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GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD

Posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 01:33:12:

Sacramento, March 23, 2002

Press Release:

Governor Davis appoints mercury-free dentist Chet Yokoyama to the California Dental Board

In a bold and exciting move, to stop deception and fraud by ADA and cover up by embarassed STATE Of California Dental Board Governor Gray Davis has picked Dr. Chet Yokoyama to the California Dental Board.

Chet, a prominent and reputable mercury-free dentist in L.A., is a member of all three major dental societies who oppose mercury dental fillings: the Int,l Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, the Am. Academy of Biological Dentistry, and the Holistic Dental Ass,n.

The Legislature in Calif. shut down the Dental Board, creating an entirely new Board from scratch. The Governor has not yet finished his appointments - we hope he'll appoint a second mercury-free dentist, to reflect this fast growing segment of dentistry.

Through a consumer ptrotests last year spearheaded by Anita Tibau and Shawn Khorrami, and a special lobbying effort led this year by Vaughan Harada, our positions are being vindicated. This appointment signals opportunity everywhere to bring mercury-free dentists to the tables of power to help make the decisions that affect the public and the profession.

Our sincerest congratulations to Chet Yokoyama, who has this exciting opportunity before him.

And our deepest appreciation to Governor Gray Davis, who has shown the political courage to stand up to the corrupt and deceptive California Dental Association.


Congresswoman Diane Watson announces bill to phase-out dental amalgam

Below is Congresswoman Diane Watson's statement concerning the introduction of her Bill to prohibit the use of mercury in dental fillings.

Because of the anthrax situation, the congresswoman's office prefers you e-mail your support for this enormously important Bill. (Snail mail is now too cumbersome as every letter must now be sanitized to every Member of Congress.)

Your e-mail should be addressed to Congresswoman Watson: diane.watson@mail.house.gov. Be sure and include your full mailing address.

SANDY DUFFY and A.C.L.U. KNOCK OUT THE OREGON GAG RULE!!

It's the beginning of the end of the ADA gag rule.

Portland lawyer Sandra Duffy, Oregon director for Consumers for Dental Choice, recognized that the Oregon dental board policy of enforcing the ADA gag rule on dentists criticizing mercury fillings violates the free speech rights of dentists. Accordingly, in December, she enlisted the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's champion on the First Amendment, to battle the policy.

The ACLU, through Portland lawyers Michael Simon and Julia Markley working pro bono, wrote a letter to the Attorney General of Oregon in February saying the dental board had 30 days to rescind its policy adopted back in 1990. (In that year, the Oregon dental board adopted the ADA policy aimed at gagging dentists from telling patients and the public about the health effects of mercury fillings (known, deceptively, as ,"silver" amalgam). The board maintained that policy despite the huge body of science showing the ADA to be wrong.)

The office of Attorney General Hardy Myers responded promptly, getting the matter on the Board agenda on March 8. Immediately, Mary Ann Newell organized a large number of consumers and health practitioners to attend, and Sandy put together a presentation to make to the dental board. On that date, the state's largest newspaper, the Oregonian, ran a front-page story about the dental board denying dentists their free speech rights. The board, used to having its meetings with only dental lobbyists present, was astounded to see 40 people in its tiny meeting room, told Sandy Duffy no one
could speak. She, of course, insisted that everyone have her or his say. The board, faced with an aware press, legal advice against them, and an aroused citizenry, repealed the ADA gag rule.

Since that meeting, Sandy Duffy and I have met with Jann Carson, assis



Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD

Posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 04:12:44:

In Reply to: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 01:33:12:

A02:071
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03/21/2002

GOVERNOR DAVIS NAMES MEMBERS TO THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA 3/21/2002


SACRAMENTO

Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointments of Patricia Osuna, Dr. Ariane Terlet, and Dr. Chester Yokoyama as members of the Dental Board of California.

