Middletown, Red Bank NJ Dentist Dr. Robert Korwin, Advanced Dentistry with a Gentle Touch uses a mercury safe protocol of supportive oxygen, latex free barriers, and high volume evacuation with water spray during amalgam removal procedures. Removal of defective amalgam is limited to no more than one quadrant per visit, so exposure to mercury in those patients is successfully kept to a very low level.
Some patients, referred by their physicians, present for treatment with a history of various medical problems and request this treatment to prevent exposure to mercury during removal of old and defective amalgams. Treatment is planned in stages to occur in conjunction with their physician’s recommendation.
Although mercury fillings have been used for over 150 years, the belief that mercury should not be used in the mouth is gaining acceptance worldwide. Substitute materials have their drawbacks as well, however. Dental ceramics are brittle and have limited use in patients who clench or grind their teeth. The cost of gold as a filling material has risen substantially, while tooth colored filling materials, at one time had substances which mimic estrogen. Newer dental materials are now manufactured without these substances.
Dr. Robert Korwin has been a pioneer in the discussion of mercury and its use in the dental office. He wrote and presented scientific information in an instructional video for dental students about safe use of mercury in 1980, and lectured in the University of Pennsylvania to dental and dental hygiene students about mercury exposure in the dental office during the period of 1980 to 1983. He conducted research into the use of mercury amalgam by dentists, and the relationship of mercury vapor in their offices in Pennsylvania in the 1980’s. Dr. Korwin invented a safer method of dispensing mercury amalgam for dental use, receiving a U.S. patent for this method in 1983. Dr. Korwin’s Advanced Dentistry is currently mercury free as well, placing no mercury containing restorations.
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