Dental Education News: 
November 2017
Stony Brook Dental: Using an Electronic Device to Detect Cavities Early

Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a potential tool for dentists to do just that. Developed and patented by researchers in the Division of Translational Oral Biology in  the Department of Oral biology and Pathology  at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and licensed to Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., the Electronic Cavity Detection (ECD) System uses electrical conductance to diagnose and monitor enamel lesions on the biting surfaces of molars and premolars.  Read more.

Education & Training
Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester: Center for Oral Biology Lands Third Training Grant from NIDCR

The Center for Oral Biology within UR Medicine's Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded $2.9 million to expand its renowned training program for oral biologists and dentist-scientists. This award includes Research Training and Research Education grants from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health .   Read more.

Touro College of Dental Medicine Students Present on First-Ever Research Elective

Students and faculty members of Touro College of Dental Medicine gathered on October 17 for the school's inaugural research presentations. Five first-year dental students spent their summer in an optional research elective at Touro's New York Medical College.  Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
NYU College of Dentistry: The Viscardi Center And Henry Schein, Inc. Announce "Project Accessible Oral Health"

The Viscardi Center announced today that it has joined with Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), to create Project Accessible Oral Health (PAOH), an international public-private partnership that will raise awareness of, and address the significant need for, increased oral health care for people with disabilities, thus improving their overall health and quality of life .   Read more.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester: "Bubbles" Boost Search for Treatment to Aid Head and Neck Cancer Patients

A scientific team at the University of Rochester is using innovative technology to discover preventative treatments for salivary gland radiation damage typical for head and neck cancer patients-and recently received a $3.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to support their investigation.  Read more.

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.8 Million as Part of Multi-Center Study to Stop the Progression of Cavities in Children

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to a team of researchers - led by the University of Michigan and Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD - that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and other collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.  Read more.

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