dental amalgam

Summary

Summary: An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc.

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  1. pmc Economic impact of regulating the use of amalgam restorations
    Tryfon Beazoglou
    Department of Craniofacial Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:657-63. 2007
  2. ncbi Survival and reasons for failure of amalgam versus composite posterior restorations placed in a randomized clinical trial
    Mario Bernardo
    Community and Preventive Dentistry, Faculdade de Medicina Dentaria, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    J Am Dent Assoc 138:775-83. 2007
  3. ncbi 12-year survival of composite vs. amalgam restorations
    N J M Opdam
    College of Dental Science, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, NL 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Dent Res 89:1063-7. 2010
  4. ncbi LTT-MELISA is clinically relevant for detecting and monitoring metal sensitivity
    Elizabeth Valentine-Thon
    Laboratory Center Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 27:17-24. 2006
  5. ncbi Neurobehavioral effects of dental amalgam in children: a randomized clinical trial
    Timothy A DeRouen
    Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 295:1784-92. 2006
  6. ncbi Mercury exposure and risks from dental amalgam in the US population, post-2000
    G M Richardson
    SNC Lavalin Environment, Suite 110, 20 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, ON Canada
    Sci Total Environ 409:4257-68. 2011
  7. pmc Modification of neurobehavioral effects of mercury by a genetic polymorphism of coproporphyrinogen oxidase in children
    James S Woods
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 34:513-21. 2012
  8. ncbi Amalgam studies: disregarding basic principles of mercury toxicity
    J Mutter
    Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:391-7. 2004
  9. ncbi Oral lichen planus and dental materials: a case-control study
    Michael D Martin
    Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Contact Dermatitis 48:331-6. 2003
  10. ncbi Determination of mercury in blood, urine and saliva for the biological monitoring of an exposure from amalgam fillings in a group with self-reported adverse health effects
    Holger Zimmer
    Institute and Policlinic of Occupational and Social Medicine, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:205-11. 2002

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  1. pmc Economic impact of regulating the use of amalgam restorations
    Tryfon Beazoglou
    Department of Craniofacial Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:657-63. 2007
    ..This article estimates the financial impact of a ban on amalgam restorations for selected population groups: the entire population, children, and children and women of childbearing age...
  2. ncbi Survival and reasons for failure of amalgam versus composite posterior restorations placed in a randomized clinical trial
    Mario Bernardo
    Community and Preventive Dentistry, Faculdade de Medicina Dentaria, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    J Am Dent Assoc 138:775-83. 2007
    ..Study dentists saw subjects annually to conduct follow-up oral examinations and take bitewing radiographs. Restorations needing replacement were failures. The dentists recorded differential reasons for restoration failure...
  3. ncbi 12-year survival of composite vs. amalgam restorations
    N J M Opdam
    College of Dental Science, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, NL 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Dent Res 89:1063-7. 2010
    ..Large composite restorations showed a higher survival in the combined population and in the low-risk group. For three-surface restorations in high-risk patients, amalgam showed better survival...
  4. ncbi LTT-MELISA is clinically relevant for detecting and monitoring metal sensitivity
    Elizabeth Valentine-Thon
    Laboratory Center Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 27:17-24. 2006
    ..In addition, we determined the reproducibility of the assay and assessed its clinical relevance for detecting and monitoring hypersensitivity to metals...
  5. ncbi Neurobehavioral effects of dental amalgam in children: a randomized clinical trial
    Timothy A DeRouen
    Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 295:1784-92. 2006
    ..No randomized clinical trials have determined whether there are significant health risks associated with this low-level mercury exposure...
  6. ncbi Mercury exposure and risks from dental amalgam in the US population, post-2000
    G M Richardson
    SNC Lavalin Environment, Suite 110, 20 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, ON Canada
    Sci Total Environ 409:4257-68. 2011
    b>Dental amalgam is 50% metallic mercury (Hg) by weight and Hg vapour continuously evolves from in-place dental amalgam, causing increased Hg content with increasing amalgam load in urine, faeces, exhaled breath, saliva, blood, and various ..
  7. pmc Modification of neurobehavioral effects of mercury by a genetic polymorphism of coproporphyrinogen oxidase in children
    James S Woods
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 34:513-21. 2012
    ..years of age at baseline, participated in a clinical trial to evaluate the neurobehavioral effects of Hg from dental amalgam tooth fillings in children...
  8. ncbi Amalgam studies: disregarding basic principles of mercury toxicity
    J Mutter
    Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:391-7. 2004
    b>Dental amalgam, which has been used for over 150 years in dental practice, consists of about 50% metallic mercury...
  9. ncbi Oral lichen planus and dental materials: a case-control study
    Michael D Martin
    Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Contact Dermatitis 48:331-6. 2003
    ....
  10. ncbi Determination of mercury in blood, urine and saliva for the biological monitoring of an exposure from amalgam fillings in a group with self-reported adverse health effects
    Holger Zimmer
    Institute and Policlinic of Occupational and Social Medicine, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:205-11. 2002
    ..Mercury levels in saliva did not correlate with the concentrations in blood and urine, but merely with the number of amalgam fillings or of the filling surfaces. Mercury in saliva is therefore not recommended for a biological monitoring...
  11. ncbi Release of mercury from dental amalgam and its influence on salivary antioxidant activity
    M Pizzichini
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 284:19-25. 2002
    b>Dental amalgam fillings are known to release significant amounts of mercury (Hg) in saliva which could represent a continuous source of oxidative damage to mouth tissues...
