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Tooth Filling Materials Market share to hit $1.4bn by 2024 - Satellite PR News (press release)

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Tooth Filling Materials Market share to hit $1.4bn by 2024
Satellite PR News (press release)
Silver amalgam tooth filling material market size was valued at USD 360 million for 2015, and is expected to exceed USD 506 million by 2024, owing to its high durability and rising demand for cosmetic dental procedures. Glass ionomer is widely ...

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Dentists face waste 'hurdle' - The Times (subscription)

Sat, 2017-02-18 18:02

Dentists face waste 'hurdle'
The Times (subscription)
Dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper used for fillings, will be the main use for mercury in Europe once the last permitted industrial process is banned at the end of this year. Although mercury is toxic to the brain and kidneys ...

The mad puzzle of Gore Verbinski's 'A Cure for Wellness' - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 2017-02-16 17:44

Los Angeles Times

The mad puzzle of Gore Verbinski's 'A Cure for Wellness'
Los Angeles Times
Or perhaps Paolo Sorrentino's drama “Youth,” which, like “A Cure for Wellness,” takes place almost entirely at a luxurious Swiss spa, albeit one with fewer flesh-eating aquatic serpents and bloody dentist's drills in evidence. ... Like the setting of ...
Gore Verbinski's 'A Cure for Wellness' requires a strong stomachMissoula Independent

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Lawsuit seeks to reinstate EPA amalgam separator rule - DrBicuspid.com

Thu, 2017-02-16 01:08

Lawsuit seeks to reinstate EPA amalgam separator rule
DrBicuspid.com
February 16, 2017 -- Did your dental practice purchase an amalgam separator when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new mercury waste regulations in December 2016? Many practices did. But because of uncertainty around a ...

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Pearls for Your Practice - Dental Economics

Mon, 2017-02-13 08:39

Dental Economics

Pearls for Your Practice
Dental Economics
Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, reviews the Bio/Screen oral exam light from AdDent Inc., the Picasso Lite Plus soft-tissue dental laser from AMD Lasers, and 3M Ketac Universal glass ionomer restorative. .... About once a year, I get an e-mail from a reader ...

Legal Cases: 24 fillings on virgin teeth - DrBicuspid.com

Fri, 2017-02-10 01:05

Legal Cases: 24 fillings on virgin teeth
DrBicuspid.com
February 10, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to present the next column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. The purpose of this column is to offer our readers a fresh perspective on ...

Natural Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Remedies That Work - ProHealth

Wed, 2017-02-08 23:03

ProHealth

Natural Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Remedies That Work
ProHealth
Exposures to toxic elements can happen at an external level (through the air and our skin) or at an internal level (through foods, medicines, cigarettes, vaccines, tattoo inks/dyes, dental amalgams, etc.). Depending on the exposure levels and the ...

Big Day In highlights new horizons in dental health care - Voxy

Wed, 2017-02-08 19:56

Big Day In highlights new horizons in dental health care
Voxy
This is a whole new world when compared with dentistry's pioneering amalgam (silver) fillings that will be phased out completely by 2018. "Managing kids decay has always posed significant challenges to paediatric dental operations, but these new ...

Dr. John Reitz: Breakthrough drug builds dentin - Reading Eagle

Fri, 2017-02-03 23:07

Reading Eagle

Dr. John Reitz: Breakthrough drug builds dentin
Reading Eagle
During the early part of the last century, a dentist drilled out tooth decay and filled the hole with silver amalgam. More recently, white composite filling material replaced silver amalgam because, unlike amalgam, composite does not contain mercury ...

Environmentalists Fight to Reinstate Mercury Rule – Courthouse ... - Courthouse News Service

Thu, 2017-02-02 17:37

Environmentalists Fight to Reinstate Mercury Rule – Courthouse ...
Courthouse News Service
MANHATTAN (CN) – Hours after his inauguration, President Donald Trump issued a directive that led the Environmental Protection Agency to pull back new ...

