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US dental school awarded $2.5 million to develop filling materials

from Dental Tribune

With caries being one of the most prevalent chronic oral diseases, accounting for 60 percent of all dental treatments, more durable and robust dental filling materials are needed. In order to accomplish this, the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry has been awarded a five-year grant of $2,465,297 by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health. With the grant, the researchers aim at developing stronger, longer-lasting filling materials with antibacterial properties to inhibit recurrent caries and to extend the life of restorations. more

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