Press Releases 2018-03-06T11:38:14+00:00

Warning Issued to Parents: Protect Your Child’s Brain and Teeth from this Dangerous Chemical Exposure

PRNewswire-USNewswire CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is unifying two events in May, Mother’s Day (May 13) and Fluoride Awareness Week (May 20-27), to issue a warning to parents about a health risk that is often overlooked.  More specifically, the non-profit organization, which consists of a global […]

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Autoimmune Disease and Metal Exposure: What You Need to Know

PRNewswire-USNewswire CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., April 24, 2018 This week, the global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists is releasing a new article entitled “Autoimmune Diseases and Metal Implants and Devices” to raise professional and public awareness about the crucial subject. In particular, the article highlights decades of scientific research linking autoimmune disease to metals used in […]

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examples of damage to teeth, including staining and mottling ranging from mild to severe, from dental fluorosis caused by fluoride

Fluoride Warnings Issued by International Group of Dentists

PRNewswire-USNewswire CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 October is Dental Hygiene Month, but not all dentists will be touting the alleged benefits of fluoride.  In fact, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is using this month to raise awareness of the health risks associated with fluoride.  This is especially timely because of recent […]

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World Will Be Two Steps Closer to Abating Mercury Damage

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This summer, the world is taking two essential steps toward abating the damage caused by dental mercury fillings. Actions by both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to restrict the use of dental mercury are being commended by the International Academy […]

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International Group Supports Global Efforts To End Dental Mercury Usage

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last week, three EU institutions (the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union) reached a provisional agreement to ban dental amalgam fillings for children under 15 and pregnant and breastfeeding women as of July 1, 2018. These actions in Europe are being supported […]

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IAOMT Launches New Website for Safe Removal of Mercury Fillings

CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) today officially launches the new website www.theSMARTchoice.com, which includes updated recommendations for the safe removal of amalgam fillings based on years of patient demand, scientific research, occupational safety requirements, and practical clinical development by dentists, it was announced by Dr. Jack Kall, Chairperson […]

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FDA response to lawsuit whitewashes mercury fillings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan 28, 2015   Contact:                 Glenn Turner, 917-817-3396, glenn@ripplestrategies.com Shayna Samuels, 718-541-4785, shayna@ripplestrategies.com   FDA Responds to Citizens’ Petitions Concerning the Mercury in Dental Fillings   (Washington, DC) — In response to a lawsuit filed on March 5, 2014, FDA agreed to submit responses to three citizens’ petitions filed with FDA […]

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Children at Risk For Mercury Poisoning From Dental Fillings, Scientific Journal Reports

CHAMPION’S GATE, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT): Dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible children, according to a report published February 1 in the peer-reviewed journal, Biometals. Ironically, this finding arises from several reanalyses of a key clinical trial that is cited by the […]

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UN Mercury Treaty Signals Time to Change U.S. Dental Policy, Says International Academy

CHAMPION’S GATE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — History will be made next week when nations of the world sign a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) treaty to reduce mercury emissions, and as a result, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is calling for the U.S. to finally join other countries by taking action against dental mercury. The […]

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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology Challenges ADA’s Claim That Mercury Fillings Are Safe

CHAMPION’S GATE, Fla., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) vehemently disputes recent allegations made by the American Dental Association (ADA) that there is no scientific evidence validating the harmful health effects of dental mercury fillings. James M. Love, J.D., legal counsel to the IAOMT, responded, “The ADA continues to support its […]

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Scientific Dental Academy to Aid U.N. Global Phase-Down of Mercury Fillings

CHAMPION’S GATE, Fla., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a scientific dental organization, is unveiling an educational technical program to assist interested nations in facilitating a UN global treaty’s requirement to phase-down use of dental amalgam fillings. IAOMT delegates, other NGO’s and 137 countries participated in the United Nations Environment Programme’s […]

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IAOMT Panel of Experts going to the UNEP INC5 meeting

1/6/2013 – IAOMT Panel of Experts going to the UNEP INC5 meeting, where the worldwide treaty to ban trade in mercury and its products will be finalized. See the profiles of our delegation. UNEP

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Link between Dental Mercury Fillings and Multiple Sclerosis Examined in Nationally Televised Interview

CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nashville news anchor (Fox 17) Stacy Case will share her personal experience about the link between multiple sclerosis (MS) and dental mercury fillings on the January 3rd episode of CBS’s The Doctors entitled “Dangerous Toxins.” Case’s compelling testimony of recovery from multiple sclerosis includes the safe removal of her mercury fillings by Ada Frazier, Alabama dentist and […]

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State Department Considers Global Impact of Toxic Dental Mercury on Health and the Environment

CHAMPION’S GATE, Fla., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Friday, May 4, affiliates of the International Academy for Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) will encourage the U.S. government to join worldwide efforts against mercury/silver fillings, the predominant source of human exposure to mercury, at an integral Department of State (DOS) mercury stakeholders meeting. The DOS meeting (11 A.M., 2201 C […]

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Your Teeth may be Poisoning Fish You Eat

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dental mercury fillings pollute the environment, contaminate fish and are far more costly for taxpayers than the alternative tooth-colored material, according to a new study released today by a broad coalition of health, consumer and environmental groups.[i] “The report’s findings confirm that amalgam is not the least expensive when the so-called ‘external […]

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U.S. State Department Announces Position on Mercury Fillings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the first time in history, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) is evaluating international regulations that would ban mercury-containing products including silver/amalgam dental fillings, which contain 50% mercury and are already in the mouths of more than 122 million Americans. Click here to read the entire press release.

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Public Demands FDA Take Immediate Action on Mercury Fillings

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At an FDA Town Meeting Thursday, injured consumers, dentists, and healthcare professionals will challenge the Food and Drug Administration to protect the public from “silver” dental amalgam fillings containing 45-55% mercury.  Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), will host the meeting September 22, from 8 a.m.-noon at the Embassy Suites […]

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United Nations Urged to Ban Mercury Fillings

CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mercury, the main ingredient in “silver” or amalgam fillings, will be the subject of a United Nations conference to be held in Chiba, Japan on January 24-28. Members of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as dentists and scientists from groups such as the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), will be attending […]

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Scientists and Citizens Opposed to Mercury Fillings Urge FDA Panel to Restrict Amalgam

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — FDA Device Division, still concerned about mercury toxicity in American dentistry, is convening yet another professional panel review regarding safety issues.  A nationwide convergence of scientists, dental and medical professionals, lead by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) are provoking new challenges to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) July’09 “no […]

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Exposure to Mercury From Dental Fillings Exceeds Safe Levels

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new risk assessment report submitted by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology this month to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that mercury from dental fillings is estimated to cause 67.2 million Americans to exceed the Reference Exposure Level (REL) of 0.3 ug/m3 established by the U.S. […]

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