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IADR and GSK Consumer Healthcare announce winners of 2010 Innovation in Oral Care Awards
Date:5/14/2010

anti-microbial activity toward oral pathogens and to modulate the host inflammatory response may be potential new therapeutic agents for periodontal infections. Auraptene is found in high amounts in citrus fruits and has been reported to possess a variety of valuable pharmacological properties such as anti-oxydant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial activities. For a preventive approach, auraptene may be added into mouthwash or incorporated into a chewing gum. For therapeutic purpose, auraptene may be incorporated into a gel or fiber for topical application into diseased periodontal sites.

Craig Miller, D.M.D, M.S., University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, USA, "POC Immunoassay Test Strip for the Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease." A portable point-of-care (POC) diagnostic immunoassay test strip in the hands of the general public, as well as diverse health care personnel, could lead to significant increases in screening for oral diseases and referrals to appropriate oral health care experts. This, in turn, should lead to a significant paradigm shift whereupon the public has the opportunity for more preventive engagement in identifying their personalized health risk using self-care, handheld devices for the evaluation of the presence or absence of periodontal diseases and thus enhance their proactive solicitation of the health care system.

"This is the seventh year that GSK has had the opportunity to partner with IADR and sponsor the Innovation in Oral Care Awards," said Dr. Stuart R. Smith, Vice President Global Dental Scientific and Professional Communications for GSK. "GSK is honored to be able to help these talented investigators further their innovative research, and I hope that this research leads to the development of new technology and products that prevent and treat oral and dental diseases."

This year, the IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Awards received 34 applications from teams of researchers from around the globe. Each a
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Contact: Ingrid L. Thomas
ithomas@iadr.org
703-299-8084
International & American Association for Dental Research
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