IAOMT Position Paper Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

This 2016 update of the IAOMT’s position statement against dental mercury amalgam fillings (which was originally released in 2013), includes an extensive bibliography on the subject in the form of over 900 citations.  Click to view the full document: IAOMT 2016 Position Statement     Position Statement Objectives: 1)    To end the use of dental [...]

IAOMT Position Paper Against Dental Mercury Amalgam 2017-01-12T14:50:18+00:00

Assessment of Exposures and Potential Risks:Gold and Ceramic Restorations

Assessment of exposures and potential risks to the US adult population from wear (attrition and abrasion) of gold and ceramic dental restorations G. Mark Richardson, Scott R. Clemow, Rachel E. Peters, Kyle J. James and Steven D. Siciliano Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (2016) 26, 70–77; doi:10.1038/jes.2015.17; published online 25 March 2015 Abstract: [...]

Assessment of Exposures and Potential Risks:Gold and Ceramic Restorations 2016-03-02T22:11:23+00:00

 The Economics of Dental Amalgam Regulation 

Michael D. Fleming, DDS i Janine E. Janosky, PhD ii Synopsis  Objective. This article offers a practical assessment of the cost implications of an outright total ban on amalgam use as well as a partial ban in children, pregnant women and women of childbearing age. In addition, we discuss trends in amalgam use and the [...]

 The Economics of Dental Amalgam Regulation  2017-01-12T14:50:19+00:00

Text of FDA’s Actual 2012 Amalgam Safety Proposal

In January 2012, the FDA had actually prepared a "Safety Communication" that recommended reducing the use of mercury amalgam in the general population, and avoiding it in susceptible sub-populations: pregnant and nursing women children under six years of age people with allergy to mercury or other components people with neurological disease people with renal disease [...]

Text of FDA’s Actual 2012 Amalgam Safety Proposal 2017-10-30T21:54:33+00:00

Fluoride in Water and Osteosarcoma

Cancer Causes Control. 2006 May;17(4):421-8. Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States). Bassin EB, Wypij D, Davis RB, Mittleman MA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: We explored age-specific and gender-specific effects of fluoride level in drinking water and the incidence of osteosarcoma. METHODS: We used data from a matched case-control study conducted through 11 hospitals [...]

Fluoride in Water and Osteosarcoma 2015-08-31T23:27:29+00:00

2014 Review of Physiological Effects of Fluoride Ingestion

ScientificWorldJournal.  2014 Feb 26;2014:293019. doi: 10.1155/2014/293019. eCollection 2014. Water fluoridation: a critical review of the physiological effects of ingested fluoride as a public health intervention. Peckham S, Awofeso N. Abstract Fluorine is the world's 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all elements. Fluoride is [...]

2014 Review of Physiological Effects of Fluoride Ingestion 2015-08-31T23:27:33+00:00

Basu 2013: Ecogenetics of Mercury

ECOGENETICS OF MERCURY: FROM GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS AND EPIGENETICS TO RISK ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING BASU N, GOODRICH JM,  HEAD J, Environ Toxicol Chem 2014; 33:1248–1258. Abstract: The risk assessment of mercury (Hg), in both humans and wildlife, is made challenging by great variability in exposure and health effects. Although disease risk arises following complex interactions between [...]

Basu 2013: Ecogenetics of Mercury 2017-01-12T14:50:31+00:00

Houston, 2014: The Role of Mercury in Cardiovascular Disease

Mark C. Houston Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, USA Medical Director, Division of Human Nutrition, Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2014, 2:5 Abstract Mercury toxicity is highly correlated with hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), [...]

Houston, 2014: The Role of Mercury in Cardiovascular Disease 2015-08-31T23:29:00+00:00

IAOMT Position Paper on Jawbone Osteonecrosis

July 27, 2014 The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is founded upon the belief that “Science” should be the basis upon which all diagnostic and treatment modalities be based. In following that philosophy, this position paper is written utilizing the available information found in textbooks, research papers, and peer reviewed journal articles [...]

IAOMT Position Paper on Jawbone Osteonecrosis 2017-01-12T14:50:32+00:00

The European Commission 2014 Opinion on Environmental Risks of Dental Amalgam

  Final Opinion on Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam (update 2014) The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) published the final opinion on Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam, of which the aim was to update the [...]

The European Commission 2014 Opinion on Environmental Risks of Dental Amalgam 2017-01-12T14:50:32+00:00