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.
August 3, 2013

Do You Want Century Old Healthcare Technology?

Dental amalgam or silver  fillings  have been used for over 150 years.  A good question is Why? Most people wouldn’t be happy  using a treatment that was century old technology for any other healthcare need so why would we accept this for our smiles? Amalgam fillings were originally created as a low cost alternative to gold fillings – the only […]
February 22, 2013

Ancient Ancestors Had More Oral Bacteria

Researchers have discovered that our ancestors had many more types of oral bacteria in their mouths. While more bacteria sounds like a bad thing, the reality is just the opposite! A study of the evolution of human teeth over the past 7,500 years has shown that ancient diets were better for our teeth. The research, which was published in Nature Genetics, involved […]
July 25, 2012

The EU May Ban Dental Mercury

Dental amalgam is a type of filling material that has been used for over 150 years and like lots of things invented long ago there are problems. A key ingredient in dental amalgam is mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin and can leach into the environment where it finally ends up in our food supply. Rising mercury levels in tuna and […]
July 12, 2012

The End of Cavities?

Imagine no more cavities. The end of tooth decay may be in sight. Scientists from Yale University and the University of Chile have discovered a molecule that kills the bacteria that cause dental cavities. The bacteria called Streptococcus Mutans is common in everyone’s mouth and it turns sugar into an acid that damages tooth enamel. Jose Cordova of Yale and […]
February 14, 2012

What To Expect (About Your Smile) When You're Expecting

Expecting a child? Thinking about it? Pregnancy causes lots of changes, including a shift in your oral health. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for both mother and baby and you should start by visiting your dentist as soon as you start planning your family. Starting out with healthy gums protects you and your baby. The hormonal changes that occur […]
September 27, 2011

The Truth About Toothache

When a patient calls with a “toothache” the detective work begins. While the top reasons for toothache are cavities or gum disease there are other causes for oral pain. A thorough examination, including x-rays, is needed to diagnose the cause of the pain. Usually our examination will show obvious dental decay or an abscess that is the cause of the […]
September 1, 2011

No More Drilling for a Filling?

The sound of the dentist drill. One of the things that people complain (and joke about) when visiting the dental office.  Researchers in England have discovered a new way to treat cavities that may do away with the high pitched whine of the dental drill in the future. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria which live in your mouth. Keeping […]
January 10, 2011

Fluoride – Are We Getting Too Much?

For the first time in almost 50 years the federal government will reduce the recommended levels for fluoride in water supplies. While fluoride in drinking water is credited with slashing the rates of tooth decay it seems that some kids are getting too much. About 40% of adolescents have spots or streaks on their teeth because of too much fluoride. […]
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 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. […]
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 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 […]