Though some American dentists continue to fill teeth with mercury amalgam, about half no longer do. That’s some serious progress in our fight for a mercury-free future!

And they’re not just holistic or biological dentists. They’re dentists who have seen the global tides turning against dental mercury as nations take steps to uphold the Minamata Convention. They’re dentists who have embraced the excellent performance and better aesthetics of modern composite resins. They’re dentists who have listened to patients demanding alternatives.

But holistic and biological dentists paved the way.

It really wasn’t all that long ago when we had to fight for the right to even educate our patients about amalgam’s health risks. In the video below, Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice talks with IABDM Executive Director Dr. Dawn Ewing about how things used to be and, importantly, how we got to where we are today, when even the FDA now advises roughly two-thirds of the population to avoid amalgam.

 

Globally, even more has changed since that conversation was first posted about 10 months ago – changes that Charlie recently discussed with Dr. Mercola in their video kickoff to Mercury-Free Dentistry Week 2021. Of course, if you follow Dr. Mercola, you know that he’s chosen to make his content available for just 48 hours before removing it. So we’ve made the transcript of his conversation with Charlie available to download here.

One thing hasn’t changed, though: Dr. Mercola will still be matching every dollar donated to Consumers for Dental Choice this week to help further the cause of mercury-free dentistry, all the way up to $150,000.

If you’re able and willing to do so, you can donate here. And if you can’t donate funds but still want to help, here are some other ways you can get involved and make a difference.

Together, we can do great things.

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