  12. ncbi Mercury concentrations in urine, scalp hair, and saliva in children from Germany
    A Pesch
    Department of Hygiene, Social and Environmental Medicine, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:252-8. 2002
    ..Up to now, saliva does not seem to be a suitable tool to monitor the mercury burden, at least not at low exposure levels...
  13. pmc The three modern faces of mercury
    Thomas W Clarkson
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:11-23. 2002
    ..Mechanisms of action are discussed where possible. Key gaps in our current knowledge are identified from the points of view both of risk assessment and of mechanisms of action...
  14. ncbi Dental amalgam and mercury levels in autopsy tissues: food for thought
    Gianpaolo Guzzi
    Italian Association for Metals and Biocompatibility Research AIRMEB, Milan, Italy
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 27:42-5. 2006
    ..On these same cadavers, all dental amalgam fillings (the most important source of inorganic mercury exposure in the general population, according to the ..
  15. ncbi Comments on the article "the toxicology of mercury and its chemical compounds" by Clarkson and Magos (2006)
    Joachim Mutter
    University Hospital, Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg, Germany
    Crit Rev Toxicol 37:537-49; discussion 551-2. 2007
    Clarkson and Magos (2006) provide their perspectives on the toxicology of mercury vapor and dental amalgam. As scientists who are involved in preparing a German federal guideline regarding dental amalgam, we welcome additional scientific ..
  16. ncbi The role of environmental factors in autoimmune thyroiditis
    Monika Hybenova
    Institute of Immunology and Microbiology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 31:283-9. 2010
    ..The important source of mercury is dental amalgam. Replacement of amalgam in mercury-allergic subjects resulted in improvement of health in about 70% of ..
  17. ncbi Assessment of reference values for mercury in urine: the results of an Italian polycentric study
    P Apostoli
    Institute of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, University of Brescia, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 289:13-24. 2002
    ....
  18. ncbi Mercury release from dental amalgam restorations after magnetic resonance imaging and following mobile phone use
    S M J Mortazavi
    Department of Medical Physics, School of Paramedical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Pak J Biol Sci 11:1142-6. 2008
    ..b>Dental amalgam restoration was performed for all 14 students...
  19. ncbi Mercury in amalgam tattoos
    Gianpaolo Guzzi
    Micron 38:694-5; author reply 696. 2007
  20. ncbi Diagnosis and treatment of metal-induced side-effects
    Vera Stejskal
    Dept of Immunology and Microbiology, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 27:7-16. 2006
    ..RID has to be done done with extreme caution and according to standard working protocol. If performed properly, this treatment can result in decreased systemic inflammation and improved health in sensitized patients...
  21. ncbi Overview of the clinical toxicity of mercury
    Laszlo Magos
    Ann Clin Biochem 43:257-68. 2006
    ..It covers not only symptoms and signs observed in poisoned individuals by a clinician but also subclinical effects in population studies, the final evaluation of which is the domain of statisticians...
  22. ncbi The use of amalgam in pediatric dentistry
    Anna B Fuks
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Dent 24:448-55. 2002
    ..Currently, amalgam demonstrates the best clinical success for Class II restorations that extend beyond the proximal line angles of permanent molars...
  23. ncbi Inhibition of human gelatinases by metals released from dental amalgam
    A P Souza
    Department de Morfologia, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, UNICAMP, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
    Biomaterials 22:2025-30. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to test the effect of metal ions released from dental amalgam on the major gingival gelatinolytic MMPs...
  24. ncbi Blood mercury following DMPS administration to subjects with and without dental amalgam
    Jan S Vamnes
    Department of Odontology Dental Biomaterials, University of Bergen, Aarstadveien 17, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Sci Total Environ 308:63-71. 2003
    The use of DMPS as a diagnostic tool in patients with symptoms allegedly caused by mercury from dental amalgam fillings is disputed. We have previously shown that the mercury concentrations in urine cannot be used in such a way...
  25. ncbi Purchasing, installing and operating dental amalgam separators: practical issues
    Kevin R McManus
    EnviroBusiness, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 134:1054-65. 2003
    ..Dental offices are an identifiable source of mercury in the form of dental amalgam. Although mercury in dental amalgam is not immediately bioavailable (that is, it has not been shown to ..
  26. pmc Evaluation of the mercury exposure of dental amalgam patients by the Mercury Triple Test
    G Hansen
    Laboratoire d Hygiène du Milieu et de Surveillance Biologique, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg
    Occup Environ Med 61:535-40. 2004
    ..To establish and analyse reference data for the mercury burden of patients with and without amalgam fillings...
  27. ncbi Issues in design and analysis of a randomized clinical trial to assess the safety of dental amalgam restorations in children
    Timothy A DeRouen
    Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7475, USA
    Control Clin Trials 23:301-20. 2002
    ..in Children is a randomized clinical trial designed to assess the safety of low-level mercury exposure from dental amalgam restorations in children...
  28. pmc Mercury from dental amalgam: looking beyond the average
    L Barregard
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Academy, PB 414, 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 62:352-3. 2005
  29. pmc Urinary mercury concentrations associated with dental restorations in adult women aged 16-49 years: United States, 1999-2000
    B A Dye
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Occup Environ Med 62:368-75. 2005
    ..Previous studies have reported a positive association between urine mercury levels and the number of dental amalgams, but this relation has never been described in a nationally representative sample in the United States...
  30. ncbi Urinary mercury in people living near point sources of mercury emissions
    Lars Barregard
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Academy, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Sci Total Environ 368:326-34. 2006
    ..This was the case also when the comparison was restricted to subjects with no dental amalgam and low fish consumption...
