• Killer smile? An oral pathogen increases heart attack damage, study reveals

    In a study published in September 2023 in the International Journal of Oral Science, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have revealed that a common oral pathogen can stop cardiac myocytes from repairing themselves after a heart attack caused by coronary heart disease.

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  • Combined treatment takes a bite out of tooth decay

    The sting of a toothache or the discovery of a cavity is a universal dread. Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, is an insidious adversary, taking a toll on millions of mouths worldwide. Caries can lead to pain, tooth loss, infection, and in severe cases, even death.

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  • Pandemic impact: decline in preventive oral health services raises concerns

    New research from Delta Dental on oral healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic, published recently by the Journal of the American Dental Association, reported a significant decrease in the provision of preventive oral healthcare services when compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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  • Student researchers turn to lotus plant to design fog-free personal protective equipment

    Students at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine created free face shields and comfort bands as a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) with 3D printers that were eventually used by some 3,000 dental professionals in university centres across the US.

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