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Released: 9-Jul-2020 9:25 AM EDT
What happens when food first touches your tongue
Ohio State University

New research explains why humans register taste more quickly when food or drink moves over their tongues quickly, as compared to when they are held in their mouth steadily.

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Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Tongue microbes provide window to heart health
European Society of Cardiology

Microorganisms on the tongue could help diagnose heart failure, according to research presented today on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

Newswise: NYU Dentistry Awarded $2 Million to Train Dentists to Treat People with Disabilities
Released: 23-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
NYU Dentistry Awarded $2 Million to Train Dentists to Treat People with Disabilities
New York University

NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and complex medical conditions.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
ADHA Announces New Leadership for 2020-21
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association announces its newly installed leadership for 2020-21.

15-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Could the Cure for IBD Be Inside Your Mouth?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study describes how poor oral health may worsen gut inflammation.

Newswise: University of Maryland School of Dentistry Offers Certificate in Oral Health Science Program for Non-Dental Health Care Providers
Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
University of Maryland School of Dentistry Offers Certificate in Oral Health Science Program for Non-Dental Health Care Providers
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The curriculum is designed to help clinicians recognize and manage oral health infections, diseases, and systemic conditions to more effectively and efficiently improve overall health for their patients.

10-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Delta Opioid Receptor Identified as Promising Therapeutic Target for Inflammatory Pain Relief
New York University

Delta opioid receptors have a built-in mechanism for pain relief and can be precisely targeted with drug-delivering nanoparticles—making them a promising target for treating chronic inflammatory pain with fewer side effects, according to a new study from an international team of researchers. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted using cells from humans and mice with inflammatory bowel disease, which can cause chronic pain.

22-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
A few months of vaping puts healthy people on the brink of oral disease
Ohio State University

The collection of oral bacteria in daily e-cigarette users’ mouths is teeming with potent infection-causing organisms that put vapers at substantial risk for ailments ranging from gum disease to cancer, researchers found.

Newswise: Pain doesn’t take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing
Released: 22-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Pain doesn’t take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by their patients. The analysis shows that those who had dental procedures on a Friday or a day before a holiday were much more likely to fill a prescription for an opioid than other patients.

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15-May-2020 5:30 AM EDT
Researchers Discover Biomarkers of ALS in Teeth
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology in May.

12-May-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Mouthwash Could Be a Promising Weapon in the Fight Against Coronavirus Transmission
American Physiological Society (APS)

Readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of coronaviruses, combating virus replication in the mouth and throat. The findings are presented in a new review article published today in Function, concluding that there is an urgent need to test the effectiveness of this approach in clinical trials.

Newswise: Survey: 85 Percent of Endodontic Practices Open for Emergency Patients Amid COVID-19
Released: 7-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Survey: 85 Percent of Endodontic Practices Open for Emergency Patients Amid COVID-19
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The American Association of Endodontists – the 8,000-plus-member association representing dental specialists known as endodontists – announced the results of a recent member survey on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: American Association of Endodontists Kicks Off Save Your Tooth Month
Released: 4-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
American Association of Endodontists Kicks Off Save Your Tooth Month
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

We have three main message points this month: 1) Endodontists are available to see dental emergencies and relieve the burden of emergency rooms and departments. 2) The public can easily find an endodontist in their area with our user-friendly tool: findmyendodontist.com. 3) Endodontists are highly valued – always, but even more so in these times. If you’ve received care from an endodontist, be sure to #thankanendo this month.

Newswise: American Association of Endodontists Announces New President Dr. Alan H. Gluskin
Released: 4-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
American Association of Endodontists Announces New President Dr. Alan H. Gluskin
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the 8,000-plus-member association representing dental specialists known as endodontists, is announcing that Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S., will serve as its new President, effective April 30, 2020. Dr. Gluskin succeeds Dr. Keith V. Krell. AAE Presidents serve one-year terms and are elected by Association stakeholders

Newswise: New Dean for School of Dental Medicine
Released: 23-Apr-2020 12:40 PM EDT
New Dean for School of Dental Medicine
Harvard Medical School

William V. Giannobile, an educator and leader in the field of periodontology and an internationally recognized scholar in oral regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and precision medicine, has been named dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The appointment was announced today by Harvard Medical School Dean George Q Daley.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 9:30 AM EDT
NYU Dentistry Awarded $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Investigate How Oral Cancer Causes Pain
New York University

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded NYU College of Dentistry’s Yi Ye, PhD, a $2.2 million, five-year grant to study the role of Schwann cells, the most prevalent type of cell supporting neurons in the peripheral nervous system, in oral cancer progression and pain.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT
American Association of Endodontists Publishes ‘Characteristics of Endodontic Emergencies During COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan’
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The AAE has published on its website a research article on COVID-19 and endodontic emergencies in Wuhan, China. The article is also being fast-track published on the Journal of Endodontics’ website, www.jendodon.com.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Have a Dental Emergency? Go to Endodontist First, not Emergency Room or Urgent Care
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

CHICAGO, March 30, 2020— With hospitals and emergency rooms overloaded, endodontist offices remain open for dental emergencies for those suffering from extreme tooth pain or other oral health related emergencies such as those that might require root canal treatment.

Newswise: Teeth Serve as “Archive of Life,” New Research Finds
20-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Teeth Serve as “Archive of Life,” New Research Finds
New York University

Teeth constitute a permanent and faithful biological archive of the entirety of the individual’s life, from tooth formation to death, a team of researchers has found. Its work provides new evidence of the impact that events, such as reproduction and imprisonment, have on an organism.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Study shows commonly used mouthwash could make saliva significantly more acidic
University of Plymouth

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage.

