THE IAOMT ACCREDITATION PROCESS
Become a leader in biological dentistry
What is IAOMT accreditation?
Accreditation by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology certifies to the professional community and the general public that you have been trained and tested in the comprehensive application of biological dentistry, including current methods for safe removal of dental amalgam.
IAOMT accreditation establishes you at the forefront of biological dentistry and demonstrates your commitment to furthering your knowledge of dentistry’s undeniable role in systemic health.
Why is IAOMT accreditation important?
Now more than ever, taking action to promote your understanding of biological dentistry is essential. In 2013, over 100 countries signed a United Nations mercury treaty known as the Minamata Convention on Mercury, part of which includes a global phase-down of dental amalgam. Meanwhile, more and more news articles and even television shows such as Dr. Oz have featured segments about the risks of mercury fillings.
What this means is that there is a growing demand for “qualified” or “specially trained” biological dentists because patients and other medical professionals are purposefully seeking out dentists who have expertise in this pertinent issue.
By furthering your education with IAOMT’s accreditation process, you will have the necessary foundation to become a leader in biological dentistry, as you help your patients with the most up-to-date and scientifically-based practices.
What are the requirements for IAOMT Accreditation?
- Active membership in IAOMT.
- Enrollment fee of $1000.00 (U.S.) paid in full or two payments of $500.
- Attendance at a minimum of two IAOMT meetings and the Fundamentals of Biological Dentistry course.
- Successful completion of a ten unit course on biological dentistry, including units on mercury, safe mercury amalgam removal, fluoride, biological periodontal therapy, hidden pathogens in jawbone and root canals, and more. This course involves an e-learning core curriculum, ten videos, over 50 scientific and medical research articles, and ten tests. To view the accreditation description by unit, click here.
- Oral presentation of a basic amalgam replacement case, from examination to completion with focus on proper patient protection for optimal safety from unnecessary exposure. Proper operatory environment for limiting occupational exposure to personnel. The case presentation can be done in person at a meeting or online via Go-To-Meeting.