Biocompatibility in Dentistry: A Mini Review

Biocompatibility in Dentistry: A Mini Review by Anita Vazquez-Tibau and Blanche D Grube, DMD Abstract The term “biocompatibility” has been gaining recognition, not only in medicine, but particularly in dentistry. It basically means, biocompatible materials should not have a negative impact on the recipient. Currently, there are literally thousands of different components that makeup the materials […]

DNA ConneXions Lyme Test Panel Featured in the Townsend Letter

Check out our article in the latest issue of the Townsend Letter! “According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are Lyme disease cases reported every month; however, June, July, and August show the highest annual increases. Even in high-risk areas a proper diagnosis remains a challenge, not only for patients but also for doctors. This […]

Tick Boot Camp Podcast with Dr. Leslie J. Douglas

Apple Podcasts Presents Tick Boot Camp: DNA ConneXions®  – An Interview with Dr. Leslie J. Douglas Dr. Douglas’ current professional focus is the research and development of PCR (direct DNA) based Lyme and tick-borne disease co-infection testing as well as the development of various molecular based assays.   ORDER YOUR LYME TEST PANEL FROM DNA […]

Prop 65 and Dental Mercury: New Warnings

Prop 65 and Dental Mercury: New Warnings “Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and […]

A General Review of Titanium Toxicity

A General Review of Titanium Toxicity by Kyeong Tae Kim, Mi Young Eo, Truc Thi Hoang Nguyen &  Soung Min Kim Background Titanium is a commonly used inert bio-implant material within the medical and dental fields. Although the use of titanium is thought to be safe with a high success rate, in some cases, there are rare reports of problems […]

Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury

Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury Human exposure to mercury is presently a major public health concern worldwide (Sheehan et al., 2014; Andreoli and Sprovieri, 2017). Since 2013, a growing number of countries are agreeing to join efforts aiming to protect human health and the environment against […]