It’s always exciting to hear about young people within the dental industry who are coming up with new and exciting ways to improve how we treat patients
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 19, 2015
Princeview Dental (http://www.PrinceviewDental.com), one of Etobicoke’s premier dental clinics, is responding to three fourth-year dental students having created a new mercury-free filling.
Kellyana Quattrini, Jenna Schmitt and Anapaula Campos of the University of Saskatchewan have replaced the mercury that’s present in traditional fillings with a silver solution. The trio claims that this new solution is stronger when it sets and has an antimicrobial effect once inserted into the tooth. The idea for this product originated in 2011 from a dentist in Saskatoon, who was looking for a way to make it easier to perform filling procedures on children. (Source: Lynn, J., “U of S Dental Students Create Mercury Free Filling,” CBCB web site, January 14, 2015; http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/u-of-s-dental-students-create-new-mercury-free-filling-1.2900697.)
“It’s always exciting to hear about young people within the dental industry who are coming up with new and exciting ways to improve how we treat patients,” says Dr. Janice Mummery, founder of Princeview Dental. “When you’ve been practicing as long as we have at Princeview Dental, sometimes it takes these dentists coming straight out of school to really bring some energy into our profession. I’m glad to see there’s still passion coming into the industry.”
Dr. Mummery observes that the students made an important distinction about why they created mercury-free fillings, having done it more due to patient demand than any proven health concerns.
“It’s great to see that these students truly understand that although they have created a product that is in demand by patients, there has been no hard evidence that the presence of mercury in fillings has any negative side effects on the oral health of patients,” she adds. “But from their own admission, their interest in creating a mercury-free solution came from patients who do have some concern about the element being in their fillings.”
“We at Princeview Dental certainly recognize the achievements of these three students, but we do not make any claim to the safety or effectiveness of the product until it is completely tested and regulated by the proper governing bodies,” Dr. Mummery concludes.
Princeview Dental prides itself on being up-to-date on the most recent technologies and innovations within the dental industry. Visit PrinceviewDental.com to see how patients can meet all their oral hygiene requirements.