The IAOMT is a nonprofit, international dental organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of oral health and environmental safety. These dental professionals are held to the highest safety and efficacy standards, meaning they only use the safest, most effective dental materials and techniques. The IAOMT certification is only offered to dentists who meet their stringent requirements and have demonstrated a commitment to providing safe, environmentally friendly dental care.
Today, we are increasingly paying more attention to our environment and how it affects our overall health and well-being. Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, is a growing specialization that pays specific attention to providing biologically safe forms of dental and medical treatment.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) promotes safe dental practices and the education of dental professionals and the general public about the potential risks of mercury exposure.
The IAOMT was founded in 1984 by a group of dentists and medical doctors concerned about the health hazards posed by mercury-containing dental amalgam fillings. The IAOMT now has over 1,000 members in 43 countries, including dentists, physicians, biologists, chemists, and other health professionals. The IAOMT provides its members with educational resources and advocates for stricter regulation of mercury-containing products. In addition, the IAOMT operates an accredited dental laboratory that provides safe alternatives to mercury-based dental materials.
The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is a unique training and certification given to IAOMT dentists. The training courses consist of didactic and hands-on instruction, teaching dentists how to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely. By nature, working with mercury is a risky procedure. The intensive training gives dentists the knowledge and tools to protect themselves and their patients’ health.
IAOMT-certified dentists have received extensive training in mercury removal and safe amalgam removal techniques. As a result, they can safely remove mercury fillings and avoid exposing patients to dangerous levels of mercury vapor. Second, IAOMT-certified dentists use special high-speed evacuation systems that significantly reduce the amount of aerosol-able dental materials.
This helps protect the environment, but it also helps reduce the risk of adverse reactions in patients with chemical sensitivities. Finally, IAOMT-certified dentists follow strict infection control protocols, which helps protect patients from exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses.
IAOMT dentists are no different from traditional dentists except for the additional training, experience, and knowledge. In other words, IAOMT dentists are regular legitimate dentists who have received additional training in topics of safe and sustainable dental health practices.
IAOMT certification requires completing a rigorous application process and passing an IAOMT administered examination. IAOMT certification is the gold standard for mercury-free, safe dental care. These professionals use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that their patients receive the best possible care. IAOMT dentists also follow strict protocols to minimize exposure to mercury and other toxins.
If you are looking for an IAOMT-certified dentist, the best place to start is by visiting the IAOMT website. Here you can search for dentists who have been certified by the IAOMT. You can also find out more about what makes an IAOMT-certified dentist different from other dentists and how to ensure that you are receiving safe and effective dental care. The IAOMT also provides valuable resources and vital information on environmental health and safety in dentistry.
At Evergreen Dental Care, our very own Dr. Richard Chang, an Alhambra dentist, is certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His knowledge and experience mean that his patients are in good hands regarding mercury-free and safe dental care.
Dr. Chang and the team at Evergreen Dental Care are dedicated to providing their patients with the best possible care. They go above and beyond to ensure that their patients’ needs are always met. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chang today to experience the Evergreen Dental Care difference!
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