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October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

20/20 Vision on Dental Hygiene

by Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

With the ball drop at midnight and the off-key vocals of “Auld Lang Syne” bidding farewell to 2019, we enter a time of both reflection on what the previous year brought, as well as turning our sights to the future

February 6, 2020 News News

Making a Difference in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease: Oral Science Partners with rdhu, Leader in Dental Hygiene Education

by Oral Sciene & rdhu

Oral Science is pleased to partner with rdhu, a leader in dental education across Canada. Being a real pioneer in the industry, rdhu is the first hands-on professional development centre for dental hygienists in Canada, and has emerged as widespread

August 30, 2019 News News

Zoledronic Acid Reduces Symptomatic Periodontal Disease In Osteoporosis Patients

by MDedge

Zoledronic acid was effective at preventing symptomatic periodontal disease in patients with osteoporosis and good oral hygiene, according to Akira Taguchi, DDS, PhD, of the department of oral and maxillofacial radiology at Matsumoto Dental University, Nagano, Japan, and associates. In

August 22, 2019 News News

Dental Professor Hopes NIH Grant Will Lead To New Therapies For Periodontal Disease

by Creighton University

Creighton University School of Dentistry Associate Professor D. Roselyn Cerutis, PhD, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a potential therapy that may help reduce inflammation and bone loss in periodontal (gum) disease. Cerutis,

April 4, 2019 News News

Poor Oral Health May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Among African American Women

by Boston University School of Medicine

African American women with poor oral health may be more likely to get pancreatic cancer (PC). In the U.S., studies show that African Americans are more likely to get pancreatic cancer than Caucasians. Poor oral health, specifically adult tooth loss

January 29, 2019 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

by American Academy of Periodontology

A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease risk. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, uncovered a

December 5, 2018 News News

Study: Older Women Who Suffer From Tooth Loss are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure

by University at Buffalo

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a University at Buffalo study published Dec. 4 in the American Journal of Hypertension. Multiple studies have suggested an association

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October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Global Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases: An Executive Summary for the Busy Dental Professional

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD

Editor’s note: Please click tables to see an enlarged version. These are exciting times in the world of periodontology. The 2017 World Workshop, a combined collaboration by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP),

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.

April 24, 2018 News NewsPeriodontics

FDI Puts Focus on Global Prevention of Periodontal Disease

by FDI, PR Newswire

FDI World Dental Federation published two resources – a white paper and a practical guide – as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

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January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Tools in the Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

by Zahra Dorna Mojdami, HBSc, DDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Amir Azarpazhooh, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction The most common chronic inflammatory conditions worldwide and collectively the most common diseases known to mankind, are inflammatory periodontal diseases.1 Periodontal diseases include gingivitis, where the inflammation confined to the gingiva is reversible with good oral hygiene, and periodontitis,

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is It Really Periodontal Disease?

by Irene M. Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

I think we can all agree that we have acquired newfound knowledge since graduating Dental Hygiene School. For myself, a 2007 graduate I can attest to the wealth of knowledge I have ascertained moving from working environment to working environment. New

May 29, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Marijuana Found to Increase Risk of Oral Diseases

by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study

February 14, 2017 Product Spotlight

OraVital Unveils Guarantee Effectiveness at CDS 2017

by OraVital Inc.

During the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting, OraVital Inc. will be unveiling a dental industry first guarantee on its comprehensive OraVital® System, when applied to the diagnosis and treatment of gingivitis and mild to moderate periodontal disease. OraVital will be exhibiting

January 19, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Disease Research Begins for Treatment Options

by Wilfred Laurier University

Studies have shown problems with oral health are strong co-indicators of other serious diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2009, the cost associated with the treatment of periodontal disease was shown be second only to cardiovascular disease in

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Prescribing Hydrogen Peroxide in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Antibiotics used for the treatment of periodontal disease have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. One concern lies in the rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, complicating treatment and posing general health risks. Some patients want to avoid antibiotics