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New customisable, strontium-filled scaffold could improve dental implant healing

A team of University at Buffalo (UB) researchers in the US has developed a new strontium-loaded scaffold that can be personalised to fit any size dental implant and could help improve healing and tissue attachment in patients.

By |2023-01-18T15:08:24+00:00January 18th, 2023|News|Comments Off on New customisable, strontium-filled scaffold could improve dental implant healing

Removable partial dentures may improve mortality among partially edentulous adults

In a recent study, researchers reported that using removable partial dentures may have long-term benefits in reducing mortality among adults with a non-functional dentition, but cautioned that further research is needed.

By |2023-01-18T15:06:30+00:00January 18th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Removable partial dentures may improve mortality among partially edentulous adults

Research identifies potential novel treatment for managing gum disease

A study from King’s College London has shed light on the role that a type of cell plays in the progression of periodontal (gum) disease and how it could provide an avenue for therapeutic intervention.

By |2022-12-15T12:54:44+00:00December 15th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Research identifies potential novel treatment for managing gum disease

Harnessing “positive stress” to boost tooth tissue regeneration

A study by researchers from the University of Hong Kong has shown that “positive stress” can be utilised to enhance the therapeutic potential of tooth stem cells by increasing their resistance to injury and disease.

By |2022-11-10T10:50:23+00:00November 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Harnessing “positive stress” to boost tooth tissue regeneration

Researchers developing rapid test for periodontal disease

The link between periodontal disease and a range of systemic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis is well established.

By |2022-11-10T10:48:09+00:00November 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Researchers developing rapid test for periodontal disease

No adverse effects of early fluoride exposure found on childhood development

An Australian study published in the Journal of Dental Research has provided evidence that exposure to fluoridated water is not negatively associated with child emotional and behavioural development.

By |2022-11-10T10:47:09+00:00November 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on No adverse effects of early fluoride exposure found on childhood development

Dentists across Scotland are testing AI programme that can identify dental cavities

A pioneering study is being carried out across dental practices in Scotland, in which software-driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is helping practitioners locate caries (cavities) more effectively.

By |2022-10-20T13:06:34+00:00October 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Dentists across Scotland are testing AI programme that can identify dental cavities