School of Dental Medicine

Chewing to curb COVID

Penn Medicine will conduct a new clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a chewing gum designed by School of Dental Medicine researchers to trap SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Intervening to stop bone loss

A study led by Shuying (Sheri) Yang of the School of Dental Medicine identified a new role for a protein that keeps osteoclasts—the cells that break down bone—in check, and may guide the development of new therapies to counter bone loss.

Katherine Unger Baillie



In the News


The New York Times

Expert tips for curbing bad breath

Mark Wolff of the School of Dental Medicine explains how to self-test for bad breath and how bacteria and gum disease can contribute to its presence.

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SciTechDaily

New treatment target could counter bone loss

A study from Shuying (Sheri) Yang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues identified a protein that regulates osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone, which may pave the way for new treatments that prevent bone loss.

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iTech Post

University of Pennsylvania researchers develop microrobots that can brush, floss your teeth

Hun Michel Koo of the School of Dental Medicine, Edward Steager of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and colleagues have created automated shapeshifting microrobots with the ability to brush, floss, and rinse teeth.

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Interesting Engineering

A swarm of tiny robots could soon brush and floss your teeth for you

A multidisciplinary Penn team including Michael Koo of the School of Dental Medicine and Edward Steager of the School of Engineering and Applied Science has created an automated way to brush and floss through robotics, a potentially useful development for those unable to clean their teeth themselves.

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New York Post

How a new chewing gum could ‘trap’ COVID-19, reduce spread: study

A study led by Henry Daniell of the School of Dental Medicine discovered that gum containing plant-grown protein could neutralize COVID particles in saliva.

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