Chelation Therapy and Insurance Fraud
August 15, 2019 by ,

Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing EDTA and various other substances. It is claimed to be effective against kidney and heart disease, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, emphysema, multiple sclerosis, gangrene, psoriasis, and many other serious conditions. However, no well-designed research has shown that chelation therapy can help these conditions and manufacturers of EDTA …

Why “Provoked” Testing for Heavy Metals Is Improper
June 24, 2016 by

Under ordinary circumstances, the body takes in a certain amount of heavy metals from the environment (food, air, water) and excretes a similar amount. Essentially, what goes in comes out, and proper testing will reflect the individual’s average daily exposure. Chelationists—and others who profit from their work—see things differently. They claim that many people have …

More Notes on the Anti-Amalgam Movement
December 18, 2010 by

In December 2010, the FDA Dental Products Panel conducted a hearing to review several “citizen’s petitions” about a minor reclassification of amalgam that the FDA made last year. Some press reports may lead people to believe that the hearing was a big deal and that the American public is at great risk from amalgam fillings. …

How to Choose a Dentist
May 9, 2010 by

Dentists are licensed practitioners who hold either a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) degree or the equivalent doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree. Becoming a dentist requires a minimum of two years of predental college work followed by four years of dental school. However, almost all students entering dental school have a baccalaureate degree. The …

Does “Bioesthetic Dentistry” Provide Good Value?
March 4, 2010 by ,

Bioesthetic dentistry is a marketing term used by dentists who aim to provide “optimum dental health, beauty, and appearance” by correcting what they consider to be defects of the chewing system. It is one of several systems that postulate the existence of an ideal model that provides a blueprint for optimal dental care. According to …

Steer Clear of “Serum Compatibility” Testing
November 11, 2005 by

Serum Compatibility Testing™—also called Dental Filling Compatibility or Blood Compatibility Testing—was devised by Hal A. Huggins, D.D.S., a dentist whose license was revoked in 1996 for gross negligence and other professional misconduct. Huggins falsely claimed that mercury-amalgam (“silver”) fillings were toxic, could cause chronic fatigue and many serious diseases, and should be replaced. The test …

Miscellaneous Questions and Answers
November 15, 2004 by

Dental Safety If amalgam waste from dental offices poses an environmental risk, how can amalgam in the mouth be safe? This page was posted on November 15, 2004.

Amalgam Safety
November 15, 2004 by

If amalgam waste from dental offices poses an environmental risk, how can amalgam in the mouth be safe? Answer One really doesn’t have much to to with the other. To properly report a risk, one should include how likely it is to occur. When mixed, the ingredients in amalgam form a solid compound that does …

Key Points about Amalgam Safety
September 24, 2004 by

Composition Statements that amalgam is 50% mercury are false because the original ingredients are modified during the setting reaction. Dental Amalgam is the result of a series of chemical reactions among its components. The starting material consists of approximately 35-42% mercury plus an “alloy” of silver, copper, tin, and other minor components. The final product—called …

Key Points about Amalgam Safety
September 24, 2004 by

Composition Statements that amalgam is 50% mercury are false because the original ingredients are modified during the setting reaction. Dental Amalgam is the result of a series of chemical reactions among its components. The starting material consists of approximately 35-42% mercury plus an “alloy” of silver, copper, tin, and other minor components. The final product—called …