Artificial intelligence model predicts links between general, oral health
July 22, 2021 -- General health and oral health factors should be considered collectively when planning healthcare for older adults, according to an oral session presented at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
CBD spray may help treat oral ulcers
July 22, 2021 -- Cannabidiol (CBD) oral spray may inhibit inflammation in tongue ulcers, relieve pain, and accelerate the closure of lesions, according to an animal study presented at the virtual 2021 meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. The finding may help advance efforts to develop new therapeutic strategies for oral ulcers. Read More
Wearing a mask makes people aware of their bad breath
July 22, 2021 -- Wearing a face mask makes people aware of their bad breath, according to a recent survey published in Oral Diseases. The use of face masks also led respondents to make significant changes in their oral hygiene habits. Read More
Recker appointed to 4-year term on CODA
July 22, 2021 -- Dr. Frank Recker was appointed on July 12 to the ADA's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Recker was instrumental in challenging limited definitions of dental specialties. His appointment represents a fairly revolutionary change in perspectives from the ADA and CODA, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
All-tissue lasers show power for managing peri-implantitis
July 22, 2021 -- Peri-implantitis is one of the more common diseases plaguing patients with dental implants. Dr. Samuel Low shares new research that demonstrates why Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology is a minimally invasive technique to manage the condition. Read More
CBCT aids in retrieval of broken 1.3-cm needle from man's mouth
July 21, 2021 -- Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and two injection needles used as reference points assisted in the removal of a broken 1.3-cm suture needle from a man's buccal mucosa, according to a case report published recently in Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Incomplete treatment
July 21, 2021 -- In many practices, reaching out to patients with incomplete treatment does not happen with any consistency, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Blocking out time for calls is essential to getting these patients back in the chair. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 exposure risk cut due to office changes
July 21, 2021 -- Multiple changes were made at dental care facilities to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and these strategies cut transmission risk, according to a presentation given on July 21 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research General Session. Read More
Dental disease prominent in Canary Islands mummies
July 21, 2021 -- Analysis of pre-Hispanic mummies found in the Canary Islands has shown that their dental pathologies did not differ significantly from skeletonized remains found on the same island, according to research published online July 13 in the International Journal of Paleopathology. Read More
Imaging aids in tween's tumor-induced jaw reconstruction
July 20, 2021 -- Imaging has helped diagnose and reconstruct an 11-year-old girl's lower jaw, which had eroded due to a growing benign tumor. The case report was published on July 9 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. Read More
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