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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
Study finds increased rate of tooth loss in diabetics
Study finds increased rate of tooth loss in diabetics
The CDC recently announced that diabetes rates in the United States have dropped for the first time in 25 years – but the news wasn’t so positive for dental health. Although diabetes rates are dropping, diabetics are still twice as likely as their non-diabetic counterparts to lose teeth.
Study finds material that could make stronger dental fillings
Study finds material that could make stronger dental fillings
The search for the perfect material for optimal dental fillings has been ongoing, but now researchers think they may have found the answer. While composite fillings often aren’t strong enough and metal fillings can corrode, a recent study discovered that graphene oxide might make a great alternative to these traditional materials.
The top 10 dental discoveries of 2015
2015 has been a remarkable year in dental advancements, from emerging technology and new products, to scientific discoveries and research breakthroughs.
The top 10 weird dental news stories of 2015
The year is winding down, and boy, has it been a weird one! From fake dentists to dental amnesia to patients using superglue as dental cement, there were a plethora of bizarre tooth-related stories gracing the headlines in 2015.
The top 7 dental news stories of 2015
As the year winds down, now is the perfect time to look back at 2015 and the dental news stories that stole the show. From hygiene breaches to legal decisions to insurance fraud and cyber attacks, dentistry graced the headlines frequently (and no, we aren't talking about Cecil the lion!).
The top 10 dental discoveries of 2015
The top 10 dental discoveries of 2015
2015 has been a remarkable year in dental advancements, from emerging technology and new products, to scientific discoveries and research breakthroughs.
The top 10 weird dental news stories of 2015
The top 10 weird dental news stories of 2015
The year is winding down, and boy, has it been a weird one! From fake dentists to dental amnesia to patients using superglue as dental cement, there were a plethora of bizarre tooth-related stories gracing the headlines in 2015.
The top 7 dental news stories of 2015
The top 7 dental news stories of 2015
As the year winds down, now is the perfect time to look back at 2015 and the dental news stories that stole the show. From hygiene breaches to legal decisions to insurance fraud and cyber attacks, dentistry graced the headlines frequently (and no, we aren't talking about Cecil the lion!).
New research finds way to eliminate pain caused by tooth decay
New research finds way to eliminate pain caused by tooth decay
With the holidays—and all of the accompanying sweet treats seemingly destined to cause dental caries—right around the corner, researchers at the University of California have made a timely discovery that may lessen or even eradicate pain caused by tooth decay.
Study finds watching cement dry could increase dental filling success
Study finds watching cement dry could increase dental filling success
While examining how cement sets in real time, a recent study found that the cement used in dental fillings has ‘sweet points,’ that could have implications for increasing longevity and durability of dental fillings.