Dentistry

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More questions than answers with ‘vaping’ craze

Sleek, tobacco free and with odorless vapors, are e-cigarettes the perfect drug? Are they safe?

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Dental student research trio prevails

Second-year dental students Heena Gupta, Ines Quintanilla and Trang Huynh — now dubbed the “three musketeers”— overcame more than a few obstacles to research a new method for preventing tooth decay.

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Pediatric dentistry residents provide care at home and abroad

Drs. Katie Egbert and Steven Hogan travel to Honduras with a local dental and medical mission, continuing a partnership more than a decade in the making.

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Outreach program inspires future dentists

Each year members of the Future Dentist Club visit the dental school campus as part of a program that introduces dental medicine as a potential career path.

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Guard against dental injuries

Dental injuries can easily be prevented with a simple piece of protective gear — a mouthguard.

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Heart medications: What you may not know about side effects in the mouth

For individuals living with cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure and cholesterol, consistent use of heart medications can be a literal life saver, but they can also cause uncomfortable side effects in the mouth.

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There’s something in the saliva

Research in dentistry could introduce an oral cancer saliva test in the future while reducing the test’s risk of false positive results.

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Going natural on dental products?

Brushing with toothpaste containing grapefruit seed and licorice root extracts may sound idyllic, but going natural isn’t necessarily better if you haven’t done your research.

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Findings about titanium durability lead to more questions, research

Patients faced with the decision of whether dental implants are right for them may have a few more things to consider.

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