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Lyme Disease: Differentiating Between Detection and Diagnosis

by Blanche Grube, DMD, and Leslie Douglas, PhD Scientific and Clinical Laboratory Testing in General Sensitivity and specificity are common terms for assessing in quantitative terms the accuracy of a given testing method. In other words, they measure whether and how well that method is able to distinguish between disease and its absence. They are,

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First International Dental Mercury Conference Held in Rio de Janeiro

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and the Public Health and Environmental Program of the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) along with the Brasil Chapter of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) jointly sponsored, for the first time, an international conference on 9 and 10 November under the theme “The toxicological

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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology Launches Mercury-Free Campaign in Brazil

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) launched the national campaign for mercury-free dentistry in Brazil in late fall 2014. During the sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the IAOMT developed what would become the Technical Assistance Programme (TAP). The TAP educates dental professionals, doctors, governments,

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Medical Implications of Dental Mercury: A Review

by Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS “The toxicity of mercury has been known for centuries and has often been underestimated. We have yet to fully appreciate the potential relationship between illness and the body’s exposure to mercury from a variety of sources, including dental amalgams. It behooves us to be aware of these relationships when

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Trinity Health Freedom Expo – October 26-27, 2019

Dr. Blanche and her team are looking forward this fantastic health expo where they will glean insight and gather information which benefits their patients – all in the interest of natural, holistic healthcare and science. “Trinity Health Freedom Expo is about meeting the people who are making the discoveries and having a hands-on experience with

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Study Reveals Environmental Impact of Dental Amalgam

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, dental amalgam represents over 20% of the global mercury used in products. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is now in force, 110 countries of the 128 signatories having ratified the treaty. Countries are now working on implementation for treaty compliance. This article is presented by The Dental Tribune.

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Mercury Contamination from Dental Amalgam

Mercury in dental amalgam is a hidden source of global mercury pollution, resulting from the illegal diversion of dental mercury into the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, to crematoria emissions from the deceased and sewage sludge that is sold to farmers. These significant mercury sources result in air, water, and food contamination that consequently

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Titanium Exposure and Human Health

Dr. Blanche Grube, et al, recently published a paper in Oral Science International wherein they discuss impacts of titanium on human health. Abstract Historically, titanium (Ti) has maintained the reputation of being an inert and relatively biocompatible metal, suitable for use in both medical and dental prosthesis. There are many published articles supporting these views,

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