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Using Herpes Viruses to Fight Cancer

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and is superseded only marginally by cardiovascular disease. As our population ages, it is possible that cancer may…

Smartwatches’ Impact on Defibrillators

A recent article in the The Wall Street Journal examines the accuracy of data gathered on atrial fibrillation by so-called smartwatches. It raises the issue that if this data is inaccurate, it might lead to unnecessary concerns for the…

Alternatives for Managing COVID-19

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency. At that time, the death toll was estimated to be 171 souls. By the end of 2020, the estimate had risen to 1.8 million, while the total number…

New Approach to Controlling Inflammation

For some time, it has been known the vagus nerve plays an important role in metabolic homeostasis and that it controls immune function and pro-inflammatory responses via the inflammatory reflex.1 This concept was first proposed by Kevin J.…

Addressing Peri-Implantitis

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PERIO UPDATE NEWSLETTER HERE While implant therapy is well-known for its safety and efficacy, not all implants flourish. Whatever the cause, peri-implantitis is a serious threat to implant health and clinicians must be…

Platelet Use in Reducing Rejection Rates

Platelets are cell fragments surrounded by membranes, and their main function is to act with fibrin to stop blood flow in wounds. These fragments also carry special proteins that render them invisible to the immune system. Taking advantage…

A Look at Peri-Implant Disease Classification

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PERIO UPDATE NEWSLETTER HERE Implant therapy is often the treatment of choice when it comes to addressing tooth loss. And for the most part, it is quite successful. However, as dentists are well aware, some implants fail.…

Teeth Hold a Record of Life Events

According to an article in Scientific Reports by Cerrito and colleagues,1 life stresses can produce histologic changes in cementum. The team reached this conclusion after investigating teeth recovered from cadavers of individuals between 25…

Applications for Bioprinting Technology

When dental three-dimensional (3D) printing is mentioned, most dentists think of crowns, habit devices, surgical guides and such — and, in fact, this technology has led to remarkable changes in oral healthcare delivery. However,…

Preparing For the Next Viral Wave

The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 as a pandemic more than two years ago, and government regulations issued in response to this disease have created multiple problems. Based on recent events, many U.S. citizens seem ready to…

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