Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
OralDNA Labs launches PCR test for novel coronavirus
Dental testing specialist OralDNA Labs has rolled out a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for SARS-CoV-2 from its OraRisk line of salivary diagnostics.
April 14, 2020
Flossing, dental visits reduce perio disease bacteria
No surprises here: Good oral hygiene can reduce bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease. Researchers found people who flossed and recently visited the dentist had a lower presence of
, a prominent anaerobic periodontal pathogen.
March 15, 2020
Brushing 3 times a day may cut diabetes risk
Want to lower your risk of developing diabetes? Brush your teeth. Brushing teeth at least three times per day was linked to lowering a person's risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published March 2 in
March 9, 2020
Man nearly dies after using nail to pick popcorn from teeth
Using a metal nail and other objects to dislodge popcorn from between his teeth may have caused a U.K. man's potentially fatal blood infection that led him to undergo a lengthy surgery, according to news reports.
January 7, 2020
Perio disease linked to worse maternal, newborn outcomes
A recent study has linked periodontal disease during pregnancy to worse health outcomes for both mothers and their children. The authors called for more oral health outreach efforts to address this preventable and treatable health-related pregnancy risk.
December 22, 2019
Dental care may be crucial for patients on dialysis
Poor oral health may be linked to worse heart health for patients with end-stage renal disease. A study found that patients on hemodialysis had significantly worse oral health than their peers and that these patients may also be at risk for arteriosclerosis.
December 17, 2019
Review suggests link between perio disease, obesity
Does body weight affect the likelihood that a patient may have periodontal disease? Evidence suggests it does, according to a recent review published in the
British Dental Journal
December 11, 2019
URI scientist awarded $2.2M grant to study oral bacteria
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year $2.2 million grant to a scientist at the University of Rhode Island (URI) to study oral bacteria.
December 2, 2019
Podcast: How to start talking to patients about the oral-systemic connection
There is no question that there is a direct link between oral health and overall health. However, many dental professionals may have difficulty communicating that connection to patients. In this podcast, dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh, talks about how to start the conversation and the important role dental professionals play in patients' oral and overall health.
November 6, 2019
Burning incense linked to changes in oral bacteria
Burning incense is associated with changes to oral bacteria, including those from the
family, according to a recent study from an international team of researchers. The findings suggest that even occasional incense use can alter the composition of the oral cavity.
November 5, 2019
Oral health, diet can affect development of psoriasis
A patient's oral health and diet can have a significant effect on the development and severity of psoriasis, according to research published recently in
Dermatology Online Journal
October 29, 2019
Study: Dental specialists prescribe millions of antibiotics
Dentists and other dental specialists wrote about 9 million antibiotic prescriptions to patients during a three-year period despite growing concerns of antibiotic resistance, according to a study published in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
October 16, 2019
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