The Ongoing Fight Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

Posted on Friday, February 18th, 2011

Late last month, the Second Session of the World Mercury Treaty negotiations was held in Chiba, Japan. The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD) – a coalition of consumer organizations from around the globe – was there to advocate for a provision to phase out mercury fillings. Charlie Brown, National Counsel of Consumers for Dental […]

Mercury vs. BPA?

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011

For years, the standard line of argument for mercury has been something like, “Mercury has been used for more than 150 years without any problem.” Of course, this notion has, over and again, been proven false, most recently by the FDA’s own expert panel, which has urged FDA to bar the use of mercury amalgam […]

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Alzheimer’s: Comment on the New Evidence

Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Last week, the IAOMT sent its member dentists and physicians an information packet on the recent news coverage of studies showing links between mercury exposure and Alzheimer’s disease. It included a helpful comment on the studies by Jim Dickinson of FDAWebview, with a note that Jim had given permission to share the article – which […]

How the Status Gets Quo

Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Last week, we wrote a bit about the ADA and its founding principle of mercury-based dentistry. This got us thinking about the common refrain of pro-mercury dentists: “Mercury fillings have been used for more than 150 years! How could you even think to question their safety?!” This brought to mind a poem about doing things […]

“Who Made the ADA the Authority in Dentistry?”

Posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010

Check out the American Dental Association’s mission statement: The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement; leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards. They also have a vision statement: The American Dental Association: The oral health […]

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