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Lymph node Ratio May Predict Cancer Risk

A patient’s lymph node ratio (LNR) may help predict the course of a patient’s disease, thus guiding health care professionals to choose the most appropriate postsurgical therapy for patients with oral cancer, according to University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers. Patients with …
Clinician writing an opioid prescription

Dentists Should Write Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

Teenagers and young adults first introduction to opioids is often in the dentist’s office when they are prescribed painkillers to treat acute pain after oral surgery. Because dental opioid prescriptions may be associated with subsequent opioid abuse in this patient population, dentists …
Daughter with elderly father

Caregivers Sacrifice Dental Care

Vacations and retirement savings are not the only sacrifices people make when providing long-term care to loved ones, according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that found one-third of respondents missed at least one dental appointment. …

Immune Cells Linked to Periodontal Diseases

Scientists from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have identified cells as therapeutic targets in the treatment of periodontitis. T helper 17 (TH17) immune cells have been shown to have …
Risk versus benefits scale

Patients Underestimate Risks of Some Dental Procedures

When deciding whether to undergo a medical or dental procedure, patients tend to overestimate the benefits and underestimate the risks associated with treatment, exposing themselves to circumstances that could be detrimental to their health. These results suggest clinicians should convey realistic expectations …
Woman with lower back pain

Review Highlights Need for Studies on Ergonomic Interventions

Because oral health professionals are prone to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), effective ergonomic interventions are needed to prevent work-related MSDs. But some preventive measures may not actually alleviate muscle discomfort, according to a Cochrane Review workgroup that reported more studies are needed to …
Mouth of a senior with missing teeth

Tooth Loss May Indicate Malnutrition

Compared to the general population, older adults with only 10 to 19 teeth are more likely to be at risk for impaired oral health and malnutrition, which may adversely affect quality of life. These findings position dental clinics as ideal settings to …
Blood pressure measurement

Poor Oral Health May Be Linked to Blood Pressure Control

Individuals who take medication for high blood pressure should consider placing oral health at the top of their priority list, according to a recent study that found patients with healthier mouths experienced better outcomes in therapies targeting hypertension and periodontal disease. Those …
Stony Brook Researchers Receive NIH Grants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Dental and...

Kettenbach LP Acquires Airway Metrics

Huntington Beach, CA — Management from Kettenbach LP and Airway Metrics LLC...

Minnesota Dental Association Releases Opioid Support Materials

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has published a brochure...

Crosstex Acquires Vista Research Group

Hauppauge, NY – Crosstex International Inc has acquired Vista Research Group...

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OrVance Launches the First Globally Compliant Orthodontic Wax

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – January 10, 2019 – OrVance LLC, a...

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KaVo Kerr Announces OptiBond eXTRa Universal Bonding Agent

TKaVo Kerr is excited to introduce OptiBond™ eXTRa Universal, a new...

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Orascoptic Granted U.S. Patent for Optical Design Used in All Headlights

Orascoptic was recently granted a U.S. patent for the optical design...

ClinPix Dental Camera
CliniPix 123-EZ Dental Camera

CliniPix 123-EZ camera small and light, enables the dentist or staff...