There are many reasons to oppose water fluoridation, including safety concerns and health risks. Reason #1 to Oppose Water Fluoridation: Fluoridation is a violation of the individual’s right to informed consent to medication. Within a community water supply, fluoride is being added to the water of everyone, even if some people do [...]
This 2017 news story notes that the separation of dentistry from medicine can have devastating consequences. The author explains, “Specializing in one part of the body isn’t what’s weird—it would be one thing if dentists were like dermatologists or cardiologists. The weird thing is that oral care is divorced from medicine’s education system, physician networks, [...]
This article by IAOMT’s Jack Kall, DMD, and Amanda Just explains the IAOMT’s Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). Click here to read the full article from February 2017 in the Natural Blaze.
This article from the IAOMT offers an overview of occupational hazards of dental mercury and pertinent U.S. regulations. Because of daily exposures to dental mercury in their breathing zone during the placement, cleaning, polishing, removal, and other practices involving amalgam fillings, dentists, dental staff, and dental students are exposed to mercury at a greater rate [...]
This December 2016 article by Greg Gordon of McClatchy News explains, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has adopted a rule to require dentists, whose treatment of tooth decay with mercury compounds has sent the toxic substance into public sewers for decades, to contain their discharges by early 2020.” Click here to read the entire article.
In November 2016, the IAOMT joined the Fluoride Action Network and other groups to petition the EPA regarding the neurotoxic risks posed by fluoride chemicals in drinking water under Section 21 of TSCA. Click here to read the detailed citizen’s petition.
On July 1, 2016, the IAOMT protocol recommendations were officially renamed as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), and a training course for IAOMT dentists to become certified in SMART was initiated. Scientific research demonstrates that dental mercury amalgam exposes dental professionals, dental staff, dental patients, and fetuses to releases of mercury vapor, mercury-containing [...]
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 [...]
In February 2016, the research article “What Is the Risk? Dental Amalgam, Mercury Exposure, and Human Health Risks Throughout the Life Span” was published in the Springer textbook, Epigenetics, the Environment, and Children’s Health Across Lifespans. It is written by John Kall, DMD, MIAOMT, Chairperson of the IAOMT Board of Directors, Amanda Just, Program Director [...]
This 2015 article by Greg Gordon of McClatchy News explains that “evidence is emerging of the potential consequences of the U.S. dental industry’s longtime reliance on mercury and its chief advocacy group’s determined crusade to fend off any and all challenges.” Click here to read the entire article.