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Dentistry/Periodontal Disease

AI to make dentists’ work easier

New model helps localise the mandibular canalsCredit: The authors In order to plan a dental implant operation and the implant size and position, dentists need to know the exact location of the mandibular canal, a canal located in

Improving the treatment of periodontitis

Amoeba linked to severe gum diseaseCredit: Schaefer/ Charité For the first time, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that a unicellular parasite commonly found in the mouth plays a role in both severe

The building blocks of gum disease

Credit: S. Shibata, OIST Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major bacterial pathogen which leads to periodontitis also known as gum disease. In Japan, 80% of adults aged 35 and over suffer from this disease. What's more, P.