Teeth whitening and bleaching procedures are driving growth in the American dental hygiene market. However, all is not well within this lucrative sector. Battle lines between nondentists and dentists grow deeper by the day. Nondentist teeth whiteners contend that this is...
Poor oral health and hygiene are major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. Now, Japanese researchers have found that those who wear dentures at night are also at an increased risk of pneumonia. They have thus recommended that denture wearing during sleep be discouraged...
There is often confusion about when and what code to report to insurance companies for a patient's examination visit.
On Jan. 21, the Food and Drug Administration updated its recommendations for the use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides in patients under the age of 18. Reports of serious injuries...
An international group co-led by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Mary MacDougall, Ph.D., has unraveled the molecular basis for the rare, inherited genetic disorder, Singleton-Merten Syndrome. Individuals with SMS develop extreme, life-threatening calcification...
Dental researchers hope to vastly improve oral health in children by countering a common misperception that dental care for baby teeth isn't important because they just fall out anyway. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School...
Improving oral health is a leading population health goal; however, curricula preparing health professionals have a dearth of oral health content and clinical experiences. Funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration,...
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