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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 »

Regional Meetings Start Today

Today is the kick-off of the Central Regional Meeting in Chicago. What is a Regional Meeting? We’re glad you asked… The goal of the Regional Meetings is to improve the quality of ASDA’s chapters in each of the Eastern, Central and Western Regions by developing and improving the leadership skills of the ASDA delegates and… Read more »

Dental Blog Roundup

Thank you to all our readers and especially to those of you who subscribe! If you’re not a subscriber yet, it’s absolutely free and as easy as clicking “subscribe” in the little blue box to your right. Although we want you to keep tuning into Mouthing Off three times a week, I’d also like to… 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 »