Ms. Osuna, 45, of Redondo Beach, has 24 years of experience in dental hygiene. She is a self-employed Dental Hygienist. Ms. Osuna also serves as a Director on the Board of Directors for the University of Southern California School of Dentistry Alumni Association. She previously served as a Dental Hygienist for Richard Kahn, DDS and Hugh Brownson, DDS. Ms. Osuna is a member of Colleagues in Dental Hygiene, the Los Angeles Dental Hygienists' Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She earned a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Terlet, 44, of Berkeley, has more than 15 years of experience practicing dentistry. Since 1989, she has served as the Dental Director at La Clinica De La Raza in Oakland, which provides medical, mental health, optometry, health education and dentistry services to underprivileged people. Dr. Terlet has also served as a Solo Practicioner in Berkeley and as a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Community Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry since 1986. She is the President-elect of the Berkeley Dental Society. Dr. Terlet also serves as a member of the California Dental Association, the Alameda County Oral Health Advisory Committee, and the Alameda County Dental Directors. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctor of dentistry degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

Dr. Yokoyama, 50, of Pasadena, has been in private practice since 1978. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Los Angeles Dental Association, and the Japanese-American Dental Association of Los Angeles. Dr. Yokoyama also serves as a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Holistic Dental Association, and the American Academy of Biological Dentistry. He earned a doctor of dental science degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

The Dental Board of California licenses and regulates dentists, registered dental assistants, and registered dental hygienists. Members do not receive a salary. These positions do not require Senate confirmation.
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GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS ·SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814 · (916) 445-2841



Dr. med. den. Paul Engel Health observations

Posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 04:19:16:

In Reply to: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 01:33:12:

Health Observations Before and After Amalgam Removal
women than men have their amalgam fillings removed?

Are they more sensitive at a certain age than men to amalgam questions
or are they simply more often ill than men?

Conclusion

Certainly it will be necessary to pursue further
investigations and to observe health
modifications with the patients who have already
been examined. Will their health continue to
improve? Henceforth, in any case, I will pay
more attention in future to the health
modifications after amalgam removal than
before. Patients would have to be asked more
systematically about the time frame of the origin
of their disease and its development as well as
the point in time when amalgam removal was
undertaken.

Above all, however - and that is probably the main purpose of this work - I would like to know whether other colleagues have made any similar observations.

General methodical observations
In order to protect the patient - and the dentist -
from mercury vapor, the " Clean Up" suction system (Scania Dental AB Sweden) was used.

This allows mercury vapor in a patient's mouth to be reduced by a factor 100. The rubber dam was sealed with " Oraseal " (Ultradent Products). As filling material composites (direct fillings and inlays) and also compomere were applied. In general, two fillings per session were replaced.

Despite preventive measures, some particularly sensitive patients reacted strongly to the amalgam removal (e.g. Pat. No 30, 29,72) with a temporary aggravation of their symptoms. In such cases, a longer break of about a month
between the individual sessions had to be
allowed for.

Empirical data of 75 patients

Usually the patients appeared after one year for
"recall". Their state of health was always inquired about. The last statements were attached into the table. It was interesting that sometimes together with other positive feedback disappearing symptoms were refered which had
not ever been mentioned before. This concerned above often "neck tension", which was noticeable to me only after many recalls. And also the improvement of symptoms such as "mental problems", "fatigue", "concentration difficulties, and "memory problems" were often only
mentioned explicitly afterwards by patients.


It was remarkable how often symptoms such as "headache" and (above all) "migraine" had substantially improved or even completely disappeared even before all the amalgam fillings
had been removed.

Even the comp lete disappearance of a very strong Neurodermatitis (Pat. No 63), i.e. a symptom, which nobody else had ever mentioned was indeed impressive.

Just as amazing was the disappearance of shoulder / arm pain (e.g. Pat. No 20, 69, 67, 50, 27), persisting for many years, which had completely disappeared. Something similar can be reported also with the " allergies " (e.g. Pat.
No 37).

Whereas the symptoms of "migraine", "dizziness", "neck tension, "sight impairment" and "paraesthesia" improved seemingly fast or even totally disappeared after amalgam removal, this did not seem to be the case with patients
suffering from "stomach / intestine" disorder
symptoms.

Finally, a significant improvement could be observed in one case (Pat. No 17) with "MS" diagnosis.

Literature

L.J. Hahn, R. Kloiber, M.J. Vimy, Y. Takahashi, and F.L. Lorscheider: “Dental "silver" tooth fillings: a source of mercury exposure revealed by whole body image scan and tissue analysis”.

FASEB journal 2640 vol. 3 Dec. 1989.

