April 27, 2018

Studying the Genomics of Sleep Disorders

Recently, Stanford partnered up with a data holding company, Prometheus, to start collecting data on the genomics of sleep disorders. Since there is so little understanding as a whole as to what all happens during someone’s sleep, this data is going to be invaluable. The data will come from 30,000 sleep study patients and show everything they can monitor about […]
August 16, 2016
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Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist to be Keynote Speaker

Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference in Moscow, Russia Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy DDS has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference. The conference, entitled “Actual Problems of Somnology,” will be held at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]
April 22, 2016
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Mark Levy DDS Awarded Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award

For immediate release: April 13, 2016 – Hilliard, OH A local Hilliard, OH dentist has been awarded the Annual Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award for outstanding service and involvement in the Henry Schein Dental Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. Mark Levy DDS Awarded the Prestigious Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award Mark Levy DDS has been awarded the Annual […]
November 2, 2015

Dr Mark Levy & Team Win Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio

Thanks to our wonderful patients in Hilliard & Columbus Ohio, Dr. Mark Levy and the practice was voted Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio for 2015 by Columbus CEO Magazine as an outstanding Columbus Ohio dentist. See our write-up in Newswire.
November 12, 2011

A Great Smile After Age 40

Looking forward to celebrating your 40th birthday? During our 40’s we start to experience some changes in our bodies but the good news is, if you have been taking care of your teeth (brushing, flossing, etc.) your dental health should continue to be terrific. There are a few things to keep an eye on when when you hit your 40’s: […]
August 26, 2011

The Parts of a Tooth

Most people don’t think very much about the different parts that makeup a tooth – until something goes wrong. This blog will be a short description of the parts of a tooth. The part of the tooth that we see above the gumline is called the crown. The part that we can’t see below the gumline is the root which […]
December 16, 2010

FDA Needs to Review Mercury Dental Amalgam Ruling

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  met on December 15 and recommended that the FDA examine all relevant evidence when it reviews the 2009 ruling  it made that concluded that mercury dental amalgams were safe. The panel said that the FDA needs to look “not at just certain studies but all scientifically sound studies” when undertaking […]
December 10, 2010

FDA Reviews Mercury Amalgam Health Risks – Again

An advisory panel at the Food and Drug Administration will look at a study that claims that 67 million Americans with silver, mercury-based dental amalgam fillings are being exposed to levels of mercury that exceed EPA guidelines. The study was commissioned by a group promoting mercury-free dentistry. The review will focus on the potential risks to pregnant women, fetuses and […]
December 6, 2010

Put Dental Damage on Ice

Do you crunch on the ice in your soft drinks? Can’t wait to get to the center of that Tootsie Pop so you bite instead of lick?  Both are common ways that people chip their teeth. Other people grind or clench teeth, many times at night so they don’t even realize they are doing it until their dentist sees damage. […]
December 2, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Mercury Fillings

Yet another reason to get those old mercury amalgam fillings out of your mouth.  The November issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease states that inorganic mercury, the type found in dental amalgams, likely is a contributing cause of Alzheimer’s disease. A systematic review of 106 studies found that the symptoms and features of Alzheimer’s disease were reproduced, or occurred […]
November 9, 2010

Costa Mesa Resolves to Ban Mercury Dental Amalgam

The California city of Costa Mesa has become the first American municipality  to pass a resolution calling for banning the use of dental amalgam.   The silver colored filling material is controversial because about half of it is mercury, a known neurotoxin.  The resolution passed by the city council calls on federal and state agencies to ban amalgam, for dentists in […]
October 1, 2010

Dental Mercury Waste Addressed by EPA

According to the American Dental Association (ADA) the Environmental Protection Agency has plans to set up rules to reduce mercury waste from dental facilities.  The EPA expects the new rules to take place in 2012.  While the ADA has a policy that encourages dentists to voluntarily reduce amalgam in dental office wastewater it is now expected to review its amalgam […]
August 12, 2010

Back to School

It is that time of year again – back to school preparations are underway.  Kindergarten to college age, families are busy shopping for school supplies, new school clothes and desperately searching for the perfect backpack.  Many students are also undergoing back-to-school physicals because of participation in school sports. Don’t forget to schedule the dental check-up as well.  For college age […]
August 11, 2010

Common Myths About Your Tooth Decay

A faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine recently wrote an article outlining common dental myths – here are a few dental myths debunked: Losing baby teeth to tooth decay is OK. Myth – Some people believe this since baby teeth fall out anyway but decay in baby teeth can damage the developing adult teeth under the gums.  […]
October 12, 2008


Did you know that a single mercury thermometer has enough of liquid mercury to contaminate a 10 acre lake? Imagine then what could have happened at Gahanna Middle School had this incident turned out differently.  In 2004 a mercury thermometer was found after science students participated in an outdoor experiment at the school. A teacher discovered the broken mercury thermometer […]
October 11, 2008


The FDA did in fact settle a lawsuit with opponents of dental amalgam in June of 2008. The group was seeking a complete and outright ban of dental amalgam. The ADA and FDA have differing views on what transpired; the ADA considers it to be a changing of policy and warnings rather than a call to stop using the material. […]