Links to proponents of mercury-free dentistry, consumer advocates, dental self-empowerment etc.
A growing selection of relevant sites
Read here the author’s ample “observations and opinions on dental regeneration with natural healing methods”.
features excerpts, very impressive reviews and pictures from Weston A. Price's major work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Click on “Go to the Health Library” and then “Longevity and Nutrition”. In addition to Weston Price's book, you'll also find "Man Versus Toothache" by Dr. George W. Heard, another interesting read.
Interesting article on "Healing Teeth Naturally without Drugs, Surgery or Dentists" by Dennis Knicely.
Huge resource created by the DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome) site on the hazards of mercury and dental amalgam fillings, summarizing the science against amalgam restorations. Good research reference.
The website of Consumers for Dental Choice (CDC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation originally established in 1996 and counting victims of mercury poisoning, consumer advocates, mercury-free dentists and scientists among its ranks. Aims at abolishing the use of mercury in dentistry by educating the public about both the health and environmental hazards of amalgam fillings and ensuring better government supervision on amalgam.
Australians for Mercury-Free Dentistry led by dentist Dr Lisa Matriste and consumer activist Anna Priest is the Australian Chapter of The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry.
Information and documentation on total exposure to fluoride, food and beverage sources, shifts in professional recommendations, highlights of the Congressional Investigation, U.S. Senate Statement with complete questions from the U.S. House Committee on Science and responses from the EPA, CDC, FDA, NAS and NSF, Effectiveness (Overview of: Systemic vs. Topical, Pit and Fissure Tooth Decay, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, and Reports of Cessation of Fluoridation, Citizens' Legislative Action, Environmental Impact, California Court Rulings
Washington State Legal Action, etc.
"Broadening public awareness about fluoride", the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is an international coalition and large information base for citizens and scientists documenting the toxicity of fluoride compounds and serving as a "watchdog" monitoring governmental actions regarding fluoride exposure of the public. Site sections include Latest News, Health Effects, Sources of Fluoride Exposure, Fluorine Pesticides, Take Action!, Bibliography, FAQs and more.
Scientists, doctors and researchers warning against the dangers of fluoridated water. Many pithy quotes.
On the history of fluorine, fluoride and fluoridation incl. large amounts of documentation and human-interest stories such as "Fluoride tablets kill Jason Burton", "Fluoride tablets fatal to Daniel Huala" and "Lethal 'routine' treatment for William Kennerly". A quote:
"In a TV discussion on fluoride a dentist vehemently defended the application of fluoride tablets to babies for caries prevention, but as soon as the cameras went off he told me: 'Mr. Meiers, in a few years us dentists will ask 'how could we have ever gotten involved in this fluoride matter´." (from "How I became interested in fluoride", www.fluoride-history.de, also available in German)
Second Look,a non-profit educational initiative, among other things boasts a large section of scientific literature on fluoride, nearly exclusively "peer-reviewed articles from mainstream medical, dental, and scientific journals worldwide" offering much "legitimate reason for concern regarding the health effects of fluoride toxicity".
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Toxin-free dentistry, news on the struggle to eliminate dangerous dentistry, referrals/directory of mercury-free dentists. Re mercury, perhaps the most toxic metal known to man, watch their dramatic "Smoking Teeth Video" at http://iaomt.org/videos/ which shows odourless, colourless and tasteless "Poison Gas" (mercury vapor) outgassing from an amalgam-filled tooth. .
Overseas, the equivalent of IAOMT is the "Australasian Society of Oral Medicine and Toxicology" (ASOMAT) found at http://home.iprimus.com.au/asomat/index.html .
Detailed protocol for safe removal of amalgam fillings (geared at protecting both the patient and the dentist).
"Providing Solutions for Mercury Toxicity since 1973", Dr. Hal A. Huggins (a University of Nebraska School of Dentistry graduate with an MS from the University of Colorado), the author of It's All In Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness and Uninformed Consent: The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care is a researcher and pioneer in the field of "alternative", safe, mercury-free dentistry and nutrition and the creator of the Huggins Protocol for removing amalgam fillings. Dental referrals (list of qualified biological/holistic/non-mercury dentists) and much information.
The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. "IABDM is committed to the education of holistic dentists, physicians and practitioners in the art and science of biological dentistry." (Listing of qualified dentists)
Drs. Graeme and Lilian Munro-Hall are among the foremost specialists on cavitation and mercury removal and have trained other dentists in their own "V-tox" protocol as well.
Holistic Dental Association (HDA), since 1978. Support and guidance for holistic and alternative dentists, raising public awareness of the advantages of holistic dentistry for health.
Mercury-Free Dentists Directory
The Environmental Dental Association
Tel. 800-388-8124 (listing of qualified dentists)
The Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF) keeps a list of dentists and various health care providers who apply nutritional research in their professional work.
Provides diagnostics using the Melisa Test to detect undesirable health effects from dental metals and metal allergies. See Dr. Klinghardt on dental toxicity, incl. a discussion of alternative filling materials (plastic, gold, platinum etc.).
Provides sensitivity tests for dental materials.
The humanitarian Hesperian Health Guides website provides (or used to) a number of free self-help resources in many languages, among which the booklet Where There Is No Dentist. Chapter 10 gives detailed instructions on how to fill a cavity yourself and can be downloaded here.
Please don't download the document unless you actually plan to do your own or a friend's fillings and consider sending a donation to hesperian.org.