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Do Americans or Brits Have Superior Oral Health?

While many American subscribe to the stereotype that the British traditionally have poor oral health — a notion reinforced by the Austin Powers film series about a fictional British spy with bad teeth — a study published in the British…

Bluetooth Retainer May Improve Patient Compliance

A team from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry has developed a prototype retainer that uses Bluetooth technology to help determine patients’ real-time use of orthodontic appliances. Called the SmartByte, it is…

Forward Science Donates 5th Device For Charity Campaign

Houston, TX: In May of 2014, Forward Science™, the developers of the award winning OralID oral cancer screening device, launched a Facebook Charity Campaign in efforts to give back to the non-profit community. For every 500 “Likes” the…

Novel Approach for Enamel Regeneration

Once worn away, tooth enamel does not regenerate. And while many research efforts have been directed at creating a material that mimics enamel, no discovery to date has found one that compares with the composition, fracture toughness, and…

Research Sheds Light on Tonsil Cancer

Current research demonstrates that most cases of tonsil cancers show evidence of the human papillomavirus (HPV), but HPV’s role in causing these cancers is not well understood. For this reason, researchers from Simon Fraser University…

Exploring Compromised Restorative Dental Cements

A team of scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales, have found that bioactive glass ionomer cements regain elasticity before fully hardening — and premature curing and sealing may…

World AIDS Day – 1 December 2015

December 1 is World AIDS Day 2015, an opportunity for dental teams to work actively and collaboratively to raise awareness about HIV and help move closer to the goal of an AIDS-free generation. This year’s theme, “The Time to Act Is Now,”…