Biologically Active ‘Scaffold’ May Help Humans Replace Lost Or Missing Bone

Scientist and Professor Meital Zilberman of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed a new biologically active “scaffold” made from soluble fibers, which may help humans replace lost or missing bone. The invention, which does not yet have a name, could be used to restore missing bone in a limb lost in an accident, or repair receded jawbones …

“White wine rots your teeth…”, what’s next?

“White wine rots your teeth… and brushing makes it worse,” claimed the Daily Mail today, a British newspaper. This statement was based on a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Research. According to the study, dental erosion from red wine is not as severe. ‘The tradition of enjoying different cheeses for dessert or in combination with drinking wine might …

Social Networking for Dentists – a Fad or the Real Deal?

If you are still wondering if social networking has a place in dentistry, take a look at the video below. Given the enormous power of social networking, all dental professionals can connect with and learn from others, as well as promote themselves and their practices. You are only limited by your imagination!

Medicaid: Millions of Children Still Have Untreated Tooth Decay

Low-income kids continue to have difficulty getting proper dental care through Medicaid according to the Government Accountability Office. Some of you may remember the tragic case of a twelve year old boy who died in 2007 because of a brain infection which originated from an untreated dental abscess. Investigators determined that many people, including children, simply do not take advantage …

Medicaid: Millions of Children Still Have Untreated Tooth Decay

Low-income kids continue to have difficulty getting proper dental care through Medicaid according to the Government Accountability Office. Some of you may remember the tragic case of a twelve year old boy who died in 2007 because of a brain infection which originated from an untreated dental abscess. Investigators determined that many people, including children, simply do not take advantage …

The End of Dental Implants?

Researchers in China have hypothesized that third molar tooth buds could be harvested during development and later used to replace missing teeth in the future. Could this mean the end of dental implant treatment? The dental implant manufacturers probably have nothing to worry about anytime soon. Time will tell. Comments? image from www.curetoothdecay.com

American Dental Association Celebrates 150 Years!

Congratulations on 150 Years! The American Dental Association turned 150 years old this year, and it’s in very good health for its age. With 157,000 members, the ADA represents more than 70 percent of U.S. dentists, making it the world’s largest and oldest national dental association—America’s leading advocate for oral health. It’s hard to believe that the ADA has been …

Tooth Implanted in Eye Helps Woman to See Again

Perhaps you have heard about this amazing procedure which recently helped a Miami woman regain her lost eyesight. A prosthetic lens was inserted into a tooth that was removed from the patient, and then implanted into the eye. The surgical technique, modified osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis (MOOKP), has proven effective in cases where severe corneal scarring blocks vision, but the eye remains …

Tooth Implanted in Eye Helps Woman to See Again

Perhaps you have heard about this amazing procedure which recently helped a Miami woman regain her lost eyesight. A prosthetic lens was inserted into a tooth that was removed from the patient, and then implanted into the eye. The surgical technique, modified osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis (MOOKP), has proven effective in cases where severe corneal scarring blocks vision, but the eye remains …

“Lip Fillers” and Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the newest treatments on the frontier of cosmetic dentistry is Juvederm and Restylane. These are injectable fillers that can create fullness in the lips,as well as to eliminate “smiles lines”. We have all been taught that the lips are the frame for the smile, and the teeth represent the “artwork”. An increasing number of restorative dentists have embraced …