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Biomaterial could keep tooth alive after root canal

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A root canal ranks high on most people's list of dreaded dental procedures, and it results in a dead tooth susceptible to further decay. Now scientists have developed a peptide hydrogel designed to regenerate dental pulp after a root canal, preserving the tooth.

Gum disease treatment may improve symptoms in cirrhosis patients

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Routine oral care to treat gum disease (periodontitis) may play a role in reducing inflammation and toxins in the blood (endotoxemia) and improving cognitive function in people with liver cirrhosis.

FDA outlines plans for new guidance on developing pain drugs

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Silver Spring, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration said Aug. 29 that it intends to withdraw its existing analgesic guidance for developing new pain drugs and will issue new guidance in 2019.

Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical, dies

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Stan Brock, the founder and president of Remote Area Medical, died from complications from a stroke Aug 29 at the age of 82 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

September JADA examines dental sealant quality measures

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dental quality measures originally designed for use with billing data may not provide the most accurate picture of how a practice is doing with respect to the quality of care delivered to patients, according to the cover story of the September issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
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