Kare Anderson

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In 1994, Darryl Diefes, DDS, a Whiteville, NC, dentist was troubled. The local newspaper reported on dangerous mercury levels in fish in nearby Lake Waccamaw, a popular fishing spot. Dr. Diefes began to worry about the source of the mercury. “I knew I handled a lot of mercury in my office and I wanted to know if I was somehow contributing to the problem,”(More)
Dental sealants are among some of dentistry's most effective tools for preventing tooth decay when applied to pediatric patients' teeth. Yet, a quiet controversy is mounting about some of the chemicals that may be leaching from these powerhouses of prevention. Some scientists hint that sealants may require further study to rule out possible links between(More)