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Dental Fillings Press Kit

Contact Information:

Telephone: 312.440.2806
Email: (Journalists) or Contact ADA (All Others)


General Information

Oral Health Information on Dental Fillings

Dental Materials Chart (PDF)
Comparison of Indirect Restorative Dental Materials and Comparison of Direct Restorative Dental Materials.


FDA Updates Consumer Advisory
The FDA strongly reaffirmed its position that amalgam is a safe and effective dental material.

Dental Amalgam: What Others Say (Updated May, 2015)
Information and links from other associations.

Tips for Evaluating Information (PDF)
The Internet touches every aspect of our lives, whether we use it to keep in touch with friends and family, research a question, shop for a gift or just read the news. But with all of the available information, how do we know what is trustworthy? To help evaluate and recognize Websites that are providing credible information, consider the following tips...

Literature Review: Dental Amalgam Fillings and Health Effects (PDF)
Based on the results of a comprehensive literature review on amalgam safety, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs reaffirmed that the scientific evidence supports the ADA's position that amalgam is a valuable, viable and safe choice for dental patients.

Dental Amalgam: Update on Safety Concerns (PDF)
This report of the Council on Scientific Affairs reviews and discusses recent studies concerning the safety of dental amalgam, with an emphasis on studies that have been published since the 1993 review of dental amalgam by the U.S. Public Health Service Committee to Coordinate Environmental Health and Related Programs. The Council concludes that, based on currently available scientific information, amalgam continues to be a safe and effective restorative material.


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