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Researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay accelerates the growth of colon cancer.
New research in mice suggests omega-3s may help prevent miscarriage, preterm delivery, and stillbirth caused by uterine infections with bacteria commonly found in the mouth.
The College of Dental Medicine will be able to provide dental care for more children in need with a new mobile dental clinic.
"Dentistry combines science, art, finesse, and communication," says Yumna Piracha, DDS'18. "It's my way of using my knowledge and skill to better serve the community."
- February 13, 2018
Dennis Mitchell, DDS, was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the most pre-eminent voice for diversity in higher education in the United States.
- January 25, 2018
Columbia is leading the way toward personalized dentistry, using digital technology and information science to stretch the boundaries of dental research and education.
- May 26, 2017
Frequent users of cannabis—including marijuana and hashish—are more likely to have gum disease, Columbia University dental researchers have found.
- December 21, 2016
The oral health of children on Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though they receive the same amount of dental care.
- November 3, 2016
Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications.
- October 10, 2016
Researchers from Columbia College of Dental Medicine have identified stem cells in the jaw bone that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints.
- October 4, 2016
Researchers have identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.