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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...

2011-01-06 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As teeth age, they become worn, brittle and discolored. This is a commonly overlooked and untreated problem with many older adults because they are reluctant to undergo traditional and painful restoration procedures. But patients don't need to fear the dentist any longer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/LA02911LOGO) Noninvasive esthetic dentistry pioneer Dr. Robert Ibsen has developed the ZERO-PAIN(TM) SmileSimplicity...

2010-12-13 08:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While an FDA panel re-examines risks of amalgam over the next two days, the World Health Department is expected to release a key report soon recommending that amalgam use be "phased down" globally, consistent with its earlier recommendations.(i) "We welcome WHO's support for "phasing down" amalgam, and urge FDA to do the same," said Michael Bender, director of the Mercury Policy Project. On Dec. 14-15, 2010, an FDA panel will discuss...

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...

2010-09-11 01:55:50

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that bisphenol A (BPA) released from some plastic resins used in pediatric dentistry is detectable in the saliva after placement in children's mouths. BPA is a widely used synthetic chemical that has been associated with changes in behavior, prostate and urinary tract development, and early onset of puberty. The findings are published in the current issue of Pediatrics. Reins containing BPA are commonly used in preventive and...

2010-02-11 05:16:00

LONDON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the dental devices market, Frost & Sullivan presents Doxa AB with the 2010 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation of the Year for its Ceramir(TM) Crown & Bridge, a dental cement. The first of its kind, Doxa's product is based on the unique Ceramir technology that is developed by nano-structurally integrating bioceramics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Dental...

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2010-01-27 14:33:12

A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. In the study, Graham George and colleagues note that mercury-based fillings, also called amalgams, have been used by dentists to repair teeth for well-over a century. In recent decades their use has become controversial because of concerns about exposure to...

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2009-12-09 15:18:53

A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. In the study, Graham George and colleagues note that mercury-based fillings, also called amalgams, have been used by dentists to repair teeth for well-over a century. In recent decades their use has become controversial because of concerns about exposure to...

2009-11-18 09:33:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hailed as "a breakthrough" by Green Groups, an agreement in concept was reached yesterday by a World Health Organization (W.H.O.)-convened international expert group, supporting the "phase down" of dental mercury use worldwide. [1] However, the groups note that there is still much work to be done in deciding how and when a global dental amalgam phase down will occur. "As a first step, I'm pleased to positively support a global 'phase...

2009-11-09 15:07:32

Tooth enamel is hardest material in the human body because it's made almost entirely of minerals. As tough as it may be, however, enamel can be broken down by bacteria, forming cavities and eventually destroying the tooth. That's why dentists repair cavities by filling them with a material to replace the lost enamel. The most common such restorative is a material invented in the 19th-century known as amalgam -- the classic silver-black fillings many people have. Amalgam works well because it...


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