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

Published June 11, 2013 This content is archived.


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.

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