Certification Overview 2017-12-13T20:38:38+00:00

The IAOMT has been officially recognized as a designated provider of continuing dental education by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)’s Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) since 1993, and we are proud to offer a range of courses for professionals pursuing advanced knowledge of biological dentistry.  Each of our courses is briefly described below:

  • Fundamentals of Biological Dentistry Course: This workshop is offered at the IAOMT’s biannual meetings or via video and is considered essential for both dentists and other dental staff members who want to learn more about mercury-free, mercury-safe, and biological dentistry. It is described as a presentation about the vital aspects involved with operating a biological dental practice and covers all the introductory basics in relation to dental mercury, safe amalgam removal, fluoride risks, and biological periodontal therapy.
  • e-learning Program: This online learning program consists of an introduction and 10 video modules (Mercury 101, Mercury 102, Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings, Environmental Impact of Dental Mercury, Nutrition in Dentistry, Mercury Detox, Fluoride, Biocompatibility and Oral Galvanism, Biological Periodontal Therapy, and Hidden Pathogens).
  • SMART certification: This educational program about the IAOMT’s Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) was developed based on scientific research and the need to protect dentists, dental staff, and patients from mercury releases during amalgam filling removal. The training in amalgam removal involves learning about the application of the rigorous safety measures, including the utilization of specific equipment. Dentists achieving SMART are recognized for their completion of this training on the IAOMT’s Dentist Directory so that patients opting to find a dentist knowledgeable about the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique can do so.
  • Accreditation (AIAOMT): Accreditation by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) certifies to the professional community and the general public that a member dentist has been trained and tested in the comprehensive application of biological dentistry. The course includes ten units (Unit 1: Introduction to the IAOMT and Biological Dentistry; Unit 2: Mercury 101 and 102
    [SMART Module 1]; Unit 3: Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings [SMART Module 2]; Unit 4: Clinical Nutrition and Heavy Metal Detoxification for Biological Dentistry; Unit 5: Biocompatibility and Oral Galvanism; Unit 6: Dental Amalgam’s Impact on the Environment; Unit 7: Fluoride; Unit 8:  Biological Periodontal Therapy; Unit 9:  Root Canals; Unit 10: Jawbone Osteonecrosis). Dentists achieving Accreditation are recognized for their completion of this training on the IAOMT’s Dentist Directory so that patients opting to find a dentist knowledgeable about mercury, safe removal, fluoride, biological periodontal therapy, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis can do so.
  • Fellowship (FIAOMT) and Mastership (MIAOMT): These educational certifications from the IAOMT require Accreditation and the creation of a scientific review and approval of the review by the Board, as well as an additional 500 hours of credit in research, education, and/or service.

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