IAOMT PHILIPPINES

Vision and Goals

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) envisions a world where dental practices are safe, effective, and biocompatible, promoting overall health and well-being for individuals and communities. Our long-term goals include:

  • Eliminating Harmful Dental Practices: Eradicating the use of mercury fillings and other harmful dental products through research, advocacy, and education.
  • Promoting Safe Alternatives: Advancing the use of non-toxic, biocompatible materials and procedures in dentistry.
  • Educating Professionals and the Public: Providing comprehensive education and resources to dental and medical professionals, policy makers, and the general public to raise awareness about the risks associated with traditional dental products and the benefits of biological dentistry.
  • Influencing Policy and Regulation: Working with government bodies and health organizations globally to enact regulations that protect public health and the environment.
  • Fostering a Global Network: Building a strong international community of professionals committed to the principles of biological dentistry and the IAOMT’s mission.

Our Core Values

Our work at IAOMT is guided by the following core values:

  • Scientific Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of scientific research and evidence-based practices to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our work.
  • Public Health: Prioritizing the health and safety of patients by advocating for dental practices that minimize harm and promote overall well-being.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Protecting the environment by promoting sustainable and eco-friendly dental practices and materials.
  • Education and Advocacy: Committing to continuous education and advocacy efforts to inform and empower professionals and the public about the benefits of biocompatible dentistry.
  • Collaboration and Community: Fostering a collaborative network of professionals, researchers, and organizations dedicated to advancing the field of biological dentistry.

Impact

The IAOMT’s work has had significant global and local impacts, illustrated by the following statistics and case studies:

  • Reduction in Mercury Use: Since its inception, IAOMT has contributed to a notable decline in the use of mercury amalgam fillings in dental practices worldwide. Through advocacy and education, we have helped reduce mercury exposure and its associated health risks.
  • Policy Changes: IAOMT’s testimony and research have influenced policy changes in various countries, including the implementation of stricter regulations on the use of mercury in dentistry. Our involvement in the UNEP’s Minamata Convention on Mercury has been a critical step in reducing global mercury pollution.
  • Professional Training and Certification: Over 2,000 dental professionals have become SMART certified, ensuring the safe removal of mercury fillings and the adoption of biocompatible practices. This has directly improved patient safety and health outcomes.
  • Public Awareness Campaigns: IAOMT’s public outreach campaigns have reached millions of people through media appearances, social media, and educational events. These efforts have significantly raised awareness about the dangers of traditional dental products and the benefits of biological dentistry.
  • Case Studies: Numerous case studies demonstrate the positive impact of IAOMT’s work. For example, a recent study showed a 40% improvement in patient health outcomes when switching from traditional to biocompatible dental practices. In another instance, a local advocacy campaign in the Philippines led to increased regulatory scrutiny of mercury usage in dental clinics, resulting in safer dental practices.

Through these efforts, IAOMT continues to make strides in transforming dental practices globally, ensuring safer, healthier outcomes for both people and the planet.