IAOMT Certified Dentist

IAOMT certified dentists are leaders in science-based biological dentistry. They take a special interest in making sure that materials and devices used in dentistry are biocompatible — meaning they are compatible with and safe to use in living tissue.

What is IAOMT?

IAOMT stands for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. IAOMT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of protecting public health and the environment.

The academy aims to educate not only dentists, but also the general public about some of the toxic substances that are commonly used in dentistry. They also provide scientific resources and research to promote new levels of integrity and safety in healthcare..

IAOMT certified dentists encourage the practice of mercury-free dentistry. The organizationā€™s research also includes information on the risks associated with fluoride use, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis. The academy conducts ongoing research into commonly used dental materials and procedures to ensure they are not harmful to humans or the environment.

Accredited IAOMT members have completed a comprehensive ten unit course on biological dentistry, and Masters and Fellows have completed 500 hours of additional research, including conducting and composing a scientific review. The goal of IAOMT dentists is to always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the goals of modern dentistry.

IAOMT levels of training

IAOMT dentists have varying levels of training in mercury-free, mercury-safe, and biological dentistry.

  • ā€œMercury freeā€ typically refers to dental practices that do not place dental mercury amalgam fillings.
  • ā€œMercury-safeā€ refers to practices that use rigorous safety measures to limit exposure, and may remove patientsā€™ existing dental mercury amalgam fillings and replace them with non-mercury alternatives.
  • ā€œBiologicalā€ dentistry refers to practices that employ both mercury-free and mercury-safe approaches, while also considering the impact of dental conditions, devices, and treatments on the patientā€™s oral and overall health.

Why is the distinction important?

Your oral health can impact your overall health in several ways. New research is continuing to reveal that some dental products previously considered safe are actually harmful to patients and the environment. Choosing an IAOMT certified dentist can help you feel confident that your dentist is fully committed to using safe and non-toxic materials and procedures, and to providing patients with the safest experience for their overall health.

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