ADA ends relationship with Dr. Oz website

The ADA has ended its affiliation with Sharecare, the consumer website co-founded by Mehmet Oz, MD -- "Dr. Oz."

The decision was made after a March 28 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show" provided misleading information on dental amalgam, according to ADA News.

Producers refused to interview an ADA spokesperson for the segment, but Dr. Oz, who remains closely tied to Sharecare, read a statement about dental amalgam attributed to the ADA.

Users who click on an ADA answer for more information will be directed to a notice on indicating that the ADA is no longer affiliated with Sharecare. The notice will direct users to the ADA's consumer website for more information on oral health.

Major U.S. and international health and scientific organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration, agree that dental amalgam is safe and effective for patients based on extensive scientific evidence, according to the ADA.

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