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New Cavity Treatment Offers No Drilling, No Filling

UAB School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities between teeth a new, less painful option for treatment in a new clinical trial.

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Teledentistry Featured at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference

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Every year, more than 1,500 dental hygienists come together from all parts of the U.S. to learn from and network with the top experts in their field at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) 94th Annual Conference. This year, ADHA is pleased to announce Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS as one of the conference’s featured speakers, covering “Teledentistry and Addressing the State of Decay in Older Adults.”

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School of Dentistry Expands Clinical Operation to Southeastern Kentucky

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The University of Louisville School of Dentistry will collaborate with the Red Bird Clinic, Inc., to offer comprehensive, general dentistry.

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American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host 94th Annual Conference

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The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will host North America’s premier gathering of dental hygienists at its 94th Annual Conference. The Conference features 30 hands-on workshops and 26 unique seminars led by the top educators and practitioners in the field. The four-day event, running June 14-17, will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida, with more than 1,500 dental hygienists from all parts of the U.S. participating.

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NYU Researcher Studies Disparities Between Asian Immigrants and Sufficient Access and Utilization of Dental Services

The results of the study indicated that the acculturation variable - length of stay in the US - had the strongest association with having a dental visit in the previous twelve months among Asian immigrants. This finding remained significant even after controlling for family income level and dental care insurance status, further suggesting its important impact.

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Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and University of Puerto Rico Partner to Strengthen Oral Health Care

Partnership aims to advance oral health through community-based research, education, and patient care.

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EU Agrees Dental Amalgam Ban in Children, Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

European civil society has endorsed this week’s provisional agreement by the three EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union) to ban dental amalgam fillings for children under 15 and for pregnant and breastfeeding women as of 1 July 2018.

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Training to Become a Scuba Diver? Start at the Dentist

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A new University at Buffalo pilot study found that 41 percent of scuba divers experienced dental symptoms in the water. Recreational divers should consider consulting with their dentist before diving if they recently received dental care.

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New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue in a Rodent Model

Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows promise as a potential therapy for restoring natural tooth function in a rodent model.

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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Honors Trailblazers in Their Fields

Two legends in the Tufts and dental medicine communities will be honored with Dean’s Medals from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine at a ceremony today. Dr. Hilde Tillman and Dr. Esther Wilkins have provided decades of service to the Tufts and dental medicine and education communities.

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Children’s Oral Health Disparities Persist Despite Equal Dental Care Access

Children who get dental care through Medicaid have poorer oral health than privately insured kids who have the same amount of dental care.

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NYU Dentistry Researcher Awarded Five-Year, $1.9M NIH Grant to Study Calcium Control in Dental Enamel

The research seeks to gain a better understanding of the impact of calcium in enamel mineralization and of the physiological processes by which enamel crystals are formed, and ultimately to develop improved strategies for the prevention and treatment of dental caries.

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Statement From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD

It is with sadness that we share the news that Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, dental hygiene’s matriarch, died on Monday, Dec. 12. We had celebrated her hundredth birthday only three days before. Wilkins dedicated her life to advancing oral health care, and her commitment to dental hygiene will not be forgotten.

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Researchers Add to Evidence That Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory “autoimmune” response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The new findings have important implications for prevention and treatment of RA, say the researchers.

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How to Improve Oral Health Care Capacity at Federally Qualified Health Centers

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UCLA experts make recommendations based on UCLA-First 5 LA program achievements

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Researchers Link Dental Problems in Cleft Lip and Palate to Abnormal Salivary Glands

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth.

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Statement From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on the Importance of Oral Health

ADHA believes that integrating dental hygienists into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care will help improve the public’s overall health. This is why proper dental hygiene diagnosis is critical in identifying and treating early risk factors for more serious health concerns.

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January's National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Expert Says HPV Can Lead to More than Cervical Cancer

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Few Older Americans Have Dental Insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries.

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Fear the Dentist? Four Ways to Calm Your Nerves

Going to the dentist doesn’t top most people’s list of favorite things, and for some it is downright terrifying. It’s estimated that 9 to 15 percent of Americans skip or avoid the dentist due to fear. Keenly aware of this anxiety, some dentists use techniques to help patients overcome their fears.







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