Science in the News
Science in the News is prepared by the ADA Division of Science and addresses recent articles in the popular press on scientific developments of concern to the dental profession. These features offer timely information on scientific issues in the news, with a brief summary of the article’s principal points, and provide perspective on the reported findings. The aim of these features is to provide accurate information on current scientific issues and emerging developments, and to allow ADA members to communicate effectively with their patients.
If there are any articles in the popular press that you would like to be addressed by Science in the News, please contact the ADA Division of Science at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-440-2878.
- International Research Team Develops New Evidence-Based Diagnostic Criteria for TMD
New diagnostic protocol includes screening instruments to help clinicians assess and identify patients with various TMD presentations.
- FDA Calls for Effectiveness and Stronger Safety Data on Antibacterial Soaps
A proposed FDA rule would require manufacturers of antibacterial soaps to confirm that their products are safe to use, and more effective than regular soap and water in preventing illness.
- Poor Oral Health Associated with Oral HPV Infection
Study finds that poor oral health may be an independent risk factor for oral HPV infection, regardless of smoking status or oral sex behavior.
- HPV Vaccination Appears Effective in Preventing Oral HPV Infection
New study reports that the vaccine developed to protect women against cervical cancer also protects against oral HPV infection
- Study Explores Impact of Early Bisphenol A Exposure on Rat Enamel
New study suggests possible mechanisms by which BPA may affect perinatal enamel formation in rats, but the findings have limited generalizability to humans.