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2009-05-19 11:14:00

3-Year Study Highlights the Clinical Success of Dental Implants with Laser-Lok(R) Technology over Traditional Implants BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons, a leader in the dental implant industry, reported today that data from a three-year prospective, controlled, multi-center study of implants with Laser-Lok(R) surface treatment confirmed previous results observed for Laser-Lok in vitro and in animal studies. Laser-Lok implants showed superior crestal bone maintenance when...

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...

2009-03-24 14:55:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons announces today that its 2009 Global Symposium will take place Thursday, April 30, to Saturday, May 2, at the Hilton Chicago. This educational event will focus on recent advances in digital dentistry, treatment planning, implant surface treatments, tissue regeneration and implant specific restorations. Scientific sessions will bring together the outstanding and diverse expertise of top dental clinicians such as Drs. Carl E. Misch,...

2009-02-13 12:46:00

BioHorizons VIP 2.1, Virtual Implant Placement Treatment Planning Software, features enhancements that will enable more dental implantologists to virtually treatment plan BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons announces today the release of VIP 2.1, Virtual Implant Placement software, a cost effective dental implant treatment planning solution. VIP 2.1 includes performance enhancements and a user-friendly interface that reduces clinical challenges and improves post-operative...

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2008-11-19 14:40:00

Fluorogenic detector glows bright green when in contact with mercury and could be used onsiteResearchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a simple and quick method for detecting mercury in fish and dental samples, two substances at the center of public concern about mercury contamination. The technique involves a fluorescent substance that glows bright green when it comes into contact with oxidized mercury, the researchers report in the current online edition of the "Journal of...

2008-01-25 09:50:00

Dental amalgam tooth fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and neurological status, researchers report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. The authors of the report"”members of a joint team from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and the University of Washington, Seattle"”studied the possible neurological effects of dental amalgam tooth restorations. Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury combined with other metals...

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2007-01-17 09:16:14

RICHMOND, Calif. -- Plans to build new crematoriums are running into resistance around the country over a fear some scientists say is overblown: toxic emissions, especially mercury fumes from incinerating dental fillings. Silver fillings contain mercury, a substance that can harm brain development in children. Mercury from industrial plants has found its way into rivers, lakes and oceans, tainting many types of seafood. Industry officials say crematoriums are safe and meet all government...

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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2004-12-23 08:58:56

Review finds insufficient evidence they cause health problems HealthDayNews -- There's insufficient evidence to support a link between dental amalgam fillings and health problems, according to a review of nearly a thousand scientific studies. Dental amalgam is an alloy made of silver, copper, tin and zinc, bound by elemental mercury. Rare cases of allergic reactions are the only time that amalgam may be linked to health problems, the review concluded. The independent review was conducted by...


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