Dentist-to-Dentist: Holistic Dentist Bulletin Board
This page is devoted to helping members of my International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) communicate with other like minded dentists and the public about important issues related to oral and overall health. If you want to communicate with other mercury free dentist about any number of topics, from looking for an associate, selling your mercury free practice, improving the oral and overall health of your patient, or sharing information about how to make your mercury free practice more effective and successful; this is where you can do that here. If you are a member of the IAMFD and want to post information to this page please email it to me by Clicking Here.
I will only be able to place a small amount of information for each posting, so provide a brief description of what you want posted and a contact source. I will evaluate the content and determine if it's suitable for the Dentist-to-Dentist page and include my comments, if appropriate. I encourage you to act from integrity and only post what you know from reasonable science, logic, and personal experience. The postings will be arranged by the date accepted and will include an appropriate title.
The FDA Protects Animals from Mercury but Not Humans
Posted 6 21 16 by Tom McGuire, DDS
The following is an excerpt from an article by Charlie Brown, JD, that appears in the June Mercola Newsletter. I found it to be very informative and provides another example of how the FDA isn't protecting the public. Click Here to access the full article.
"Inexplicably, the FDA zealously protects animals from mercury exposure, while taking almost a laissez-faire approach to human exposure to mercury.
In 2002, the agency pulled from the market a mercury-containing ointment for horses, and proclaimed zero tolerance for mercury in any product used to treat an animal. The FDA ruled that mercury is so toxic to mammals, it had no duty to prove its presence actually harms horses.
When it comes to mercury-containing products marketed to the humans however the FDA’s zeal evaporates. The FDA requires mercury critics to prove actual and widespread harm -- the shocking opposite of its position on protecting animals. Interestingly, the FDA policies ignore warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that one in seven American women of childbearing age has so much mercury she is at risk of having a brain-damaged child."
Note: Charlie Brown is an attorney and long time activist for Mercury-Free Dentistry. He can be contacted at:
Charles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice
316 F St., N.E., Suite 210,
Washington, DC 20002
Ph. 202.544-6333; fax 202.544-6331
Working for Mercury-Free Dentistry
Ozone Therapy Approved for Dentistry by the Academy of General Dentistry
Posted 6 17 16 by Tom McGuire, DDS
The Academy of General Denistiry AGD has now officially recognized ozone therapy in dentistry. With the support of Dr. Malterud the AGD President of the Minn. Chapter and the Chairman of the AGD continuing education Code Committee Ozone has been officially coded as number 162.
Ozone therapy has long been known to inactivate bacteria and viruses by penetrating the germ cells, destroying their cell membrane and inhibiting cell growth. In dentistry ozone has been used to help resist dental decay, remineralize enamel, disinfect root canals and help treat gum disease. This is great news for dentists and dental patients. Thankfully this means more and more dentists will add this treatment to their practices.
Click Here for more information about ozone therapy in dentistry.
FDA Statement about Amalgam Fillings
Posted 5 11 16 by Tom McGuire, DDS
In an article in the June 8, 2008 article in Newsweek, by Sharon Begley, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), first time ever, has stated amalgam fillings are toxic to a significant portion of our population. The most important part of the article is that the FDA now states that mercury amalgam fillings may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetus,” and that pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden“should not avoid seeking dental care, but should discuss options with their health practitioner.
To read the full article Click Here.
A New Type of Purified Air and Water System
Posted 3 13 16 by Roberta Cann, DMD
Making sure that we provide pure water and air for patients is important to us. And that is what we’ve done. A company, Dental Pure Water, Inc. (www.dentalpurewater.com) has been able to take water and air quality for dental patients to unprecedented levels of purification, 99.999999% pure! Dr. Roberta Cann uses Dental Pure Water’s distillation/high heat water purification system in her office. All water used in our office is sterile and securely protected to stay that way with an entire office system of anti-backflow valves that eliminates any cross-contamination. This system includes all water delivered to patients at the dental chairs.
Even air delivered to patients is purified to 99.999999% sterility before it is used during dental treatment procedures. Dirt, oil, bacteria, and mercury vapors are eliminated using our FDA cleared Dental Pure Air System. Dr. Cann invested in this system during construction of her Piedmont Center office in 2006. The system surpasses standard sterilization methods and only a few of these systems exist in dentistry today. As Dr. Cann says, "I’m charged with the responsibility to enhance the health of my patients. So at the very least, I need to provide the greatest safeguards to protect what is precious to all of us . . . our health.”
