Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Teenager Poised to Change the Future of Dentistry

Tooth decay has been around since prehistoric man.  In years past, the only alternative was to pull a decayed tooth.  Then came the onset of dental fillings and root canals, crowns, veneers and dental implants to restore the mouth.  These procedures among others have given dentists the ability to make a mouth whole.  Now, it looks like a high school student has been named a semifinalist in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search,a prestigious pre-college science competition, and it's all about teeth.

Laura Fulton,18 is has a promising patent on tooth enamel that she has researched for two years as a student at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. This is where she tested her synthetic tooth enamel and the adherence to damaged teeth.  It's been proven safe, biocompatible and having the structure of natural teeth.  It's safer than amalgam filling and does not leach the dreaded (BPA Bisphenol A).

Currently, gold, silver, mercury, plastics or and amalgam are used to restore teeth. The new synthetic enamel could change it all.

+Kirk Kimmerling DDS and +Suzanna Aguilera from +Verde Pointe Dental Associates will enthusiastically be waiting the arrival of the new tooth enamel.