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20 Dental Boards Being Challenged




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This article is from the Amalgam and Mercury-free Dentistry FAQ.

20 Dental Boards Being Challenged


The Dental Boards have renewed their attacks against mercury-free
dentists. At the present time, at least 12 dentists in 10 states are
under attack. The difference now, is that a number of these dentists
are aggressively fighting back. Indeed, some have even launched
counter-attacks.

The most significant event is the one noted earlier. The mercury-free
dentist appealed the disciplinary action of the Dental Board to the
State Superior Court. Improper statutory, and perhaps even
unconstitutional, actions of the Dental Board were placed formally on
record with the Court. This landmark decision may be the first time a
State Court has reversed a Dental Board disciplinary action. However,
in spite of being exonerated the mercury-free dentist was left with
considerable legal expenses.

In another state, the Dental Board has been formally provided with an
overwhelming amount of scientific documentation on the potential risk
from amalgam mercury, including testimony from medical
scientists. This Board now faces a dilemma; rule against the dentist
in the face of scientific documentation and testimony or rule for the
dentist in opposition to the ''standard of care'' established by
organized dentistry.

A mercury-free dentist is presently fighting back in a third state,
where the Dental Board's actions are again highly
questionable. Considerable public support has been generated on behalf
of the mercury-free dentist. As a result, the conflict has generated
considerable media interest and even support for action in the State
Legislature. It is even possible that a counter-offensive may be
launched. In the course of all of these cases, evidence has surfaced
pointing to a possible concerted coordinated effort to ''get''
mercury-free dentists. This possibility has captured the imagination
of several media sources as well as the interest of attorneys.

 

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