  31. ncbi Oral lichen planus: mercury and its kin
    Paolo D Pigatto
    Arch Dermatol 141:1472-3; author reply 1473. 2005
  32. ncbi New insight into biomarkers of human mercury exposure using naturally occurring mercury stable isotopes
    Laura S Sherman
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 1100 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 47:3403-9. 2013
    ..These data suggest that within populations that consume fish, urine total Hg concentrations may overestimate Hg exposure from personal dental amalgams...
  33. pmc Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) VAL158MET functional polymorphism, dental mercury exposure, and self-reported symptoms and mood
    Nicholas J Heyer
    Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:599-609. 2009
    ..These findings extend evidence of genetic factors potentially affecting human susceptibility to the toxic effects of mercury and other environmental chemicals...
  34. ncbi A significant dose-dependent relationship between mercury exposure from dental amalgams and kidney integrity biomarkers: a further assessment of the Casa Pia children's dental amalgam trial
    D A Geier
    Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc, Silver Spring, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 32:434-40. 2013
    ..Urinary biomarkers of kidney integrity were examined in children of 8-18 years old, with and without dental amalgam fillings, from a completed clinical trial (parent study)...
  35. ncbi Dental amalgam, mercury toxicity, and renal autoimmunity
    Gianpaolo Guzzi
    Italian Association for Metals and Biocompatibility Research A I R M E B, Milan, Italy
    J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 27:147-55. 2008
    ..Since humans are exposed to mercury vapor (Hg0) from dental amalgam restorations and kidney is an important target organ of mercury vapor and mercury deposition in kidney ..
  36. ncbi Mercury (Hg) burden in children: the impact of dental amalgam
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 409:3003-15. 2011
    The risks and benefits of using mercury (Hg) in dental amalgam have long been debated...
  37. pmc Dental magnetic resonance imaging: making the invisible visible
    Djaudat Idiyatullin
    The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research and Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Endod 37:745-52. 2011
    ..The purpose of this work was to assess the feasibility of a recently developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, called SWeep Imaging with Fourier Transform (SWIFT), to visualize dental tissues...
  38. ncbi Effect of dental amalgam on gene expression profiles in rat cerebrum, cerebellum, liver and kidney
    Yoshifumi Takahashi
    Department of Dental Material Science, School of Dentistry, Aichi Gakuin University, Aichi, Japan
    J Toxicol Sci 37:663-6. 2012
    b>Dental amalgam is a source of exposure to elemental mercury vapor in the general population...
  39. pmc Immune function effects of dental amalgam in children: a randomized clinical trial
    Bruce J Shenker
    Department of Pathology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 139:1496-505. 2008
    b>Dental amalgam is a widely used restorative material containing 50 percent elemental mercury that emits mercury vapor...
  40. ncbi Shear bond strength of brackets bonded to amalgam with different intermediate resins and adhesives
    Derya Germec
    Department of Orthodontics, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Eur J Orthod 31:207-12. 2009
    ..Bond failure occurred at the amalgam-adhesive interface regardless of the adhesive system and without damage to the amalgam restoration...
  41. ncbi The role of histopathological characteristics in distinguishing amalgam-associated oral lichenoid reactions and oral lichen planus
    Martin H Thornhill
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Surgery, University of Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry, UK
    J Oral Pathol Med 35:233-40. 2006
    ..To identify histological features that distinguish amalgam-associated oral lichenoid reactions (AAOLR) from oral lichen planus (OLP)...
  42. ncbi Oral lichenoid reaction associated with tin component of amalgam restorations: a case report
    Vivek Aggarwal
    Department of Dental Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
    Am J Dermatopathol 32:46-8. 2010
    ..The clinician should be aware of all possible pathological etiologies of white lesions. If there is any doubt about the nature or management of an unusual oral lesion, referral to appropriate specialists is mandatory...
  43. pmc The association between serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR), self-reported symptoms, and dental mercury exposure
    Nicholas J Heyer
    Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington 98109 3598, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:1318-26. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that within this restricted population increased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and memory are associated with the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism among both males and females...
  44. ncbi Oral lichenoid lesions related to dental restorative materials
    Y Issa
    Turner School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, UK
    Br Dent J 198:361-6; disussion 549; quiz 372. 2005
    ..To determine the effectiveness of replacing restorations considered to be the cause of an oral lichenoid lesion (oral lichenoid reaction)(OLL)...
  45. ncbi Amalgam exposure and neurological function
    Albert Kingman
    Division of Clinical Research and Health Promotion, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 45 Center Drive, Room 4As 25U, Bethesda, MD 20892 6401, USA
    Neurotoxicology 26:241-55. 2005
    ..An assessment of exposure to dental amalgam fillings was added to the 1997-1998 health examination to investigate possible associations between amalgam ..
  46. ncbi Stressful negative life events and amalgam-related complaints
    Anna Sundström
    Centre for Population Studies Ageing and Living Conditions Programme, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 39:12-8. 2011
    ..The role of stressful life events in the onset of self-reported amalgam-related complaints is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between life events and amalgam-related complaints...
  47. ncbi Lichenoid reaction associated to amalgam restoration
    Juan Jose Segura-Egea
    Dpto de Estomatologia, Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad de Sevilla
    Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 9:423-4; 421-3. 2004
    ..a delayed, type IV, cell mediated immune response to mercury or one of the other constituents of the dental amalgam. We report a case of oral lichenoid reaction associated to amalgam restoration...
  48. ncbi The clinicopathological characteristics of oral lichen planus and its relationship with dental materials
    P Lopez-Jornet
    Oral Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
    Contact Dermatitis 51:210-1. 2004
    ..The histological variables showed no statistically significant differences between the groups...
