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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...

2009-12-02 07:45:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the need for faster service, higher quality and greater patient satisfaction, competing companies Breton Dental Studio, Inc. and C&C Dental Ceramics have merged to form Studio 2 Digital Dental Design, Inc. located in Kentwood, Mich. Studio 2 features advanced technology found in just a handful of dental labs across the country. "Through our combined resources, we have added industry leading technology to complement our skilled...

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...

2009-11-17 12:41:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. European Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM 2009 (16 Countries) http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164110/European-Markets-for-Dental-Prosthetics-and-CAD/CAM-2009-(16-Countries).html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire In 2008, the European market for dental prosthetics (crowns, bridges, and dentures) was valued at nearly euro...

2009-09-25 06:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Although 72 percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns and one in six had a dental emergency during the past 12 months, most are not prepared to deal with a dental emergency, according to a recent survey conducted by Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products. Interestingly, in the national survey of 1,000 Americans, those with a lower income (less then $35,000) were more likely to have had a dental emergency in the past 12...

2009-07-29 12:40:58

Silver dental fillings containing mercury are safe for adults and children over age 6, except for people with mercury allergies, a U.S. regulatory agency said. Still, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first time classified the fillings as a Class II, or moderate risk, medical device. The move lets the agency impose tighter safety controls, the FDA said. These new controls included in the FDA's final regulation of the fillings include a statement of the risks of inhaling mercury...

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2009-07-29 10:35:00

The amount of mercury found in the silver-colored dental amalgam fillings is not at a level high enough to harm patients, according to a statement by the FDA, which issued its final regulation on the controversial tooth filling material Tuesday. "While elemental mercury has been associated with adverse health effects at high exposures, the levels released by dental amalgam fillings are not high enough to cause harm in patients," the FDA said, citing an agency review of about 200 scientific...

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...


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