Safe Amalgam Fillings Removal
Dr. Ted Reese removes mercury amalgams in a safe manner, ensuring the least amount of mercury re-enters your body during the mercury removal process.
We follow the strictest IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) protocol for reduction of mercury exposure and have additional options of:
Nutritional regimen to support the heavy metal detoxification from your body
Supplemental oxygen during alloy removal
Intravenous Vit. C therapy for antioxidant support
Air/Vapor suction through high vacuum HEPA filter
A latex-free rubber dam to isolate your teeth and lessen mercury exposure
Cold water coolant spray while the fillings are removed
Safety goggles to cover your eyes
Mercury Amalgam Removal Process.
—Dr. Ted Reese
Safe Amalgam Removal Explained
"SMART" certified with the IAOMT.
What is SMART?
SMART is the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, which is a set of safety measures to reduce mercury exposures during dental amalgam filling removal. These safety measures were developed as a result of scientific research collected by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
Why does SMART matter?
All dental amalgams, also referred to as silver fillings, contain 50% mercury (a neurotoxin) which is constantly released in the form of an invisible vapor. The process of drilling out amalgam fillings releases even higher quantities of mercury vapor and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs. This is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, other dental workers, and the fetuses of patients and all dental personnel.
Which dentists are SMART certified?
Dentists who have obtained SMART certification from the IAOMT have completed coursework related to mercury and the safe removal of amalgam fillings. The educational programming includes learning about the application of the rigorous safety measures, including the utilization of specific equipment. To maintain SMART certification, your dentist enrolls in the program annually to review the safety measures.
Where can I learn more about SMART?
Visit www.thesmartchoice.com to learn more. You can also review Dr. Reese’s SMART certification at IAOMT directory.