Many of the IAOMT’s projects are part of our Environmental and Public Health Campaign (EPHC), which has already brought biological dentistry principles to thousands of dentists and hundreds of thousands of patients around the globe. Furthermore, our EPHC has protected millions of acres of wildlife from dental pollution. Below are details about some of our latest efforts:
Make the SMART Choice to protect your health! The IAOMT’s Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is a new program designed to protect patients and dental staff from mercury releases during amalgam filling removal.
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The IAOMT has been officially recognized as a designated provider of continuing dental education by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)’s Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) since 1993. In addition to SMART, the IAOMT offers a number of educational courses for dentists, which you can read about by clicking here.
Because many dental patients are seeking dentists and doctors to work collaboratively to improve their health, it is essential for IAOMT leaders to closely communicate with other medical professionals. These meetings and interactions allow us to share information about biological dentistry, while likewise keeping the IAOMT up-to-date about the latest medical research and information from other health-based groups. To view some of our friends and allies, click here.
The IAOMT is an accredited member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Global Mercury Partnership and was actively involved in the negotiations leading to the monumental worldwide agreement known as the Minamata Convention on Mercury. IAOMT members have also been expert witnesses about dental products and practices before the US Congress, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, the Philippines Department of Health, the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, and other government bodies around the globe. As part of the EPHC, the IAOMT works to attend important regulatory meetings, generate clinical practice guidelines, risk assessments, and other documents, and participate in a variety of efforts relevant to regulatory and legislative activities.
It is essential for consumers to understand new practices in dentistry and realize these techniques have been developed to protect them, their children, and the environment. For this reason, IAOMT cultivates public involvement by providing brochures, fact sheets, and other consumer-based information related to dental health. Creative promotions and publicity assist us in getting these crucial messages out to the public through our website, press releases, social media, documentary films, and other venues.
This compelling documentary film, sponsored in part by the IAOMT, is about the devastating effects of mercury exposure on patients, dental staff and the global environment. The film has been viewed by policy-makers, consumers, researchers, and health professionals. We are currently working to offer the film to even more new audiences around the world. Learn more by clicking here.
The scientific component of our EPHC succeeds in reaching out to both medical and scientific communities by providing detailed research about aspects of biological dentistry. For example, in early 2016, authors from the IAOMT had a chapter published in a Springer textbook about epigenetics, and an IAOMT-funded study about the occupational hazards of dental mercury is nearly completed. The IAOMT is also in the process of evaluating other scientific research projects for potential funding.
Our website is host to the IAOMT Library, a database of relevant scientific and regulatory documents located at http://library.iaomt.wpengine.com/. This powerful online tool provides dentists, other health care professionals, scientists, regulatory officials, and even dental patients with free access to research materials pertinent to mercury-free and biological dentistry. We are now working on updating this library to make searching it even easier and to include a large number of new articles.