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
NYU Dentistry gets $3M to study gum disease, Alzheimer's
January 4, 2023 -- New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) was awarded a $3.1 million grant to study the nexus of periodontitis and Alzheimer's disease. Read More
Dental hygienists face health stressors from pandemic
December 23, 2022 -- Dental hygienists experienced similar physical and mental health stressors as other healthcare professionals when they returned to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, says research published December 21 in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
8 dental industry leaders share predictions for 2023
December 20, 2022 -- Eight leaders and executives in the dental industry shared their predictions for dentistry in 2023. Leading ideas include a continued adoption of artificial intelligence to drive better patient outcomes and a renewed focus on the patient experience to justify rising costs. Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis tied to more dental disorders
December 20, 2022 -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) show elevated frequency of dental visits, but also an increased incidence of dental disorders, according to a study published December 15 in BMC Oral Health. The disorders include dental caries, pulpitis, gingivitis, periodontitis, and oral ulceration. Read More
LED Dental partners with USI, Kells
December 16, 2022 -- LED Dental has entered into partnerships with insurance and consulting firm USI and artificial intelligence (AI) firm Kells. Read More
New Zealand to ban tobacco sales
December 16, 2022 -- New Zealand has passed an anti-smoking bill that will ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born on or after January 1, 2009, according to a report published December 13 on CNN.com. Read More
Dental professionals can help prevent HPV cancers
December 13, 2022 -- Oral healthcare professionals may help prevent HPV-related cancers by increasing HPV vaccination rates for patients, according to a study published on December 8 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. 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
Colgate-Palmolive, NASA partner on oral health research
December 9, 2022 -- Colgate-Palmolive has signed a deal with NASA to explore ways to advance oral health, personal care, and skin health for both astronauts in space and people around the globe. 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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