SMART-certification signifies that a dentist has completed the IAOMT’s educational program about rigorous recommendations for removing existing dental mercury amalgam fillings. As with most academic educational programming, upon completion of the course, the dentist determines the specific methods and techniques that will be employed in his/her own dental practice. This is because health care professionals must make their own informed judgments in their practices.
Patients requesting SMART should consult with their dentist (even if they are SMART-certified) to review expectations for dental amalgam removal before it is conducted. Patients must always exercise their own best judgement when using the services of any health care practitioner. The IAOMT encourages the use of a patient-dentist checklist for the SMART recommendations before the amalgam removal process begins so that expectations are clearly identified.
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Dentists in Costa Rica, however willing and eager, have no viable options for using amalgam separators at the present time. Consequently, the IAOMT and the SMART program are granting a temporary exception to the amalgam separator requirement of the SMART protocol for dentists in Costa Rica who have fulfilled all other requirements of the SMART certification processed. It is hoped that a solution to this dilemma can be arrived at in the near future.
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