Possible Health Effects of Amalgam and Other Dental Materials


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CONEM The Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine is a non-profit association established to facilitate research and information activities related to nutritional and environmental medicine.


Amalgam Ever since dentists started using amalgam fillings there has been an issue as to whether the mercury that is released from them causes health (pathophysiologic) problems.


Dr. Tom McGuire is a leading International authority on mercury amalgam fillings, chronic mercury poisoning, mercury detoxification and the relationship of oral to overall health. He has written the best-selling books, The Poison in Your Teeth; Mercury Detoxification and Healthy Teeth – Healthy Body. He has the most visited and extensive holistic oral health website of its kind, including the largest and most comprehensive directory of mercury-free and mercury-safe dentists.



Mercury Amalgam Toxicity “Your next visit to the dentist may not be as innocent as you think” by Jim O’Brien, LE Magazine May 2001

Paul Engel has written an article in German about health improvement in 300 patients after amalgam replacement.


Where to Find Literature on the Connection between Heavy Metals and Health

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960’s and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Heavy Metals and Autism


Feat (Families for Early Autism Treatment) is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and other professionals dedicated to providing world-class education, advocacy, and support for the Northern California autism community. Read about the possible connection between autistic disorders and heavy metals.


Autism & mercury Discuss current issues related to the increasing incidence of autism & the potential link between excessive mercury exposure via thimerosal in infant vaccines. Topics include: mercury detoxification (“chelation”), mercury-related issues/news, and vaccination-related issues/news. Most members are parents of children with autism, Aspberger’s, ADD, ADHD, PDD, PDD-NOS, SID, oppositional defiance disorder, apraxia, speech disorders, and/or other related symptoms.

Dr Jane Hightower is a physician who became interested in the mercury issue many years ago when she was getting the same unspecific symptoms as her patients.



Heavy Metals and Neurological Disease

Dr Birgitta Brunes has worked with MS-treatment/rehabilitation since 1994. The doctors that work with her have personal experience of MS and arrange courses for patients. On her website she describes her MS-theory. Swedish and English website.


Metal-free Dentistry


Biological dentist Dagmar Magnusson was the first dentist in Sweden to work with biological dentistry. She is an expert in the field and recently opened her own clinic together with Yens-Jens Lansman on the Greek island Samos. (Website in Swedish and English.)


Courses in dental implantology Prof Sami Sandhaus has developed world-leading bio- and immunocompatible dental materials. He also runs the Forum Sévelin, a school opened to doctors and dentists wishing to follow postgraduate classes with the aim of a specialized training in oral rehabilitation.



Klinik Prof. Sailer offers non-metallic biologic dental and body implants in Zürich, Switzerland.


The Academy of Integrative Medicine has put together some excellent information in German on why metals cause diseases. Dr Johann Lechner runs a Holistic Dentistry practice in Munich, and on his website he, among other things, discusses different diagnostic tests and his visions for metal-free dentistry.


Biodenth is a Belgian research and study center for biological and holistic dentistry, lead by Dr Pascal Eppe. He also practices mercury-free dentistry.


Mercury Free & Biological Dentists
Find a dentist who works with metal-free materials close to where you live.


Dental Technology For highly sensitive patients, or those with proven metal allergy, there exist modern metal-free dental materials. Rainer Michel’s dental laboratory has many years experience in the field of metal-free restorations. Site in German and English.


Toxicology of Metals


CERCLA This is the CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Priority List of Hazardous Substances which are assessed for risk to pose the most significant potential threat to human health due to their known or suspected toxicity and potential for human exposure.


This protocol from Life Extension contains information about symptoms of exposure and toxicity, laboratory testing and diagnosis, significance of individualized treatment regimens, gastrointestinal decontamination, treatment regimes for selected heavy metals, preventing heavy metal poisoning and natural therapies.




Neuroendocrinology Letters On this website you can search for and read interesting articles about psychoneuroimmunology.


Health Organisations

The British Society for Ecological Medicine

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

The International Academy of Ceramic Implantology