Many dentists now practice without adding mercury to their patients mouths. Very few at this point however, are fully protecting their patients, themselves and their staff members from mercury exposure during dental treatment.
Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Singer Dentistry has been serving the dental needs of New Jersey patients since 1988. Dr. Joel Singer is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and the International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD), and has used biocompatible, mercury free materials since 1993. As the U. S. government officially calls for a ‘phase down’ of dental mercury, and establishes a goal for a complete phase out in the near future, Dr. Singer discusses the impact of the decision, and the benefits that led him to switch to mercury free materials for his New Jersey cosmetic dentistry patients nearly 20 years ago .
At the time of his decision to eliminate mercury from his practice, Dr. Singer says the dental community was uncertain of whether the mercury released from dental amalgam materials was enough to cause illness; however, when he considered the high levels of toxicity, and the fact that dental fillings have been shown to leak mercury, the decision to ensure the dental health of his patients was a simple one.
Dr. Singer says he ultimately decided to eliminate mercury from his practice to protect the health of his patients and support their environmental concerns. While there are cosmetic advantages to replacing amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin, Dr. Singer adds that he hopes the increasing commitment from the U. S. government expands the support and adoption rate of mercury free holistic dentistry across the nation. “Many dentists now practice without adding mercury to their patients mouths. Very few at this point however, are fully protecting their patients, themselves and their staff members from mercury exposure during dental treatment. Hopefully this risk will continue to be taken more seriously and the public will demand safe dental care.”
About Joel D. Singer, DMD
Dr. Joel Singer earned his dental degree from Fairleigh Dickinson College of Dental Medicine. He then completed post-graduate training in Advanced General Dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he also served as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Singer has achieved Fellowship status with the American Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also maintains memberships in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and the Institute of Natural Dentistry.
Singer Dentistry is located at 327 Bridge Plaza North in Fort Lee, NJ 07024, and can be reached at (201) 592-6222, or found online at singerdentist.com or the New Jersey Dentist Facebook page.
 United States Mercury Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee. Retrieved on 6/17/2011 from unep.org/hazardoussubstances/Portals/9/Mercury/Documents/INC3/United%20States.pdf