New Patients: (760) 576-2779
Current Patients: (760) 576-2269
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions
New Patients: (760) 576-2779
Current Patients: (760) 576-2269
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions

Mercury Safe/Mercury Free

Safe removal of silver mercury fillings

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Our patients are completely protected from any mercury exposure during the removal of their old silver mercury amalgam fillings. This is accomplished with the use oxygen mask, rubber dam and unique microseal technique..
An increasing number of well-informed women and men are opting for dental care that does not utilize mercury, a known neurotoxin. Dr. Al A. Fallah operates a mercury safe/mercury free practice. His credentials make Dr. Fallah the dentist Carlsbad area patients trust for healthy dental treatment.


Dr. Fallah is accredited with the IAOMT. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology is a leading global organization dedicated to finding the safest methods of administering modern dentistry. Accreditation is your assurance that Dr. Fallah has had comprehensive training and testing in biological dentistry.

SMART is the IAOMT's Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, a stringent protocol for getting amalgam filling out of the patient's mouth with minimal risk of mercury exposure. Dr. Fallah is SMART certified.


Simply grinding out amalgam fillings releases mercury vapor and particles. The SMART technique is ideal for patients who wish to have amalgam fillings removed safely. Here are just a few of the precautions Dr. Fallah takes:
  • Protective gear – Patient and dental team wear disposable gowns and face shields.
  • Barrier – An impermeable barrier (rubber dam) keeps particulate matter from scattering through the patient's mouth or being swallowed.
  • Alternate air source – Patient breathes fresh air through a nasal mask.
  • Air filtration – Treatment rooms are equipped with high-volume air filtration systems to remove mercury vapor and particles.
  • Special method – Amalgam is broken into large chunks for removal with minimal grinding.
  • Evacuation – A high speed evacuation device gets liquid and particulate matter away from the patient's soft tissues quickly.
  • Amalgam separator – Collects amalgam waste to keep mercury out of public wastewater systems.


The microseal technique is a specialized method of treatment that creates an airtight seal to protect the patient and avoid anything from seeping into the patient's mouth during silver amalgam removal. This greatly increases the safety of treatment and is not used at all dental practices in the area.

By visiting an IAOMT accredited, SMART certified mercury free/mercury safe dentist, you get scientifically based care combined with gentle compassion. In the Carlsbad area, call Dr. Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT at (760) 576-2779 .

Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth by Tom McGuire, DDS

Mercury is a powerful poison and if you have amalgam (silver) fillings you are being poisoned by them every day. Dr. Tom McGuire's 'Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth' Video demonstration proves that more mercury vapor is released by brushing a silver amalgam filling than is allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace.