista Research Group, LLC. (“Vista Research Group”), a company that provides a complete line of innovative water treatment, purification and management solutions for the dental industry. The total purchase price

December 4, 2018 News News

GC Ranked 2nd in the 10th Quality Management Level Research 2018

by GC America

GC America is pleased to announce the results of the 10th Quality Management Level Research in 2018 conducted by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). GC Corporation (the parent company of GC America) was highly evaluated and ranked

November 28, 2018 News News

Medieval Dental Plaque Sheds Light on How Our Microbiomes Have Changed

by Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technia

The communities of bacteria that live in our mouths have changed drastically since the Middle Ages, according to a new study of remains buried in a medieval Danish cemetery. And it turns out that some people may have been more

November 5, 2018 News News

NICE Should Change Antibiotic Guidelines for Dental Patients, Study Shows

by University of Sheffield

New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international

November 1, 2018 News News

UB Oral Biology Researchers Receive Combined $6.6 Million to Study Gum Disease, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Bone Loss

by University at Buffalo

Researchers within the University at Buffalo Department of Oral Biology were recently awarded six grants totaling $6.6 million, helping to double funding received by the department from the previous year. The grants, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will

October 9, 2018 News News

$1.85 Million Grant Supports Scientist’s Study of Tooth Decay in Young HIV Patients

by Clemson University

Much of the research concerning the human microbiome focuses on the gut and the influence that diet and nutrition have on the microbes residing in our digestive systems. Fewer studies consider the bacteria and fungi that live in our mouths,

October 9, 2018 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

by University of Illinois at Chicago

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry Opens World-Class Research Space

by University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry launched an exciting new era with the official opening of its leading-edge lab and research space on the top two floors of 124 Edward Street. The May 25th celebration, hosted by U of T

July 30, 2018 News News

Saliva Extracellular RNA: New Horizon in Dental, Oral, Craniofacial Research

by International & American Associations for Dental Research

At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, David Wong, University of California, Los Angeles, USA along with Roger Alexander, Pacific Northwest Research Institute,

June 1, 2018 News News

Scientists Develop Material That Could Regenerate Dental Enamel

by Queen Mary, University of London

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the

May 30, 2018 News News

Stress and Development of Caries Link Being Researched

by Shrishti Ahuja, HBSc, Medical News Bulletin

An interdisciplinary study analyzes the correlation between changes in dental cavities and saliva and the state of being under stress. Tooth decay and cavities are globally prevalent. They often result in frequent dentist appointments leading to increased costs and lower quality