  49. ncbi A significant relationship between mercury exposure from dental amalgams and urinary porphyrins: a further assessment of the Casa Pia children's dental amalgam trial
    David A Geier
    Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Biometals 24:215-24. 2011
    ..trial that was designed to evaluate the potential health consequences of prolonged exposure to Hg from dental amalgam fillings (the parent study)...
  50. ncbi Oral lichen planus and allergy to dental amalgam restorations
    Ronald Laeijendecker
    Department of Dermatology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Dermatol 140:1434-8. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi Maternal and neonatal hair mercury concentrations: the effect of dental amalgam
    S W Lindow
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hull Maternity Hospital, UK
    BJOG 110:287-91. 2003
    To evaluate maternal and fetal hair mercury levels in relation to the placement of dental amalgam tooth restorations.
  52. ncbi Effects of surface treatment on orthodontic bonding to amalgam
    Jonathan W Skilton
    School of Dental Science, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Orthod J 22:59-66. 2006
    ..This study aimed to compare the shear bond strengths of metal brackets bonded to amalgam surfaces...
  53. ncbi Mercury vapor release from dental amalgam after laser treatment
    T Pioch
    Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Oral Sci 106:600-2. 1998
    ..With the solid state lasers tested, however, the Hg vapor measurements taken indicated that pulses applied to amalgam cause a substantially increased release of Hg vapor. This vapor may contribute to the patient's total mercury exposure...
  54. ncbi Memory functions in persons with dental amalgam
    K Dalen
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 91, N 5009, Bergen, Norway
    J Dent 31:487-92. 2003
    Memory and psychophysiological variables in persons with self-reported reactions to dental amalgam (amalgam patients: N=26) and in persons without such symptoms (controls: N=21) were compared...
  55. ncbi Improved orthodontic bonding to silver amalgam. Part 2. Lathe-cut, admixed, and spherical amalgams with different intermediate resins
    T Buyukyilmaz
    Department of Orthodontics, Dental Faculty, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
    Angle Orthod 68:337-44. 1998
    ..05). The implications of these findings are discussed in relationship to clinical experience bonding orthodontic attachments to large amalgam restorations in posterior teeth...
  56. ncbi A method of eliminating streak artifacts from metallic dental restorations in CTs of head and neck cancer patients
    O Odlum
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba, 789 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0W2
    Spec Care Dentist 21:72-4. 2001
    ..The substitution of radiolucent for metallic restorations in special cases should be considered as a solution to CT dental artifact problems...
  57. ncbi A new multipurpose dental adhesive for orthodontic use: an in vitro bond-strength study
    D Harari
    Department of Orthodontics, Hebrew University Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 118:307-10. 2000
    ..It is suggested that HQB can be applied for orthodontic use, but further clinical studies are required to evaluate its efficacy...
  58. ncbi Magnetic susceptibility and electrical conductivity of metallic dental materials and their impact on MR imaging artifacts
    Jana Starcuková
    Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Kralovopolska 147, 612 64 Brno, Czech Republic
    Dent Mater 24:715-23. 2008
    ....
  59. ncbi Maternal-fetal distribution of mercury (203Hg) released from dental amalgam fillings
    M J Vimy
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Physiol 258:R939-45. 1990
    In humans, the continuous release of Hg vapor from dental amalgam tooth restorations is markedly increased for prolonged periods after chewing...
  60. ncbi Compressive strength of some polyalkenoates with or without dental amalgam alloy incorporation
    H M Beyls
    Department of Conservative Dentistry and Pedodontics, University of Ghent
    Dent Mater 7:151-4. 1991
    ..restorative materials with that of glass ionomers reinforced by the addition of ceramic-coated silver or dental amalgam alloy particles to the aluminosilicate glass powder...
  61. ncbi Decrease of trace elements in erythrocytes and plasma after removal of dental amalgam and other metal alloys
    Peter Frisk
    Foundation for Metal Biology, Uppsala, Sweden
    Biol Trace Elem Res 113:247-59. 2006
    ..was to determine the concentration changes of 13 elements in erythrocytes and plasma after the removal of dental amalgam and other metal alloys...
  62. pmc Renal effects of dental amalgam in children: the New England children's amalgam trial
    Lars Barregard
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 116:394-9. 2008
    Mercury is nephrotoxic and dental amalgam is a source of mercury exposure.
  63. ncbi A 30-year follow-up of residual effects on New Zealand School Dental Nurses, from occupational mercury exposure
    Linda Jones
    School of Psychology, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Hum Exp Toxicol 26:367-74. 2007
    ..In general, the study suggests that acute symptoms from mercury exposure may be reversible, while some residual health effects may be becoming more of a concern with the women's increasing age...
  64. ncbi Neuropsychological and renal effects of dental amalgam in children: a randomized clinical trial
    David C Bellinger
    Department of Neurology, Children s Hospital Boston, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 295:1775-83. 2006
    ..No randomized trials have been published that address the concern that inhalation of mercury vapor released by amalgam dental restorations causes adverse health effects...
  65. ncbi Effect of amalgam fillings on the mercury concentration in human amniotic fluid
    Pier Franca Luglie
    Dental Institute, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 271:138-42. 2005
    Methyl mercury (MeHg) and metallic Hg are well known as neurotoxic agents. Dental amalgam contributes significantly to elemental Hg vapour exposure in the general population...
  66. ncbi Oral lichenoid reactions associated with amalgam: improvement after amalgam removal
    A Dunsche
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Kiel, Arnold Heller Str 16, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 148:70-6. 2003
    The pathogenetic relationship between oral lichenoid reactions (OLR) and dental amalgam fillings is still a matter of controversy.
