Give Dr. Dickerson credit

I feel that everyone out there should give Bill Dickerson a lot of credit for the wonderful stand he took on his debate against amalgam.

Bill Domb, DDS

Upland, Calif.

I feel that everyone out there should give Bill Dickerson a lot of credit for the wonderful stand he took on his debate against amalgam.

Bingo. He`s doing a dynamite job there. Gordie Christensen also has been making a lot of anti-amalgam ruckus on the circuit as well. His concerns seem to be even more global with metals in general used in the mouth.

The longer organized dentistry waits to get on this bandwagon, the greater its vulnerability to lawsuits for promoting potentially dangerous modalities of care. Its logical inconsistencies are legend. Most laughable is the assertion that the ADA need not approve amalgam since it`s a mixture made by the dentist.

What do we approve? The purity of the mercury. Lovely.

Most hilarious is the discussion of how to store and handle amalgam scrap. Handle it with gloved protection. Keep it under oil or fixer in a closed container ... Or, you can leave it in someone`s mouth.

You can have it picked up for a fee and disposed of by certified hazardous waste-material handlers under strict EPA regulation ... Or, you can leave it in someone`s teeth.

How do you spell "logical disconnect"?

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