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April 2018 – Athena Papas

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Athena Papas is the Distinguished Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, the Erling Johansen Professor of Dental Research and the Head of the Division of Oral Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass, where she has worked in an environment conducive to  research for over 40 years. She received her dental degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Oral Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Guidelines for Fluoride Intake — Are They Appropriate?

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The appropriate use of fluoride has transformed oral health over the past 70 years, in part due to the guidelines created for fluoride intake. Recently, researchers are questioning these longstanding guidelines which served as advisory recommendations for decades. This issue of Advances in Dental Research, an e-Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), presents the proceedings of a symposium at the 95th General Session of IADR in San Francisco, USA and includes reviews that critically examine the current guidelines for fluoride intake.

Statement by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) on the President's FY19 Budget

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The American Association for Dental Research issued the following statement on President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget by the Association’s Executive Director Christopher Fox, DMD, DMSc.

Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research is disappointed in the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request released on Monday. While we are appreciative of the president’s call to invest in opioid-related spending, including medical research for addiction prevention and treatment and pain management — an area well-suited for dental researchers to contribute to the body of knowledge — and for the administration taking into account last week’s Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, we remain concerned about the document’s proposals related to research funding and reorganization as well as the budget’s overall treatment of the non-defense discretionary portfolio.   

Exploring Periodontitis in Patients With Chédiak-Higashi Syndrome

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Periodontitis in Chédiak-Higashi Syndrome: An Altered Immunoinflammatory Response” in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR). In this study, Vivek Thumbigere Math, from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and authors from other institutes of NIH as well as the State University of Campinas, Piracicaba Dental School, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil sought to determine the periodontal status of patients with severe and mild forms of Chédiak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in the lysosomal trafficking regulator gene (LYST) — a gene that codes for a protein that helps with protein packaging and transport within cells.

Medicaid Adult Benefit Linked to Tooth Saving Procedures

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Alexandria, VA, USA – At the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), researcher Lynn Doan, University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, Aurora “Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit Impact on Dental Utilization, University Clinic.” The IADR General Session was held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 41stAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. 


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