Cochrane review questions routine oral cancer screening December 2, 2010 -- The scientific literature does not conclusively prove that routine visual screening for oral cancer increases detection and prevention, according to a new Cochrane review. Even so, the authors advise assessing high-risk individuals, and experts say it is still warranted.
Millions of Medicaid kids still not getting dental care December 1, 2010 -- Despite ongoing efforts over the past decade to increase access to dental care for children on Medicaid, a new U.S. government report finds that dental services for low-income children still fall far short and suggests that midlevel providers may be a viable solution. Discuss
Does vitamin D enhance periodontal health? December 1, 2010 -- Vitamin D can play a positive role in supporting and improving periodontal health in postmenopausal adults and pregnant women, according to two new studies in the Journal of Periodontology. But the study authors say more research is needed. Discuss
Study points to scientific support for CPP-ACP products November 30, 2010 -- The research community has been divided over the effectiveness of stable calcium phosphate remineralization products. But evidence supporting the use of stable amorphous calcium phosphate systems continues to mount, according to a Journal of Dental Research literature review. Discuss
Report: Dental mercury puts millions at risk November 24, 2010 -- A new report submitted by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that mercury from dental amalgam restorations is putting millions of Americans at risk. Discuss