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Keep smiling: Collagen matrix promotes gum healing around exposed roots

Receding gums often result in tooth sensitivity and can lead to decay of the root and persistent inflammation of the gum. New research demonstrates that a novel method using bovine collagen is able to enhance gum healing. This resulted in thicker margins around the tooth and, in over half the cases, complete coverage of exposed roots.

Dental pulp stem cells transformed by ‘bad breath’ chemical

Japanese scientists have found that the odorous compound responsible for halitosis – otherwise known as bad breath – is ideal for harvesting stem cells taken from human dental pulp.

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.

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.

Nanocrystals make dentures shine

Chemists have developed novel glass ceramics for dentistry. The new kind of glass ceramic with a nanocrystalline structure seems to be well suited to be used in dentistry due to its high strength and its optical characteristics.

DenMat Holdings acquired by Centre Partners and Mill Street Partners

DenMat Holdings, LLC today announced that it has been acquired by affiliates of Centre Partners and Mill Street Partners.DenMat is the world leader in thin, porcelain veneer systems for smile enhancement. The Company also offers a wide-range of… [ Full Story ]

Heraeus Announces Continuing Education Schedule for the 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting

Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, is pleased to announce its educational sessions for the 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting November 25-30, 2011 in New York, NY. The meeting convenes world-class clinical leaders,… [ Full Story ]