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Dental News March 30, 2014

| March 30, 2014
  • Smokers’ taste buds ‘do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee’
    Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe.
  • Bone loss and inflammation reversed in immune disorder by dental team
    Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis. These patients often lose their teeth early in life.
  • Inducing biological tissue damage with plasma tool may destroy cancer cells
    Plasma medicine is a new and rapidly developing area of medical technology. Specifically, understanding the interaction of so-called atmospheric pressure plasma jets with biological tissues could help to use them in medical practice.
  • Key role played by protein in infection by oral pathogen
    Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) from adhering to cells.
  • The safety, efficacy and value of water fluoridation in oral health care
    During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a symposium titled “Water Fluoridation: Safety Efficacy and Value in Oral Health Care” took place. This symposium was chaired by Stephen H. Abrams, Cliffcrest Dental Office, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Novel antibacterial orthodontic bracket cement developed
    At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mary Anne Sampaio de Melo, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, presented a research study titled “Antibacterial Orthodontic Cement Containing a Quaternary Ammonium Monomer Dimethylaminododecyl…
  • Potential for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment of severe periodontitis with the help of gene expression signatures
    Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical signs and symptoms.
  • Novel pro-resolving-medicines in periodontal regeneration
    During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Daniel Huy Nguyen, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Mass., presented research titled “Novel Pro-Resolving-Medicines in Periodontal Regeneration.
  • Tooth loss linked to depression and anxiety
    At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, R. Constance Wiener, from West Virginia University, Morgantown, presented a research study titled “Association of Tooth Loss and Depression and Anxiety.
  • Two-year results of resin infiltration effects in a caries-active environment
    During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mathilde C. Peters, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, presented research titled “Resin Infiltration Effects in a Caries-Active Environment – 2 Year Results.
  • Natural-products derivatives to inhibit oral biofilm and cell-cell communication
    During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Steve Kasper, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, presented research titled “Inhibition of Oral Biofilm and Cell-cell Communication Using Natural-products Derivatives.
  • Gingivitis: salivary biomarkers supply information important for personalized decision-making
    During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Craig Miller, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will present research titled “Salivary Biomarkers of Gingivitis: Information Important for Personalized Decision-Making.
  • Classifying gum disease genetically could help earlier diagnosis and treatment
    A study published in the Journal of Dental Research suggests a new system for classifying periodontal disease that may allow for earlier detection and personalized treatment before the disease becomes severe.
  • Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians
    At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Kazunori Ikebe, from Osaka University, Japan, presented a research study titled “Cognitive Function and Oral Perception in Independently-living Octogenarians.

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