Study: Teeth whitening does not damage enamel surface

A new in vivo study in the current Journal of the American Dental Association (June 2012, Vol. 143:6, pp. 580-586) showed that teeth whitening gels do not alter calcium and phosphorus concentrations on the surface of enamel.

Researchers from São Leopoldo Mandic Institute and Research Center in Brazil examined the changes in calcium and phosphorus concentrations in enamel after the use of home-use and in-office teeth bleaching treatments inside the …

Parents Sue After Teen Dies During Wisdom Tooth Surgery

The parents of a Maryland teen who died earlier this year duringwisdom tooth surgery have sued the oral surgeon and the anesthetist for medical malpractice. Read Full Story on ABC News.

 

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Dentist sued after patient dies of oral cancer

New Jerseydentist, Francis Barbieri Jr., DDS,  is being sued by the estate of a firefighter who died last year of oral cancer at the age of 33.

The lawsuit alleges that Steven Runyon’s dentist first noticed a “raised area” on his patient’s tongue in December 2008 — nine months before he first was diagnosed with cancer — and failed to advise him to look into it further. Runyon saw Dr. …

New Jersey man arrested for unlicensed dentistry

I remember back in the day the local newspaper would report about a stolen car or a burglary. At some point this became such a common event that it stopped being news. I’m starting to wonder when this will happen to the unlicensed dentistry in peoples home!

Adolfo A. Silverio, 58, was charged with practicing dentistry without a license and the unlicensed possession of a prescription legend drug on July …