Frequently Asked Questions2018-07-17T01:55:10+00:00

The IAOMT appreciates the opportunity to assist you with finding the information you need. Click on the question below to see the IAOMT’s answer:

Can the IAOMT give me medical/dental advice?

No. The IAOMT is a non-profit organization, and therefore, we cannot offer dental and medical advice to patients.  We must advise patients to discuss any health care needs with a licensed professional.  To be even more specific, you should discuss your oral health care needs with your dentist.

To reiterate, any information provided on this website is not intended as medical/dental advice and should not be interpreted as such.  Likewise, you should not write or call the IAOMT for dental/medical advice.  If you seek medical advice, please consult with a health care professional. Remember that you must always exercise your own best judgement when using the services of any health care practitioner.

Do all IAOMT dentists offer the same services and practice the same way?

No. The IAOMT provides educational resources to professionals, both through our website and membership materials (which include a variety of educational programs).  While we offer these educational programs and resources to our members, each member of the IAOMT is unique as to which educational resources are utilized and how practices associated with biological dentistry and these resources are implemented.  What this means is that the education level and specific practices are dependent upon the individual dentist.

The IAOMT makes no representation as to the quality or scope of a member’s medical or dental practice, or as to how closely the member adheres to the principles and practices taught by the IAOMT.  A patient must use their own best judgment after careful discussion with their health practitioner about the care that will be provided.

What educational programming does the IAOMT offer to members?

All IAOMT member dentists are offered the opportunity to further their knowledge of biological dentistry by participating in workshops, online learning, conferences, and certifications.  These activities are reported on the practitioner’s profile in our Search for an Dentist/Physician Directory. Note that dentists who are SMART certified have received education in amalgam removal that involves learning about the application of the rigorous safety measures, including the utilization of specific equipment.  As another example, dentists who have achieved Accreditation from the IAOMT have been tested in the comprehensive application of biological dentistry, including units on Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings, Biocompatibility, Heavy Metal Detoxification, Fluoride Harms, Biological Periodontal Therapy, and Root Canal Hazards.  Fellows have achieved Accreditation and an additional 500 hours of credit in research, education, and/or service.  Masters have achieved Accreditation, Fellowship, and an additional 500 hours of credit in research, education, and/or service.

Where can I learn more about biological dentistry?

The IAOMT has a number of helpful resources about biological dentistry.  These include the following:

In addition to the materials above, which represent our most up-to-date and popular resources, we have also collected articles about biological dentistry.  To access these articles, make a selection from the following categories:

Where can I learn more about the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)?

The IAOMT recommends patients start by visiting www.theSMARTchoice.com and learning from the materials presented there.  Also, you can click here to read the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) protocol with scientific references.

Does the IAOMT have any resources about pregnancy and dental amalgam mercury?

Due to mercury releases, the IAOMT recommends that polishing, placement, removal, or any disruption of a dental mercury amalgam filling should not be conducted upon patients who are pregnant or lactating and should not be done by dental personnel who are pregnant or lactating.

For more information about dental mercury and pregnancy, see the following articles:

Where can I learn more about specific aspects of composite fillings and/or bisphenol A (BPA)?

The IAOMT has several helpful resources related to composite fillings.  These include the following:

In addition to the materials above, which represent our most up-to-date and popular resources, we have also collected articles about composite fillings, which you can access by clicking on the link here:

Where can I learn more about specific aspects of periodontal (gum) disease?

The IAOMT is in the process of collecting resources related to periodontics and currently does not have an official position on this topic.  Meanwhile, we suggest the following:

Additionally, we have also collected articles about periodontics, which you can access by clicking on the link here:

Where can I learn more about specific aspects of root canals/endodontics?

The IAOMT is in the process of collecting resources related to endodontics and root canals and currently does not have an official position on this topic.  Meanwhile, we suggest the following:

Additionally, we have also collected articles about endodontics, which you can access by clicking on the link here:

Where can I learn more about specific aspects of jawbone osteonecrosis/jawbone cavitations?

The IAOMT is in the process of collecting resources related to jawbone osteonecrosis (jawbone cavitations).  Currently, we suggest the following:

Additionally, we have also collected articles about jawbone osteonecrosis (jawbone cavitations), which you can access by clicking on the link here:

Where can I learn more about the IAOMT?

Please use this website, as all of our pages have helpful information! If you’re wanting to learn more about the IAOMT as an organization, we recommend starting with these pages: