The dental profession is always changing, and this year was no different. Here are the Top 10 News Stories of 2016 based on traffic at dentistrytoday.com.
This year’s Quacquarelli Symonds survey included 15 US schools among its top 50 programs in the world.
Total debt for today’s grads averages $255,567. Now, California offers relief to students who agree to work where dentists are needed the most.
The Kovanaze spray from St. Renatus delivers pulpal anesthesia to prevent pain during restorative procedures, with no needle necessary.
The saliva of some patients with cleft lip and palate has a different composition, impeding its ability to fight tooth decay.
More than 150 bacterial species showed growth in the mouths of smokers, while 70 other species showed sharp decreases in growth, significantly influencing tooth decay.
Patients receiving intravenous sedation during oral surgery came down with Enterococcus faecalis endocarditis, prompting action from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Changes in the microbial mix in the mouth represent a likely risk factor for pancreatic cancer, which kills more than 41,000 Americans each year.
Coffee prevents bone loss in the jaw. Plus, green coffee’s antibacterial properties may help protect the gums.
Subjects in a recent study with more than 8 fillings had about 150% more mercury in their blood than those with no fillings.
Researchers associate periodontitis with an increase in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, possibly via mechanisms linked to the body’s inflammatory response.