Dr. Dana Colson graduated from Dentistry in 1977 from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has practiced holistic, mercury free and mercury safe dentistry since 1983. Dr. Colson is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, she focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. She has now published a review article about this topic in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
Dana G. Colson
J Environ Public Health 2012; 2012: 517391
Today’s environment has different impacts on our body than previous generations. Heavy metals are a growing concern in medicine. Doctors and individuals request the removal of their amalgam (silver mercury) restorations due to the high mercury content. A safe protocol to replace the silver mercury filling will ensure that there is minimal if any absorption of materials while being removed. Strong alternative white composite and lab-processed materials are available today to create a healthy and functioning mouth. Preparation of the patient prior to the procedure and after treatment is vital to establish the excretion of the mercury from the body.