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Tel Aviv Scientists Could Make Root Canals History


July 5, 2019
by Haaretz

New nano-filling prevents the secondary tooth decay that takes place beneath cavities; could reach trial stage in a year or two.

Sorry, sadists: You may want to find a more dependable profession now that Tel Aviv University has invented fillings that prevent tooth decay from recurring. The study was published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

It is true that clinical trials of the nanostructure on humans aren’t even on the horizon yet, Dr. Lihi Adler-Abramovich tells Haaretz. But assuming the safety tests pan out and a corporate ally comes on board, theoretically their breakthrough invention could reach human trials in a year or two, she says.

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