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 [...]

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: [...]

 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

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 [...]

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 Dentist’s Health: Evaluating Occupational Risks From The Use Of Amalgam

By David Kennedy, DDS, and Amanda Just Every occupation exposes workers to chronic conditions and situations that have an impact on overall health. For example, violin players and other musicians are known to suffer high rates of carpal tunnel syndrome (a musculoskeletal injury) due to the repetitive hand movements and positioning often used when playing [...]