Our team are trained in the use of a wide variety of dental materials. Whether your requirements are the restoration of a single tooth or the scenario of an ‘extreme makeover’ you will be guided through the cosmetic and technical factors to achieve your desired outcome.
Restoring you dental health back to optimal conditions can be a complex journey. We are a mercury free clinic and have proudly been so since June 1991. We do not use amalgam as a restorative material. As of January 2013 The World Health Organization has brought together 140 countries and created a legally binding Treaty to reduce mercury emissions and releases to the air. Dental amalgam is included in this treaty. We are proud of the fact that Changing Faces started this process 24 years earlier.
S.M.A.R.T is the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, which is a set of safety measures to reduce mercury exposures during dental amalgam filling removal. These safety measures were developed as a result of scientific research collected by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
Dr Abby Emery is SMART certified. Dentists who have obtained SMART certification from the IAOMT have completed coursework related to mercury and the safe removal of amalgam fillings. The educational programming includes learning about the application of the rigorous safety measures, including the utilization of specific equipment.
Why does SMART matter? All dental amalgams, also referred to as silver fillings, contain 50% mercury (a neurotoxin) which is constantly released in the form of an invisible vapour. The process of drilling out amalgam fillings releases even higher quantities of mercury vapour and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs. This is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, other dental workers, and the foetuses of patients and all dental personnel.
If you are interested in having your Amalgam fillings replaced we are happy to discuss with you your options and the process involved.
Where can I learn more about SMART? Visit http://www.thesmartchoice.com to learn more.