Kieler Amalgam Gutachten 1997, available from
GZM, Seckenheimerstr.111, 68239 Mannheim

* English translation of “Beobachtungen über die Gesundheit vor und nach Amalgamentfernung", Schweiz. Monatschr.
f. Zahnmed. (Vol 108: 8/1998) by S. Dodd.


Health Observations Before and After Amalgam Removal
Empirical data of 75 patients


Patient No. 1 R.M., male 1954
symptoms: dizziness, low blood press



Re: Dr. med. den. Paul Engel Health observations

Posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 04:36:47:

In Reply to: Dr. med. den. Paul Engel Health observations posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 04:19:16:

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TIME for action!

Posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 12:46:21:

In Reply to: Dr. med. den. Paul Engel Health observations posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 04:19:16:

THE FRAUD and DECEPTION BY ADA MUST FINALLY STOP!
All please act !

Write to legislators to stop ADA from comitting fraud with BUSINESS as usual!

We must stop the LIES and blatant fraud of Dentists Labor Union (ADA).

To many people suffered from the deception by those selfcentered clowns who make ridicoulos claims of alleged mercury safety for past 150 years.

Mercury is ONLY and can be safe in DENTIST own mouth, with NO exception.
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American Dental Association Says Recent Amalgam Litigation
Provides False Hope to Those with Serious Medical Conditions

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 --The American Dental Association (ADA) said today that the complaint filed yesterday in Baltimore against the ADA and Maryland State Dental Association is another coordinated attempt by some to prey on the emotions of people with serious medical conditions, offering false hope that dental treatment to remove amalgam fillings is a cure-all for their ailments.

"There is no sound scientific evidence supporting a link between amalgam fillings and systemic diseases or chronic illness," said ADA President Dr. Gregory Chadwick. "We will mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified complaint."

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released its Consumer Update: Dental Amalgam. According to the update, "FDA and other organizations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) continue to investigate the safety of amalgams used in dental restorations (fillings). However, no valid scientific evidence has ever shown that amalgams cause harm to patients with dental restorations."

"This litigation appears to be part of a coordinated effort that ultimately preys on the fears and emotions of those with serious medical conditions," Dr. Chadwick said. "This is a gross disservice to vulnerable people, promoting false hope that is not based on scientific evidence."

According to the FDA, USPHS scientists analyzed about 175 peer-reviewed studies submitted in support of three citizen petitions received by FDA. "They concluded that data in these studies did not support claims that individuals with dental amalgam restorations will experience problems, including neurologic, renal or developmental effects, except for rare allergic or hypersensitivity reactions."

Based on overwhelming scientific consensus, dental amalgam is among the safe options for patients to consider in consultation with their dentists about filling materials. In addition, the ADA has long believed that dentists should not induce patients to accept dental treatment by using misleading information or information not based on the best scientific evidence.



Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 27, 2002 at 08:15:15:

In Reply to: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD posted by MAI on March 26, 2002 at 01:33:12:

Thanks, MAI.

"Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, free at last!"

Not yet, but soon. Now if only something can be done to punish those who have gone against science so long, to compensate those who have been injured, by taking the money out of their own personal pockets!.

My guess is that the rest of the board will figure out a spurrious way to discredit Dr. Yokoyama and force him off the board. After all they can still totally out-vote him on every amalgan issue.

When Governor Davis is voted out of office (at least partially by the powerful lobbying power of the dental organization) the new governor can easily remove any anti- amalgam influence from the board and it is business as usual.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.)

Posted by MAI on March 27, 2002 at 17:33:25:

In Reply to: Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 27, 2002 at 08:15:15:

The power of the people will NOT allow for it due to proposition 65.

All they can DO is to revoke his licence to practice ... as you know it well .. BUT this will NEVER happen.

The awarness of the general public will soon cause all dentists using mercury back to their caves! It is choice.

New York law regulates dental use and bans health insurance discrimination therein, made it also clear:

"* Requires dental offices to submit an annual amalgam mercury report.

* Requires dental offices to post notice regarding the health risks associated with mercury amalgam.

* Requires informed consent by a person to receive mercury amalgam fillings.

