Dr. Kamila Husain goes the extra mile to take precautions when removing mercury amalgam fillings. She is certified by The International Academy of Oral medicine and Toxicology to use SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique). Mercury amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are 50% elemental mercury by weight.
During the removal process toxic vapors of mercury contaminate the air and the particles may also be swallowed which is harmful to the patient and everybody else involved in the procedure. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) requires dentists to follow a strict protocol of rules and recommendations for dentists to practice in order to reduce the risk of exposure to mercury.
These guidelines include having adequate air filtration in rooms where silver fillings are removed, using special PPEs for the patient and staff, utilizing oral aerosol vacuums and dental dams. Dr. Husain follows all these guidelines in efforts to maintain optimal safety standards.