Proper preventive care, fluoridation use and a balanced diet are key to the oral and overall health of every child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) continues to emphasize that the way to decrease children’s tooth decay is by visiting a dentist early on. The AAPD recommends that each child should have a dental home by his/her first birthday.
Australian Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, announced a $64,000 Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) grant to West Australian based Denta-Med Pty Ltd to market its innovative anti-bacterial dental gel.
Based on a review of new and existing scientific evidence, most dental patients with heart disease do not need antibiotics before dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), a rare, but life-threatening heart infection.
The drug pentoxifylline appears to have limited benefit in the first-line treatment of mouth ulcers due to recurrent apthous stomatitis, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
The British Dental Association (BDA) has today challenged those standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales to solve the problems facing dentistry in the country. Included in the BDA Wales 2007 manifesto for dentistry, which is launched today, are calls for free check ups for under 25s and over 60s to be restored, increased funding to help those in rural areas access NHS dentistry and action to ensure Wales has enough dentists.
The 2007 meeting of the International and American Associations for Dental Research will feature a symposium on research that is conducted in the everyday practice of dentistry.
Traditional Chinese medical beliefs continue to have an impact on oral health in Beijing, China, says Jacqueline Hom, a dental student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Boston, MA, USA), who reports her findings today during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research.
Many Australian adults are enjoying improved oral health, but some are still missing out, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) launched by the Hon Tony Abbott at the 32nd Australian Dental Congress in Sydney.
Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, Forsyth Institute scientists are reporting that they have developed an effective program for eliminating cavities.
An assistant professor of dental hygiene at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), she is on a mission to educate her students and a variety of providers in the metropolitan New York area — hygienists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and hospital HIV/AIDS counselors — to routinely conduct periodontal evaluations and oral cancer and vital sign screenings as well as how to recognize the clinical signs of such systemic diseases as HIV/AIDS.