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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tooth loss may be linked to decline of body and mind

A British study has found that tooth loss may be an early indicator of physical and cognitive decline.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sugar-coated nanomaterial may promote bone growth

We have heard it all our lives: too much sugar is bad for your teeth. Scientists from Northwestern University, USA however have developed a sugar-coated nanomaterial which can actually stimulate bone growth.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Long-term peri-implantitis study outlines effective treatment approach

A recent study has examined the efficacy of peri-implantitis treatment over a period of five years. The study analysed the results of 107 patients who received treatment for the disease.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Protocols for implant placement in oral cancer patients examined

A recent study compared two protocols for implant placement in edentulous oral cancer patients. The study, from researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, looked at implant placement during ablative surgery versus delayed implant placement and compared costs and clinical outcomes.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Research shows possibility of growing new teeth

Natural teeth will always be preferable to implants and dentures, but tooth loss is often unavoidable. According to a new study, in the future it may be possible to entirely regrow new teeth using stem cells.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Asymmetric lower jaw may indicate early life stress

A new study from the University of Washington has made the claim that an asymmetric lower jaw may be a marker of early life stress.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peri-implantitis may be aggravated by ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants

A new study reports that the ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants may release particles which can lead to peri-implantitis.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New report outlines risk factors for dental caries and periodontal disease

A new report has detailed the various risk factors associated with dental caries and periodontal disease.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New CT technology will help researchers improve accuracy of 3D reconstructions

For years dentists have been using CBCT to improve treatment planning for their patients.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Innovative antibacterial coating could significantly reduce implant failures linked to infections

A new coating for dental implants designed to improve osseointegration and prevent infection has been developed by researchers at the University of the Basque Country.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Study shows impact of implant surfaces on osseointegration

Results of a new animal study examining how implant surfaces affect osseointegration have concluded that implants with both turned and rough surfaces lead to successful surgeries, but that rough surfaces are slightly more effective.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heavy smoking negatively affects bone healing around implants, study says

A recent study by a team at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China has shown that heavy smoking can be detrimental to bone healing following implant surgery.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What are the best strategies to manage dental anxiety?

A recent literature review has examined different approaches to managing patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Study cautions against over-use of antibiotics in treating periodontitis

A German study has found that cases of moderate periodontitis often do not require antibiotic treatment.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Japanese research supports conventional impression methods over digital

Digital technologies have become widespread in dental practice in recent years. A new study has shown that some techniques being used for implant treatments are less accurate than conventional methods.

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