Dentistry

John Featherstone announced that he is stepping down as dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry after a decade of leading the school.

UCSF School of Dentistry dean announces plan to retire

John Featherstone stepping down after a decade of leading the school.

Volunteer dentists treat some of the 1,200 patients who received cleanings, fillings, extractions, partial dentures, root canals and oral cancer screenings at the 2017 Care Harbor Clinic.

Filling the health care gap

Hundreds of UCLA medical and dental staff. students volunteer at free clinic for underserved.

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Floss: Have dentists been stringing us along?

UC experts help explain the great flossing debate.

UCLA Dentistry names new dean

Paul Krebasach, one of nation's leading researchers in tissue engineering and stem cell biology and a respected academic leader, to start June 30.

Eric Castle is one of several UCSF dental and medical experts behind the Bluetooth-enabled SmartByte retainer, which is designed to improve patient usage.

'Smart' retainer keeps patients (and teeth) in line

Innovative research is underway at UCSF to produce a Bluetooth smart retainer for orthodontics patients, with a goal of increasing the amount of time a patient wears the device to ensure the best possible treatment outcome.

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Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals

Tiny particles strengthen the compound used to fill teeth and ward off infection.

Viewing dentistry in a new light

A new technology uses near-infrared light to better detect cavities without the radiation of X-rays. It's just one of several innovations that could soon change your dental chair experience.

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Dentist shortage bites California

More new dentists choose to practice out of state; the lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas are among the reasons why.