  67. ncbi Blood and urine mercury levels in adult amalgam patients of a randomized controlled trial: interaction of Hg species in erythrocytes
    S Halbach
    Institute of Toxicology, GSF Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany
    Environ Res 107:69-78. 2008
    Parts of the population are permanently exposed to low levels of Hg degrees and Hg(II) from dental amalgam. It was the aim (1) to investigate the internal exposure to amalgam-related mercury from the kinetics of inorganic Hg in plasma and ..
  68. ncbi Amalgam-contact hypersensitivity lesions and oral lichen planus
    Martin H Thornhill
    Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 78229 3900, USA
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 95:291-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between amalgam restorations and oral lichen planus...
  69. ncbi Diagnostic value of a chelating agent in patients with symptoms allegedly caused by amalgam fillings
    J S Vamnes
    University of Bergen, Department of Odontology Dental Biomaterials, Norway
    J Dent Res 79:868-74. 2000
    ..21 healthy controls with amalgam fillings; 20 patients who claimed symptoms of "mercury poisoning" from dental amalgam; and 20 patients who had amalgam fillings removed because of such symptoms...
  70. pmc Changes in health complaints after removal of amalgam fillings
    T T Sjursen
    Department of Clinical Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Oral Rehabil 38:835-48. 2011
    ..The mechanisms behind this remain to be identified. Reduced exposure to dental amalgam, patient-centred treatment and follow-ups, and elimination of worry are factors that may have influenced the ..
  71. ncbi A 7-year prospective quasi-experimental study of the effects of removing dental amalgam in 76 self-referred patients compared with 146 controls
    Per Nerdrum
    Oslo University College, Pilestredet 56, 0167 Oslo, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 57:103-11. 2004
    b>Dental amalgam has been suggested to cause long-term physical and mental problems...
  72. ncbi Whole-body imaging of the distribution of mercury released from dental fillings into monkey tissues
    L J Hahn
    Department of Radiology, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Alberta, Canada
    FASEB J 4:3256-60. 1990
    ..The dental profession's advocacy of silver amalgam as a stable tooth restorative material is not supported by these findings...
  73. ncbi Adverse health effects related to mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings: toxicological or psychological causes?
    J Bailer
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
    Psychol Med 31:255-63. 2001
    ..Thus, a psychosomatic aetiology of the complaints should be considered and psychological factors contributing to their aetiology should be identified...
  74. ncbi Healing of oral lichenoid lesions after replacing amalgam restorations: a systematic review
    Y Issa
    University Dental Hospital of Manchester, England, UK
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 98:553-65. 2004
    ..We sought to systematically review the literature related to oral lichenoid lesions (OLLs) and amalgam restorations...
  75. ncbi Biomonitoring of mercury in patients with complaints attributed to dental amalgam, healthy amalgam bearers, and amalgam-free subjects: a diagnostic study
    Dieter Melchart
    Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:133-40. 2008
    To investigate the suitability of measurements of mercury (Hg) concentration as a means of identifying patients with health complaints attributed to dental amalgam.
  76. pmc Dental amalgam and psychosocial status: the New England Children's Amalgam Trial
    D C Bellinger
    Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Dent Res 87:470-4. 2008
    ..vapor cause emotional dysfunction, but it is uncertain whether the levels of exposure that result from having dental amalgam restorations do so...
  77. ncbi Dental amalgam fillings and the amount of organic mercury in human saliva
    J Leistevuo
    The National Public Health Institute, Antimicrobial Research Laboratory, Turku University, Turku, Finland
    Caries Res 35:163-6. 2001
    ..001) in subjects with dental amalgam fillings (n = 88) compared to the nonamalgam study groups (n = 43 and n = 56): log(e) (organic mercury) was ..
  78. ncbi The effect of hydrogen peroxide concentration on metal ion release from dental amalgam
    S K al-Salehi
    Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Department of Adult Dental Care, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Claremont Crescent, Sheffield S10 2TA, UK
    J Dent 35:172-6. 2007
    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hydrogen peroxide (HP) concentration on metal ion release from dental amalgam.
  79. ncbi Biomonitoring of DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of subjects with dental restorative fillings
    Angela Di Pietro
    Department of Hygiene, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Messina, Italy
    Mutat Res 650:115-22. 2008
    ....
  80. ncbi A dose-effect analysis of children's exposure to dental amalgam and neuropsychological function: the New England Children's Amalgam Trial
    David C Bellinger
    Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 138:1210-6. 2007
    ..10-year-old children that compared the neuropsychological outcomes of those whose caries were restored using dental amalgam with the outcomes of those those whose caries were restored using mercury-free resin-based composite...
  81. ncbi Mercury in dental amalgam--a neurotoxic risk?
    Herbert L Needleman
    JAMA 295:1835-6. 2006
  82. ncbi Predictors of treatment outcomes after removal of amalgam fillings: associations between subjective symptoms, psychometric variables and mercury levels
    Wolfgang Weidenhammer
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Internal Medicine II, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 38:180-9. 2010
    ..This analysis aimed to study predictors of different treatment outcomes and associations between subjective symptoms, psychometric variables and mercury levels in patients who subjectively attributed their health problems to dental amalgam.
  83. ncbi Migration of mercury from dental amalgam through human teeth
    Hugh H Harris
    School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Synchrotron Radiat 15:123-8. 2008
    ..Most importantly the detection of Hg in areas of the tooth that once contained an active bloodstream and in calculus indicates that both exposure pathways should be considered as significant...
