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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a non-profit organization that campaigns against the use of mercury in dental amalgam and promote safe and healthy dental practices among dentists & dental practitioners.

IAOMT Philippines is one of the fourteen affiliated countries of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in the US, a research and advocacy group chiefly composed of academics, dental health professionals and scientists working to educate the public and decision-makers on the dangers of mercury fillings.

IAOMT PH News

Children and Dental Health

23 Feb 2018

Children and Dental Health

February is National Dental Health Month in the Philippines. This year's theme focuses on the oral health of children and the responsibility of the parents to ensure the highest level of oral health of their kids. Unfortunately, however, in the Philippines, children - particularly those coming from low-income families are vulnerable to cavities and gum disease. This is because, for many, oral health takes less of a priority compared to the demands of daily living. A recent study found that 7 out of 10 Filipinos have never been or have never seen a dentist, believing that oral health can only be... Read more

Dental Amalgam News Roundup

19 Jan 2018

New Zealand (NZ) dentist Hisham Abdalla says that NZ should follow the European Union and put an end to dental amalgam use. Similar to what IAOMT-Philippines' President has been saying all these years, "We avoid mercury spilling into our water systems but why do we continue to put it in our mouths?" Listen to Dr. Abdalla's radio interview here. *** How much would it cost American dentists to follow EPA guidelines on mercury control? It's approximately over 1500 USD per dental chair to install an amalgam separator and that doesn't include maintenance costs and mercury recycling services. Note that this ruling applies only to... Read more

What You Need To Know About Mercury Fillings

13 Dec 2017

What You Need To Know About Mercury Fillings

Click here to watch IAOMT's video on dental amalgam fillings. - Dental amalgam filings aka silver fillings are composed 45 - 55 percent mercury. - Dental amalgam fillings continuously emit mercury vapors and these vapors are absorbed and retained in the body - particularly the brain, liver, lungs, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. - More mercury is released when chewing, brushing, and drinking warm/hot drinks. - Mercury is also released during placement and removal, exposing both dental professionals and patients to vapors. - Effects of mercury exposure depend on the individual and are exacerbated by factors such as sex, allergies, and genetics. Souce: 2016 Fact sheet on... Read more

 

You Put What In My Mouth?

YOU PUT WHAT IN MY MOUTH? documents the lives of 3 people as they struggle to inform the federal government and public of dentists' disregard for manufacturer warnings and occupational safety regulations during the placement, polishing and removal of mercury dental fillings. This disregard shields dentists from being aware of the devastating effects of dental mercury exposure to their patients, staff, and the environment.

         

Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas

The dramatic video titled Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas has had a tremendous impact on both the public and professional audiences.The full version plays 40 minutes with interviews of experts in the fields of mercury toxicology, environmental medicine, politics and dentistry