Dentistry

Health & Medicine

"You had to be right-handed, female, under 25 and unmarried"

Professor Julie Satur’s journey from teenaged dental therapist to tenacious public health advocate is one of perseverance for equity in oral healthcare

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Dental care and healthcare are the same thing

A new book on the history of dental health in Victoria calls for a greater focus on prevention and more government-funded dental services

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Towards the early detection of oral cancers

New technology offers a way to visually examine the mouth for cancer, without the need for a surgical biopsy

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The stories our teeth can tell

Technology has unlocked the secrets teeth can reveal about our health. Here, researchers describe a new approach for providing a more detailed understanding of human life history

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Are you taking care of the microbes in your mouth?

Our mouths contain billions of microbes. Increasing evidence suggests they are important for our oral and overall health, but modern diets are causing problems

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Working together to close the gap on oral health

Tackling dental disease in remote communities is about cooperation and understanding local perspectives to improve access to services and apply policy research

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The unexpected gift of bones

A collection of leg bones at the Melbourne Dental School was originally intended to play a key role in forensic medicine, but unexpected discoveries along the way have opened up whole new areas of research from bone strength to ageing

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Brush your teeth! It could save your life

Bacteria in your mouth can wreak havoc in your body but research is on its way to developing a new vaccine, says Professor Eric Reynolds, winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

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Smile like you mean it

Short-term orthodontic treatments for your teeth can have long-term benefit for your health

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Why those sugar-free products damage your teeth

Buyer beware. New research shows sugar-free drinks and lollies are just as bad for your teeth as sugary products

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