Dr. Oliver

Dr. Laurence Oliver has been practicing dentistry in the Metroplex for over 25 years with emphasis in the area of special care dentistry. He became involved with this field of dentistry when a friend asked him to see his mother in a nursing home. He soon realized that the dental needs of most nursing home residents were not being met. In 1988 he founded ResiDental Associates, a nursing home dental group, which uses portable dental equipment to deliver on-site care... Read more

Metformin May Help Manage Periodontal Disease

New research in mice has revealed a potential role for metformin in managing periodontitis, according to a study published in Genes & Diseases. A group at Chongqing Medical University in China studied cellular interactions to elucidate metformin’s potential role in relation to HMGB1, a proinflammatory protein involved in the progression of periodontitis. They observed that metformin

Surgery-free widom tooth treatment expected in 2024

Oral health and development firm TriAgenics hopes to bring its 3D-guided microwave third-molar tooth bud ablation treatment to market in 2024. DrBicuspid.com staff writers Jul 7th, 2023 Oral health and development firm TriAgenics hopes to bring its 3D-guided microwave third-molar tooth bud ablation treatment to market in 2024. Zero3 is a surgery-free procedure, which has

Gold Tooth Necklace Found in Titanic Wreckage

Watch the discovery of a prehistoric tooth necklace found inthe wreckage of the RMS Titanic.By — Melissa BuschJun 23rd, 2023A deepwater surveying company recently discovereda necklace made from gold and a prehistoric shark’stooth in the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, whichsank in 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean off thecoast of Newfoundland, according to news

Gum Disease and Brain Health

What you and your patients need to know about gum disease and brain health June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Hygienist Jo-Anne Jones discusses the link between gum disease and inflammation. Jo-Anne Jones, RDH Jun 8th, 2023 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, dental hygienist-turned-educator Jo-Anne Jones explains how

An 80-Year Harvard Study Reveals the Secret to Long-Term Happiness

It isn’t money, success, fame, or following your passion Neeramitra ReddyFollowJan 4 · 4 min read For over 80 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the well-being of two demographics: 268 graduates from the batches of 1939–1944 and 456 poor men growing up in Boston since 1939. Since pre-World War II, they’ve painstakingly scrutinized blood samples, performed brain

Coronavirus: Scientists Uncover Why Some People Lose Their Sense of Smell

By Simon Gane and Jane Parker January 6, 2022 Updated: January 6, 2022 From the first reports coming out of Wuhan, Iran and later Italy, we knew that losing your sense of smell (anosmia) was a significant symptom of the disease. Now, after months of reports, both anecdotal and more rigorous clinical findings, we think we have a model for how

Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia

By Hannah Madans, DrBicuspid.com contributing writer July 8, 2021 — Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a meta-analysis published on July 8 in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. What’s worse, the risk of cognitive decline increases with each lost tooth. The authors investigated the link between cognitive decline

Water: The Best Beverage for Your Mouth

4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth It doesn’t matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full: Drinking water is always good for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and

Saliva – Important to Your Overall Health

Healthy Saliva, Healthy You Saliva has gotten a bad rap for more than a century. In the early 1900s, New York City health officers dubbed “The Sanitary Squad” arrested and fined hundreds of people who spit on subway platforms. Similar arrests during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 likely limited the spread of the flu. In Goodyear, Arizona,

Sunstar Expands National Recall of Gingivitis Drug

Sunstar Americas is expanding its recall for its gingivitis oral rinse, paroex chlorhexidine gluconate, because it may contain the bacteria Burkholderia lata. The recall, initially announced Oct. 27, has been expanded to include all its gingivitis oral rinses expiring between Dec. 31, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2022. Use of the defective product may result in oral and potentially systemic infections