Proper oral care helps seniors age well
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Proper oral care helps seniors age well

How essential is having a healthy mouth to your physical health? According to many medical experts, you really can’t be in peak physical condition if your oral health isn’t what it should be. Dentists who are aware of this correlation tell their patients to think about their mouths as the “gateway to wellness.” No matter…

MultiBrief: New tooth sheriff in town: ADA names new president
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MultiBrief: New tooth sheriff in town: ADA names new president

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently installed its 156th president. The position was awarded to Dr. Chad P. Gehani of Queens, New York. Dr. Gehani and the new and returning officers were installed in their offices before proceedings of the ADA House of Delegates at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco. The…

To dental groups’ chagrin, federal sealant measure might be removed
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To dental groups’ chagrin, federal sealant measure might be removed

Sealants prevent cavities in kids. Science says so. So why is the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposing a watered-down measure, titled “Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, Including Dentists,” that would take the place of current recommendations on sealants for kids? That’s what the American Dental Association (ADA) and…

Women researchers leading the way in dental advances
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Women researchers leading the way in dental advances

Volpe Research Center has been famous for developing materials, tools and technologies used in the field of dentistry for the last 90 years and counting. It’s kind of a big deal. More than 200 products used in dental practices all over the world have come out of the Volpe labs. Some of science’s brightest minds…

Can stem cells help teeth heal? Scientists say yes
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Can stem cells help teeth heal? Scientists say yes

It is generally accepted in the medical community that stem cells play an important role in wound healing. They can develop into specialized cell types throughout the body, aiding in all kinds of tissue regeneration. A new study led by Dr. Bing Hu from the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School, with collaboration from researchers…

4 critical success factors for transitioning to independent living
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4 critical success factors for transitioning to independent living

For most young adults, leaving home and setting out on their own is inevitable, but success in this endeavor is not. Students with a learning difference and their parents can increase the likelihood of a successful transition to adulthood by focusing on four critical areas to prepare for the obstacles ahead. Common Themes Reducing dependency:…

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