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Environmentalists Fight to Reinstate Mercury Rule - Courthouse News Service

Thu, 2017-02-02 17:37

Environmentalists Fight to Reinstate Mercury Rule
Courthouse News Service
The EPA's rule would have required dental offices to capture waste mercury via amalgam separator, so that the element could be recycled rather than flushed. Regulators estimated that implementation of the new rule would reduce the nationwide discharge ...

Environmental Group Sues EPA for Revoking Mercury Protection Rule - Scientific American

Wed, 2017-02-01 14:23

Scientific American

Environmental Group Sues EPA for Revoking Mercury Protection Rule
Scientific American
The lawsuit accuses the agency of illegally withdrawing a rule that reduces the discharge of mercury from dental offices.
NRDC Sues EPA Over Withdrawal of Mercury Protection RuleNatural Resources Defense Council

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Switzerland proposes changes to mercury restriction and waste rules - Chemical Watch (subscription)

Wed, 2017-02-01 12:32

Switzerland proposes changes to mercury restriction and waste rules
Chemical Watch (subscription)
This will be granted if used for research purposes. In addition, an export authorisation can be granted until 31 December 2020, if it will be used in the manufacturing of gas discharge lamps, dental amalgam or the maintenance of seam-welding machines.

NRDC Sues EPA Over Withdrawal of Mercury Protection Rule - Natural Resources Defense Council

Wed, 2017-02-01 09:10

Scientific American

NRDC Sues EPA Over Withdrawal of Mercury Protection Rule
Natural Resources Defense Council
One way mercury gets into air and water is through amalgam cavity fillings washed down the drain at dental offices. Most of the 130,000 dental offices in the US still use or remove amalgam fillings. Fewer than half of those would need to install ...
EPA illegally yanked mercury rule after Trump inauguration -lawsuitThomson Reuters Foundation

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Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you've always wanted - Waterloo Record

Wed, 2017-02-01 08:18

Waterloo Record

Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you've always wanted
Waterloo Record
Dr. A. Reddy and her team of dental professionals at King Street Dental Centre of Waterloo can improve your smile. Using the techniques of cosmetic dentistry, ...

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Factsheet: Limiting Mercury Pollution - Natural Resources Defense Council

Wed, 2017-02-01 08:09

Factsheet: Limiting Mercury Pollution
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Mercury Effluent Rule is designed to require dental offices to remove mercury when it is still in amalgam form, which is much simpler and cheaper than requiring wastewater treatment facilities to remove it once it has been diluted. The rule will ...

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Gourock nurse tells trial of 'work assault ordeal' - Greenock Telegraph

Tue, 2017-01-31 18:07

Greenock Telegraph

Gourock nurse tells trial of 'work assault ordeal'
Greenock Telegraph
“He kept saying the dental amalgam container had to be changed. “I had gone instead to the switch the chair off and I was putting instruments away at the sink, ready for the next patient. “My hand was resting on the spittoon and he slapped my arm and ...

Minamata Convention on mercury ratifications gain pace - Chemical Watch (subscription)

Tue, 2017-01-31 10:58

Minamata Convention on mercury ratifications gain pace
Chemical Watch (subscription)
Costa Rica has become the 36th country to ratify the UN's Minamata Convention on mercury. And a handful of others are lined up, putting the global agreement to restrict uses of mercury on track for possible implementation later this year. Costa Rica ...

5 Dental Health Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction - Newsmax

Sun, 2017-01-29 18:49

5 Dental Health Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction
Newsmax
Are silver fillings dangerous? Can teeth whiteners damage your teeth? Is sugar the main cause of cavities? When it comes to dental health, it is sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction. Yet research shows that your mouth can speak volumes ...

5 Dental Health Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction - Newsmax

Sun, 2017-01-29 18:49

Newsmax

5 Dental Health Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction
Newsmax
Are silver fillings dangerous? Can teeth whiteners damage your teeth? Is sugar the main cause of cavities? When it comes to dental health, it is sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction. Yet research shows that your mouth can speak volumes ...