Cone-beam computed tomography in dentistry and oral surgery

Computed tomography (CT) has revolutionized our ability to detect subtle hard and soft tissue abnormalities of the maxillofacial region. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is creating much buzz amongst veterinary dentists when it comes to dental/maxillofacial diagnostic tools.

What is the difference between CBCT and conventional CT? Rather than a collection of thin, closely spaced slices obtained with a fan-shaped beam of conventional CT, CBCT has both an X-ray generator and detector that rotates around the …

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When Colorblindness Almost Cost This Student Her Career, Her Classmates Rallied to Help

Savannah Allen’s friends could not bear to see her give up her dreams of being a hygienist – so they rallied together to fix her colorblindness.
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Fluoride reduces dental risk from minimal and extended breastfeeding

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they can’t breastfeed or they want to breastfeed their children for longer—as long as they have access to fluoridated water, research from the Univ…

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For those with developmental disabilities, dental needs are great and good care is elusive

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has a condition similar to autism, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth.

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Genetic make-up has little impact on dental health, new study finds

A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however, the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities.

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Calcium deficiency in cells due to ORAI1 gene mutation leads to damaged tooth enamel

A mutation in the ORAI1 gene—studied in a human patient and mice—leads to a loss of calcium in enamel cells and results in defective dental enamel mineralization, finds a study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.

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Nursing, dental, and medical students train together to improve kids’ oral health

Nursing, medical, and dental students can work as a team to improve their knowledge of pediatric oral health—and how to work with their fellow health professionals, finds new research led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The study appears in the …

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