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2012-12-07 12:22:23

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. John S. Rutkauskas, Chief Executive Officer of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Public Advocacy Award on behalf of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR). The award was presented to Dr. Rutkauskas during FNIDCR's Annual Conference & Awards Dinner for its members and friends, including distinguished leaders from across...

2012-06-03 22:20:41

LISBON, Portugal, June 4, 2012 PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS), a U.S.-based consumer organization, has co-filed a "Crime against Humanity" complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague against those involved in an $11 million experiment conducted on approximately 1,000 children. The study of health harm from amalgam/mercury dental fillings, known as the "Children's Amalgam Trial" (CAT), was funded by the U.S. government's National...

2012-05-01 22:20:46

CHAMPION'S GATE, Fla., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Friday, May 4, affiliates of the International Academy for Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) will encourage the U.S. government to join worldwide efforts against mercury/silver fillings, the predominant source of human exposure to mercury, at an integral Department of State (DOS) mercury stakeholders meeting. The DOS meeting (11 A.M., 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.) is being held in preparation for a United Nations...

2011-01-11 15:20:28

Adding to the national debate on the state of dental research in U.S. dental schools, an article released today titled "Total NIH Support to U.S. Dental Schools, 2005-2009", published in the International and American Associations for Dental Research's Journal of Dental Research, authors J.A. Lipton and D.F. Kinane conclude that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has played a diminishing role in funding research at U.S. dental schools between 2005 and 2009....

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2010-11-23 14:40:00

Never mind conflict with the in-laws; it's cake vs. cranberry, pie vs. wine If you're lucky, it will all be kisses and hugs around the Thanksgiving dinner table, with friends and family near and dear gathered about, and puppies at your feet waiting for table scraps. But peace won't reign within the confines of the oral cavity, where Streptococcus mutans and other harmful bacteria will await their own holiday feast. Your meal will enable S. mutans to launch one of its biggest assaults of the...

2010-11-22 19:32:16

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) held its 3rd Fall Focused Symposium on November 12-13, in the Washington, DC, area. This year, the theme was the fast-moving field of Salivary Diagnostics, with a focus on Scientific & Clinical Frontiers. The symposium was sold-out, but AADR also offered a live Webinar broadcast of the oral sessions. AADR created the Fall Focused Symposium under the objective to provide networking opportunities and exchange of ideas, and to offer small...

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2009-10-16 13:40:00

Scientists have found out how people can taste the bubbly sensation from carbonated beverages. The answer appears to lie in an enzyme on the surface of sour-sensing cells in taste buds, researchers reported in the journal Science. Researchers at National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and colleagues from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) used mice in their study. Mice have a similar...

2009-10-15 14:49:51

In 1767, chemist Joseph Priestley stood in his laboratory one day with an idea to help English mariners stay healthy on long ocean voyages. He infused water with carbon dioxide to create an effervescent liquid that mimicked the finest mineral waters consumed at European health spas. Priestley's man-made tonic, which he urged his benefactors to test aboard His Majesty's ships, never prevented a scurvy outbreak. But, as the decades passed, his carbonated water became popular in cities and towns...

2009-07-14 13:06:36

 On July 14, the American Association for Dental Research released its policy statement titled "Oral Health Care within Health Care Reform," which focuses on the scientific base of oral health and its associations to other aspects of health.For largely historical reasons, the dental profession has evolved parallel to, but separately from, the medical profession. Medicine and dentistry have different educational, health care delivery and payment systems. But the mouth and body are not...

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2008-03-27 09:40:00

Scientists know more today than ever before about the microbes that inhabit our mouths. They know so much, in fact, that gathering all of the relevant bits of information into one place when designing experiments can be a job in itself. Now, grantees of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health, and their international colleagues intend to solve this problem with the launch of the first comprehensive database of the oral...