The Dentist’s Health: Evaluating Occupational Risks From The Use Of Amalgam

By David Kennedy, DDS, and Amanda Just Every occupation exposes workers to chronic conditions and situations that have an impact on overall health. For example, violin players and other musicians are known to suffer high rates of carpal tunnel syndrome (a musculoskeletal injury) due to the repetitive hand movements and positioning often used when playing [...]

Dental Waste Management: Recommended Best Solutions

By: Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD As many of us know, the issue of mercury discharges from amalgam waste impacts nearly every dental office.   Research in the United States and other countries has repeatedly demonstrated that dental offices play a significant role in releasing mercury into the environment.  Furthermore, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [...]

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings

The mercury free dentists of the world have been acutely aware of the potential for excess exposure to mercury when removing amalgam fillings, and have devised a number of strategies for reducing the amount of mercury exposure to both patients and dental staff during amalgam removal. Supplies mentioned in this article can be purchased through [...]

Oral Medicine – Dental Toxicology: An Introduction to Biological Dentistry

Today, we can do better dentistry, in a less toxic, more individualized, more environmentally friendly way than ever. Biological Dentistry is a thought process, an attitude, and a guide for making choices in dental practice. Oral Medicine, Dental Toxicology - 
An Introduction to Biological Dentistry Oral medicine can be conceived in several ways. One way [...]

the IAOMT On-Line Symptom Survey

Use the IAOMT Symptom Survey on-line for your clinical research and for tracking the progress of individual patients! Patients responding  to the on-line version can see the results immediately, and can e-mail the results to  themselves and to their referring doctor. The e-mailed results will be in the form of both an html page, and [...]

Duplinsky 2012: The Health Status of Dentists Exposed to Mercury from Silver Amalgam Tooth Restorations

International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research, 2012, 1, 1-15 Thomas G. Duplinsky 1,* and Domenic V. Cicchetti 2 1 Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, USA 2 Child Study Center and Departments of Biometry and Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA Abstract: The authors employed pharmacy utilization data to evaluate the [...]

Understanding Risk Assessment for Mercury From Dental Amalgam

for more complete details on this subject, see "Amalgam Risk Assessments 2010" and "Amalgam Risk Assessments 2005" In its final form, this article was published in the February, 2013 edition of the "Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry." Read the Compendium version.   Mercury From Dental Amalgam: Exposure and Risk Assessment Dental amalgam has been [...]

Top Ten Reasons to Oppose Water Fluoridation

This short article is taken from the Fluoride Action Network. Their website, www.fluoridealert.org, contains vastly more information. Fluoridation is a violation of the individual's right to informed consent to medication. Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. No biological process in animals or humans has been shown to depend on it. On the contrary, it is [...]

IAOMT Position Paper Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

This most current statement, dated April 16, 2013, also includes the most extensive bibliography ever on the subject, with 744 references.  Click to view the full document: IAOMT 2013 Position Statement Position Statement Objectives: (Adapted from IAOMT’s “Position statement on dental amalgam from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology submitted to the European Commision”)1: [...]

Report on the "Real Cost of Dental Mercury" Released for Earth Day

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, prepared by the Concord Group, European environmental consultants, and released today by a broad coalition of health, consumer and environmental groups. Concord Report Earth Day Press Release (86 KB) Full [...]