Roberta Cann, DDS
Mercury Free Dentist, Atlanta, GA
Click here to learn more about Dr. Cann’s Mercury Safe Dental Practice
South Coast Medical Center: Bridging the Gap between Oral & Overall Health
Posted 12 14 16 by Tom McGuire, DDS
I want everyone who is concerned about their oral and overall health to know about South Coast Medical Center and their 21st century approach to health and healing. I've been waiting to see this type of Whole Body Medical Center where the gap between oral and overall health has finally been bridged. To my knowledge this is the only Medical Center of its kind in the United States. If you are looking for one place that evaluates your total health and combines the best of modern scientific medicine with natural healing traditions that have been proven effective.
South Coast Medical Center contains some of the world’s most technologically advanced medical equipment — equipment that you’ll find only at select university research hospitals. But our "prescriptions" routinely feature customized dietary and lifestyle recommendations, natural nutritional supplements and other complementary therapies.
Now you can go to one place and get a complete health examination, including an oral health assessment and then have a treatment plan developed that will address everyone of your health and dental issues, in holistic/biological way. I strongly encourage you to visit there informative website at www.scmedicalcenter.com to learn more about this amazing center. I recommend that you check out the many services and tests they offer by Clicking Here. This is truly a much needed health and healing center.
Alireza Panahpour, DDS, personally and he is the holistic dentist in charge of the Biological Dental Center at South Coast. He is extraordinarily well trained in all aspects of biological and traditional dentistry and I have the highest regard for him as a person and a dentist. When you visit him please give him my regards. You can learn more about Dr. Panahpour by Clicking Here.
Tom McGuire, DDS
Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA
Mercury Vapor is Released from Amalgam Fillings: The YouTube Video: Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth
Posted 12 13 16 by Tom McGuire, DDS
If you have any doubt that mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings then I encourage you to view the video, Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth. This extraordinary video clear demonstrates that mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings. There are many scientific studies that prove this, but it's one thing to read about it and yet another to actually see how mercury vapor being released from these toxic fillings. The video can be seen on YouTube by Clicking on The Poison in Your Teeth. The short video also offers other evidence of the toxicity of mercury amalgam, silver, fillings and is well worth the few minutes of your time it takes to view it.
Tom McGuire, DDS
Mercury Free Dentistry, Sebastopol, CA
The Townsend Letter
Posted 11 4 16by Tom McGuire, DDS
The Townsend Letter is alternative medicine magazine. It’s a forum for the entire alternative medical and dental community and presents scientific information (pro and con) on a wide range of alternative medicine topics.
I’m a big fan of the Townsend Letter and consider it to be one of the best sources of information about the latest in alternative medicine for the dentist, health profession, and the layperson. It is scientifically based, with articles written by the leaders in alternative and holistic medicine and dentistry. One of the things I like best about it is that a majority of the articles are written with the layperson in mind and easy to understand.
If you want to expand your knowledge base, improve your health and want up-to-date information about all areas of alternative medicine, I encourage you to visit its website at www.townsendletter.com. There you can learn more about this wonderful magazine and how to subscribe to it. It also has articles available online.
Tom McGuire, DDS
Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA
Testing for an Amalgam Under a Crown
Posted 11 2 07 by Tom McGuire, DDS
In a recent conversation with Bill Wolfe, DDS I learned that he has developed a test kit to find out if an amalgam filling is underneath a crown. I know of no other test that can accurately determine this and according to Bill this procedure is very accurate and reliable. Being able to discover if an amalgam is present under a crown is an important breakthrough for mercury free dentists. According to Bill, his test takes the guesswork out of it and I want to pass this along so you can decide for yourself.
He has a video explaining how his Homeopathic Testing Kit works along with how to evaluate 26 other dental problems with his innovative diagnostic tool, including jaw infections, decay and pulpitis. I encourage you to go to his website to learn more about how this works. To watch the video please go to www.drwolfe.com/html/Demonstration.htm. Once there scroll to Professional Video and select the appropriate link for dial-up or broadband.
Dr. Wolfe is a pioneer and innovator in the field of holistic dentistry and a member of my International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). He is a certified Naturopathic Physician and a student of homeopathy and applied kinesiology. To learn more about Bill and what he offers please visit his very informative website at, www.drwolfe.com. He practices mercury free, biological dentistry in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Bill Wolfe, DDS
Mercury Free Dentist,
Sante Fe, New Mexico (NM)
Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist
Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal
Posted by Tom McGuire, DDS 7 4 16
Nasal Breathing during mercury amalgam filling removal. I think that everyone, except most patients, realizes that the latex rubber dam does not effectively protect the patient from mercury vapor. It definitely has its value but if a patient inhales through his, or her, mouth during amalgam removal mercury vapor could be taken in with each breath. This should, and can be avoided and the best suggestion I have is to make sure you tell your patients to breathe through the nose during this process. This information should be a part of whatever removal protocol you are using. It also serves to focus the patient on something else other than the procedure.
Tom McGuire, DDS (www.mercurysafedentist.com)
Mercury Safe Dentist, Sebastopol, CA