A UAB School of Dentistry professor has received a career award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
The inhibitor blocks Streptococcus mutans from sticking on the tooth surface. About 2.3 billion people worldwide have tooth decay in their permanent teeth, primarily caused by this bacteria.
A UAB study shows children receiving early preventive dental care from a dentist had more frequent tooth decay-related treatment, a higher rate of visits and higher annual dental expenditures.
The UAB course was part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics for researchers in Mali, where malaria is a scourge.

For kids with permanent teeth, this simple device protects against sports-related dental injuries.

More than three million teeth are knocked out in youth sports each year but some can be prevented or successfully treated.

Most kids go to the doctor for a general checkup before school starts but it’s important to remember teeth need a checkup, too.

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