OK. And I think most of you guys know this that it used to be that you would go to the doctor and the doctor was well-respected and whatever the doctor said you actually took as the last word and the gospel, right?
It’s not that way anymore. There are a lot of wonderful doctors, a lot of wonderful dentists but there are also commercial interests that have entered medicine. I was surprised and you have to be your own advocate. You have to ask questions as you know and you really have to take charge of your own health.
OK. I [0:30:00] will entertain any questions you guys might have. Yes, please.
What’s your name?
Daniel Vinograd: Blake?
Daniel Vinograd: Hi Blake.
Daniel Vinograd: Yeah. We actually do work with – really I’ve been doing this for over 30 years and I want to help people. Yeah.
Participant: [0:30:30] [Inaudible]
Daniel Vinograd: Well if you have something that looks like silver, if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. But anything that looks silver in your mouth most likely than not is amalgam.
Daniel Vinograd: There are amalgam silver fillings. Is your question whether you have it underneath your crowns or just …
Participant: The fillings itself …
Daniel Vinograd: Yeah. If you can see the fillings, if they’re not tooth-colored, more like 98 percent chance that those are going to be mercury silver fillings.
Participant: What kind of questions would you ask a dentist and how do you know that? Because someone mentioned earlier that you have to remove it safely. What is the procedure would you say?
Daniel Vinograd: OK. Removing an amalgam from the mouth is a little bit like removing asbestos from a ceiling, right? If you remove it and you’re not careful, you can just really spread all the toxic elements into your environment.
There are different ways to do it. There are different protocols. Hal Huggins who is the father of a lot of this work has a protocol. International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has a different protocol.
So you could ask him if they follow one of those protocols. A lot of patients ask me what protocol I follow. In over 30 years, I have developed my own protocol and the most important thing for me is that you have high power vacuum, that you are wearing some kind of protection and oxygen when you’re getting that done, and that you have a very well-placed rubber dam.
Does everybody know what a rubber dam is? Yeah. So you want to make sure that – so people ask me, “What kind of protocol?” I said, “Well the protocol is important but if you have the best protocol and you don’t have lay down a rubber dam properly, it doesn’t matter what protocol you’re using.”
So you just want to make sure that you have somebody who’s meticulous about doing this. In our practice, we also use homeopathic as a second line of defense and we use HEPA filters.
So there are two things that you’re really concerned about. One is that the amalgam is actually separated so it comes out in chunks and you’re not really grinding all that out, number one. Number two you’re concerned about intake, re-intake of the amalgam powder and then the last one is you’re also concerned about some of the vapors that you’re creating while you’re cutting the amalgam.
We actually use low speed with lots of water so we minimize the amount of vapors that we create through the heat process as we’re removing and cutting amalgam.
Facilitator: Before you go on, how many people in here saw The Beautiful Truth? And remember the smoking tooth part of it where he scratches the dental – that’s what he’s trying to avoid in his procedure.
Daniel Vinograd: Does that answer your question? Yes.