  84. ncbi Mercury recovery in situ of four different dental amalgam separators
    Lars D Hylander
    Department of Earth Sciences, Air and Water Science, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, S 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    Sci Total Environ 366:320-36. 2006
    Amalgam separators are used to physically remove dental amalgam from waste water in dental clinics. They are thereby supposed to reduce mercury (Hg) emissions to the municipal waste water system to acceptable levels...
  85. ncbi The release of mercury from dental amalgam and potential neurotoxicological effects
    M Sweeney
    Hard Tissue Research Group, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, University of Glasgow, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Scotland Glasgow G2 3JZ, UK
    J Dent 30:243-50. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the amount of mercury released into both air and saliva from fresh and aged, abraded amalgam discs and then investigate neurotoxic effects of inorganic mercury upon sensory neuronal cultures...
  86. ncbi Removal of dental amalgam and other metal alloys supported by antioxidant therapy alleviates symptoms and improves quality of life in patients with amalgam-associated ill health
    Ulf Lindh
    Department of Oncology, Radiology and Clinical Immunology, Rudbeck Laboratory, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 23:459-82. 2002
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate treatment of patients suffering from chronic ill health with a multitude of symptoms associated with metal exposure from dental amalgam and other metal alloys.
  87. ncbi Dental amalgam and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kevin K Aminzadeh
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    J Public Health Dent 67:64-6. 2007
    ..To explore and quantify the association between amalgam restorations and MS we have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature...
  88. doi Mercury pink exanthem after dental amalgam placement
    P D Pigatto
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22:377-8. 2008
  89. ncbi Treatment of health complaints attributed to amalgam
    D Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    J Dent Res 87:349-53. 2008
    ..The individuals were randomly assigned either to removal of dental amalgam only (removal group), or removal in combination with a "biological detoxification" therapy with high doses of ..
  90. ncbi Changed clinical chemistry pattern in blood after removal of dental amalgam and other metal alloys supported by antioxidant therapy
    Peter Frisk
    Foundation for Metal Biology, Uppsala, Sweden
    Biol Trace Elem Res 120:163-70. 2007
    This study aimed to investigate a possible connection between removal of dental amalgam restorations supported by antioxidant therapy and indicative changes of clinical chemistry parameters...
  91. ncbi Dental amalgam as one of the risk factors in autoimmune diseases
    Jirina Bartova
    Institute of Dental Research, lst Medical Faculty, Charles University and General Faculty Hospital Prague, Vinohradská 48, 120 60 Prague 2, Czech Republic
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 24:65-7. 2003
    Experimental and clinical data published recently show that dental amalgam can give rise to undesirable immunological responses in susceptible individuals...
  92. ncbi Mercury amalgam dental fillings: an epidemiologic assessment
    Michael N Bates
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:309-16. 2006
    b>Dental amalgam fillings containing approximately 50% mercury have been used for almost 200 years and have been controversial for almost the same time. Allegations of effects caused by amalgams have involved many diseases...
  93. ncbi Dental amalgam restorations: daily mercury dose and biocompatibility
    Richard J Mitchell
    Department of Oral Health Practice, Division of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 0027, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:709-21. 2005
    ..Along the way, the history and chemistry of dental amalgam are outlined...
  94. ncbi Patients' choice of dental treatment following examination at a specialty unit for adverse reactions to dental materials
    Gunvor Bentung Lygre
    University of Bergen, Norway
    Acta Odontol Scand 62:258-63. 2004
    ..It appears that the examination at the Dental Biomaterials Adverse Reaction Unit is one of several inputs that influence a person's decision to replace dental materials...
  95. ncbi A follow-up study of patients with subjective symptoms related to dental materials
    Gunvor Bentung Lygre
    Dental Biomaterials Adverse Reaction Unit, UNIFOB, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 33:227-34. 2005
    ....
  96. ncbi Four years of clinical experience with an adverse reaction unit for dental biomaterials
    Jan Sverre Vamnes
    Department of Odontology, Dental Biomaterials, University of Bergen, Norway
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:150-7. 2004
    ..We describe the function of, and results from, the Norwegian National Dental Biomaterials Adverse Reaction Unit after 4 years of activity from 1993 to 1997...
  97. ncbi Has dental amalgam been torpedoed and sunk?
    Derek W Jones
    J Dent Res 87:101-2. 2008
  98. pmc The chemical forms of mercury in aged and fresh dental amalgam surfaces
    Graham N George
    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 114 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E2, Canada
    Chem Res Toxicol 22:1761-4. 2009
    Mercury-containing dental amalgam is known to be a source of human exposure to mercury. We have explored the use of electron yield Hg L(III) X-ray absorption spectroscopy to characterize the chemical nature of dental amalgam surfaces...
  99. ncbi Number of amalgam tooth fillings in relation to subjectively experienced symptoms in a study of Swedish women
    M Ahlqwist
    Department of Oral Radiology, School of Dentistry, , Sweden
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 16:227-31. 1988
    ..This study does not support the view of a correlation between amalgam fillings and symptoms and complaints, at least not on a population level...
  100. ncbi The effect of tin in the Ag-Hg phase of dental amalgam on dissolution of mercury
    M Marek
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
    Dent Mater 13:353-9. 1997
    The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the tin content in the gamma 1 phase of dental amalgam and the kinetics of mercury dissolution.
  101. ncbi Mercury inductions in persons with subjective symptoms alleged to dental amalgam fillings
    R Stromberg
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Oral Sci 107:208-14. 1999
    This study was carried out to determine whether health disturbances alleged to mercury release from dental amalgam fillings, i.e. "amalgam disease", may be caused by an increased sensitivity to mercury (Hg)...

