Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
AAP launches dental hygiene initiative
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has launched an initiative to educate dental hygienists on periodontal topics.
November 15, 2023
U.S. Air Force deploys laser periodontal surgery
The U.S. Air Force has implemented dental laser-assisted regeneration technology, according to Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. The Air Force is using Millenium's proprietary LANAP protocol and laser dentistry for periodontal disease.
November 9, 2023
Researchers discover mechanism involved in dental inflammation
Brazilian researchers have found connections in the mechanisms involved in dental pulp inflammation and root apex damage.
October 16, 2023
Visual bone loss and root planing insurance benefits
Coding for scaling and root planing is tricky. Dr. Dominique Fufidio explains how to document visual bone loss that meets an insurer’s policy for reimbursement.
October 16, 2023
Researchers develop at-home device for diagnosing gingivitis
An at-home test that can diagnose gingivitis may soon be a reality, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati.
September 18, 2023
Shofu Dental debuts DentaLaze wireless diode laser
Shofu Dental has debuted the DentaLaze, a wireless diode laser with a compact, ergonomic design and 45 minutes of battery life.
August 17, 2023
Metformin may help manage periodontitis
New research in mice has revealed a potential role for metformin in managing periodontitis, according to a study published in
Genes & Diseases
August 15, 2023
This plant pigment may relieve smoking-related gum disease
A plant flavonoid found in dark berries and red wine alleviated cigarette smoke-induced periodontitis, according to a study.
August 7, 2023
Researchers create algorithms to track periodontal disease change
Researchers have developed algorithms to track periodontal disease change, which could allow dentists to catch gum disease earlier.
August 2, 2023
Dietary restriction shows promise curbing periodontitis
Some dietary restriction approaches have the potential to improve periodontitis.
June 21, 2023
AI matches dentists in detecting gingivitis
Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect gum inflammation, or gingivitis, from intraoral photographs with more than 90% accuracy, according to a recent study.
June 19, 2023
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
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