Dr. Jeff Tatarin is SMART Certified By The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. (IAOMT)
What is SMART?
SMART is the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, which is a set of safety measures to reduce mercury exposure 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).
Why does SMART Matter?
All dental amalgams, as referred to as silver fillings, contain 50% mercury (a neurotoxin) which is constantly released in the form of an invisible vapor. The process of drilling out amalgam fillings releases even higher quantities of mercury vapor and fine particles that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs. This is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, other dental workers, and the fetuses of patients and all patient personnel.
Which Dentists are 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. To maintain SMART certification, your dentist enrolls in the program annually to review safety measures.
Where can I learn more about SMART?