Elevate Dental Wellness is proud to be 100% mercury free and 100% mercury safe. Mercury vapor is continually released from amalgam (silver) fillings and is highly toxic to humans. Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach are committed to protecting your health, their and their employees' health, and the environment by following the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology's (IAOMT) protocol for safe mercury removal. It is during the removal process that you (and we), are exposed to upwards of 1000 times the EPA's safe level for mercury exposure. By following the protocols outlined by the IAOMT this will help dramatically reduce your exposure to this harmful vapor.
We encourage you to spend some time researching the topics of: the use of mercury in dentistry, mercury and your health, and mercury and the environment through the IAOMT, IABDM, and Dr. Tom McGuire. As always, we are more than happy to discuss this topic with you at any time.
Elevate Dental Wellness is not allowed to encourage the removal of your mercury fillings either in the absence of an allergy to the filling material itself, or without clinical and radiographic evidence of the breakdown of the filling material. Elevate Dental Wellness does not claim that removal of your mercury fillings will improve any medical conditions or ailments you present with. We do recognize that you are free to make decisions regarding the healthcare you receive and we are more than happy to provide you information that will help you make the best choices for your health. We strongly encourage you to discuss your intent to remove your mercury fillings with your qualified health care provider. With our health challenged patients we will require a medical consultation between your qualified health care provider and our office prior to any mercury removal.