I still remember going to a local dentist and telling him I wanted ALL the amalgam out of my mouth!
I said, “I want all my amalgam taken out and all composite put back in.”
This got a strong reaction from him and he said, “Well, I don’t know why you want me to take all that out, but, if that’s what you want…” That was only seven years ago, I believe.
Well, well… look at what the U.S. Government just decided…
The United States government has announced that it supports a “phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out by all Parties, of mercury amalgam.”
This statement – a radical reversal of its former position that “any change toward the use of dental amalgam is likely to result in positive public health outcomes” – is part of the U.S. government’s submission for the upcoming third round of negotiations for the world mercury treaty.
- The U.S. calls for the phase-out of amalgam ultimately and recommends actions to “phase down” its use immediately….
- The U.S. speaks up for protecting children and the unborn from amalgam, recommending that the nations “educate patients and parents in order to protect children and fetuses.”
- The U.S. stands up for the human right of every patient and parent to make educated decisions about amalgam.
What does this mean? Our position – advocating the phase-out of amalgam – is now the mainstream because the U.S. government supports it. Who is the outlier now? It’s the pro-mercury faction, represented by the World Dental Federation and the American Dental Association….
We applaud the U.S. government. But tough work lies ahead. For example, we must demonstrate to the world that the available alternatives – such as composites and the adhesive materials used in atraumatic restorative treatment (“ART”) – can cost less than amalgam and will increase access to dental care particularly in developing countries.
For now though, let’s mark this watershed in the mercury-free dentistry movement: the debate has shifted from “whether to end amalgam” to “how to end amalgam.”
While they continue to allow the poison of amalgam in people’s mouths….
I know HOW to end amalgam… GET IT OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Dr. Clark was RIGHT, and it will be too late for many, without this knowledge of the extremely harmful health issues caused by this amalgam poison!