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American Association for Dental Research Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence

By: Mark Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., President, AADR Board of Directors; Hansel Fletcher, Ph.D., Chair, AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion; and Christopher Fox, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Chief Executive Officer, International and American Associations for Dental Research

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April 5, 2021, Alexandria, Va., USA — The American Association of Dental Research continues to be saddened by the divisiveness in modern society. As a research association with an inclusive yet diverse membership, we stand against all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence. The recent tragic events in Atlanta and the increase in hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States over the past year, remind us that our country needs to take decisive steps to address racism and xenophobia.

SARS-CoV-2 Positivity in Asymptomatic-screened Dental Patients

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Alexandria, Va., USA — Asymptomatic carriage of SARS-CoV-2 is a potentially significant source of transmission, yet remains relatively poorly understood. The study “SARS-CoV-2 Positivity in Asymptomatic-screened Dental Patients” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic dental patients to inform community surveillance and improve understanding of risks in the dental setting.

Lithium Chloride Promotes Recovery of Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis and Dysgeusia

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Alexandria, Va., USA — Oral mucositis and taste dysfunction (dysgeusia) occurs in nearly all patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy and tremendously affects the quality of life and treatment outcome. The study “LiCl Promotes Recovery of Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis and Dysgeusia” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated the hypothesis that lithium chloride (LiCl) can promote the restoration of oral mucosa integrity and taste function after radiation.

Presence and Prevalence of Salivary Gland Ectasia and Oral Disease in COVID-19 Survivors

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Alexandria, Va., USA — The clinical picture of COVID-19 in various target organs has been extensively studied and described, but relatively little is known about the characteristics of oral cavity involvement. The study “Frequent and Persistent Salivary Gland Ectasia and Oral Disease After COVID-19” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated the presence and prevalence of oral manifestations in COVID-19 survivors.

Role of Aspirating System Type in SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Among Dental Staff

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Alexandria, Va., USA — High-volume aspirators are recommended in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the study “SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Among Dental Staff and the Role of Aspirating Systems” published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), shows that the type of aspirating system significantly affects the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among dental specialists.


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