Pills Spilling Out of a Pill Bottle
Study: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen More Effective than Opioids for Dental Pain

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.”

Dr. Ivan Stojanov
OMMDS Faculty Member Dr. Ivan Stojanov Awarded Research Funding

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.

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$3.6 Million Grant Aims to Improve Access to Dental Care for Low-income Children

‌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.

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CWRU & Cleveland Dentists Team Up for Annual "Give Kids a Smile" Event

‌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.

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Do Baby Teeth Matter? Researchers Seek to Change Perceptions & Habits

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.

CWRU Professor Quoted on Sneaky Signs of Gum Disease

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.

Spring 2018 Magazine
CWRU School of Dental Medicine Magazine, Spring 2018

In this issue:

  • Construction of New Dental Clinic Begins
  • $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Improve Dental Care Access for Low-Income Children
  • Give Kids a Smile Day
  • And much more!

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Past issues of the magazine and issues of departmental newsletters are available in the archive.