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Are You Keeping Your Child’s Mouth Healthy?

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UAB School of Dentistry’s Stephen Mitchell, DMD, provides tips for parents to promote children’s dental health.

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American Dental Hygienists' Association Responds to ABC's The Bachelor's Unprofessional Misrepresentation of the Dental Hygiene Profession

The ADHA expresses its disappointment with ABC Studios and The Bachelor for their disrespect to the dental hygienist profession via social media.

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NYU Study Links Life’s Milestones to a Non-Circadian Biological Rhythm in Teeth

Researchers at the NYU College of Dentistry, through metabolomic analysis of blood plasma of domestic pigs, have linked mammalian pace of growth and development variations to a non-circadian biological timing mechanism operating on multi-day (multidien) rhythms of growth and degradation. The findings appear in the online journal PLOS ONE, January 2016.

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Periodontal Disease Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Bottom Line: Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease were more likely to develop breast cancer than women who did not have the chronic inflammatory disease. A history of smoking significantly affected the women's risk.

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A New Reason to Smile

Mykiria Mitchell has a newfound smile and is looking forward to showing it off thanks to the UAB School of Dentistry.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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New Patent on Synthetic Molecules Brings Researchers Closer to Therapeutic Approach for Gum Disease

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University of Louisville researchers recently received a patent on a synthetic biochemical compound and its variants, moving science closer to a treatment for gum disease.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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National Study Finds Most General Dentists Do Not Follow Standard of Care Guidelines for Root Canal Treatment

A new national study by UAB Dentistry researchers has found that most general dentists are not following root canal standard of care guidelines.

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Australian Study Finds 'No-Drill' Dentistry Stops Tooth Decay

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A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades.

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Sugar Free Drinks Cause Serious Damage to Teeth, Too

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Research out of Melbourne University’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre tested a wide rage of sugar-free soft drinks and found that many of them can be just as harmful to teeth as their sugared counterparts due to acidic additives.

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Senior Patients Treated in Van Equipped as Dentist’s Office

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Students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine are treating Cleveland-area seniors in a dentist’s office on wheels—a 38-foot van, in fact, renovated to provide full-service oral care.

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Bracket Busters: Halloween Teeth Tips from a SLU Orthodontist

Halloween can be a hard holiday for those wearing braces and other orthodontia. A SLU orthodontist shares his tips for navigating the holiday.

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ADHA Offers Expert Insight, Information on Mid-level Oral Health Providers, Dental Therapists

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Regrow a Tooth? Fish – Yes; Humans – Maybe Some Day

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When a Lake Malawi cichlid loses a tooth, a new one drops neatly into place as a replacement. Why can't humans similarly regrow teeth lost to injury or disease?

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Innovative Dental Composite Receives FDA Clearance

Dental composites are the synthetic resins or mixtures dentists use to restore teeth to their original hardness and rigidity. Made of amalgams—mixtures of mercury, silver or tin, or composites such as silica, ceramic or plastic compounds—longevity and performance often vary, and the composites are prone to breakages. Now, a University of Missouri engineer who has developed a “flowable” composite that can be injected in a cavity and hardened through a high-intensity light, recently received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to produce this product on a commercial scale.

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A Dental Hygienist’s 8 Tips For a Healthy Halloween

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Halloween and candy go hand in hand. You might say the same about candy and cavities. That's why smart toothbrush company Kolibree suggests you pay attention to your oral hygiene as we approach Halloween during National Dental Hygiene Month.

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During National Dental Hygiene Month, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Urge Dental Hygienists to Start Conversations with Patients about Doing the “Daily 4”

In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month, the ADHA and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program have provided dental hygienists and the public with a variety of resources about the benefits of having a daily oral health routine.

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New ADHA White Paper Supplies Insight, Information on Changes Taking Place in Dental Hygiene Education

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This landmark white paper from the American Dental Hygienists' Association discusses not only the drive to transform the dental hygiene profession, as well as the necessary improvements and enhancements the dental hygiene curriculum requires to help dental hygienists provide care in an ever-more integrated health care system, but also explores the issues that are driving these changes.

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