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FDA investigating use of mercury in fillings

FDA investigating use of mercury in fillings

The US Food and Drug Administration has reopened the investigation into the use of mercury in fillings, eighteen months after the organisation confirmed that mercury fillings were safe. Four consumer advocacy organisations have come together to launch an appeal against the FDA’s 2009 ruling; the group has quoted a number of research studies, which point […]


Mercury debate resurfaces in the USA

Mercury debate resurfaces in the USA

The long-debated subject of the safety of mercury fillings has resurfaced in several areas in the USA and the US Food and Drug Administration is now conducting further investigations into amalgam fillings. Mercury fillings have been used for hundreds of years; however, they are becoming less common, as an increasing number of people choose to […]


Mission of Mercy to hold free dental clinic in Iowa

Mission of Mercy to hold free dental clinic in Iowa

Iowa Mission of Mercy will host a free dental clinic for patients who cannot afford dental treatment this weekend. The clinic will offer routine treatments, including fillings, extractions and cleaning treatments, to those who would otherwise go without dental care because they cannot afford it. The clinic will run from 7am to 5pm on Friday […]


Dental firm 3D Diagnostics set for Aim stock exchange

Dental firm 3D Diagnostics set for Aim stock exchange

3D Diagnostics Imaging plc is marketing a product developed at Scottish universities and is set to list on the Aim stock exchange. The company is marketing the CarieScan hand-held sensor instrument, which is used to detect early warning signs of dental decay; the device allows early treatment, which subsequently reduces the need for fillings and […]


Australian dentist gives Kenyan people something to smile about

Australian dentist gives Kenyan people something to smile about

A dentist from Alexandra Hills, Australia, has completed a successful trip to help people in Kenya. Debbie Leong was accompanied by three colleagues on her trip to the highlands of Nyahururu; during the short visit, the team helped more than one thousand people. Debbie Leong said she was delighted with the reaction of the people, […]


New dental gel could spell the end of fillings

New dental gel could spell the end of fillings

A new dental gel that encourages decayed teeth to regenerate could spell the end of fillings. Researchers in France are currently developing the new product, which will come as a huge boost for patients with dental phobia. Dental phobia and dental anxiety are extremely common and a large proportion of dental patients avoid going to […]


Dentistry from the Heart offers one-day clinic in Vestal

Dentistry from the Heart offers one-day clinic in Vestal

Dentistry from the Heart, the non-profit charity, which helps to organise events and clinics throughout the country will join forces with Lalor Creekside Dental practice to offer local residents a one-off free clinic this Saturday. The clinic will take place at Lalor Creekside Dental surgery on Vestal Parkway West and will start at 8 o’clock […]


New decay detecting instrument could put an end to fillings

New decay detecting instrument could put an end to fillings

A new instrument, which is able to detect early warning signs of tooth decay, could put an end to the need for fillings. The instrument, which is named the CarieScan Pro, was developed by a team of Scottish researchers. The tool is a small clip-like device, which is inserted into the patient’s mouth; a faint […]


Most US states lack dental measures

Most US states lack dental measures

A new study has revealed that most states in America lack policies which ensure access to preventative dentistry. Research by the Pew Center graded states on their dental health policies and found that only six received a grade A. The study suggested that even in these states there were still problems accessing dental care and […]