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Small Molecule Replacement Therapy to Rescue Craniofacial Defects

04-04-2016

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Shihai Jia, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, presented a study titled “Small Molecule Replacement Therapy to Rescue Craniofacial Defects”. PAX9 and MSX1 are known to be associated with human cleft palate and tooth agenesis. …

Penn Dental Study Reverses Signs of Naturally Occurring Chronic Periodontitis

04-04-2016

Philadelphia, USA – Periodontitis, a gum disease present in nearly half of all adults in the US, involves inflammation, bleeding and bone loss. In its severe form, it is associated with systemic inflammatory conditions such as atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Few treatment options exist beyond dental scaling and root planing, done …

Dental Health Improvement for Five-Year-Olds in Wales

04-04-2016

Children’s oral health in Wales has experienced the most significant improvement since records began, a survey of five-year-olds has shown. Dental decay has reduced by 12 per cent in that age group since 2008, the Cardiff University study found. There has also been a reduction in the average number of teeth affected when children have tooth …

Editor’s pickNew Managing Director at Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan

01-04-2016

Koji Kezuka is Hideaki Kumazawa’s designated successor   Koji Kezuka will be taking over as the new Managing Director of Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan based in Tokyo effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Hideaki Kumazawa, who was in charge of Ivoclar Vivadent’s Japanese subsidiary during the past nine years. Mr. Kezuka joined …

Roland DG Announces Changes to Board of Directors

01-04-2016

Roland DG Corporation has announced several changes and additions to its Board of Directors. The moves were announced after the company’s recent annual shareholders’ meeting and the following Board of Directors’ meeting held on March 24, 2016. Among the announced appointments, Mr. Hidenori Fujioka, previously Director and …

Microbiome Associated with Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children

01-04-2016

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Robert Schroth, University of Manitoba, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, presented a study titled “Microbiome Associated with Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children”. The AADR …

Australian-First 3D Tissue Printing Could Revolutionise Dentistry, Periodontist Says

01-04-2016

A new study using 3D printing to create tissue and bone could revolutionise dentistry and provide benefits for dental health in remote communities. Periodontist Professor Saso Ivanovski, from Griffith University’s Menzies Institute, has pioneered the work which plans to use a “bioprinter” to grow missing bone and tissue from a …

MicroRNA-146a is Abundant in Extracellular Vesicles Released by Osteoclasts

31-03-2016

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Lexie Holliday, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, presented a study titled “MicroRNA-146a is Abundant in Extracellular Vesicles Released by Osteoclasts”. The AADR Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the 40th Annual …