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Safe and Holistic Mercury Removal - We use the SMART technique from the IAOMT

Watch these three short videos to learn about the dangers of Mercury/Amalgam/Silver fillings

The War in Your Mouth:

The IAOMT, the leader in science-based biological dentistry, states:
"Just one amalgam dental filling releases up to 15 micrograms of mercury daily – about 6 times the amount you'd ingest from contaminated seafood."

Dr. Tom McGuire, the leader in mercury-filling education, states:
"Mercury is the most poisonous, naturally occurring, non-radioactive substance on earth. It contributes to over 100 health issues, including heart disease, autism, chronic fatigue, MS, allergies, depression, memory loss and anxiety . . . to name but a few"

The American Dental Association, the world's largest and oldest national dental association, states:
"Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth of more than 100 million Americans. It contains a mixture of metals such as silver, copper and tin, in addition to mercury, which binds these components into a hard, stable and safe substance. Dental amalgam has been studied and reviewed extensively, and has established a record of safety and effectiveness."

Who's right? How did this craziness ever get started?

Per Dr. McGuire's book, The Poison in Your Teeth, the following is the true information on the creation of the ADA (this information is NOT easy to come by – but you need this background information to understand this industry):

"In 1840 the first dental association, the American Society of Dental Surgeons (ASDS) was founded. Its purpose was to regulate and standardize dental treatment, give licensed dentists credibility and, more importantly, prohibit the use of amalgam fillings by member dentists."

"Prior to 1840, dentists fell into two categories: doctor-dentists, or physicians who also practiced dentistry, and barber-dentists. The term "barber-dentist" actually referred to a collection of tradesmen such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, cabinetmakers , and of course, barbers. Many of them moonlighted as pseudo-dentists who, until the invention of amalgams, were best known for cutting hair and pulling teeth. Old drawings depicting barber-dentists often showed a patient sitting in a barber's chair having a tooth pulled out – and not looking very happy about it."

"Initially the ASDS flourished. It moved forward with its efforts against amalgam fillings and, in 1843, passed a resolution banning their use by any ASDS member. This well-intended resolution stated that members who continued to place amalgam fillings could lose their license to practice dentistry. While the resolution was wonderfully sensible, it had no effect on barber-dentists. Patients were still coming to them for amalgam fillings, they were making a lot of money, and they weren't at all concerned about the health hazards of mercury. So why worry about what the ASDS had to say? They didn't"

"It didn't take long for ASDS member dentists to realize they were losing patients to barber-dentists who were still offering the cheaper and longer-lasting amalgam fillings. Watching this sizable source of income slipping away, a significant number of ASDS dentists decided they wanted to use amalgam fillings and left the ASDS. As more and more dentists left the society, the ASDS saw the writing on the wall and disbanded for lack of members. It wasn't long after that the dentists who supported the use of amalgams got together to form their own dental association – the American Dental Association (ADA), founded in 1859. In effect, the ADA was formed so member dentists could generate revenues from placing amalgam fillings without fear of losing their licenses. The same association still regulates and controls the dental profession today – and continues to adamantly support the use of amalgams."

Ahhhh, now it makes sense...

Yep, I figured that would help. You can thank Dr. McGuire for that. We use his books and materials in our office for patients to use. Dr. O'Malley is also a personal friend of Dr. McGuire.

So that should help you understand the situation. For whatever reason, this information is not easily found – maybe because it's not being promoted at all. Or maybe… it's being actively hidden.

Without saying, the above is why we are part of the IAOMT and also Dr. McGuire's Mercury-Free Dentist Directory, but we are not part of the ADA.


Well, now that you want to get those things out, here's how we will help you do it:

IMPORTANT!!! Removing the existing mercury from your mouth IS NOT a process to be undertaken without observing the strictest of protocols to ensure safe mercury removals. When this job is done improperly you can expose yourself to unacceptable amounts of mercury. This leads us to state, without reserve, that either you have the mercury removals done properly or LEAVE THEM IN PLACE.

To drill out an existing amalgam filling would mean heating the materials. Heat transforms solid mercury particles into vapors, which can then be breathed into the lungs and absorbed through the skin. Microscopic mercury particulates are so small that they, too, can be inhaled and absorbed through tissues they land on as the drill sends them in various directions both in and outside of the mouth.

Dr. O'Malley performs safe mercury removal using the protocol developed by dentists of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. This process involves additional protection for the patient, our staff, and the environment such as supplemental oxygen, protection for the skin, air filtration, and precision cutting techniques that keeps amalgam from heating. Additionally, our patients are given activated charcoal before their procedure. Activated charcoal binds to mercury molecules in the body and safely escorts them away. Patients who are interested in an advanced, supervised detoxification from heavy metals and mercury may receive a referral to a specialized holistic practitioner who will assist them. Videos on this procedure in action will be found below the text on this page.

Mercury removal is a painstaking process that can only be performed appropriately by a dentist who has completed specific training in this area such as Dr. O'Malley. Follow through is essential and our patients receive the very best biomimetic dentistry, which achieves the most lifelike restoration of the treated tooth or teeth. It is not enough to simply crown or fill a tooth after amalgam has been removed. In order to recreate nature's intent and successfully reach full repair, every layer of the tooth involved in decay must be restructured. We use composite bonding material and an incremental placement-and-curing process to repair internal strength in the layer of dentin. External strength is then restored with a porcelain or ceramic onlay or veneer (as needed). By addressing the layers of the tooth according to their hardness, biomimetic techniques create a long lasting, healthy, and lifelike tooth that MAY last a lifetime.

One of the primary goals in our holistic dental office is to greatly reduce the pain our patients may be in. Treatment is conducted in a manner that brings you the most comfort and also the greatest peace of mind for future oral health. So let's get you mercury-free! Call us now at 818-616-8838 to schedule your first appointment.

Preparing for safe mercury removal

Isolating tooth and preparing for mercury removal

Checking for decay and removing

Mercury removal now restored biomimetically

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