From Biosis #50: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More Dentistry: 2 Case Histories

The Spring 2016 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, went out this week and featured the next installment of Dr. V’s multipart article on dentistry’s need to move beyond being “just another profession.” We reproduce it here in full. Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More […]

Dr. V’s Evolution to Mercury-Free, Mercury-Safe Dentistry

This week marks the fifth annual Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, a campaign coordinated by Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice to raise awareness of dental amalgam’s toxic burden, the alternative of biological dentistry, and the promise of a mercury-free future. Our office began the transition to mercury-free in the mid-1970s, as Dr. Verigin began investigating […]

From the Archives: Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Originally posted in slightly different form January 14, 2013 “The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * […]

Mercury Amalgam Fail

Last month, a study published in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry found that composite and glass ionomer fillings failed more often than amalgam in children between the ages of 6 and 12. While most of the 300 cases the authors reviewed were successful, a little more than 20% required either the filling re-done or […]

Is There A Battery In Your Mouth? (Guest Post)

Our thanks to the office of St. Louis biological dentist Dr. Michael Rehme for letting us share his article on an often overlooked dental condition: oral galvanism. Is there a battery in your mouth? That’s a strange question to ask or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the […]

Yet More Evidence Pointing to Mercury Amalgam’s Risk

In 2000, Freya Koss filed a personal malpractice suit against her former dentist. Her complaint alleged that the dentist had exposed her to dangerous levels of mercury vapor during the unsafe removal of an existing amalgam filling and replacement with a new one. Further, she alleged that her injuries were due to numerous deviations from […]

Stat!: Dental Mercury & Informed Consent

Percent of Americans who don’t know that mercury is the main component of “silver” amalgam dental fillings: 57 Percent who are ever told by their dentists that “silver” fillings contain mostly mercury: 11 Percent of Americans who don’t think their dentists give them enough information on alternatives to amalgam to make informed decisions: 66 Source: […]

Yet Another Look at Those “Mercury Is Safe” JAMA Studies

Via the IAOMT: Children At Risk For Mercury Poisoning From Dental Fillings, Scientific Journal Reports Dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible children, according to a report published February 1 in the peer-reviewed journal, BioMetals. Ironically, this finding arises from several reanalyses of a key clinical trial that is cited by the U.S. […]