Stem Cell Research Seeks Kids’ Teeth

Dental News Stem Cell Research Seeks Kids’ Teeth AFP April 22, 2003 — The Tooth Fairy could lose out on recovering the deciduous teeth children hide under their pillows to scientists wanting to use them for stem cells. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health used the pulp in incisors from seven and eight year […]

Dentists now aiming to pamper more than just your teeth

Dental News Dentists now aiming to pamper more than just your teeth Tuesday, October 22, 2002 During those dreaded moments when her dentist drills and scrapes, Nancy Rubenstein enjoys a back massage, a manicure, a cool mask for her eyes and slippers to warm her feet. If that isn’t enough, Rubenstein can slip on virtual […]

Coming Soon: A “Telephone Tooth”

Dental News Coming Soon: A “Telephone Tooth” June 28, 2002 LONDON (AP) — Tired of losing your cell phone? Having other people listen in on your conversations? What about all the times you’ve had to turn it off at public events, or leave it behind while swimming? Two British inventors unveiled a prototype of a device […]

Scientists Discover First Gene Involved In Gum Overgrowth

Dental News Scientists Discover First Gene Involved In Gum Overgrowth April 2, 2002 BETHESDA, MD (NIH) — Dental researchers have known for decades that some people are born with gums that grow abnormally over their teeth. What they have never known is why? Now, in this month’s issue of the “American Journal of Human Genetics”, dental […]

Dentists brush up on spa therapy to relax patients

Dental News Dentists brush up on spa therapy to relax patients By Olivia BarkerUSA TODAYFeb 01, 2002 Open up and say ”Aaaahhh.” Dentists across the USA are turning their offices into veritable spas, complete with massages, personalized music and facials. Patients getting a root canal can watch DVDs while indulging in foot, leg, back and […]

Significant Progress Made in Gene Therapy Research for Oral Health Problems

Dental News Significant Progress Made in Gene Therapy Research for Oral Health Problems Jan 16, 2002  CHICAGO – Significant progress has occurred in gene therapy research, including treatment for head and neck cancers and repair of damaged salivary glands, according to a follow-up report by researchers in the January 2002 issue of the Journal of the […]

Gene Therapy To Grow New Teeth

Dental News Gene Therapy May Make It Possible For Adults To Grow New Teeth May 22, 2001 SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Express-News) – Squirreled away down a labyrinth of hallways at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Mary MacDougall presides over a crowded and busy laboratory, making big plans for the Tooth Fairy. Twenty years […]

Space and dentistry will be there

Dental News Space: The final frontier…and dentistry will be there 10/23/2000  By Chris SmithManaging Editor, E-dental.com The year 2000 had several milestones for the U.S. space program, including the 100th launch of the space shuttle, with landing scheduled for today. But within the space industry’s triumphs were some for the dental profession as well. Earlier this […]

Regenerated teeth may eat up denture market

Dental News Regenerated teeth may eat up denture market July 16, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Good news, hockey players: In the near future, it will be possible to replace lost teeth using gene-based tooth regeneration techniques. It may sound like something out of “Star Trek,” but soon missing teeth will be regrown, either […]

Dental offices go virtual

Dental News Dental offices go virtual Friday October 8 ,1999 6:22 PM ET NEW YORK , Oct 08, 1999 (Reuters Health)– The Internet is opening wide dentists’ offices — much of the business of a dental office may soon be conducted via computer, according to a report presented Friday at an American Dental Association (ADA) meeting […]

Dentistry for a new millennium

Dental News Dentistry for a new millennium An intraoral camera, similar to endoscopes used in surgery, takes pictures inside the mouth that are magnified 400 times and projected on a video screen July 16, 1999 Time to visit the dentist? Not to worry. Just a few months ago, you had your teeth painted against decay […]