TOP DENTAL NEWS
Dental fillings responsible for methylmercury in environment
April 1, 2008 -- Amalgam fillings are under fire yet again. This time for possibly polluting water with the potent, ingestible, neurotoxin methylmercury.  Discuss
Arizona Dental Association, Delta Dental of Arizona fight 'meth mouth'
April 1, 2008 -- The Arizona Dental Association and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation have each made a $10,000 contribution to the Arizona Meth project (AMP).  Discuss
Picture perfect x-rays
April 1, 2008 -- Two pros show you how to avoid common and not-so-common errors, from darkroom errors and receptor placement, to exposure and angulation errors.  Discuss
Lantis Laser upgrades OCT system
April 1, 2008 -- Lantis Laser is partnering with Axsun Technologies to upgrade its optical coherence tomography (OCT) dental system.  Discuss
Report offers microscopy imaging techniques to study biomaterials
April 1, 2008 -- Research and Market's report -- "Dental Biomaterials: Imaging, Testing, And Modelling" -- is a guide on the use and performance of dental biomaterials.  Discuss
BioCad and Dale Dental form partnership
April 1, 2008 -- BioCad has announced that Dale Dental will be their exclusive outsource laboratory with rights to manufacture, design, and distribute BioCad products to laboratories within the U.S.  Discuss
New software lets dentists detect osteoporosis
April 1, 2008 -- Dentists can now add osteoporosis to the growing list of systemic diseases they might be able to detect. All with the help of a new software application -- Osteodent -- which is designed to detect osteoporosis by reading dental X-rays. The software was developed at the School of Dentistry and the Division of Imaging Sciences at the University of Manchester.  Discuss
Handheld x-ray machines: Hi res = lower quality?
April 1, 2008 -- Is your handheld x-ray unit giving you lower quality images? This problem is being investigated in two upcoming studies in the April issue of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology.  Discuss
NADL's website educates consumers on contaminated restorations
March 31, 2008 -- A recent investigative report by WBNS-TV of Columbus, OH, found lead contamination in crowns coming into the U.S. from overseas. Following the report, the ADA issued a tip sheet for dentists concerned about contaminated restorations. Now the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) has launched a website for consumers.  Discuss
FDA clears Biolase lasers for root canal disinfection
March 25, 2008 -- Biolase Technology's Waterlase and Waterlase MD laser systems have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for root canal disinfection.  Discuss
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