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A3 Publisher & Chairman Torsten Oemus Chief OPerating OffiCer Eric Seid grOuP editOr Robin Goodman editOr in Chief dental tribune Dr. David L. Hoexter managing editOr u.s. and Canada editiOns Robert Selleck managing editOr Fred Michmershuizen managing editOr Sierra Rendon managing editOr shOw dailies Kristine Colker PrOduCt/aCCOunt manager Mara Zimmerman PrOduCt/aCCOunt manager Charles Serra marketing direCtOr Anna Kataoka-Wlodarczyk eduCatiOn direCtOr Christiane Ferret aCCOunting COOrdinatOr Nirmala Singh Tribune America, LLC 116 West 23rd St., Ste. #500 New York, N.Y. 10011 (212) 244-7181 Published by Tribune America © 2013 Tribune America, LLC All rights reserved. Dental Tribune strives to maintain the utmost accu- racy in its news and clinical reports. If you find a fac- tual error or content that requires clarification, please contact Managing Editor Robert Selleck at r.selleck@ Dental Tribune cannot assume responsibility for the validity of product claims or for typographical errors. The publisher also does not assume responsibility for product names or statements made by advertisers. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and may not reflect those of Tribune America. editOrial bOard Dr. Joel Berg Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan Dr. Arnaldo Castellucci Dr. Gorden Christensen Dr. Rella Christensen Dr. William Dickerson Hugh Doherty Dr. James Doundoulakis Dr. David Garber Dr. Fay Goldstep Dr. Howard Glazer Dr. Harold Heymann Dr. Karl Leinfelder Dr. Roger Levin Dr. Carl E. Misch Dr. Dan Nathanson Dr. Chester Redhead Dr. Irwin Smigel Dr. Jon Suzuki Dr. Dennis Tartakow Dr. Dan Ward Tell us what you think! Do you have general comments or criti- cism you would like to share? Is there a particular topic you would like to see articles about in Dental Tribune? Let us know by e-mailing feedback@dental- We look forward to hear- ing from you! If you would like to make any change to your subscription (name, address or to opt out) please send us an e-mail at and be sure to include which publica- tion you are referring to. Also, please note that subscription changes can take up to six weeks to process. DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · US Edition Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | March 2013 NEWS Ad food, but couldn't identify the species of bacteria. Ancient DNA was the obvious answer." The team was not able to sufficiently control background levels of bacterial contamination until 2007, when ACAD’s ultra-clean laboratories and strict decon- tamination and authentication protocols became available. Researchers worked with a team of den- tists at the University of Adelaide’s School of Dentistry to establish a picture of mi- crobial diversity in modern-day mouths and the relationship between bacteria in plaque and calculus. Adler wrote,. “One common cause of gum disease, porphyromonas gingivalis, had been suggested to lie behind recent rises in heart disease. However, we were able to show it had not increased in prev- alence over the past 7,000 years, sug- gesting it was not likely to be causative. However, it may contribute to the disease by stimulating a permanent state of in- flammation.” The research team is now expanding its studies through time, and around the world, including other species such as Neanderthals. (Source: The University of Adelaide) Teeth of late Iron Age/Roman adult female, recovered near Cambridge, United Kingdom, show large dental calculus deposits, which researchers describe as the only easily accessible source of preserved human bacteria. Photo/Alan Cooper, University of Adelaide “ ANCIENT, page A1