Thetford Supports Arizona's Community Dental Foundation Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 09:44 AM - 7 years ago - Dental News - WebDentistry ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The Community Dental Foundation in Arizona provides mobile dental services to underserved children without insurance. With more children in need daily, Community Dental has added another mobile clinic with three operatory rooms Ğ and Thetford Corporation and Norcold, Inc. recently donated two AC/DC DE-0051 refrigerators and a Porta Potti 365 portable toilet for the new mobile clinic.
ADA Supports FDA Panel's Recommendation for Scientific Review Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 07:55 AM - 7 years ago - Dental News - WebDentistry WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – The American Dental Association today praised a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel's finding that the FDA acted appropriately when it ruled last year that dental amalgam is a safe and effective treatment option for the general population.
FDA Advisory Committee to Revisit the Safety of Dental Amalgam Fillings Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 01:41 PM - 7 years ago - Dental News - WebDentistry LOVELAND, Colorado – This week, an advisory committee within the U.S. Food And Drug Administration will meet to "discuss and make recommendations on scientific issues raised in petitions received by [the] FDA concerning the final rule on the classification of dental amalgam," according to the FDA website. The final ruling referred to is a decision published in August of 2009 that classified dental amalgam fillings as a class 2 device. A class II designation indicates that the device poses moderate risk to the patient and that general controls in regulating the device are not alone sufficient to assure its safety and effectiveness. The FDA stated last year that, "The levels released by dental amalgam fillings are not high enough to cause harm in patients."
Sleep Apnea and the Holidays Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 09:54 AM - 7 years ago - Dental News - WebDentistry MIAMI, Florida – Holiday Season is hard on your health, people suffering from OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) feel it the most. Over eating and drinking too much add to the sleepy side effects of the Holiday Season. What happens to the 80 million individuals dangerously living undiagnosed with OSA? Its a scary thought, but a solution is easily available through Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) Home Sleep Test, and new iphone/ipad app.
First-ever International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells Monday, December 13, 2010 - 09:57 AM - 7 years ago - Dental News - WebDentistry NEW YORK, New York – The First International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells (ICDCSC) will take place on April 27 Ğ 29, 2011 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. This will be the first ever assembly of the world's most prominent scientists in the field of dental and craniofacial stem cells, as well as the emerging field of regenerative dental medicine.