THE IAOMT ACCREDITATION PROCESS
Become a leader in world 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 biocompatible dentistry, including current methods for safe removal of dental amalgam.
IAOMT accreditation establishes you at the forefront of modern 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 biocompatible dentistry is essential. In 2013, over 100 countries signed a United Nations mercury treaty, 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” biocompatible 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 modern 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 full syllabus, 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.
Levels of IAOMT Certification:
Accredited–(AIAOMT): An Accredited member is a member who has completed the Fundamentals of Biological Dentistry Course and who has attended at least two IAOMT meetings. The Accredited member has also successfully completed 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 full syllabus, click here. The Accredited dentist has further passed an oral interview exam for safe amalgam removal. The Accredited member may or may not be SMART certified and may or may not have achieved a higher level of certification such as Fellowship or Mastership.
Fellow–(FIAOMT): A Fellow is a member who has achieved Accreditation and who has submitted one scientific review that has been approved by the Scientific Review Committee. A Fellow has also completed an additional 500 hours of credit in research, education, and/or service beyond that of an Accredited member.
Master–(MIAOMT): A Master is a member who has achieved Accreditation and Fellowship and who has completed 500 hours of credit in research, education, and/or service (in addition to the 500 hours for Fellowship, for a total of 1,000 hours). A Master has also submitted a scientific review that has been approved by the Scientific Review Committee (in addition to the scientific review for Fellowship, for a total of two scientific reviews).
SMART Member: (Coming Soon)
A SMART certified member has successfully completed a course on mercury and safe dental mercury amalgam removal, including two units consisting of scientific readings, online learning videos, and tests. The SMART certified dentist has completed a course on the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) which involves learning about the required equipment and applying all of the rigorous safety measures. To read about the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, click here. A SMART certified member may or may not have achieved a higher level of certification such as Accreditation, Fellowship, or Mastership.