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Colgate will Keep Antibacterial Ingredients in Toothpaste

14-10-2016

The federal government has banned more than a dozen chemicals long used in antibacterial soaps and washes, saying manufacturers have failed to show that they are safe and prevent the spread of germs. The two main targets, triclosan and triclocarban, are behind some research that suggests an interference with hormone levels and spur drug-resistant …

Stem Cells from the Jaw Bone may Help Repair Damaged Cartilage

14-10-2016

Columbia College of Dental Medicine researchers have identified stem cells that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints.   Stem cells demonstrated their ability to regenerate cartilage when tested in mice. (Photo by Columbia University) The cells reside within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which articulates the jaw bone to …

New Imaging Method could Enable Dentists to Detect and Heal Tooth Cavities Much Earlier

13-10-2016

Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent dental disease among children and adults around the world. Left too long before treatment, the disease results in difficulty eating, infection and even tooth loss. New research published by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics – in the Journal of Biomedical Optics …

SISU Mouth Guard Partners with US Lacrosse

13-10-2016

SISU Mouthguard will become the official mouthguard of US Lacrosse and Team USA, offering the world’s top lacrosse athletes custom-fit mouthguards powered by SISU’s unique Diffusix™ Technology. “With safety at the forefront of concern across the sport of lacrosse, we’re excited to begin this partnership with SISU …

Researchers Identify Genes that may Cause Gum Disease

12-10-2016

Columbia University scientists say they have identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause gum disease in a first-of-its-kind study. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth as a result of infection from microorganisms. If left untreated, the disease can result to the loosening or even the loss …

Philips Sonicare Partners with TED

11-10-2016

To further its ongoing mission to improve lives through meaningful innovation, Philips Sonicare, the power toothbrush brand most recommended by US dentists and hygienists, is partnering with TED, a non-profit group dedicated to ideas worth spreading. To kick off the partnership, Philips supported a specially curated evening of TED Talks at …

Sunstar Pledges $250,000 to AAP for Innovative Periodontitis Research

11-10-2016

Sunstar Americas recently announced that it has pledged $250,000 to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) for a series of research grants to be awarded over a three-year period beginning in 2017. The first Sunstar Innovation Grant will award $30,000 to an AAP member whose research will be presented at the AAP’s 2017 Annual Meeting in …