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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."
- September 23, 2015
Columbia's dental school has received another Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award recognizing the school's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- August 17, 2015
A Mailman School of Public Health study looked at the role of dentists in screening for substance use disorders. While many view the dental visit as as an opportunity to identify drug misuse, others do not see it as part of their professional role.
- April 3, 2015
Thanks to the decades-long work of Dennis Mitchell and others, the College of Dental Medicine has led efforts to bring underrepresented minorities into the dental profession.
- September 16, 2014
National magazine honors Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- August 5, 2014
College of Dental Medicine assistant professor George Jenkins, one of The Three Doctors, speaks in Michigan as part of an initiative funded by Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.
- July 30, 2014
CUMC hosted 177 students this year in summer programs designed to expose minorities to opportunities in medical, scientific, and public health careers.
- March 21, 2014
New way to classify gum disease may allow for earlier detection of severe cases before loss of teeth and bone occurs.
- February 7, 2014
Researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) recently extended the use of teledentistry to remote parts of the world, serving the most vulnerable populations—AIDS orphans in Africa.