IAOMT SMART Certified Mercury Filling Removal

IAOMT SMART Certified Mercury Filling Removal


The IAOMT protocol recommendations for amalgam removal are known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). These recommendations include a 19 step process to keep toxic mercury particles and vapor release at a minimum for the health of patients, dental staff and the environment.


Why does the IAOMT’s strict protocols matter to dental patients getting their silver fillings removed? Because, many dentists will remove old amalgam silver fillings, but unless they are removed with this strict protocol, dangerous vapors are released during the process.


Does your dentist follow the SMART protocol? Or are they removing amalgam fillings without regard to your utmost health and safety?


At Studio Z Dental, we have always believed in taking the most thorough precautions in mercury/amalgam filling removal for your long term health.


Here are the facts about silver mercury amalgam filling removal from IAMOT:


     All dental amalgam restorations, also commonly referred to as silver fillings, contain approximately 50% mercury, and reports and research are consistent that these fillings emit mercury vapors.

     Scientific research demonstrates that dental mercury amalgam exposes dental professionals, dental staff, dental patients, and fetuses to releases of mercury vapor, mercury-containing particulate, and/or other forms of mercury contamination.

     Mercury vapor is known to be released from dental mercury amalgam fillings at higher rates during brushing, cleaning, clenching of teeth, chewing, etc., and mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings. Essentially, an unsafe amalgam removal process releases mercury vapor and particles that can be harmful to the patient, the dentist, the dental staff, and the environment.

     Utilizing the most up-to-date science and research, the IAOMT has developed extensive safety recommendations for removal of existing dental mercury amalgam fillings, including detailed protective measures that are to be utilized for the procedure. The IAOMT’s innovative recommendations build upon traditional safe amalgam removal techniques such as the use of masks, water irrigation, and high volume suction by supplementing these conventional strategies with a number of additional protective measures, the need for which have been identified in scientific research.


Studio Z Dental is a top choice for safe mercury amalgam fillings removal because we go above and beyond 99% of all dentists for the health of our patients, our staff and the environment.


Please call our office with any questions regarding the SMART silver amalgam removal process or to schedule your filling removal today. Call 303-666-7110.

Dr. Tom Zyvoloski

Dr. Zade Faraj

Dr. Thomas Fow           

818 W South Boulder Rd
Louisville, CO 80027

Call  (303) 802-4313

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