Frequent users of cannabis—including marijuana and hashish—are more likely to have gum disease, Columbia University dental researchers have found.
The oral health of children on Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though they receive the same amount of dental care.
Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications.
Researchers from Columbia College of Dental Medicine have identified stem cells in the jaw bone that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints.
Researchers have identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
A Mailman School of Public Health study looked at the role of dentists in screening for substance use disorders. While many view the dental visit as as an opportunity to identify drug misuse, others do not see it as part of their professional role.