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Widmer Receives NIDCR Committee Appointment

Published: Dec 15th, 2006

Charles Widmer, D.D.S., M.S., an associate professor of orthodontics and the director of clinical research in the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, has been reappointed for a second two-year […]

UFCD awarded $3.5 million oral biology training grant

Published: Sep 26th, 2006

The University of Florida College of Dentistry has received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to continue the colleges research training program […]

UF Dental Student Wins Caulk/Dentsply Award

UF Dental Student Wins Caulk/Dentsply Award

Published: Sep 6th, 2006

Dental sophomore Robert V. Weaver is the second place recipient of the 2006 AADR Caulk/Dentsply Student Research Group Award Competition in the basic science category. Weaver received this distinguished recognition […]

Grant received to study ethnic differences in pain

Published: Jul 14th, 2006

Barbara Hastie, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of community dentistry and behavioral science, received a five-year, $805,194 National Institutes of Health grant to study ethnic differences and genetic factors in […]

Tooth decay-causing bacteria can live without molecules once considered essential

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Leave it to the bacteria that cause tooth decay to be able to live without something all cells were thought to require. Scientists have long believed a […]

Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

Published: Dec 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida researchers have discovered a new ingredient in our cellular soup, tiny structures that may lay the groundwork for how new cells form and then […]

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

Published: Jul 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — In the first study of its kind, UniversityofFlorida researchers are testing the power of a natural human hormone to biochemically move teeth faster and less painfully […]

Practice-based dental research networks receive $75 million

Practice-based dental research networks receive $75 million

Published: Jun 6th, 2005

Gainesville, Fla —The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR) made an April announcement that $75 million in federal funding will be used to establish […]

Some rural residents with oral pain wait too long before seeking help

Published: May 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Rural residents are nearly twice as likely as their urban counterparts to postpone timely trips to the dentist, seeking help only after they develop a problem and […]

Live oral bacteria found in arterial plaque

Published: Mar 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gum disease has been linked to hardening of the arteries for nearly a decade, and scientists have long fingered a gang of oral bacteria as the obvious […]