A grant to the ADA Foundation from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will support investigation of dental restorative systems through 2018 at the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center.
Brooksville, Fla.—Following an 8-month-long drama that played out at city council meetings, the Brooksville City Council voted 4-1 Oct. 7 to restore fluoridation to its water supply. Fluoridation will restart in December.
Los Angeles—Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that diamonds at a much smaller scale than those found in jewelry could be used to stimulate bone growth, treat oral-related diseases and improve dental implants.
Alexandria, Va.—Swedish researchers who studied the possible adverse health effects on bone tissue from long-term exposure to fluoridated drinking water found no association between chronic fluoride exposure and hip fracture.
The choice was to write an essay or make a video. Five University of Texas dental students opted for the video, a wise move that yielded double rewards. Not only did they win the 2013 Dental Students Ethics Video Contest grand prize, but they also earned school credit.