Periodontitis poses heart risks for healthy patients
March 29, 2021 -- Even patients with periodontitis who are otherwise healthy may be at an increased risk for hypertension, according to findings published on March 29 in Hypertension. Patients with periodontitis but no other diseases were twice as likely to have elevated blood pressure as those with healthy gums. Read More
CDC releases raft of oral health articles
March 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a collection of oral health articles in its journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Read More
University at Buffalo secures $1.5M grant for oral cancer research
March 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the University at Buffalo in New York a $1.5 million grant to use toward oral cancer research. 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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