Proposal to Eliminate Dental Amalgam Use Gains Momentum

A coalition of 50 environmental, public health, and children’s rights groups called for an end to the controversial filling material – dental amalgam – in … more

Dental Fillings Equal Mercury Exposure

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, … more

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

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 … more

FDA to reexamine metal dental fillings

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, … more