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2011-01-20 10:50:00

--International Delegates Meet in Japan-- CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mercury, the main ingredient in "silver" or amalgam fillings, will be the subject of a United Nations conference to be held in Chiba, Japan on January 24-28. Members of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as dentists and scientists from groups such as the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), will be attending and urging a ban on products...

2010-12-21 11:18:00

J. Craig Busey appointed chief legal counsel CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced the appointment of J. Craig Busey as its Chief Legal Counsel, with responsibilities for managing the organization's Division of Legal Affairs. "We are extremely pleased that Craig will be leading our legal affairs efforts," said Kathleen O'Loughlin, D.M.D., ADA executive director. "We look forward to his many contributions as we continue...

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2010-12-11 08:23:02

US health regulators are looking for a second opinion on whether dental fillings that contain mercury are a risk to dental patients, especially in children and pregnant women. Officials with the Food and Drug Administration said although there are no new scientific findings on the silver-colored cavity fillings, it wants feedback on methods it used last year to weigh available data and decide that the alloy is safe. The agency released documents Friday ahead of a public meeting held on the...

2010-12-09 16:33:00

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FDA Device Division, still concerned about mercury toxicity in American dentistry, is convening yet another professional panel review regarding safety issues. A nationwide convergence of scientists, dental and medical professionals, lead by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) are provoking new challenges to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) July'09 "no risk" classification of mercury fillings...

2009-07-28 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity-filling material. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/ada/39331/ The FDA ruling issued today categorizes encapsulated dental amalgam as a class II medical device, placing it in the same class as gold and tooth-colored composite...

2009-07-28 15:45:00

New FDA guidelines fail to protect pregnant women and children from threat of "silver" dental fillings WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a disappointing move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today did an about face in issuing a final regulation classifying dental amalgam without calling for stringent precautions for pregnant women and children. Last June, a court settlement filed by the Consumers for Dental Choice required the FDA to withdraw claims of mercury...

2009-07-28 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a new regulation today calling for special controls on the placement of mercury tooth fillings. Until now, dentists who used amalgam have not had to disclose the type of materials used in dental fillings or advise patients, and particularly sensitive populations, of its use. The ruling results from a lawsuit settled last year by the plaintiffs in the case of Moms Against Mercury v. Von...

2009-05-04 09:50:00

Dominican Sisters of Hope, Others Question the Continuing Use of Mercury WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dominican Sisters of Hope, supported by Consumers for Dental Choice and the Mercury Policy Project, will present a resolution calling on the Danaher (NYSE: DHR) corporation to transition out of manufacturing mercury fillings at the company's annual shareholder meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. this Tuesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Danaher owns Kerr, the...

2009-04-20 07:25:00

The Center for Natural Dentistry (www.NaturalDentistry.us) is leading the "green revolution" by reducing waste and protecting the environment ENCINITAS, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In the renewed national focus on green energy, one San Diego Dentist is leading the way. The Center for Natural Dentistry, located in Encinitas, has gone beyond fluorescent lights and low-flow faucets with an infusion of Green Dentistry in its "Green" quest. "In a dental office, it's not easy to reduce...

2009-04-03 22:18:21

The controversy surrounding the safety of dental amalgam fillings is unfounded, a U.S. professor said. Dr. Rod Mackert of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta told the General Session of the International Association for Dental Research in Miami the only documented health effects of amalgam fillings are rare allergic reactions. It's mystifying that people persist in saying there is cause for concern with amalgam fillings when there's no evidence that they cause adverse health effects,...


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