* Prohibits any health insurer to discriminate against coverage of persons choosing to have dental fillings that do not contain mercury. "

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=a004209


THE STATE OF NEW YORK
NEW YORK 224TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION

ASSEMBLY BILL 4209

2001-2002 REGULAR SESSIONS
IN ASSEMBLY
FEBRUARY 7, 2001

SECTION 27-1927. DENTAL OFFICE REQUIREMENTS.


EACH DENTAL OFFICE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL AMALGAM MERCURY
REPORT DESCRIBING QUANTITIES OF ALL SOURCES STORED AND RECYCLED: INCLUDING
CHAIR-SIDE TRAPS, CLEAN SCRAP, ELEMENTAL MERCURY, AMALGAM SLUDGE, AND
MERCURY CONTAINMENT TRAPS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE BY REGULATION
THEREFOR.


SECTION 27-1929. NOTIFICATION.


EVERY DENTIST SHALL DISPLAY, IN BOLDFACE PRINT, IN THE ENGLISH AND SPANISH
LANGUAGE, AND IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE WITHIN SUCH DENTIST'S OFFICE, A NOTICE
STATING THE FOLLOWING:


"THIS OFFICE USES AMALGAM FILLING MATERIALS WHICH CONTAIN AND EXPOSE YOU TO
MERCURY, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS A TOXIN LINKED TO
NEUROLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS. ADDITIONALLY, SCIENTIFIC STUDIES OF
MERCURY-CONTAINING AMALGAM USE HAVE SHOWN THAT A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH HAZARD
EXISTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15. SAFE
ALTERNATIVES TO MERCURY-CONTAINING AMALGAMS EXIST. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR
DENTIST FOR MORE INFORMATION." S 27-1931. INFORMED CONSENT; DENTAL
PROCEDURES.


NO DENTIST SHALL USE MERCURY OR MERCURY AMALGAM IN A DENTAL PROCEDURE
UNLESS, PRIOR TO THE USE, THE DENTIST CERTIFIES IN WRITING THAT THE PATIENT
GAVE INFORMED CONSENT THERETO FREELY AND WITHOUT COERCION. SUCH INFORMED
CONSENT SHALL BE PROVIDED IN WRITING AND REQUIRED FOR EACH DENTAL OFFICE
VISIT IN WHICH THE PROCEDURE INVOLVES THE USE OF MERCURY AMALGAM AND SHALL
CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IN BOLDFACE PRINT:


"I CONSENT TO THE USE OF MERCURY CONTAINING AMALGAM IN THIS DENTAL
PROCEDURE. I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THE AMALGAM TO BE USED IN THIS
PROCEDURE CONTAINS MERCURY, A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS A
TOXIN LINKED TO NEUROLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS. ADDITIONALLY, I
HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT SCIENTIFIC STUDIES OF AMALGAM CONTAINING MERCURY
HAVE SHOWN THAT A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH HAZARD EXISTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15. I HAVE ALSO BEEN INFORMED THAT SAFE
ALTERNATIVES TO AMALGAM CONTAINING MERCURY EXIST."


SECTION 27-1933. BAN ON HEALTH INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION.


NO HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY OR CONTRACT SHALL IN ANY WAY DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST AMALGAMS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN ADDED MERCURY.

http://lawschool.stanford.edu/library/special/dentalofficerequirements.html


After affair with Dr. Sinaiko the Medical Boards lost credibility and are now closely scrutinized by the public.
( http://www.treatmentchoice.com )

The lawsuits against ADA (against ADA corrupt practices and racketeering by ADA), will sucseed, unfortunatelly there will be NO COMPENSATION for the injured VICTIMS of ADA for next 20 years.


In November 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address growing concerns about exposures to toxic chemicals.

That initiative became The S



Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 28, 2002 at 11:32:02:

In Reply to: Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.) posted by MAI on March 27, 2002 at 17:33:25:

Thanks, MAI.

I hope you are right!

Walt

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Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 28, 2002 at 11:34:33:

In Reply to: Re: GOV. DAVIS - California - NEW "MERCURY FREE"DENTAL BOARD (Archive.) posted by MAI on March 27, 2002 at 17:33:25:

Remember, MAI.

When the law tries to protect the dentist trying to help his patient, the PTB have routinely begun to attack that dentist for stuff not related to the new law.

Wait and see. This may not be over yet!

Walt

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