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mercury in dental fillings

New Partnership Paving Way for New Approach to Dental Fillings

Recent ban of silver amalgam necessitated alternatives In the United Kingdom, the phasing out of mercury in dental fillings to reduce mercury exposure and pollution began in 2018, with the ban of silver coloured amalgam in children under 15.  The current filling alternative exists…

2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature

Members Asked for Suggestions Towards CDT Code Changes 

Feedback due by mid-February The 2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature  — better known as the CDT Code — could include changes or additions to codes regarding oral/oropharyngeal cancer, caries management by risk assessment, laboratory surface scanning for diagnostic purposes and counseling for…

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Keep Your Guard Up – Mouthguard Use Needs to Increase in Youth Athletes

Oral injuries, concussion frequency could decrease with compliance Their use is plenty apparent in professional sports. You can see Stephen Curry fiddling with his in between free throws, or observe the numerous designs NFL players use on theirs. And it’s an automatic penalty to…

Conventional treatment for dental cavities

ADHA Supports Community Water Fluoridation 

Reliable means of reducing number of dental incidents over a lifetime The American Dental Hygienists’ Association has announced their support for community water fluoridation, claiming it offers a strong chance of reduction of the number of dental issues over the average lifespan. Research conducted…

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Sensory Cells in Gums Aid in the Treatment of Periodontitis

Research finds such cells present in the gums of mice Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by standing guard against infections that damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports the teeth, report researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses…

oral cancer

ADA Expanding Policy on Oral Cancer Definition

Includes new conditions and considerations The American Dental Association recommends dentists conduct routine visual and tactile examinations for oral and oropharyngeal cancer for all patients, according to a resolution passed by the ADA House of Delegates on Sept. 9. Resolution 65H-2019 amended the ADA…

Gum Disease Linked to Higher Risk of Hypertension

Recent European study finds a direct link between the severity of periodontitis and the probability of high blood pressure People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal…

perfluorodecanoic acid may disrupt the healthy development of enamel

U.S. Dental Schools to Revamp Curricula

Starting in 2020, education will include work with patients with disabilities This summer, the National Council on Disability (NCD)’s recommendation became a reality, as all U.S. dental schools must now revamp their curricula and training programs to be inclusive of patients with intellectual and…

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