A more biocompatible approach is the hallmark of “biological dentistry.” In using that term, we are not attempting to stake out a new specialty for dentistry, but to describe an attitude that can apply to all facets of dental practice, and to health care in general: to always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment, to do it while treading as softly as possible on the patient’s biological terrain.
The IAOMT encourages patients to get educated about the toxic effects of fluoride and mercury in dental amalgam fillings on the environment and human health.
The IAOMT takes the lead in educating dentists and allied professionals in the methods of safely dealing with amalgam fillings, and safely disposing the waste. We have also led the way in developing more biocompatible approaches in other areas of dentistry, including endodontics, periodontics, and disease prevention. All this while maintaining the motto, “Show me the science!”