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More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

A new study adds to accumulating research that gum disease is associated with some cancer risk, reporting a 24 percent increase in the risk of cancer among participants with severe periodontitis. The highest risk was observed in cases of lung cancer, followed by colorectal cancer.

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UCLA School of Dentistry Receives $1.5 Million for Community-Based Education

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The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state’s largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA student dentists to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in California, is the largest that Delta Dental has ever given a dental school.

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Researchers Investigate Disparities in Orthodontia Completion Among Appalachians

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Orthodontic care, such as braces, bite plates and retainers, typically costs between $3,000 and $8,000. But research out of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry suggests that only half of Appalachian orthodontia patients can complete their treatment.

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Metabolic Vulnerability of Certain Breast Cancers, Radiosurgery for Brain Cancer, Measuring Radiation Therapy, and More in the Cancer News Source

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New AAE.org Website Transforms Members' and Patients' Online Experience

The American Association of Endodontists has developed and launched a new website that offers more content and easier navigation for members, dental professionals and patients.

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NYU Dentistry Study Finds Evidence That a Protein, MCP-1, May Determine Bone Loss Responses to Parathyroid Hormone

Findings Could Have Implications for Systemic as Well as Bone Conditions

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Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Provides Important School-Based Health

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone provides vital services to thousands of children and adolescents in 41 school-based health centers.

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Do Your Ears Hang Low? The Complex Genetics Behind Earlobe Attachment

A common, hands-on method for teaching genetics in grade school encourages students to compare their earlobes with those of their parents: Are they attached and smoothly mesh with the jawline? Or are they detached and dangly? The answer is meant to teach students about dominant and recessive genes. Simple, right? Not so fast.

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UTHealth’s Margo Melchor Appointed to Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

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Margo Melchor, R.D.H., M.Ed., Ed.D., community outreach director for the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been appointed to the Texas state board that regulates the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene.

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