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January 24, 2022 News DentistryNews

Novel Compound Found in Mussels Helps Increase the Durability of Dental Fillings

by The University of Hong Kong

Leading researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Wuhan University (WHU), and the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital have found that a compound found in mussels helps increase the durability of a dental filling. In a

June 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Discovery Could Lead to Stronger Dental Fillings

by British Dental Journal

An international group of researchers led by Professor Owen Addison from King’s College London has been able to close a gap in the knowledge of photo-activated resin-based composites, commonly used in medical and dental applications. In a recent paper published

May 12, 2019 News News

Researcher Earns Grant to Seek Longer-Lasting Tooth-Colored Fillings

by University of Oklahoma

When dentists discover cavities in their patients, they are often filled with a tooth-colored material that looks just like a person’s own teeth. However, tooth-colored fillings usually require replacement every five to seven years, often because tooth decay has formed

February 14, 2019 News News

Building Contaminated After Massachusetts Man Melts Dental Fillings: Officials

by John Hadden, Global News

Fire officials say a Massachusetts apartment building has been deemed uninhabitable after a man mistook dental fillings for silver, melted them and caused mercury poisoning. Fall River District Fire Chief Michael Clark said the 51-year-old resident melted the fillings Jan. 25 and went

April 17, 2018 News News

Proposal to Eliminate Dental Amalgam Use Gains Momentum

by The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, PR Newswire

A coalition of 50 environmental, public health, and children’s rights groups called for an end to the controversial filling material – dental amalgam – in American children, and for a two-year general phase-out in its use in the United States.