A Safe Way to Remove Older Fillings

Biomimetic biological dentist Dr. Lorène Catala Boisvert, D.D.S., is proud to announce that we are a Protect Protocol-Certified, mercury-free, and mercury-safe practice. This means that we employ specific safety protocols to ensure the protection of her patients, her staff, and herself from minimal mercury exposure when removing old amalgam (silver) fillings. Dr. Catala Boisvert is one of the few Biomimetic Dentistry offices in Santa Monica, California who follows the highest standards for amalgam removal set forth accredited by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) for the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). This protocol minimizes your exposure to mercury vapor during amalgam removal, thereby protecting you from potential absorption of mercury into your system.

Protect Protocol Certified

The common technique for replacing a filling is often referred to as “drill and fill.” The dentist simply drills out the old filling and replaces it. Unfortunately, when the old filling is an amalgam, that approach releases alarming amounts of mercury vapor and particulate matter. That is why Dr. Catala Boisvert uses a stringent mercury-safe protocol, which includes:

Mercury-Free Dentistry benefits:

  • Non-toxic with No side effects
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Biocompatible
  • Composites bond to the teeth making tooth structure stronger
  • Reduces the risk for cracked and sensitive teeth
  • Encourages better blood flow
  • Helps regenerate tissues and accelerate healing

BioSmile Dentistry’s team of holistic dental experts are committed to helping you enjoy optimal health and wellness, using safe, natural products and techniques to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles for a lifetime with preventative services. For more on this protocol, including scientific references supporting these safety measures, visit the IAOMT’s website.