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Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science

Grant received to study ethnic differences in pain

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 acute postoperative pain and analgesic response. In addition, Hastie is the recipient of the 2006 “Future Leaders in Pain…

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

Joseph Riley, Ph.D., M.S. 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 oral pain is severe, University of Florida researchers report.