Latest International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology Stories

2011-11-10 14:00:00

With the launch of his new website, Dr. Tony Kim strives to educate and empower consumers regarding holistic dentistry. This Inland Empire dentist emphasizes the danger of silver fillings, encouraging prospective patients to learn about their alternatives. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Dr. Tony Kim, a reputable Inland Empire dentist in Riverside, California, recently launched a new oral healthcare website. It is an extension of his main website that spotlights his practice,...

2011-04-20 13:19:00

Consumer groups applaud WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An amalgam of consumer groups today applauded a move by the U.S. government to support the 'phase down' of dental mercury tooth fillings. In a significant strengthening of a previous Food & Drug Administration position, the new U.S. position was submitted to the "Mercury International Negotiation Committee." It calls for a "phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out by all Parties, of mercury...

2011-02-09 00:01:26

Marla Wilson, DDS and her staff at Premier Dental Care focus on providing dentistry in Indianapolis that enhances a patient's overall health and improves their quality of life through new and innovative techniques from a specialized holistic perspective. Indianapolis, IN (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 At Premier Dental Care, Indianapolis cosmetic dentist Dr. Marla Wilson and her team provide cutting-edge holistic dentistry treatment that integrates the best of traditional and alternative...

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...

2010-12-23 02:20:15

On December 14-15, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an Advisory Panel to discuss several scientific issues that may affect the regulation of dental amalgam. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Panel voted to recommend that the FDA conduct further review of the material's safety. The meeting comes on the heels of a July 2009 Final Rule (http://bit.ly/FDA2009FinalRule) from the FDA that reclassified dental mercury from a class I device to a class II device and...

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...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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