Research Grants63

  1. Genetic Susceptibility to Mercury Toxicity in Children
    James S Woods; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..with neurobehavioral deficits in adults, on the neurotoxic effects of elemental mercury (Hg0) exposure from dental amalgam fillings in children...
  2. Improved Resin Bonded Dental Restoratives Based on Nanogel-modified Adhesives
    Jeffrey Stansbury; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  3. AMALGAM RESTORATIONS AND PREGNANCY OUTCOMES
    Richard Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 1993
    A small amount of mercury vapor is released from dental amalgam restorations during mastication. This mercury can potentially influence pregnancy outcomes...
  4. EVALUATION OF MERCURY RELEASE FROM DENTAL AMALGAMS
    Toru Okabe; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..to determine the mechanism by which changes in the formulation of the alloy reduce mercury (Hg) release from dental amalgam. A series of alloys will be prepared to test specific hypotheses about the effect of palladium (Pd) additions, ..
  5. Monomers and nanogel to improve adhesive resin structural integrity/durability
    Jeffrey Stansbury; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  6. DENTAL AMALGAMS AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTION
    Pam Factor Litvak; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Adverse associations, if found, might lead to less use of mercury amalgams. Alternatively, evidence favoring the null hypothesis would allay widespread fears that a variety of health problems may be associated with amalgam exposure. ..
  7. Application of Nanogel-modified Resins for Improved Polymeric Dental Materials
    Jeffrey Stansbury; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The sealant material platform will be further extended to demonstrate the potential bioactivity of polymers with chemically integrated nanogels that convey bactericidal and MMP- inhibition properties. ..
  8. HEALTH EFFECTS OF DENTAL AMALGAMS IN CHILDREN
    Sonja McKinlay; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..introduction 150 years ago, but-until recently it has been generally assumed that the exposure to mercury from dental amalgam is limited to the acute placement phase...
  9. Determinants of the Durability of Resin-Dentin Bonds
    David Pashley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This should provide important new insight into designing more durable resin-dentin bonds that can justify the placement of resin-based posterior composites. ..
  10. CERAMIC WHISKER REINFORCEMENT OF DENTAL COMPOSITE RESINS
    HUAKUN XU; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Concerns about mercury in dental amalgam have created a need to extend the use of composite resins to posterior applications...
  11. HG METABOLIZING BACTERIA IN SUBJECTS WITH DENTAL AMALGAM
    Anne Summers; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..press) have demonstrated that a substantial burden of Hg in oral and gastrointestinal tissues can result from dental amalgam Thus, the Hg in such restorations may select for resistant bacteria among the normal flora of either the mouth ..
  12. ENHANCED DENTAL AMALGAM TRAP
    CRAIG TURCHI; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..ADA Technologies will utilize its network of partners and experience in dental waste treatment and equipment manufacturing to bring this enhanced trap rapidly to the marketplace. ..
  13. THERMALLY INDUCED CHANGES IN DENTAL PORCELAIN EXPANSION
    JOHN MACKERT; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..evidence, as well as assurances from international health advisory groups, that mercury release from dental amalgam poses no health threat to the general population (Mackert and Berglund, 1997a, b), a number of countries have ..
  14. DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROTOXICITY OF METALLIC MERCURY
    Bernard Weiss; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..1) Many women in the work force are exposed to mercury vapor. (2) Many, perhaps most, women have dental amalgam fillings. These emit mercury vapor...
  15. IMMUNOTOXIC PROPERTIES OF MERCURIC COMPOUNDS
    BRUCE SHENKER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Sources of human exposure to mercury include seafood, seeds, foodstuffs, water, and dental amalgam. In previous studies, the Principal Investigator has shown that mercury, at low concentrations, kills human ..
  16. HG RELEASE IN DENTAL AMALGAM USING SURFACE SPECTROSCOPY
    DAVID WIELICZKA; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Without conclusive evidence of the concentration of mercury vaporized from the surface of dental amalgam, the public will continue to be swayed by these media reports of mercury poisoning...
  17. Improved Polymeric Restoratives Through Molecular Design
    J Eick; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..that will be significantly better than methyacrylate based composite systems and be a suitable replacement for dental amalgam." The specific aims for the overall project are: 1) to focus our research efforts on understanding the ..
  18. ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT OF CARIOUS LESIONS
    W Sneed; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..for managing dental caries includes excavation of the carious tooth structure followed by "restoration" with dental amalgam. Recently, alternative models have been proposed...
  19. Neurotoxic Interactions of Different Forms of Mercury
    Bernard Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The acquisition of these data offers a firm foundation for determining the risks to neurobehavioral development of concurrent exposures to both mercury species. ..
  20. ENHANCED DENTAL AMALGAM TRAP
    CRAIG TURCHI; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..In Europe, similar concerns have led to the development and marketing of devices to capture Dental amalgam. The overall objective of this multiphase SBIR project is to enhance the performance of sedimentation-type ..
  21. A NOVEL METAL-POLYMER COMPOSITE FOR AMALGAM REPLACEMENT
    Ivan Stangel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    The use of dental amalgam for the reconstruction of teeth is controversial due to its release of mercury during in-service use. Thus, amalgam alternatives are frequently placed by dental practitioners...
  22. NANOCOMPOSITE-BASED DENTAL MATERIALS
    JOSEPH LICHTENHAN; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Dental restoratives, dentures, and impression materials ..
  23. CONTRIBUTION OF AMALGAM RESTORATION TO TOTAL BODY BURDEN
    Sybil Crawford; Fiscal Year: 2000
    The overall objective of this project is to determine the contribution that dental amalgam restorations make to the total body burden of mercury in children...
