A modest start 30 years ago has blossomed into the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) with 700 active members. The years have been fruitful, as the Academy and its members have chronicled and promoted the research that has proven beyond a rea- sonable doubt that dental amalgam is source of significant mercury exposure, and a hazard to health. It has taken
the lead in educating dentists and allied professionals in the methods of safely dealing with amalgam fillings, and safely disposing the waste.
The IAOMT position on fluoridated water is that there are no conclusive studies showing a dental benefit, yet it has many systemic side effects, especially to your thyroid, brain and bones. It has also led the way in developing more biocompatible approaches in other areas of den- tistry, including endodontics, periodontics, and disease prevention. All this while maintaining the motto, “Show me the science”.