What is SMART removal?
SMART stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique. This technique was developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to minimize the patient's exposure to mercury during the removal of silver amalgam fillings. Below are the steps patients can choose to take to minimize risk of mercury exposure:
The following gut support protocol may be used prior to mercury removal appointment:
You will be given a treatment plan that gives an estimate for the fillings as well as the safe amalgam removal technique. This estimate will also indicate estimated insurance contribution if you have dental insurance. There is an additional fee for the additional materials required to minimize your exposure to mercury during filling replacement.