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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

May 7, 2019 News News

Australian Study Finds ‘No-Drill’ Dentistry Stops Tooth Decay

by University of Sydney

A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The results of the seven

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. 

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Fillings Equal Mercury Exposure

by ScienceDaily

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia’s department of environmental health science in

September 26, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyNewsOral Health

UK Dentist Finds Filling Material That Helps Repair Tooth Decay

by News Medical

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and director

July 8, 2011 News RestorativeTooth decay

Mama, look at boo-boo dey – Shut your mout’

by ken

Despite improvements in resin-based composite technology, US dentists are placing more amalgam restorations than composites, and amalgam is still emphasized by US dental schools, according to the results of 2 studies published in the June issue of the Journal of the

February 8, 2011 News General News

French dentists move away from Mercury – hard to follow spokesperson who was chainsmoking Gitanes

by ken

Open wide … but should we worry about what our fillings are made of? Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Should we be worried about our dental fillings? The material commonly used to fill holes in our teeth is half

December 10, 2010 News Restorative

FDA to reexamine metal dental fillings

by ken

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators are seeking a second opinion on whether mercury-containing dental fillings pose a risk to dental patients, especially children and pregnant women. Food and Drug Administration officials said that while there are