News from the School of Dentistry

News from the School of Dentistry

Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis

In an article published September 12, 2013, in PLoS Pathogens, Jan Potempa, PhD, DSc, and his research team uncover how the bacterium responsible for periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens rheumatoid arthritis by leading to earlier onset, faster progression and greater severity of the disease, including increased bone and cartilage destruction.

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White Coat Ceremony, a symbolic step for UofL students

Incoming UofL dental and dental hygiene students proudly donned their new coats during the White Coat ceremony August 24, marking their first rite of passage into the health care community.

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Consider more than cotton candy and corn dogs at the Kentucky State Fair

Oral health assessments, juvenile diabetes walk booth and back-to-school screenings all part of dental school’s August community initiatives

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UofL dentistry goes on the road to provide free care in Harlan County

More than 30 University of Louisville School of Dentistry faculty and students will provide free care March 23-24

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