Tooth protection from the sea
(Phys.org) -- A team of dentists and scientists from Newcastle University are developing a new product from a marine microbe to protect dentures, teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth.
'Painless' plasma brush is becoming reality in dentistry, engineers say
University of Missouri engineers and their research collaborators at Nanova, Inc. are one step closer to a painless way to replace fillings. After favorable results in the lab, human clinical trials are underway ...
Angie's List stock rises in first trading day
(AP) -- The stock of consumer-reviews site Angie's List Inc. increased 16 percent on its first day of trading Thursday, showing ongoing investor appetite for Internet companies.
Showa Hanako 2: A realistic robot for novice dentists (w/ video)
Foreign Accent Syndrome: Oregon woman develops foreign accent after surgery
(AP) -- Karen Butler has a British-sounding accent, but she's never been to Europe. She woke up from dental surgery one day talking funny. A year and a half later her "foreign" accent remains, and her story ...
Cost is big factor in dental care, UK survey results show
Just over a quarter (26 per cent) of adults say the type of dental treatment they chose in the past has been affected by the cost of treatment. And almost a fifth (19 per cent) said that they have delayed dental treatment ...
Denture adhesives can cause zinc overdose, study says
The simple act of trying to keep dentures in place can trigger serious health problems, including neurological damage, a new study by University of Maryland researchers warns.
Early oral health care is important to a child's development
Good oral health is a key component of good overall health in children, which is why an early visit to the dentist is very important, says Temple University pediatric dentist Mark Helpin.
The benefits of space technology for dentists
Dentists and their patients will soon benefit from a tiny new high-resolution X-ray camera. A Swedish company has adapted an advanced technique used for miniaturising space hardware to make a visit to the ...
1 in 4 Californian children have never seen a dentist, study finds
Lack of dental care continues to be a significant problem for American children, who miss about 1.6 million school days each year due to dental disease.
Dentists can help to identify patients at risk of a heart attack
Dentists can help to identify patients who are in danger of dying of a heart attack or stroke, reveals a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. Thanks to the study, six men who thought they were completely healthy were able ...
The global financial crisis is bad for more than just your pocket
One in four Australian adults has taken an action that puts their health at risk as a result of the global financial crisis (GFC), according to a new MBF Healthwatch poll.
Study suggests dentists can identify patients at risk for fatal cardiovascular event
A new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation.
Dentists urged to take a role in identifying children suffering from neglect
A new policy urging dentists to check for tell-tale signs of neglect when treating children with severe oral disease has been published.