Newly identified oral bacterium linked to heart disease and meningitis

A novel bacterium, thought to be a common inhabitant of the oral cavity, has the potential to cause serious disease if it enters the bloodstream, according to a new study.

In the mouth, smoking zaps healthy bacteria

According to a new study, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease.

Blood from periodontal disease can be used to screen for diabetes

Oral blood samples drawn from deep pockets of periodontal inflammation can be used to measure hemoglobin A1c, an important gauge of a patient’s diabetes status, a nursing-dental research team has found.

Genetic variation that raises risk of serious complication linked to osteoporosis drugs identified

Researchers have identified a genetic variation that raises the risk of developing serious necrotic jaw bone lesions in patients who take bisphosphonates, a common class of osteoclastic inhibitors.

Andrew Mukamal: Man In Panther Choker, Sleeveless Alligator Shirt …

In Miami, one finds fashions from quinceaƱera to 'made of dental floss' to pirate raver to gator 'rassler. In other words, we see it all, so no one ever bats a false eyelash at what anyone else is wearing. But even filled full of 305 …

Michael Clair, Former Dentist, Accused Of Paper Clip Use In Root …

A former dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals. Michael Clair is scheduled to be sentenced next Monday after pleading guilty last …

Dr. Karen Becker: Trendy Pet Dental Procedure May Do More Harm …

Nonprofessional dental scaling (NPDS), also known as anesthesia-free dentistry, is gaining popularity with an increasing number of dog and cat owners.

Lab-made tissue picks up the slack of Petri dishes in cancer research

New research, using oral cancer cells in a three-dimensional model of lab-made tissue, demonstrates that previous models used to examine cancer may not be complex enough to accurately mimic the true cancer environment.