Mar 8, 2015
I’m Doctor Gerry Curatola of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the leader in Mercury SAFE dentistry, here with an important message.
I know it might be hard for some to fathom that visualizing and measuring the mercury vapor that’s been generated during routine dental procedures could be as easy as portrayed in the film You Put What In My Mouth?
But it is.
It’s so easy in fact, that if you’re skeptical of the findings presented in the movie, then we encourage those in the dental profession who are intellectually curious to take “THE #MERCURY #MEASUREMENT #CHALLENGE !”
Our organization has partnered with Mercury Instruments USA to offer a discount on renting their portable mercury detection equipment out to dentists who want to find out for themselves that the amount of mercury released while working with dental amalgam fillings is not only present but exceeds occupational safety levels at which employee’s should be protected.
While the American Dental Association encourages dentists to periodically check the dental operatory for mercury vapor, we don’t think that suggestion is enough to make dentists truly aware of the risks involved when working with mercury.
In order to maintain the trust and respect of our staff and patients, it is incumbent upon us, the dental professional to be aware of occupational safety regulations, which require that we inform our staff of toxic exposures and protect them from those exposures.
So, If you’re interested in taking the mercury measurement challenge, please visit The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology website at www.IAOMT.org for details on how you can participate in “THE MERCURY MEASUREMENT CHALLENGE”.