A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching COVID-19 at the dentist’s office.
Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there’s no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition.
A study by a University of Illinois Chicago pediatric dentist has shown a novel way to track potential COVID-19 cases — testing children who visit the dentist. The study also showed an over 2% positivity rate for the asymptomatic children tested. Dr. Flavia Lamberghini, UIC clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatric dentistry, has co-authored the article, “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in asymptomatic pediatric dental patients,” in the April 2021 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
According to some estimates, chronic pain affects up to 40% of Americans, and treating it frustrates both clinicians and patients––a frustration that’s often compounded by a hesitation to prescribe opioids for pain.
The dean of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine discusses how people avoiding dental appointments during the pandemic is raising awareness of challenges in the dental health system
Roughly half of U.S. dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a significant proportion of older patients receiving opioids at dental visits also use psychotropic medications — a potentially harmful combination. Their findings are published in the journal Pharmacotherapy.
Botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.
Dental plaque can lead to cavities, but scientists are developing a coating they say dentists could someday apply to teeth to prevent plaque from forming. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo.
NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and complex medical conditions.
As dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by their patients.
The analysis shows that those who had dental procedures on a Friday or a day before a holiday were much more likely to fill a prescription for an opioid than other patients.
We have three main message points this month: 1) Endodontists are available to see dental emergencies and relieve the burden of emergency rooms and departments. 2) The public can easily find an endodontist in their area with our user-friendly tool: findmyendodontist.com. 3) Endodontists are highly valued – always, but even more so in these times. If you’ve received care from an endodontist, be sure to #thankanendo this month.
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the 8,000-plus-member association representing dental specialists known as endodontists, is announcing that Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S., will serve as its new President, effective April 30, 2020. Dr. Gluskin succeeds Dr. Keith V. Krell. AAE Presidents serve one-year terms and are elected by Association stakeholders
Following Indiana Gov. Eric Holcolmb’s signing of an executive order April 27 ending restrictions on elective medical procedures, as well as similiar measures occuring across other parts of the U.S., dental offices across the Indiana and beyond have begun to…
The AAE has published on its website a research article on COVID-19 and endodontic emergencies in Wuhan, China. The article is also being fast-track published on the Journal of Endodontics’ website, www.jendodon.com.
CHICAGO, March 30, 2020— With hospitals and emergency rooms overloaded, endodontist offices remain open for dental emergencies for those suffering from extreme tooth pain or other oral health related emergencies such as those that might require root canal treatment.
The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19.
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is announcing that singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, of Five for Fighting, will be their keynote speaker for their annual meeting known as AAE20 in Nashville, taking place April 1-4.
The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, announced Dr. Annie Shrestha, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCD(C), assistant professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, as the recipient of the Research Fellowship Award.
Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s College of Dentistry are using neutrons at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor to change that.
Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, is published in Science Signaling.
Technology for a smart mouthguard from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has been licensed by University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) alumnus Michael Wright, DDS, MS, into his new startup company, The WrightGuard Innovation Corporation.
Sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums – known as periodontal diseases – and if this is the case, then healthy eating habits should be prioritised even more.
Conventional thinking is that bone regeneration is left to a small number of mighty cells called skeletal stem cells, which reside within larger groups of bone marrow stromal cells.
The AAE is announcing the recipients of its highly prestigious awards to formally be presented at the Association’s annual meeting in Nashville this April.
A pioneer in dental residency education, Dr. Neal Demby has devoted his 50-year career at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone to improving the oral health of vulnerable populations.
Furthering its goal to advance the best patient care, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) distilled its white papers on competency and treatment standards into executive summaries that provide key recommendations and directives to guide the insurance industry, state boards, and other communities of interest to support appropriate endodontic care.
The American Association of Endodontists continues to make great strides forward when it comes to creativity and communications excellence. The AAE is proud to announce it has received 27 MarCom Awards — its most awards in a single year to date — recognizing outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, design and production of marketing and communication materials.
The Association attributed the 41 percent surge to the success of its ongoing consumer engagement initiative, Worth Saving.
Schizophrenia findings revealed by team from UNR School of Medicine, UM School of Dentistry, who colllaborated with British and Turkish investigators
A new study by two University of Washington researchers and their colleagues questions the cost-effectiveness of fluoride varnish for preschoolers and calls its anti-cavity effects “modest and uncertain” in this age group.
The ADHA has released a statement regarding a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and the IQ scores of their children.