Emerging Research

Complexity of human tooth enamel revealed at atomic level in NIH-funded study

August 05, 2020

Unprecedented details of enamel structure may point to new ways to prevent or halt cavities.

Study finds concentrated iodine rinse is effective against SARS-CoV-2

July 31, 2020

A diluted concentration of iodine rinse has been found to be effective against the coronavirus and can prevent transmission.

New research suggest bacteria in pickles could prevent caries

June 15, 2020

Researchers found that probiotics produced in the pickling process can slow the buildup of plaque.

Study finds new structure of cavity-causing bacteria

May 26, 2020

In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennslyvania School of Dental Medicine and the Georiga Institute of Technology found that microbes’ spatial organization is crucial to how they cause tooth decay.

Study on parasite may improve the treatment of periodontitis

April 24, 2020

For the first time, researchers have shown that a unicellular parasite commonly found in the mouth plays a role in both severe tissue inflammation and tissue destruction. The study may improve the treatment of periodontitis.

Researchers develop AI model to detect mandibular canals

April 24, 2020

Researchers at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FACI), Tampere University Hospital, Planmeca, and the Alan Turing Institute have developed a new model that accurately and automatically shows the exact location of mandibular canals.

Dental Product Presentation: LumiCare from GreenMark Biomedical

March 12, 2020

GreenMark Biomedical Founder and CEO Steven Bloembergen, PhD explains the novel caries detection technology his company created and how it can be used to easily identify dental caries using a curing light likely already in the dental practice.

Colgate names CARE grant recipients

March 10, 2020

The CARE program is designed to recognize a new generation of academic researchers by providing up to $30,000 per project to support oral health research projects across multiple disciplines.

Scientists working to develop more durable, cheaper restoratives

March 09, 2020

Neutron scattering research, which is a frequently used method in modern science that is used to understand material properties on an atomic scale, may hold the key to the development of novel materials for implant dentistry.

Trial results suggest toothpaste could reduce risk of heart attack, stroke

March 03, 2020

New research suggests that Plaque HD could reduce a protein linked to heart attacks and strokes.