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Does Low Tar = Less Risk? Dental College Awarded NIH Funding for Cigarette Study
Are low-tar cigarettes less hazardous to health than regular cigarettes? Although some studies suggest low-tar cigarette smoke is slightly less toxic, the research has been limited to tobacco’s effects on laboratory animals. Now, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)...
Do Genes Cause Caries? NYU Dental Researchers Study Twins for Clues
A pair of identical twins develops caries on the same tooth surfaces over the course of several years. Their dentist wonders: how much of a role does genetics play in this pattern? In an effort to explain how genetics and the environment interact in caries development, NYU dental researchers Dr....
College of Dentistry Shares $1M NIDCR Grant to Study Jaw Osteonecrosis
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded the PEARL Network, a regional practice-based research network at the NYU College of Dentistry, a $1M, one-year, jaw osteonecrosis research grant, in conjunction with two other regional networks, the Dental Practice-Based...
New NYU Dual Degree Program Combines Dentistry and Global Public Health
NYU has introduced a new full-time, dual degree program that enables students to earn both a dental (DDS) degree and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Global Public Health in five years, rather than the customary six. “Oral health conditions like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral...
NYU Study: New Coating Shows Promise of Inhibiting Plaque and Calculus Around Braces
Early tests on a new coating for orthodontic brackets and wires developed by NYU College of Dentistry researchers suggest that it could inhibit plaque growth and decalcification common in patients wearing fixed appliances without decreasing the bond strength between brackets and teeth. The NYU researchers...
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