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Study Finds Benefits to Iron-Rich Enamel in Rodents

Researchers have unveiled detailed images of the incisors of certain rodents, revealing the intricate structure of their enamel and its protective qualities. Contrary to previous beliefs, the orange-brown color of these teeth does not…

Collaboration Aims to Boost Access

Patricia Braun, MD, and her team at Denver Health are furthering the integration of oral health into medical checkups for underserved populations. With a $6 million federal grant, Braun and colleagues have trained 250 primary care…

Decisions Contributor Receives Prestigious Award

Vanchit John, BDS, MDS, DDS, MSD, chair of the Department of Periodontology at Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry in Bloomington and frequent contributor to Decisions in Dentistry, recently received the IU President’s Award for…

Japanese Dentists Sue Google Over Bad Reviews

In Tokyo, 63 physicians and dentists have taken legal action against Google, asking for ap­prox­imately 1.4 million yen in damages, alleging that unfair reviews on its navigation app, Google Maps, have significantly harmed their…

Dentistry Mourns One of the Greats

Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, a tremendous contributor to dental education, dental research, and oral health promotion, passed away on December 22, 2023. A professor emeritus and dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry,…

Retirement Spurs Shortage of Dentists

The United States experienced a windfall of dental school graduates during the 1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, this large group of dentists began to retire in 2015, which impacted the supply of dentists across the nation. This…

Oral Health Is Linked to Cancer Survival

A recent study highlights a link between oral health and survival rates in individuals with head and neck cancer. The study of 2,500 patients emphasized that better oral health, determined by factors including natural teeth count and…

Dentist Pens an Ode to the Benefits of Aspartame

A Lawrence, Massachusetts dentist is hoping to avoid throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater in light of the recent announcement from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — part of the World Health…

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