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Craniofacial And Tooth Development Requires Fuz

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

During the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher Z. Zhang held an oral presentation on a study titled “Fuz is […]

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Does tray design affect teeth whitening?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

SAN DIEGO – A study presented today at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting that looked at the whitening efficacy of four different bleaching tray designs found all of them to be significantly effective. Teeth whitening is a common and effective dental procedure, but it can cause significant pulpal and gingival irritation, […]

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Sealing occlusal caries can avert restorative treatment

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

SAN DIEGO – Sealing occlusal caries rather than performing a restorative treatment can arrest the caries lesions, according to a presentation on Thursday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) general session and exhibition. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen wanted to investigate the possibility of nonoperative sealing of manifest occlusal caries lesions that […]

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Researchers eye link between oral bacteria, periodontitis, HIV

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Researchers from the University of Florida (UF) are using a one-year, $330,000 grant to try and identify the role of various pathogens in the progression of oral disease among people infected with HIV. “The hypothesis is that suppression of the immune system by HIV contributes to changes in the oral biota, which then contributes to […]

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Toothpaste tablets: The end of the tube?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

March 16, 2011 — The dentrifice delivery system has changed little since the first tube of toothpaste was filled more than 100 years ago. But that could change with the introduction of chewable toothpaste tablets, which are less messy and more environmentally friendly.The tablets offer a “laundry list” of advantages over a tube delivery system, according […]

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Oral cancer screenings a must, say malpractice attorneys

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

The patient was insistent: All she wanted was to get her teeth whitened for an upcoming high school reunion. She came in for the $99 Internet special the dentist had run and mentioned a sore on her tongue, but she said it was recent, attributing it to a tongue-biting habit. The dentist did the procedure […]

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Ameritas Group Helps Fund Dental College Oral Cancer Research

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 14th, 2011

Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., has made a $250,000 gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish a permanent endowment in support of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry. The fund will provide annual support for research focused on preventing, detecting and treating oral cancer. […]

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Recommendation For Postmenopausal Women: Increase Dental Checkups

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 14th, 2011

Postmenopausal women have a new health message to hear. Two annual dental checkups aren’t enough. Older women need more, according to research findings from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic. That message comes from a comparison study of women on and off bone-strengthening bisphosphonate therapies for osteoporosis. Leena […]

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Univ. of Ala. alums find gaps in dental school training

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 14th, 2011

A scathing report by the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association details deficiencies in dental students’ hands-on training at the school, citing instances in which clinic rotations involved playing video games with seniors, brushing their teeth, or being told to go to the beach. The Dental Oversight Committee’s (DOC) report, issued in December […]

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Bones, tissue, scenes of discovery all yield clues in identifying body

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 13th, 2011

On March 3, a conservation officer discovered a decomposed body on the shores of the Humber River. The bones and skull were found in a remote wooded area of the South Humber Bay Park, near a water treatment plant. Officers could not determine the sex or how long the body had been there. But a […]

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