Gene variant tied to cancers in patients with tooth loss
January 23, 2023 -- The same genes that affect diseases in patients' mouths may be linked to other diseases, including certain types of cancer, according to research published last September in Scientific Reports. 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
ADHA turns 100 in 2023
January 19, 2023 -- In 2023, the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) celebrates a century as the largest national professional association for registered dental hygienists. Read More
Study to explore cannabis-altered oral bacteria and brain
January 17, 2023 -- Researchers from universities in South Carolina and North Carolina were awarded $3.7 million to explore further alterations that cannabis smoking makes to the community of microorganisms in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain. 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
Can money loss encourage smokers to quit?
January 12, 2023 -- The true per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia may encourage tobacco users in the U.S. to kick the habit, according to a report by personal finance website WalletHub. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2023 finalists
January 10, 2023 -- Who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Cuspies? We are very excited to announce the people, products, and events that were selected as finalists in this year's event recognizing excellence in dentistry. Read More
AAP addresses pediatric dental caries in report
January 9, 2023 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is addressing pediatric dental caries in its January 2023 report titled "Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children." Read More
Physical activity type matters in reducing gum disease risk
January 9, 2023 -- Physical activity can stave off inflammation, which in turn could possibly decrease the risk of developing periodontitis. However, not all bodily movements appear to offer the same benefits. The large U.S. study was published on January 2 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Read More
Can probiotics help treat bad breath?
January 5, 2023 -- Probiotics in fermented foods such as yogurt may provide short-term relief for halitosis, according to a recent study published in BMJ Open. Read More
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Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

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