Newswise: With half of adults over 65 lacking dental insurance, poll finds strong support for universal Medicare dental benefit
Released: 24-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EDT
With half of adults over 65 lacking dental insurance, poll finds strong support for universal Medicare dental benefit
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly all older Americans support adding a dental benefit to the Medicare program that covers most people over age 65, according to a new national poll that also reveals how often costs get in the way of oral health for older adults.

Newswise: American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19
Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:45 PM EDT
American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19.

Released: 11-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Pain researchers get a common language to describe pain
Aarhus University

For the first time, an international collaboration of researchers have succeeded in creating a complete overview of all pain conditions in the face, mouth and jaw and classifying them in the same way.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EDT
AO provides additional insight behind cancellation of its 35th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington
Academy of Osseointegration

Arlington Heights, Ill., March 10, 2020 – The Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Board of Directors and staff sincerely appreciate the understanding shown by members and the global implant dentistry community in response to last week’s announcement to cancel AO’s 35th Annual Meeting.

Newswise: John Ondrasik, of “Five for Fighting”, to Speak at AAE Annual Meeting
Released: 3-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST
John Ondrasik, of “Five for Fighting”, to Speak at AAE Annual Meeting
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is announcing that singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, of Five for Fighting, will be their keynote speaker for their annual meeting known as AAE20 in Nashville, taking place April 1-4.

Newswise: Foundation for Endodontics Names First-Ever Research Fellow
Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EST
Foundation for Endodontics Names First-Ever Research Fellow
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, announced Dr. Annie Shrestha, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCD(C), assistant professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, as the recipient of the Research Fellowship Award.

19-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Vaping Changes Oral Microbiome, Increasing Risk for Infection
New York University

Using e-cigarettes alters the mouth’s microbiome—the community of bacteria and other microorganisms—and makes users more prone to inflammation and infection, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.

Newswise: Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving
Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving. Vote for your favorite Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle-area sites

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20-Feb-2020 2:00 PM EST
Could This Plaque Identifying Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Florida Atlantic University

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body – in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.

Newswise: Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Released: 21-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's College of Dentistry are using neutrons at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor to change that.

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18-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel
New York University

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, is published in Science Signaling.

Newswise: Smart Mouthguard Technology Licensed from University of Maryland, Baltimore
Released: 17-Feb-2020 3:00 PM EST
Smart Mouthguard Technology Licensed from University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Technology for a smart mouthguard from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has been licensed by University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) alumnus Michael Wright, DDS, MS, into his new startup company, The WrightGuard Innovation Corporation.

11-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Absent p53, oral cancers recruit and reprogram nerves to fuel tumor growth
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Loss of an important tumor-suppressing gene allows head and neck cancer to spin off signals to nearby nerves, changing their function and recruiting them to the tumor, where they fuel growth and cancer progress.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today. The report found some signs of recovery in U.S. dental spending, which reached a historic high in 2018 of $136 billion, or 3.7 percent of total health spending in the U.S.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 1:35 PM EST
Your gums reveal your diet
Aarhus University

Sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums - known as periodontal diseases - and if this is the case, then healthy eating habits should be prioritised even more.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
After a bone injury, shape-shifting cells rush to the rescue
University of Michigan

Conventional thinking is that bone regeneration is left to a small number of mighty cells called skeletal stem cells, which reside within larger groups of bone marrow stromal cells.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
American Association of Endodontists Announces Interfaith Dental Clinic as its Charitable Partner
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

American Association of Endodontists Announces Interfaith Dental Clinic as its Charitable Partner

Newswise: American Association of Endodontists Announces its 2020 Award Winners
Released: 17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
American Association of Endodontists Announces its 2020 Award Winners
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The AAE is announcing the recipients of its highly prestigious awards to formally be presented at the Association’s annual meeting in Nashville this April.

Released: 17-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST
Green in tooth and claw
Washington University in St. Louis

Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from Washington University in St. Louis. The results have implications for reconstructing diet, and potentially for our interpretation of the fossil record of human evolution, researchers said.

Newswise: The Center for Dentistry at Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Free Dental Care through “Give Kids a Smile” Program
Released: 16-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
The Center for Dentistry at Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Free Dental Care through “Give Kids a Smile” Program
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Center for Dentistry at Hackensack University Medical Center will be participating in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on Friday, February 7. Free preventive and restorative dental care will be offered to children ages 12 and younger by appointment only from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Hillcrest Building, 60 Second Street, Hackensack.

5-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST
Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Patients who had acupuncture during radiation reported less dry mouth symptoms up to 12 months after treatment

Newswise: Architect of Landmark Dental Training Program Honored with Prestigious Award
Released: 3-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
Architect of Landmark Dental Training Program Honored with Prestigious Award
NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

A pioneer in dental residency education, Dr. Neal Demby has devoted his 50-year career at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone to improving the oral health of vulnerable populations.

Newswise: AAE Announces Partnership With SoFi to Offer Student Loan Refinancing Benefit
Released: 3-Dec-2019 1:00 PM EST
AAE Announces Partnership With SoFi to Offer Student Loan Refinancing Benefit
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

In an effort to help remedy the ongoing student debt issue, the American Association of Endodontists announced it is partnering with SoFi, the online personal finance company, through their SoFi at Work program.

2-Dec-2019 4:35 PM EST
New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease
Case Western Reserve University

A new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between obesity and gum disease.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
How to Prevent “Wine Teeth” This Holiday
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers dental expert offers advice for healthy, white teeth during the holidays

Released: 26-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
American Association of Endodontists Underscores Recommendations on Endodontic Competency and Treatment Standards
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Furthering its goal to advance the best patient care, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) distilled its white papers on competency and treatment standards into executive summaries that provide key recommendations and directives to guide the insurance industry, state boards, and other communities of interest to support appropriate endodontic care.


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