On 29 August, DR TV (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) broadcast a story on the Danish company Oversea Labs, revealing that the company’s gold dental crowns according to DR’s analysis of five teeth did not contain as much gold as they were supposed to.
The Danish Medicines Agency now follows up on the case. First priority is to evaluate whether these dental crowns pose a health risk to consumers. We have presented DR’s analyses to the departments of odontology at the universities in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Both departments assess that the variations in gold content have no bearing on consumer health. Professor Flemming Isidor (School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus) and Professor Klaus Godtfredsen (Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen) both state that it is unlikely that the dental crowns in question are harmful.
Upon recommendation from both professors, the Danish Medicines Agency has now contacted the independent Nordic Cooperative Body for dental biomaterials NIOM to obtain an in-depth scientific evaluation of the results of DR’s analysis.
Extract from NIOM’s English-language website:
Danish Medicines Agency, 30 August 2010