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The top 10 dental discoveries of 2017Dental research came a long way this year, and some studies stood out above the rest.
AAP publishes proceedings from best evidence consensus meeting on CBCT
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3M, American Dental Association announce research fellowship
3M, American Dental Association announce research fellowshipThe focus of the program is to support future pathways and methods in dental research.
How the mainstream media is crippling oral health
How the mainstream media is crippling oral healthThe media's unsubstantiated coverage of medical and scientific issues could be dangerous to the general public's health.
New study finds beaver teeth could provide insight on human tooth decay
New study finds beaver teeth could provide insight on human tooth decay

Strong teeth for beavers are a must (you try cutting down a tree with your incisors!), but how do they keep those chompers healthy and tough without access to fluoride or a toothbrush? A new study out of Northwestern University reports that beavers have natural protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth.

Meet one of the Science Cheerleaders: Heather Crockett-Washington, DDS

Before Heather Crockett-Washington was a dentist, she was a professional cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team. 

What we can learn from lizards

December 14, 2010  | dentalproductsreport.com

In an evolutionary sense, humans have little in common with the tuatara.

The ancient lizard species, native to New Zealand, is the last in a genetic line that flourished some 200 million years ago. It features a number of properties that are rare or found nowhere else in nature today and thus is a prized specimen for evolutionary biologists to study.