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Biomimetic Dentistry

August 21, 2016 By Dr. Udoka Holinbeck My beloved college mentor often told me, “I’m pulling for you” (shameless dental pun intended). Then he would proceed to show me teeth in his mouth that were gold or silver. They were like his…
Defective, failing amalgams

The Great Dental Amalgam Debate

March 2001 Originally published in HealthWise Magazine The debate about the safety of silver/mercury fillings continues and it is the patients that are caught in the middle. Ever since amalgam was introduced in the United States in the…
Position on Dental Amalgams (Mercury and Silver Fillings)

Our Position on Dental Amalgams (Mercury/Silver Fillings)

In dentistry today, we have materials, that if properly placed, are vastly superior in every way. Dentists who don’t feel comfortable doing these restorations (i.e. bonded composite or porcelain), continue to cite problems that were associated…
Safe Mercury Removal

Advanced Amalgam Removal Safety Precautions

As important as it is to have the mercury and metals removed from your mouth, it is equally (or more) important to use proper removal protocols. Removing amalgam fillings can release mercury vapor into the air that can be absorbed into the body…