Extensive Training in Safe Mercury Removal
Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technology
Dr. Karl Petersen is accredited with the International Academy of Oral Medicine (IAOMT) as well as certified in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). SMART refers to both the safety standards and techniques established by the IAOMT for the safe amalgam fillings removal and environmentally conscious mercury disposal.
Why Choose a SMART-Trained Dentist to Remove My Mercury Amalgam Fillings?
Dental Amalgams have demonstrated great effectiveness as a restorative material in terms of durability, but it also contains 50% mercury by weight.
When the time comes to replace your amalgam fillings, a potentially hazardous situation can occur. Mercury from within amalgam filling is continually emitted at low levels as a vapor and chronically accumulates in the individual’s brain, kidneys, and other organs. However, the vapor created during the removal of the filling(s) can easily exceed the EPA’s mercury exposure maximum doses. As a SMART provider, we recognize the danger posed by mercury and implement a protocol to protect you and our team from mercury released into the air during removal
There is a well-documented relationship between mercury exposure and neurological, endocrine, and renal adverse health effects. An extensive number of research studies have looked at the human health risks associated with the use of mercury in association with Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorders, and renal disease. Government authorities and manufacturers have also issued warnings about mercury amalgam’s use in children and pregnant women.