Emerging Research

Study finds technology allows remote diagnosis of cleft palate patients
Study finds technology allows remote diagnosis of cleft palate patientsThe study determined that readily available technology can make clinics more efficient and reliable while providing remote care.
Can a green tea extract help prevent cavities?
Can a green tea extract help prevent cavities?Researchers in China have discovered that a nutrient in green tea may help treat tooth sensitivity—and prevent cavities in those patients.
Study finds postmenopausal women with gum disease may have increased cancer risk
Study finds postmenopausal women with gum disease may have increased cancer riskResearchers found that older women with a history of periodontal disease may be more at risk for site-specific cancers, including esophageal and gallbladder cancer.
Study shows why diabetics are more susceptible to periodontitis
Study shows why diabetics are more susceptible to periodontitisResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that diabetes causes changes in the oral microbiome that lead to inflammation and risk of bone loss.
Researchers find no link between academic test results and early oral cleft surgery
Researchers find no link between academic test results and early oral cleft surgeryA new study suggests that poor results on academic exams of children born with oral clefts are not related to early exposure to general anesthesia.
Can long-term breastfeeding lead to dental caries?
Can long-term breastfeeding lead to dental caries?Researchers have discovered that children who are breastfed for two years or longer may be at a higher risk of developing cavities.
Researchers discover new surgical procedure to treat peri-implantitis
Researchers discover new surgical procedure to treat peri-implantitisThe results of the study were published in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
Study finds that yeast-bacteria interaction may be causing tooth decay in toddlers
Study finds that yeast-bacteria interaction may be causing tooth decay in toddlersResearchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that a fungus may be contributing to tooth decay in children.
Can root canal treatment be improved with prefabricated blood vessels?
Can root canal treatment be improved with prefabricated blood vessels?Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University have developed a technique to engineer new blood vessels for patients requiring endodontic treatment.
Is periodontitis causing infertility in young women?
Is periodontitis causing infertility in young women?A new study has discovered a link between the presence of a common periodontal pathogen and difficulty conceiving.