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Dr. Ray Gist – Thank You Michigan !

Dr. Raymond Gist, UM School of Dentistry alumnus (DDS 1966), became president of the American Dental Association Oct. 13, 2010.

Personal challenges and advice to dental students

Dr Raymond Gist (DDS 1966) interviewed while president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). On October 13, 2010 he became president of the ADA.

A smart use for wisdom teeth: Making stem cells

A new study shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone might be carrying around his or her own personal stem-cell repository should he or she ever need some.

Researchers analyze impact of chemical BPA in dental sealants used in children

Researchers have found that bisphenol A (BPA) released from some plastic resins used in pediatric dentistry is detectable in the saliva after placement in children’s mouths.

What can a New Zealand reptile tell us about false teeth?

Using a moving 3-D computer model based on the skull and teeth of a New Zealand reptile called tuatara, researchers have revealed how damage to dental implants and jaw joints may be prevented by sophisticated interplay between our jaws, muscles and brain.

‘Jailbreak’ bacteria can trigger heart disease

Plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart attack, according to new research.

Fluoride in water prevents adult tooth loss, study suggests

Children drinking water with added fluoride helps dental health in adulthood decades later, a new study finds.

New ‘dentist’ test to detect oral cancer will save lives

A new test for oral cancer, which a dentist could perform by simply using a brush to collect cells from a patient’s mouth, is set to be developed by researchers.

Chew on this: Six dental myths debunked

Your teeth need more than daily brushing and flossing. Researchers debunk six dental myths and discuss the role nutrition plays in oral health.

Gene brings teeth in shape

August 5, 2010
Gene brings teeth in shape

No healthy teeth will form without this gene: if during tooth formation (odontogenesis) the so-called Jagged2 gene is inactivated, and hence the Notch signaling pathway interrupted, tooth crowns will be malformed and enamel will be lacking. This signaling pathway is involved in the formation of all tissues and organs.