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Shunning fluoride linked to immunization refusal

Dr. Chi

July 18, 2014 – School of Dentistry faculty member and researcher Dr. Donald Chi has uncovered a behavioral link between parents who refuse to immunize their children and parents who decline topical fluoride treatments for them. Read more about fluoride shunning.

Study tells how inflammation, gum disease are linked

Dr. Darveau

July 10, 2014 – A new journal publication co-authored by Dr. Richard Darveau, Chair of the Department of Periodontics, has shed further light on how the bacterium that causes periodontal disease can evade the body’s immune response and trigger inflammation in blood vessels outside the oral cavity. Read more about link between gum disease and inflammation.

In the News

UW dental alumni perform humanitarian missions abroad, featured on UW Health Sciences NewsBeat siteUW dental students join Foundations of Interprofessional Practice exercise, featured on UW Health Sciences NewsBeat siteRIDE program cited and faculty quoted in feature on dental disease-cardiovascular risk link, in Spokane Spokesman-Review

UW faculty researchers receive patent for titanates, in UW Today, Dental Tribune and NIDCR

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