  24. IMMUNE FUNCTION IN CHILDREN
    Sybil Crawford; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..will conduct a screen of immune function in children enrolled in a clinical trial on the health effects of dental amalgam conducted through the New England Research Institutes/Forsyth Dental Center Children's Amalgam Trial ..
  25. SEM/ELECTRON MICROPROBE
    Jack Ferracane; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..the past twenty years, several of which have been directly responsible for modifications in the composition of dental amalgam. These discoveries have advanced restorative materials...
  26. DENTAL COMPOSITES BASED ON RIGID, HYPERBRANCHED POLYMERS
    Scott Schricker; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  27. Novel surface treatment of fillers for dental composites
    Jeffrey Stansbury; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Positive preliminary data offer encouragement that this nanotechnology approach to the resin-filler interface can provide broadly applicable enhancements in function and longevity of widely used Dental restoratives. ..
  28. DEVELOPMENT OF MERCURY-FREE AMALGAM DENTAL FILLINGS
    Rong Wang; Fiscal Year: 1999
    DESCRIPTION: (adapted from applicant's abstract) There is a need to develop dental amalgam materials that could continue to utilize the benefits of mercury-based amalgam, in terms of low cost, low technique sensitivity, and long term ..
  29. BONDED BRIDGES--PROJECTED LONGEVITY/PERIODONTAL RESPONSE
    Morton Wood; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..application of Weibull analysis to other clinical data (debond rates for BCPs at the University of Iowa and dental amalgam replacement rates in Denmark). 5...
  30. CREEP AND CORROSION OF DENTAL AMALGAMS
    NIKHIL SARKAR; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The results obtained so far indicate that the creep resistance of a dental amalgam is adversely affected by the presence of both gamma 1 and gamma 2 whereas beneficial effects on creep ..
  31. DENTAL AMALGAMS, MERCURY
    Edward Janoff; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..resistant and mercury resistant oral bacteria in children 8-10 years who are treated for dental caries with dental amalgam and those treated with composite filling material between baseline (pre- exposure) to 3 months (immediate post-..
  32. Disruption of Lymphocyte Signal Transduction by HG+2
    ALLEN ROSENSPIRE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..10 ug/day) levels of mercury as a result of ubiquitous environmental factors, including air, food, water, and dental amalgam. For about 3 percent of the population with no known special risk factors, blood levels of mercury exceed 0...
  33. NON-METAL RESTORATION VIA FREEFORM FABRICATION
    WALTER ZIMBECK; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..not widely used because of their relatively high cost and/or laboratory processing requirements compared to Dental amalgam. It is anticipated the proposed system will offer faster, lower cost process compared to Dental the ..
  34. A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LEAD EXPOSURE AND DENTAL CARIES
    Gene Watson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  35. Methyl Mercury Evaluation in Dental Waste Water
    James Drummond; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Hypothesis: Element mercury released in DWW is converted to Hg(lI) and then in more limited amounts to methyl-mercury by specific biofilm bacterial species in the Dental sewage pipes. ..
  36. Oramelts with DGL: Treatment of Minor RAU
    Michael Martin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If these claims are verified in clinical trials, Orahealth Corporation will take the product to market, providing health benefits to the 20% of people who suffer from minor recurrent aphthous ulcers. ..
  37. CASA PIA STUDY OF DENTAL AMALGAMS IN CHILDREN
    Timothy Derouen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. New York State Oral Cancer Control Partnership
    Jayanth Kumar; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will also prepare two case studies of oral cancer patients. During the second phase of the project, NYUCD will take the lead in developing, implementing and evaluating interventions. ..
  39. Growth factor effects on dental pulp cells
    DOUGLAS LOBNER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..As a method of maintaining the viability of these cells we are proposing studying the effects of naturally occurring substances called growth factors on dental pulp cells. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Effects of Long-Term Low Level Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure
    Michael N Bates; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Study results will either confirm the adequacy of current U.S. occupational and environmental exposure standards for H2S or provide evidence that they are insufficiently health protective. ..
  41. DISSOLUTION OF MERCURY FROM DENTAL AMALGAMS
    Miroslav Marek; Fiscal Year: 2001
    b>Dental amalgam remains the most common direct filling material for restoration of tooth structure. The presence of mercury in a material used in the oral cavity has raised some concerns...
  42. Environmental Lead, Thyroid Function & Neurodevelopment
    Pam Factor Litvak; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  43. Alabama Dental Practice Research Network Development
    GREGG GILBERT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. Root deformation and root resorption
    Thomas Katona; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  45. Statistical Methods for Dental Research
    Brian Leroux; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Through this research, we expect to make a significant impact on the analysis of multi-level dental data. ..
  46. MECHANISMS OF INJURY POTENTIATION BY GROWTH FACTORS
    DOUGLAS LOBNER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It is believed that these studies will aid in determining under what conditions growth factor induced potentiation of cell death may be of concern regarding their therapeutic use, and how those concerns may be addressed. ..
  47. Molecular Dynamics in Class II Composite Restorations
    Brenda Bohaty; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  48. Oral Health/OHRQOL among low-SES rural adults
    GREGG GILBERT; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  49. Mid-Career Investigator Award-Patient-Oriented Research
    GREGG GILBERT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  50. Asbestos Disease Among Household Contacts of Vermiculite Workers
    Alfred Franzblau; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, tests for trend will be conducted to[unreadable] determine significant increasing pleural changes in household contacts by increasing indices of exposure. ..