Is computer-aided surgery a tool against antibiotic resistance?
January 26, 2023 -- Static computer-aided implant surgery offers benefits compared to conventional procedures, including that it may help combat antibiotic resistance, according to a letter published on January 24 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Tulane receives NIH grant to study ties between oral health, HIV
January 20, 2023 -- Tulane University researchers recently received $1.9 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between oral health, HIV infection, and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapies. Read More
What dentists need to know about antibiotic resistance
January 13, 2023 -- Citing research showing that a majority of antibiotics prescribed by dentists in the U.K. is unwarranted, dentists in Spain argued that clinicians must learn more about antibiotic resistance. Their correspondence was published on January 12 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
IWC unveils system that detects tainted dental water
January 13, 2023 -- IWC Innovations has launched a water contamination risk prevention and alert system for dental practices. Read More
Woman may have developed ONJ from cancer immunotherapy drug
January 4, 2023 -- A humanized antibody used in cancer immunotherapy may be associated with a 44-year-old woman developing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). The case report was published on January 1 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. Read More
Patient-facing roles not tied to increased COVID-19 rates
December 16, 2022 -- COVID-19 rates in dental clinics were not higher for people involved in patient-facing roles, according to a study published December 13 by Harvard School of Dental Medicine researchers in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Now trending: Oral piercings and gems
December 12, 2022 -- Dentists are warning against a popular trend among young adults: oral piercings and gems. The trend may pose serious damage to one's oral health, according to a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Clinicians are feeling the pain of prolonged mask use
December 2, 2022 -- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experiencing orofacial pain, including temporomandibular disorders, related to the ongoing use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators and masks. The perspective was published on December 1 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
'Mask-mouth syndrome' emerges from COVID-19 pandemic
November 29, 2022 -- Mask-mouth syndrome may result from using a face mask for prolonged periods. Researchers assessed how wearing a face mask affects one's oral hygiene in a study published on November 26 in Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. Read More
CDC probes suspected waterline-related infections
November 2, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a cluster of nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in children who underwent procedures at pediatric dental clinics where treatment water contained high levels of bacteria. Read More