What is an IAOMT Dentist?

IAOMT logoIf you follow the Susquehanna Dental Arts social media pages, you’ve likely seen several items from the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. The IAOMT is a trusted academy of over 800 dentists, health professionals, and scientists who’ve been working together since 1984 to help promote public health and the concept of integrative medicine, or how your oral health can affect your overall wellness.

Visiting an IAOMT dental practice provides several benefits. Since our own Dr. Allison is an accredited member of the IAOMT, you can be sure you’ll receive all of these when you visit us here at Susquehanna Dental Arts:

  • Mercury-free, mercury-safe, and biological or biocompatible dentistry. Mercury-free dentistry refers to dental practices that do not use mercury amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings are extremely dangerous, and can release harmful mercury vapors into your body all day long. Mercury-safe means that safety measures are in place to limit or prevent mercury exposure. We’ve taken this a step further than just protecting you from exposure, but thanks to our state-of-the-art mercury separator, 99% of waste water mercury contaminants are removed as well. Biological or biocompatible dentistry refers to dental offices employing both mercury-free and mercury-safe techniques, and which also consider the impact of dental devices, treatments and conditions on oral and systemic health.
  • Ongoing training and education – To become an accredited member of the IAOMT, dentists must take a special course, attend two meetings, complete an online curriculum, and do an oral presentation. Accreditation assures that members have been fully trained and tested.
  • Cognizance of each patient’s uniqueness – One of the key points the IAOMT conveys is that every person is unique. Further, certain populations and groups may require even more special attention. Women who are pregnant, children, and people with allergies will require different treatments and solutions, and an IAOMT-accredited dentist recognizes this.

If you’re in the Lancaster area and would like to find a holistic dentistry practice that’s an accredited member of the IAOMT, Dr. Allison and the team at Susquehanna Dental Arts are just what you’re looking for. Give us a call at 717-684-3943 or visit our office at 100 South 18th Street in Columbia, PA to visit the only IAOMT dentist in the immediate area. We look forward to your visit!