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2012-01-27 10:32:21

Findings could lead to a screening test Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have identified a genetic variation that raises the risk of developing serious necrotic jaw bone lesions in patients who take bisphosphonates, a common class of osteoclastic inhibitors. The discovery paves the way for a genetic screening test to determine who can safely take these drugs. The study appears in the online version of the journal The Oncologist. Oral bisphosphonates are...

2011-08-08 05:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Min Kwak, DDS, is offering free exams and x-rays to new patients who do not have dental insurance in the new Coast Dental Cheatham Hill practice that just opened next to Starbucks in Battlefield Village, 1721 Powder Springs Road. The Cheatham Hill practice is the 30th Coast Dental practice to open in Georgia. Dr. Kwak provides comprehensive family dentistry services to adults and children starting at age 6. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00...

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2011-07-17 07:51:32

In a study, Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represented a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high blood sugar levels in...

2011-05-27 09:00:00

The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Recognizes Organizations Providing Oral Health Care Access to Children in Need NEW YORK, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), awarded five Access to Care Grants to organizations that supported local service initiatives and provided oral health care to underserved children and/or children with limited access to care....

2011-02-27 00:01:40

Essential Dental Seminars, award winning dental CE provider, has expanded its course content. South Hackensack, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 Essential Dental Seminars, the award winning dental CE provider, has just announced additions to its 2011 schedule of courses at its state-of-the-art Hands-On Dental Education Facility (HODEC) in South Hackensack, NJ. These new additions to HODEC's already expansive course offerings were added to reach audiences seeking different aspects of...

2009-11-18 09:22:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., developers of the AcceleDent System, which is an acceleration device to enhance orthodontics, announced that Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, PhD, Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board, just completed a lecture tour in the United Kingdom, where he was invited to give three presentations over three days at three separate venues. AcceleDent is a simple, removable dental device that patients wear in the mouth for twenty minutes daily to...

2009-10-16 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and dentists with an interest in geriatric medicine will have a unique opportunity to discuss the associations between oral health and overall health at a program today at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). While scientists, health care providers, policymakers, and the public recognize oral health's importance to health and well-being, a collaborative approach to disease management can enhance the quality of health care...

2008-11-25 22:21:12

U.S. researchers say doctors can use a patient's oral health history to screen for a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital said patients with a history of periodontal disease were more likely to have increased levels of inflammation, a risk factor for heart disease. The report, published online in the American Journal of Cardiology, said the group might not be detected by traditional cardiovascular risk...


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