Opioids are not among the most effective—or longest lasting—options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies co-authored by Dr. Anita Aminoshariae has found. “No patient should go home in pain,” Aminoshariae said. “That means that opioids are sometimes the best option, but certainly should not be the first option.”
Ivan Stojanov, DMD, MMSc, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, has been awarded funding from the H.E.A.R.T.S. Foundation and the Chalmers Lyons Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to investigate the mutational profile of keratocystic odontogenic tumors (odontogenic keratocysts) to see which, if any, genetic alterations may be present and potentially targeted in novel therapeutic approaches.
Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will expand an effort to improve the dental health of low-income children with a new $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Case Western Reserve University dental students will use their training and talents to make a positive impact in the community as part of the annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb. 2.
Do children really need their baby teeth? Many believe that primary teeth aren’t all that important since they typically fall out by age 12, but that line of thinking tends to leave experts in the dental community with a grimace.
Dr. Lance Vernon, Senior Instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry department at the School of Dental Medicine, was recently quoted in "Ten Sneaky Signs of Gum Disease" in Prevention magazine.