IAOMT Position Paper Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

This 2016 update of the IAOMT’s position statement against dental mercury amalgam fillings (which was originally released in 2013), includes an extensive bibliography on the subject in the form of over 900 citations.  Click to view the full document: IAOMT 2016 Position Statement     Position Statement Objectives: 1)    To end the use of dental [...]

 The Economics of Dental Amalgam Regulation 

Michael D. Fleming, DDS i Janine E. Janosky, PhD ii Synopsis  Objective. This article offers a practical assessment of the cost implications of an outright total ban on amalgam use as well as a partial ban in children, pregnant women and women of childbearing age. In addition, we discuss trends in amalgam use and the [...]

The European Commission 2014 Opinion on Environmental Risks of Dental Amalgam

  Final Opinion on Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam (update 2014) The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) published the final opinion on Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam, of which the aim was to update the [...]

New science challenges old notion that mercury dental amalgam is safe

Kristin G. Homme, Janet K. Kern, Boyd E. Haley, David A. Geier, Paul G. King, Lisa K. Sykes, Mark R. Geier BioMetals, February 2014, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 19-24, Abstract:  Mercury dental amalgam has a long history of ostensibly safe use despite its continuous release of mercury vapor. Two key studies known as the [...]

Mercury from dental “silver” tooth fillings impairs sheep kidney function.

Boyd ND, Benediktsson H, Vimy MJ, Hooper DE, Lorscheider FL. Mercury from dental “silver” tooth fillings impairs sheep kidney function. Am J Physiol. 1991; 261(4 Pt 2):R1010-R1014. PubMed ID: 1928419 Abstract : In humans Hg vapor is released from "silver" amalgam fillings that contain 50% Hg by weight. Previous studies show that when 12 such [...]

Woods et. al. 2013 – Neurobehavioral Data From CATs Reveals Greater Hg Effects In Boys With Metallothionein Gene Variant

Here is the latest in a line of articles that refute the conclusions of the CAT studies, that amalgam is safe for children, written by one of the original authors. The last line of this abstract, downplaying the effect of   dental amalgam on the subjects' mercury exposure, belies the fact that the CAT studies [...]

Geier et al, 2013 – mercury exposure from dental amalgams and kidney integrity biomarkers

A significant dose-dependent relationship between mercury exposure from dental amalgams and kidney integrity biomarkers: A further assessment of the Casa Pia children’s dental amalgam trial DA Geier, T Carmody, JK Kern, PG King and MR Geier Human and Experimental Toxicology 32(4) 434–440. 2013. Abstract Dental amalgams are a commonly used dental restorative material. Amalgams are [...]

Predicting the Future of Dental Amalgam Use and FDA Regulation

By Michael D. Fleming, DDS This article was published in the February 2013 edition of "DentalTown" Magazine There is a no greater challenge in dentistry these days than accurately predicting the future of dental amalgam use and FDA regulation. Given the more restrictive trends in federal and international regulatory policy with respect to mercury in [...]

2012 IAOMT Position Statement on Dental Mercury Amalgam Submitted to the European Commission

The following is the Position Statement on Dental Amalgam from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology submitted in response to the "Call for Information" extended by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified health Risks (SCENIHR). Read More »

Mercury Levels In Dental Clinic Air

Determination of mercury levels in the air of dental offices and clinics in Cartagena, Colombia Determinación de los niveles de mercurio en el aire de consultorios y clínicas odontológicas en Cartagena, Colombia Masters Thesis of Armida María Arrázola Díaz,  (2011), Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Abstract: The mercury vapor generated by the placement and removal of [...]