Durands Court Dental, 9 Durands Court, Parnell Street, Waterford

Study of medieval plaque

Dental calculus from archaeological samples could be a rich source for understanding the dental health of our ancestors.

Read More

New method for identifying oral cancer

Researchers have found a correlation between one type of oral cancer’s progression and the abundance of specific proteins in tumour tissue and saliva.

Read More

Irish Famine and dental decay

Great Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have discovered. The research was carried out on the teeth of 363 adult victims of the Great Irish Famine, who died in the Kilkenny Union Workhouse between 1847 and 1851. […]

Read More

Disease bacteria and Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

Read More
Top