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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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2008-06-05 12:15:00

Mercury-containing teeth fillings could pose a threat to the health of pregnant mothers, children and fetuses, according to a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The report came in the wake of a recently settled lawsuit with several consumer advocacy groups. The FDA responded with a commitment to alert consumers about the potential risks on its website and to issue a more specific rule next year for fillings that contain mercury, FDA spokeswoman Peper Long said.The FDA must...

2006-09-04 09:30:46

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The safety of silver fillings made with mercury that plug cavities in the teeth of millions of Americans will get another look this week in light of persistent complaints that they may cause health problems. Dozens of studies have found no evidence that the fillings are dangerous, except for rare cases of allergic reactions, U.S. health officials say. The Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of outside experts on Wednesday and Thursday...


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