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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.  […]
April 25, 2010

Alternatives to Mercury Dental Amalgams

Dental amalgam or silver  fillings  have been used for over 150 years.  They were initially created as a low cost alternative to gold fillings.  The original recipe contained silver shavings, zinc, copper, tin and mercury.  We now understand that mercury is a powerful toxin.  This controversial substance is still  used by some dentists because of its low cost. In addition […]
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. […]