Fluoride in Water and Osteosarcoma

Cancer Causes Control. 2006 May;17(4):421-8. Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States). Bassin EB, Wypij D, Davis RB, Mittleman MA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: We explored age-specific and gender-specific effects of fluoride level in drinking water and the incidence of osteosarcoma. METHODS: We used data from a matched case-control study conducted through 11 hospitals [...]

2014 Review of Physiological Effects of Fluoride Ingestion

ScientificWorldJournal.  2014 Feb 26;2014:293019. doi: 10.1155/2014/293019. eCollection 2014. Water fluoridation: a critical review of the physiological effects of ingested fluoride as a public health intervention. Peckham S, Awofeso N. Abstract Fluorine is the world's 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all elements. Fluoride is [...]

Basu 2013: Ecogenetics of Mercury

ECOGENETICS OF MERCURY: FROM GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS AND EPIGENETICS TO RISK ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING BASU N, GOODRICH JM,  HEAD J, Environ Toxicol Chem 2014; 33:1248–1258. Abstract: The risk assessment of mercury (Hg), in both humans and wildlife, is made challenging by great variability in exposure and health effects. Although disease risk arises following complex interactions between [...]

Houston, 2014: The Role of Mercury in Cardiovascular Disease

Mark C. Houston Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, USA Medical Director, Division of Human Nutrition, Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2014, 2:5 Abstract Mercury toxicity is highly correlated with hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), [...]

IAOMT Position Paper on Jawbone Osteonecrosis

July 27, 2014 The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is founded upon the belief that “Science” should be the basis upon which all diagnostic and treatment modalities be based. In following that philosophy, this position paper is written utilizing the available information found in textbooks, research papers, and peer reviewed journal articles [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mercury and MS – Summary and References

Multiple Sclerosis and Mercury Exposure Summary and references Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) was first commonly identified in the 19th century during the time in which mercury/silver fillings came into common use. In the early part of the twentieth century, MS was known as the "faker disease." 1 Unpublished anecdotal evidence indicates that a significant number of, but [...]

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 [...]