Dental News

FDA to review dental amalgam

The FDA announced earlier this year that they will be reviewing dental amalgam yet again for its safety, mostly in pregnant women, fetuses, and young children. Several citizen petitions for the FDA’s reconsideration of dental amalgam have prompted this review. In July 2009, amalgam was reclassified by the FDA from a Class I substance to… Read more »

Gender and Risk of Oral Disease

For women it’s caries, for men it’s periodontitis. Is gender a factor in your risk of oral disease? If you’re interested in the biological and the anthropological factors that play a role in oral health, read this interesting article posted on Dr Bicuspid today. Stay tuned this week for videos taken from the Central Regional… Read more »

NYU Dental Students Help Victims of Torture

“One woman couldn’t bear to have a light shone in her eyes because it reminded her of what her captors did whenever they let her out of the box they kept her imprisoned in.” On Wednesday, Dr. Bicuspid posted  a story about a program at NYU that offers free dental services to victims of torture… Read more »

Rod Blagojevich, Ethics and You

I watch Chicago’s WGN news every morning before work. This morning, nearly every minute of the broadcast covered the verdict in former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s trial. The jury convicted Blagojevich of just one count and was hung on 23 other counts including that of trying to sell a senate seat. I’m sure you’ve heard… Read more »

The ADA Fights Back

It has been almost five months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, but the ADA continues to make its voice heard.  On Sunday, Dr. Ronald Tankersley, president of the ADA, wrote a letter to the editor in the Washington Post addressing his concern for the new health care bill.  He begins… Read more »