This article is entitled "The Odyssey of Becoming a Holistic Dentist" and is written by Carl McMillan, DMD, AIAOMT, Administrative Vice-President of the IAOMT. In the article, Dr. McMillan states: "My journey toward holistic dentistry has been one of both personal and professional challenges. On the personal level, I learned the hard way about the [...]
When the EPA tried to deny the Citizen’s Petition filed by the Fluoride Action Network, IAOMT and other groups, a complaint was filed, and a judge ruled in favor of FAN, the IAOMT, and others. Follow this link to read more: http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/tsca.1-5-18.opposition-brief-to-epa-motion-to-limit-record.pdf
This article, written by the IAOMT and published by the World Mercury Project in January 2018, describes the potential harm to this susceptible subpopulation. Read the entire article from the World Mercury Project.
In 2017, researchers Ulf Bengtsson and Lars Hylander had an article published about high copper amalgam and increased mercury vapor emission. This entry from the Atlas of Science offers an overview about the research and its implications. Click here to read more about the research.
This November 2017 article by IAOMT’s Jack Kall, DMD, and Amanda Just explains the science behind dental mercury and other environmental toxicants and different response factors related to dental mercury exposure. Click here to read the entire article from the World Mercury Project.
The results of the first ever US government funded study of fluoride and IQ have just been published. A team of researchers found a statistically significant association between fluoride exposure in women during pregnancy and a lowering of IQ in their children, reports the Fluoride Action Network. The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives by scientists [...]
In August of 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force. The Minamata Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, and it includes sections on dental amalgam. The IAOMT is an accredited member of member of UNEP’s Global [...]
This 2017 news story calls for connecting dentistry and medicine. The author explains, “Breaking through the barrier between dentistry and medicine could be a crucial step towards better all-round health. Since the practice of dentistry was founded, the two professions have largely been seen as separate entities; however, twenty-first-century science has established that oral health [...]
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated their dental effluent guidelines in 2017. Amalgam separators are now required pretreatment standards to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). EPA expects compliance with this final rule will annually reduce the discharge of mercury by 5.1 tons as well as 5.3 [...]
This article by the IAOMT was published by the World Mercury Project in June 2017 and provides basic facts about dental mercury. Click here to read the entire article from the World Mercury Project.