Our team never likes to miss out on learning about the latest in minimally-invasive dentistry and delivering the kind of care that helps support both your oral and overall health. That’s why we were so thrilled to attend the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) April meeting in Indianapolis.
Let’s get to know this global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists a little better to understand the extremely important work they do.
According to its website, the organization is well known for its research on the “biocompatibility of dental products, including the risks of mercury fillings, fluoride, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis.” This non-profit organization has been deeply dedicated to protecting public health and our environment since it first began operations in 1984.
The group is considered the leader in science-based biological dentistry dedicated to always seeking “the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the goals of modern dentistry and of contemporary healthcare. Like us, they’re genuinely concerned with minimally-invasive dentistry that protects and preserves as much of your natural teeth as possible. A biological dentistry office is usually dedicated to:
– Mercury-free dentistry – Generally, these dental offices do not place any dental mercury or amalgam fillings.
– Mercury-safe dentistry – Like our office, we go to great lengths to keep our team and our patients safe using innovative and rigorous safety measures if we are replacing a mercury filling with a natural-looking composite alternative.
– Biological or biocompatible dentistry – Dentists who adhere to this philosophy will also take into consideration your existing dental conditions and how any future treatments could impact both your oral and overall health, including how the dental materials and techniques we use affect the rest of your body both immediately and over time.
The IAOMT is truly an incredible organization whose philosophies and missions are similar to our own. They’ve taken the lead over the years, educating dentists about the risks of using mercury and how to remove it from a patient’s mouth safely. The IAOMT continues to successfully develop more biocompatible approaches to other aspects of dentistry such as:
– Root canals
– Fluoride distribution
– Disease prevention
It’s easy to see why the IAOMT operates under the motto, “Show me the science!” We hope you’ll take the time to check them out online and learn more. If you have questions about what you’ve read in this blog today or what you read on the IAOMT website, please feel free to call our Sheboygan dental office. We’re always happy to answer your questions or schedule a stress-free consultation.