Mercury-Free Dentistry

Here And Around The World

I'm excited to announce the 11th Annual Mercury Awareness and Mercury-Free Dentistry Week here at

Mercury, the most toxic and volatile of the heavy metals, is the main component of dental amalgam (also misleadingly called "silver" fillings). This threat has been hidden from millions of people for far too long. Many lives have been needlessly put at risk, even though alternatives to amalgam are available in any dental office and every consumer has the right to demand nontoxic, nonpolluting mercury-free fillings.

To help phase out the use of amalgam, I am partnering with Consumers for Dental Choice, an amazing nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating mercury-free dentistry. This talented team of consumer advocates, environmentalists and health professionals work tirelessly — and effectively — to continue the fight against dental mercury around the world.

This year, the theme is "FDA's New Policy Against Amalgam: A Building Block to Victory Worldwide." This is to celebrate a big win for millions of Americans: FDA's new recommendations now discourage amalgam use in vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people with comorbidities or heightened sensitivity to mercury and other components of amalgam.

The battle against dental mercury has been long and arduous, but with your help, we can continue to move forward and take big leaps toward a future of dental care that's completely free of mercury, not only here in the U.S., but also around the world.


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