PROTECTION FOR YOU
- Impermeable body barrier, including full head, face and neck barrier or impermeable body barrier only
- External oxygen delivered via a nasal hood
- Non-latex dental dam placed and properly sealed
- Saliva ejector placed under the dental dam
- At source high-volume oral aerosol vacuum (DentAirVac) in close proximity to the mouth
intraoralsuction system to capture mercury discharges
- Copious amounts of water to reduce heat generated during the removal process
- Amalgam sectioned into chunks and remove in as large of pieces as possible, using a small diameter carbide drill
- After removal, the dental dam is discarded and the mouth is thoroughly rinsed with water
All protective equipment is removed, a new dental dam is placed and the new
biocompatiblefilling(s) and/or crown(s) are placed
PROTECTION FOR US
- Protective gown for the dentist and dental assistant
- Non-latex nitrile gloves for the dentist and dental assistant
- Mercury absorbing charcoal face mask for the dentist and dental assistant
During maintenance of the suction trap in the
PROTECTION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
- A suction trap in the operatory that collects all the large amalgam chucks during the removal process
An amalgam separator attached to the main suction unit that collects any amalgam that
by-passesthe suction trap and prevents mercury from entering the community waste water system
- High-volume room air filtration system such as an at source oral aerosol vacuum (DentAirVac)
- Compliance with federal, state, and local regulations addressing the proper handling, cleaning, and/or disposal of mercury-contaminated components such as clothing, equipment and surfaces of the operatory
"Smoking Teeth -- Toxic Teeth"
This dramatic video of mercury vapor out-gassing from a "silver amalgam" dental filling has outraged the world since it was first demonstrated at an IAOMT meeting in 1995.
"Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth"
Dr. Tom McGuire is a leading authority on mercury silver amalgam fillings. His video provides conclusive, quantitative proof that not only do amalgam fillings release highly toxic mercury vapor - but that the common act of brushing just one amalgam filling - will release more mercury than allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace.