In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful dental information. Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative. We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.
If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website. We hope you find these sites helpful!
General Dental Websites
The following links provide some good general information on dentistry.
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!”
This site will show you 3 short videos on the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique
and it contains good short explanations for alternative filling materials. Just click the 'read more' prompts.
In 1978, concerned and dedicated dentists came together to share their common interest in treatment modalities that were not included in dental school curriculum. Some of these modalities were very new and others were very old; the one thing that they shared in common was they offered additional options for treatment. These dentists wished to establish an organization that would provide a forum for the development and sharing of health promoting therapies. The shift from the dentist’s emphasis solely on dental procedures to a consideration of the attitudes and feelings of the patient and the dentist has occurred. The primary goal of the Holistic Dental Association, to teach and to learn, has not changed since the founding members first met.
In recent years, more and more individuals are assuming greater responsibility for their own health. There is a dawning awareness that good health is more than the absence of disease. In this regard, the Holistic Dental Association has assumed a primary obligation to provide information and guidance to those persons seeking to participate in their own health care and to help in the continuing education of practitioners who have a desire to expand their knowledge and awareness.
Clinical awareness and science show us that what happens in the mouth is reflected in the body, and what happens in the body is reflected in the mouth. The complex, dynamic relationships of oral and systemic health within the context of the whole person are inseparable.
Dr. Tom McGuire
In my ongoing research of mercury amalgam fillings, chronic mercury poisoning, and mercury detoxification I have accumulated a wealth of scientific studies on these subjects. The majority of the information consists of studies and articles obtained from journals and medical reference sites. Each article is referenced and an abstract is provided, and where possible, the PIMD number for PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE—will be included with the reference. These references can also be found on other medical search engines but most charge a fee for access.
Oral Health Care & Products
Links to sites providing helpful information on oral health and home care products patients can use to maintain optimum oral health.
Learn how the Sonicare toothbrush creates an indescribable clean feeling, the benefits you can expect, and even take a factory tour.
Oral-B developed this learning center for dental health education to promote oral care habits that are essential to the lifelong health of teeth and gums. The site includes information and advice for children, adults, and dental health teachers.
The complete line of natural oral care products includes xylitol. This natural sweetener’s ability to promote better oral health is backed by thousands of clinical studies, and all of the products in the Spry Dental Defense System include amounts that have proven effective. In addition to the immediate results, research has shown that effectively using xylitol for as little as a few months may have longer-lasting results that remain for years.
American Dental Association’s comprehensive reference provides a glossary of dental terms as they relate to the public.
Contains a wide variety of dental health information, including articles on women's dental health issues, child dental care information, halitosis (bad breath) section, and new dental product information.
Other Interesting Websites
Other sites of interest on the Web.
There a cover-up of the health hazards of dental mercury and a failure by regulators who are responsible for protecting the public health. There are likely multiple reasons for the cover-up. For one, perhaps the ADA feels that, since it has defended and promoted the use of mercury amalgam fillings throughout its entire history, it could not survive if it were to admit that it has been wrong over the last century and a half, misinforming and harming millions of people. It could not survive an admission that it has lied to its own member dentists and harmed them by the cover-up. Our media makes the cover-up possible, to a large extent, and is complicit. So, as with most cover-ups, it is not just a creation of an industry and the corrupt governmental agencies that are supposed to regulate the industry; the cover-up is also a creature of the media, a media largely controlled by and created by the most powerful corporations.
We are very grateful for the dedicated health professionals that work with us to address and resolve dental and orthopedic materials related issues. These hard working professionals are dedicated to your care and we stand ready to help them answer the question of which materials get along with me?
Our services focus on screening for systemic reactions to dental or orthopedic related materials. The dental materials panel includes a wide range of materials divided into 36 categories used in treating your mouth such as fillings, crowns, implants, and orthodontics. The orthopedic panel covers surgical materials divided into 33 categories used to treat other parts of the body such as hips, elbows, and spines. There are categories such as bone augmentation and sutures that are applicable to both areas and thus reported in both panels. Please feel free to browse the professional and patient oriented sections of our website to learn more about how we can assist in improving your health. We have placed some commonly requested links in the sidebar of each webpage for your convenience in accessing information.
The museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a lively national center
where visitors learn the importance of a healthy smile and are fascinated
by the rich history of dentistry.