We Are Advocates for Safer Dentistry
Biological Dentistry is not a separate, recognized, specialty of dentistry, but it is a thought process and an attitude that can apply to all facets of dental practice and to health care in general: to always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the goals of modern dentistry and of contemporary healthcare.
“We are a trusted academy of allied professionals providing scientific resources to support new levels of integrity and safety in healthcare.”
The IAOMT is an accredited member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Global Mercury Partnership. IAOMT members have also been expert witnesses before Congress, FDA, state legislatures, Health Canada, and other government bodies. We support the effort to inform consumers about health risks from amalgam mercury and water fluoridation, and we support efforts toward eliminating these risks. We have testified before regulatory agencies about the environmental effects of dental mercury in wastewater, and we support regulations to separate mercury from the waste stream of dental offices.
We Are Interdisciplinary and Independent Medical and Scientific Research Professionals
We continually examine and compile scientific research relating to the biocompatibility of oral/dental materials.
We Are Educators
For the general public, we provide patient education through news, articles, infographics and videos as well as referrals to our IAOMT member dentist and physicians.
For our professional members, we provide ongoing education, ongoing continued education credits, certifications and accreditation programs, peer support and more. Scientific meetings are held twice a year around the US and Canada, with a varied program of cutting edge material. Online videos of previous meetings are available through the website store.
The IAOMT is an approved provider of continuing education credit for both dentists and physicians.
We Are A Non-Profit Organization
Effective April 20, 2005, the Internal Revenue Service of the USA recognized the IAOMT to have federal tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with a Public Charity Status 509(a)(2). Our annual information return, Form 990, is available for public inspection, as well as the exemption application, exemption letter, and supporting documents (a copying and postage fee will apply). The IAOMT is therefore qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Learn About Our Projects
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