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IADR Launches New Distinguished Scientist Award in Global Oral Health Research

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International Association for Dental Research announced the 17th award in its Distinguished Scientist Award program: the Global Oral Health Research Award. Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., this new award honors IADR and AADR Past President Dr. John Greenspan, University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is also the founding president of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s Global Oral Health Interest Group.

Sleeping in Dentures Doubles the Risk of Pneumonia in the Elderly

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. To identify modifiable oral health-related risk factors, lead researcher Toshimitsu Iinuma, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Japan, and a team of researchers prospectively investigated associations between a constellation of oral health behaviors and incidences of pneumonia in the community-living of elders 85 years of age or older. This study, titled “Denture Wearing During Sleep Doubles the Risk of Pneumonia in Very Elderly,” has been published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR in the OnlineFirst portion of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR).