Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Extra pounds may equal heftier gum disease treatment costs
Obese patients paid significantly more for periodontal treatments than those who were average weight regardless of disease severity, according to a study.
June 1, 2023
Revealing the monster of periodontal disease
As clinicians, how can we successfully motivate patients to banish the monster of periodontitis? Dr. James V. Anderson explores a possible answer.
May 24, 2023
Study to explore how and why gums swell
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Dentistry were awarded a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to explore how and why people react differently to dental plaque accumulation.
May 22, 2023
Researchers to develop new method for targeting gum infections
Researchers are working to develop an antibiotic delivery system to target aggressive gum infections.
April 24, 2023
NYU Dentistry’s gel that represses gum disease wins award
A gum disease-fighting topical gel developed by scientists at the New York University (NYU) has won a science and medicine tournament.
April 5, 2023
Mental health symptoms linked to risk of oral diseases
Providers may expect higher levels of oral disease among patients with adverse mental health conditions.
March 30, 2023
Study reveals important cellular activity in the gingiva
Researchers at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, have shed light on biological activity related to gingiva fibroblasts, cells that help produce fibers that hold our teeth in place, according to a news release issued by the university.
March 15, 2023
Diabetes, tooth loss worsen cognitive decline
People who have both diabetes and tooth loss are at risk of a worse and faster cognitive decline as they age, according to a study published on March 12 in the
Journal of Dental Research
March 14, 2023
Study finds link between periodontitis, arthritis
A team of researchers has reported a link between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups, furthering research that could lead to therapies for the two conditions, according to a study published in
Science Translational Medicine
March 13, 2023
Is gum disease linked to atrial fibrillation?
Researchers at Newcastle Dental Hospital in Tyne, England, will check patients to see if there is a link between gum disease and a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to ITV News.
March 8, 2023
How to replicate a natural smile with a digital workflow
By combining a digital workflow and shell technique, CAD/CAM restorations can be created with the form and texture of natural teeth, resulting in an authentic-looking smile, according to a case report published in the
Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
March 6, 2023
Manuka honey may have sweet effect on implant bone healing
Soaking collagen scaffolds in manuka honey could increase their ability to produce minerals and promote osteogenesis, yet the scaffolds offer little resistance to bacterial infection, according to researchers.
February 28, 2023
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