The dental profession continued to make headlines in 2018. Here are the top 10 news stories of the year based on traffic at dentistrytoday.com.
The United States is home to 13 of the world’s top 25 dental schools, according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The University of Hong Kong was number one, according to Quacquarelli Symonds, followed by King’s College London Dental Institute and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Researchers at the Creighton University School of Dentistry have concluded that charcoal toothpaste may do more harm than good.
Mice chronically exposed to oral bacteria had significantly higher amounts of accumulated amyloid beta, a senile plaque found in the brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients.
The combination of the viscosity of e-cigarette liquids and some classes of chemicals in sweet flavors contribute to the increased risk.
Researchers observed no exposure-related differences in motor, sensory, or learning and memory performance or in thyroid hormone levels in rats.
The survey cited dentistry’s median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth, future job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites a median pay of $158,120, which is a slight dip from 2016’s median of $159,770.
According to the research, 74% of the subjects with erectile dysfunction also presented chronic periodontitis, along with greater pocket probing depths and clinical attachment loss.
A coalition of 50 groups wants to immediately stop the use of dental amalgam in children and phase out its general use over the next two years.