Friday, 16 August 2013

Mercury Free & Safe

Mercury Free Safe Dental Care Ann Arbor Ypsilanti MI
A Mercury-Safe Office

There is no completely harmless level of mercury exposure, though the effect on each individual is varied. We also know that these fillings emit mercury vapor, and we feel our patients and staff should be able to avoid this exposure.

To this end, our office has undergone recent changes to comply with the mercury-safe protocol established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, an organization to which we belong. We have installed new suction and filtration systems and purchased an amalgam separator that exceeds American Dental Association standards. We have also adjusted procedures to
increase safety.

What does this mean for our patients, staff, and neighbors?

  • New fillings will always be 100% mercury free!
  • Your exposure to vapor and particulates during removal of old fillings will be as minimal as we can make it.
  • Ventilation and disposal systems minimize airborne exposure to our team members and patients in the office.
  • Proper disposal protects the environment.
If you have any questions about our equipment, procedures, or philosophy, please call
us at (734) 572-4428.

You can also learn more at the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology website and Dr. Tom McGuire’s Mercury Safe Dentists website.

Some helpful pages:
Assess your mercury risk
Mercury-related symptoms and diseases

Cori K. Crider, DDS
2444 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 572-4428

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