Assessment of Exposures and Potential Risks:Gold and Ceramic Restorations

Assessment of exposures and potential risks to the US adult population from wear (attrition and abrasion) of gold and ceramic dental restorations G. Mark Richardson, Scott R. Clemow, Rachel E. Peters, Kyle J. James and Steven D. Siciliano Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (2016) 26, 70–77; doi:10.1038/jes.2015.17; published online 25 March 2015 Abstract: [...]

Fluoride in Water and Osteosarcoma

Cancer Causes Control. 2006 May;17(4):421-8. Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States). Bassin EB, Wypij D, Davis RB, Mittleman MA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: We explored age-specific and gender-specific effects of fluoride level in drinking water and the incidence of osteosarcoma. METHODS: We used data from a matched case-control study conducted through 11 hospitals [...]

2014 Review of Physiological Effects of Fluoride Ingestion

ScientificWorldJournal.  2014 Feb 26;2014:293019. doi: 10.1155/2014/293019. eCollection 2014. Water fluoridation: a critical review of the physiological effects of ingested fluoride as a public health intervention. Peckham S, Awofeso N. Abstract Fluorine is the world's 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all elements. Fluoride is [...]

IAOMT Position Paper on Jawbone Osteonecrosis

July 27, 2014 The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is founded upon the belief that “Science” should be the basis upon which all diagnostic and treatment modalities be based. In following that philosophy, this position paper is written utilizing the available information found in textbooks, research papers, and peer reviewed journal articles [...]

The Dentist’s Health: Evaluating Occupational Risks From The Use Of Amalgam

By David Kennedy, DDS, and Amanda Just Every occupation exposes workers to chronic conditions and situations that have an impact on overall health. For example, violin players and other musicians are known to suffer high rates of carpal tunnel syndrome (a musculoskeletal injury) due to the repetitive hand movements and positioning often used when playing [...]

A practical guide to compatibility testing for dental materials.

As biologically-minded dentists, we strive to achieve all the goals of modern dentistry while treading as lightly as possible on our patients’ biological terrain. So while we work to maximize strength, durability, comfort and esthetics, we seek to minimize toxicity, immune reactivity, and galvanic stress. [See also the related article, "Oral Medicine, Dental Toxicology"]   [...]

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings

The mercury free dentists of the world have been acutely aware of the potential for excess exposure to mercury when removing amalgam fillings, and have devised a number of strategies for reducing the amount of mercury exposure to both patients and dental staff during amalgam removal. Supplies mentioned in this article can be purchased through [...]

Oral Medicine – Dental Toxicology: An Introduction to Biological Dentistry

In using the term biological dentistry, we are not attempting to stake out a new specialty for dentistry but rather to describe a philosophy that can apply to all facets of dental practice and to health care in general: Always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment, all the goals [...]

Enzymatic Inhibition Associated with Asymptomatic Root Canal Treated Teeth

In Vitro Enzymatic Inhibition Associated with Asymptomatic Root Canal Treated Teeth: Results from a Sample of 25 Extracted Root Fragments Nunnually S, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol 27, No 3, 2012, 112-116. Abstract Background: For almost a century there has been debate over the toxicity associated with root canal treated teeth. Objective: !is study sought [...]

Clinical Effectiveness of Direct Class II Restorations – A Meta-Analysis

Heintze, Siegward D. / Rousson, Valentin J Adhes Dent 14 (2012), No. 5  (15.10.2012) Page 407-431,  doi:10.3290/j.jad.a28390,  PMID:23082310 Abstract: Purpose: More than five hundred million direct dental restorations are placed each year worldwide. In about 55% of the cases, resin composites or compomers are used, and in 45% amalgam. The longevity of posterior resin restorations is [...]