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Dr. Fischer Testifies Before Congress

On Tuesday, July 8, 2008, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to examine the adequacy of regulations on mercury discharge from dental offices.  IAOMT's  Richard Fischer, DDS, FAGD, MIAOMT testified. View Article: Dr. Fischer Testifies Before Congress

Dr. Fischer Testifies Before Congress2018-01-19T16:22:55-04:00

IAOMT Responses to FDA, 2008

In response to the FDA's call for public comment in regard to its intention to finally classify pre-encapsulated dental amalgam, the IAOMT submitted two papers in its own name. One was a paper from the Scientific Advisory Board setting out the latest research that indicts amalgam as an unacceptably risky source of mercury exposure.  The [...]

IAOMT Responses to FDA, 20082018-01-19T16:20:58-04:00

 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 Economics of Dental Amalgam Regulation 2018-01-19T16:12:39-04:00

FDA Dental Staff "White Paper" on Amalgam

This is the famous "White Paper" presented by the FDA dental division staff to the Scientific Advisory Panel in September, 2006, purporting to represent the available scientific literature on mercury exposure from amalgam dental fillings, and which supported the notion of amalgam safety. The panel ultimately voted 13-7 to reject the idea that the literature [...]

FDA Dental Staff "White Paper" on Amalgam2018-01-19T15:57:25-04:00

WHO 2005 Report: Mercury in Health Care

Despite claims to the contrary by defenders of amalgam, the official position of the World Health Organization remains that of the 1991 conference: dental amalgam is the greatest source of inorganic mercury for the general population, outside of industrial exposures. Attached is a two page report published by the WHO Department of Protection of the [...]

WHO 2005 Report: Mercury in Health Care2018-01-19T15:56:05-04:00

Swedish Government 2003 Report on Dental Amalgam

Professor Maths Berlin, advisor to the IAOMT Scientific Advisory Board, reporting to the Swedish government on published research from 1997 to 2002, concludes, "the margin of safety... is not there." View Article: Swedish Government 2003 Report on Dental Amalgam

Swedish Government 2003 Report on Dental Amalgam2018-01-19T15:53:58-04:00

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Dental Mercury2018-01-19T13:54:00-04:00