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New research of oral anomalies aids understanding of schizophrenia
The causes of schizophrenia are not entirely understood, but healthcare practitioners are increasingly intrigued by the links between this complicated condition and human physical and neurological development. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Gary Hack details his team's recent research and offers hope for improving the dental experience for these patients.
October 13, 2019
Study links missing teeth to cardiovascular disease
Americans with no teeth were significantly more likely to also have cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., than individuals who did not have any missing teeth, according to research presented on October 2 at the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference 2019.
October 2, 2019
Does presurgery oral care improve heart surgery outcomes?
It is unclear whether receiving dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery improves patient outcomes, according to a systematic review recently published in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
August 28, 2019
Perio treatment mix helps lower glucose levels
It can be difficult to find an effective treatment regimen to help patients with both chronic periodontitis and type 2 diabetes. Researchers conducted a review and found that a combination of three treatments, including scaling and root planing, was most effective in reducing blood glucose levels.
August 7, 2019
Sugary beverages linked to higher cancer risk
Drinking sugary beverages may be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to the findings of a study published in
on July 10. The evidence suggests sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juice, may contribute to the overall cancer rate.
July 11, 2019
47 new genes linked to dental diseases
An international team of researchers has identified dozens of new genes associated with oral health and dental diseases. Their findings suggest many dental traits are heritable.
July 10, 2019
New analysis shows long-term impact of HPV vaccination
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs can substantially reduce the number of infections in girls and women, researchers report in a new study published in
. Their analysis suggests vaccination programs are working.
June 26, 2019
Imaging study finds OSA patients at risk for heart disease
A new study offers another reason to screen your patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with severe OSA have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting.
June 25, 2019
WVU to study lung disease prevention in dentistry
The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry has announced it will be conducting a new study on how dental professionals come into contact with vapors, gases, and airborne dusts that may cause lung disease and also ways to prevent it.
June 13, 2019
Study links glucose disorders and perio disease
Patients with undetected glucose disorders (dysglycemia) have a higher risk of both periodontitis and myocardial infarction, according to a study published June 10 in
June 9, 2019
The personalized revolution is coming
Personalized healthcare will change how dentists approach patient intake and treatment. Dr. Dennis Abbott spoke about the topic and its long-term impact at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.
May 20, 2019
Survey results suggest link between RA patients and perio disease
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease are both inflammatory, chronic, and progressive, but is there a link between the two? Researchers surveyed hundreds of patients with RA to find out.
May 16, 2019
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