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2005 Wilmer Souder Award

...5 Wilmer Souder Award for research in the field of dental biomaterials science is being presented today to D...thoroughness of his experimental investigations in dental biomaterials science. He leads a very significant research group in dental biomaterials, based in At...

2005 Research in Dental Caries Award

...ing of caries etiology and/or to the prevention of dental caries. Professor Kidd has been involved with dental research and teaching for over 30 years. She started her research career with studies on model syste...

2005 Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization

...ion, tooth regeneration, and related human genetic dental diseases. Her research in craniofacial genetics an... program targeting minority students to careers in dental academics. In 2002, she became the director of the dental schools training program "Craniofacial Ora...

2005 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

...s unfailing commitment to improving the quality of dental health practice. He directs one of the worlds lead...ic health core functions. Second, he has conducted dental health services research concerning access to dental care, particularly for the disadvantaged. His t...

Growing your own replacement teeth? Not science fiction!

...echniques--including genetic mutations, post-natal dental stem cells, and tooth tissue engineering--to facilitate replacement tooth therapy development in humans. Researchers from the Forsyth Institute (Boston, MA) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will describe successful exp...

Alcohol intervention attempted for violent males

Baltimore, MarylandSerious facial and dental injuries often go hand-in-hand with heavy alcohol ...pecially by teenage boys and young men. A group of dental researchers from the University of Wales (Cardiff, UK) conducted a randomized trial of a brief psych...

Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters

...embrace modern scientific methods. Since teeth and dental structures may survive post mortem, personal identification by means of dental data is still one of the most reliable methods of human identification. Nevertheless, some disasters...

Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria

...ees. The researchers collected an average of seven dental plaque samples from 657 subjects (60% female; 56% Hispanic, 23% African-American, 18% Caucasian, 3% Other; average age 69 years). They will re-examine the same group in less than three years, to evaluate the progression of atherosclerosis (heart dise...

Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Most dental patients would agree that the fewer dental X-rays they are exposed to, the better. Now, a new study by dental researchers at the University at...

Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients' eating disorders

...investigators collected data from 576 dentists and dental hygienists via a self-administered questionnaire t...all program, while only 20% of dentists and 17% of dental hygienists referred patients for treatment. Only 12.6% of dentists and 7.3% of hygienists reported c...

Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care

...fessionals have to fight tooth-and-nail to provide dental services to senior citizens is not much of a stret...eported was cost. Respondents also named lack of dental insurance, anxiety about going to the dentist and not having transportation among the several barrie...

Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario

...rsity of Toronto study. This is the first study of dental injury done in Ontario, says David Locker, a professor with the U of T Faculty of Dentistry. Similar studies have been done in other countries because tooth trauma is considered one of the most severe conditions children can experience. "Once you bre...

Energy and sports drinks attack enamel

...r-reviewed journal, found that over time, exposing dental enamel to bottled lemonades, energy drinks and spo...nks and bottled lemonades causing the most harm to dental enamel," says J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, FRSC, FADM, lead author, Professor of Biomaterials Science...

Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children

...ns with that first trip to the dentist. The first dental visit should include an exam to determine if the c...child is not at risk, it is always good to routine dental check-ups and to limit your child's intake of sugary foods," says Dr. Soxman. "Essentially all child...

Dental erosion

...s, fresh fruit and yogurt can lead to irreversible dental erosion, according to a report in the January/Febr...ow pH environment in the mouth helps contribute to dental erosion," says Samantha Shipley, DDS, and lead author of the report. pH (potential of hydrogen) is ...

Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes

...Now it is believed that bacteria commonly found in dental plaque biofilms may also be related. Researchers evaluated bacterial levels in the saliva of 297 women in their third trimester of pregnancy. They found that a higher salivary level of the bacteria called Actinomyces naeslundii Genospecies2 (A. naesl...

NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk

...i genospecies 2, an oral bacterium associated with dental caries, were significantly associated with low birth weight and preterm delivery. A tenfold increase in bacterial levels was associated with a 60 gram decrease in birth weight and a nearly 0.17 week (1.19 days) decrease in the length of the pregnancy...

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