Reaching Others University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
Official UB news and information for the media

The New York Times interviews UB expert on frequency of dental cleanings study

Published June 11, 2013

Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology and Microbiology, is quoted in an article in The New York Times about a new study that found that annual dental cleanings may be adequate for adults without certain risk factors for periodontal disease while people with high risk may need to go more often. “The findings suggest that for low-risk patients, a yearly prophylactic visit does prevent tooth loss over a protracted period of 16 years, and there’s no significant difference in an added visit,” he said. The article also appeared in Oregon’s Bend Bulletin, St. Paul Pioneer Press and South China Morning Post.

Read more:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/rethinking-the-twice-yearly-dentist-visit/?emc=rss&partner=rss

http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2f20130611%2fNEWS0107%2f306110327&nav_category=

http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_23431067/study-urges-rethinking-rote-trips-dentist?source=rss

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1258605/annual-dental-cleaning-sufficient-adults-not-risk-gum-disease-study-finds

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765
ub-news@buffalo.edu