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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

November 18, 2019 News News

Human Tooth Jewelry Discovered At Neolithic Site In Turkey

by Forbes

Among the animal-tooth pendants and other jewelry discovered at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, three human teeth that appear to have been drilled have also just been recovered. Archaeologists were surprised by the find and set out to

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Rethinking Health History When Bone Grafting

by Vivian A. Roknian, DMD, DICOI; Joseph P. Mulligan DMD, FACS, FICD*

In the last several years, there has been a noted increase in mysterious cases presented to my practice. These patients seem to have similar oral manifestations – rampant decay, poor healing ability, and an assortment of hopeless teeth. It isn’t

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

March 1, 2018 News News

Dental Calculus Sheds Light on Ancestors’ Tobacco Use

by Washington State University, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users. Their research provides a

August 22, 2016 News DentalDentistryNews

Duck-Bill Dinosaur Would Have Been a Dentist’s Dream

by The Mississauga News

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) researchers have gained new insight into hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs. The creatures have been on the radar for more than a century and a half, but their peculiar dental structure wasn’t entirely understood, a UTM

August 12, 2016 News AnnouncementDentalDentistryNewsOral Health

Oldest Dental Remains In Americas’ History Found In Mexico

by Canindia New Wire Service

Specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have discovered from bone remains the oldest dental treatment in the Americas dated around 647-768 AD. “We are not talking about mutilation or deformation, like in the Mayan or Egyptian culture,

May 25, 2011 News General News

A Pictorial History of Dentistry – tip of the hat to Dr. Emmott (he’s Canadian you know)

by ken

Dentistry go it’s start in the Indus Valley between India and Pakistan.  Given the current political state in that region; it’s amazing it has thrived, but nonetheless….As well, until the 16th century,dentists per se didn’t exist,they were for the most