Dentistry is always changing, with new developments in technology, techniques, education, and policy. Here are the top 10 news stories of the year based on traffic at dentistrytoday.com.
Researchers at Temple University are using bioengineered two-sided scaffolding to guide stem cells to differentiate into both pulp cells and dentin, producing odontoblasts that eventually will repair the root canal.
Researchers at the University of Louisville have found that P gingivalis, which can move from the mouth to the brain, is more common in brain samples from those with Alzheimer’s than those without the disease.
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Quacquarelli Symods has ranked the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden the number one dental school in the world, while the University of Michigan was named the top dental school in the United States and fifth globally.
ShanghaiRanking’s 2019 Academic Ranking of World University’s called the University of Michigan the top dental school in the world, with schools in the United States taking 21 of the top 50 slots worldwide.
The partnership marks the first time that in-store dental services will be available to Walgreens customers, reflecting the pharmacy’s aim to transform its locations into neighborhood health destinations that provide affordable services.
Using data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the survey cited the profession’s number of openings, median salary, employment rate, stress level, and work-life balance.
In mouse models, Cortexyme has found that P gingivalisinfection leads to brain colonization and increased production of amyloid beta. Now, the company is developing small-molecule inhibitors that block the pathogen and halt development and progression of the disease.
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The state’s $43 million investment will expand the Seal-a-Smile program, establish dental therapist licensure programs, and increase the number of low-income dental clinics eligible to increase grant funding. But the Wisconsin Dental Association has concerns about the proposal.