VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada/COLUMBUS, Ohio, U.S.: The composition of the oral microbiome is critically important in oral health and disease, but the patterns and mechanisms underlying community assembly have not been comprehensively studied. Researchers from the Ohio State University in Columbus have recently filled the existing research gap by examining the composition of the oral bacterial microbiome in a cohort of children evenly distributed between the ages of 1 and 12 years. The results suggest that maturing oral microbial communities in children follow a common pattern.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada: Owing to the potential complications associated with autografts, there is a need for synthetic bone tissue scaffolds. Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and McMaster University have developed a new implant material, a foamlike substance, for bone regeneration. The researchers are confident that the material can be used in dental implantology in the future.