Ballston Spa Dentist Joins Nationwide Efforts to Rid Dental Offices of Mercury Fillings

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The International Academy for Oral Medicine and Toxicology has challenged the U.S. government to partner in global efforts against toxic mercury/silver fillings, and IAOMT member Dr. Dreher is furthering the cause in his own dental practice.

Dr.Frederick Dreher is an I AOMT member, and follows IAMOT protocols for safe mercury removal.

Last month, representatives from the International Academy for Oral Medicine and Toxicology implored the State Department to take a public stance against toxic mercury/silver fillings. As an IAOMT member, Dr. Frederick Dreher voices his support of the movement. Dr. Dreher firmly believes in using the latest in technology in his practice, and follows IAMOT protocols for safe mercury removal.

On Friday, May 4th, IAOMT affiliates gathered at an essential Department of State mercury stakeholders meeting to vocalize a national wave of support in favor of banning mercury/silver fillings from dental offices. Mercury/silver fillings serve as the primary source of human exposure to mercury, which is linked to a host of physical and neurological ailments. Although a number of countries have spoken out against the toxic dental material, U.S. agencies have skirted the issue to date.

In 2002, IAOMT published an article citing over 1,000 adverse reactions from mercury amalgams. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledges mercury as particularly dangerous for the developing systems of young and unborn children. With this in mind, the IAOMT has called out the FDA for its failure to regulate dental fillings, which contain 50% mercury. Many dental hygienists remain unaware of the potential risks of handling mercury fillings, which include reduced fertility and spontaneous miscarriages.

Dental groups who defend mercury fillings openly receive sponsorship from the mercury industry, and Dr. Dreher is proud to stay out of this category. He supports his fellow dental, medical and scientific professionals of IAOMT by implementing safe mercury amalgam removal techniques in his practice. Since U.S. government agencies have yet to join other developed countries in banning mercury amalgams, Dr. Dreher and the IAOMT continue to inform consumers of the serious risks of daily exposure to oral mercury.

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Frederick Dreher, DDS, PC established his own practice in 1993. Dr. Dreher is a firm believer in continuing education and the latest in technology. The office boasts a cerec restoration unit, diagnodent cavity detectors, air abrasion, a laser and Holistic and Biologic Dentistry. We offer many patient comfort items such as a beverage center, paraffin waxing, CD/MP3 players, movie glasses and massage pads. We strive to provide all of our patients with the a General Dental Office. For more information visit their website at

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