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The issue of odontophobia (fear of dentists or dental treatment) is a very common issue. Statistics show that it could be as high as twenty five percent of people in the UK. To some, the thought of going to the dentist fills them with fear and dread, which can cause problems for people’s ...READ MORE
A Canadian dentist who bought the extracted wisdom tooth of former Beatle John Lennon is hoping to extract enough DNA from the molar to clone the singer.Dentist Michael Zuk spoke to host Mark Evans for the Channel 4 programme Dead Famous DNA, saying ‘If there is enough DNA to sequence it, it could be ...READ MORE
Canadian dentist Dr Michael Zuk hit the headlines last year when he purchased John Lennon’s wisdom tooth at auction for around £20,000; the rotten molar had been removed in the 60’s and was left with the housekeeper Dot Jarlett, before coming up for auction in 2012. Dr Zuk, an enthusiastic collector of Beatles memorabilia, has ...READ MORE
A molar belonging to the late Beatle John Lennon is set to go on tour some fifty years after it was extracted; the tooth recently fetched £19,000 at auction and part of it has since been incorporated into a necklace by Beverly Hills designer Ari Soffer. The John Lennon DNA Tooth Necklace is currently worth ...READ MORE
The Canadian dentist who bought John Lennon’s rotten molar for $30,000 has added another famous dental item to his collection – the spare crown that Elvis took on tour in case he damaged his front teeth, complete with plaster mould of the King’s jaws. It has not yet been revealed how much Dr Michael ...READ MORE
People wishing to avoid emergency dentistry treatments for gum disease may be interested to learn that a new study has been commissioned in the US to help determine those who may be at the highest risk.The University of Michigan's School of Dentistry is examining the DNA of 4,000 participants to see if there ...READ MORE
The need for emergency dentistry could be reduced through the use of DNA analysis, scientists have claimed.Breakthrough research from the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry will attempt to use DNA to predict whether or not patients are likely to suffer from gum disease in the future.If positive results come out ...READ MORE
Tissue regeneration for emergency dentistry is becoming a reality. A new technique that could see people with severe gum complaints regrowing lost tissue has been developed by researchers. Scientists from Columbia University have created a technique that utilises stem cells to create tissue grafts that match a person's DNA signature perfectly - thereby ensuring ...READ MORE
number of reasons why dental implants can fail have been discussed.While the likelihood of dental implants failing to take hold in a patient are slim, there are a number of cases every year where this happens and patients and professionals have therefore been informed of the top causes of this.According to WorlDental, ...READ MORE
Older tooth loss sufferers could use baby teeth to boost bone strength.People who plan to have dental implants fitted might be eager to learn that using familial baby teeth that contain stem cells is one way to build up layers of bone in a patient whose jaw would not be strong enough otherwise....READ MORE
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