The implications of course are staggering. The thought suggests itself that the ADA at its highest levels knowingly hides facts from the public that would discredit the use of amalgam restorations.

The peer-reviewed dental journals that Dr. Vimy refers to in his flawless rebuttal include well-respected and trusted official magazines such as The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (J Prosth Dent), The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association (J CDA), The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (J. Prosth. Dentistry), the Journal of Periodontal Research (J. Perio. Res), and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation (J Oral Rehab).

Here is Dr. Vimy in his own words (with emphases and explanatory notes by Healing Teeth Naturally):

  • Critical Fact #1:
    In 1957, Zander (JADA, 55:11-15) reported "materials used in restorative dentistry may be a contributing factor in gingival disease."
  • Critical Fact #2:
    In 1961, App (J Prosth Dent 11:522-532) suggested that there was greater chronic inflammation around amalgam sites than non-amalgam areas.
  • Critical fact #3:
    In 1964, Trott and Sherkat (J CDA, 30:766-770) showed that the presence of amalgam correlates with gingival disease. Such disease was not present at contralateral[1] amalgam-free sites.
  • Critical fact #4:
    In 1969, Sanches Sotres et al (J. Periodo. l40: 543-546) confirmed Trott and Sherkat findings.
  • Critical fact #5:
    In 1972, Turgeon et al. (J CDA 37:255-256) reported the presence of very significant erythema[2] around amalgam restorations that was not present at control non-amalgam sites.
  • Critical fact #6:
    In 1973, Trivedi and Talim (J. Prosth. Dentistry, 29:73-81) demonstrated that 62.5% of amalgam sites have inflammatory periodontal tissue reaction.
    Thus, as early as 1973, a case can be made that the presence of dental mercury-amalgam results in chronic inflammation and bleeding in the gingival tissue adjacent to it; in other words, in situ amalgam[5] produced chronic Gingivitis.
  • Critical fact #7:
    In 1974, Fredén et al. (Odontol. Revy, 25: 207-210) showed that gingival biopsy material from sites not adjacent to amalgam had 1-10 µg mercury/gram of tissue (mean=3); whereas gingival biopsy sites near amalgams contained 19-380 µg mercury/gram of tissue (mean=147).
  • Critical fact #8:
    In 1976, Goldschmidt et al. (J. Perio. Res., 11:108-115) demonstrated that amalgam corrosion products were cytotoxic[3] to gingival cells at concentrations of 10-6, that is, micrograms/gram of tissue.
  • Critical fact #9:
    In 1984, the year of the NIDR/ADA Workshop, Fisher et al (J Oral Rehab, 11:399-405) reported that at amalgam sites alveolar[4] bone loss was very pronounced and statistically significant as compared to control non-amalgam sites! In other words, in situ[5] amalgam produces chronic periodontitis.
  • From Dr. Vimy's conclusion: "This suggests that placing mercury fillings leads to a dentist-induced disease, periodontal disease, which the same dentists then treat."

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Glossary and footnotes by Healing Teeth Naturally

1 contralateral: taking place or originating in a corresponding part on an opposite side. on the other side

2 erythema: skin redness resulting from inflammation/due to capillary congestion

3 cytotoxic: toxic to cells, cell-killing

4 alveolar: relating to the section of the jaw comprising the tooth sockets

5 in situ: in its original place

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