Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal

We help our clients to improve their health.

At America Dental, we have MORE THAN 18 YEARS of experience providing the highest level of biological and holistic dental care. We are happy to talk about your new and beautiful smile.

The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is a protocol developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

Before the procedure, patients rinse with activated charcoal. Then, a dental dam is used to isolate the tooth and prevent mercury exposure to surrounding oral tissues—both the patient and dental professional wear protective gowns and eyewear.

To prevent inhalation of mercury vapors, a nasal mask delivering oxygen is used, and a saliva ejector is placed under the dental dam. During the procedure, copious amounts of water are used for irrigation to reduce heat. A high-speed evacuation device is used to capture mercury particles, and amalgam is removed in larger chunks by sectioning.

After the removal, the patient’s mouth is thoroughly rinsed with water and charcoal.

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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Process

A mercury filter that separates & collects particles to avoid releasing them into the environment. In-office air purifiers are to be installed to remove mercury particles in the background.

 

Amalgam separator for proper collection of mercury waste. The adequate high-volume air filtration system in the operatory. Check our SMART facilities.

For the SMART dentist & staff– Protective gowns, Sterile non-latex gloves, face protection gear, and properly sealed masks providing oxygen and covers are mandatory.

Utilizing the available scientific evidence, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) has developed extensive safety recommendations for removing existing dental mercury amalgam fillings, including detailed protective measures to be utilized for the procedure.

The IAOMT’s recommendations supplement conventional safety protocols like masks, water irrigation, and high-volume suction with several additional protective measures.

Holistic Dentistry Procedure

Our Holistic Dentistry system meets all the needs that may arise: First, the patient’s problems are studied in-depth, both in the oral cavity and in the rest of the organism.

Once the causes are found, solutions can be established. At America Dental, we only use biocompatible materials and techniques. Dental treatments are performed so that no physical changes affect the body.

For example, it is done using compatible biological materials that were previously tested on the person. In addition to studying your case, we will make a diagnosis and a complete treatment plan.

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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Benefits

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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal can reduce the risk of oral health problems and improve overall oral health.

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Mercury from amalgam fillings can enter the body and contribute to health problems, so a safe mercury amalgam Removal can improve overall health.

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Some people experience discomfort or sensitivity with amalgam fillings, which can be alleviated through safe mercury amalgam removal and replacement.

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A safe mercury amalgam removal with tooth-colored alternatives can improve the appearance of teeth.

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A safe mercury amalgam removal reduces mercury exposure, a toxic heavy metal.

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Newer filling materials last longer and are more durable than mercury amalgam.

Our Dental Care Team

Dr. Vargas Gould

Dr. Ignacio Vargas Gould

DDS, MSD, BIOLOGICAL DENTIST, COSMETIC DENTISTRY, DENTAL IMPLANTS.

Basic Life Support. 2008 – Present

National Dental Boards Examinations.  2004 – Present

Course of Epidemiology and Biostatics for Health Professionals. Dr. Petri, May 2008

Course of Peri-Implant Health and Management Hands – On Workshop.  2018

Course of Implantology All on 4 (Oral Revitalize)

 • Member of the Dental Surgeons College of Costa Rica. 2004 –Present

 • Member of American Dental Association. 2011 – Present

 • In America Dental Clinic, accredited by the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, 2003 a 2020.

 • Professor of Restorative Clinic (undergraduate) of University of Costa Rica, January 2008 – December 2009.

 • Professor of Dental Clinic. ULACIT, Latin American University of Science and Technology. 2010

 • Chief of Operative Dentistry Division, ULACIT, Latin American University of Science and Technology. 2010-2016 

Biography

Higher Education

 

Doctor in Dental Surgery. Latin American University of Science and Technology, San Jose, Costa Rica. 1999-2004

Division of Periodontics at Hospital Calderón Guardia. August 2002.

Fellowship in Restorative Sciences, University of Costa Rica. 2004.

Fellowship in Cosmetic Dentistry, University of Costa Rica. 2007.

 Master´s Degree in Operative and Dental Aesthetics, University of Costa Rica. 2008-2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Implant Dentistry, Pontificia University Javeriana, 2011.

Digital Course in (Digital Smile Design). 2015

He’s SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) Certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT).

Certified in safe amalgam removal by the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD).

Dr. Francisco Solis

DDS, ORAL SURGERY, PRP SPECIALIST

  •  • Degree in Dentistry with emphasis in prosthodontics / Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología. Costa Rica 2010
  •  • Certificate of advanced surgery in prosthetic surgical techniques in implants and oral prosthetic rehabilitation/ Pontificia Universidad Javierana. Colombia 2011
  •  • Certificate in oral surgery/ Pontificia Universidad Javierana. Colombia 2011
  •  • Certificate in Endodontic Surgery/ USC Dental School. United States 2010
  •  • All on 4 and sinus lift internship/ Zimer. United States 2015

Biography

America Dental| Dentist

2013 – Currently

  • • IPRF surgery
  • • All on 4 surgery
  • • Prosthetic surgery
  • • Endodontic surgery
  • • Periodontal and pathology surgery

ULACIT| Professor

2012 – 2014

  • • Attendance at anesthesia techniques and theory course.
  • • Attendance and integrated treatment of patient in the course of oral pathology and third molar surgery and periodontal surgery

FAES| Dentist

2011

  • • Dental surgery
  • • General dental procedures
  •  • Degree in Dentistry with emphasis in prosthodontics / Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología. Costa Rica 2010
  •  • Certificate of advanced surgery in prosthetic surgical techniques in implants and oral prosthetic rehabilitation/ Pontificia Universidad Javierana. Colombia 2011
  •  • Certificate in oral surgery/ Pontificia Universidad Javierana. Colombia 2011
  •  • Certificate in Endodontic Surgery/ USC Dental School. United States 2010
  •  • All on 4 and sinus lift internship/ Zimer. United States 2015
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Dra. Rebeka Jiménez

DDS, Cosmetic Dentist

Biography

America Dental| Dentist

January 1, 2012 – Present

Medical Tourism

  •  • Dentist: attention of patients, do different treatments (fillings, cleanings, bridges, crowns, veneers, extractions, restorations over implants, dental scanning, etc.), patient´s coordinator.
  •  • Dental Technician: do some dental works.
  •  • Assistant: assistance in surgical procedures and orthodontic procedures.

Dental Laboratory Novadental 

January 2011 – December 2016

  •  • Owner
  •  • Dental technician

Dental Laboratory Juan Carlos López

January 2008 – December 2010

Dental Technician

  •  • Honorific mention Cum Laude Probatus in the degree course in dentistry
  •  • Active member of the Dental Surgeons College of Costa Rica
  •  • Member of the International Academy of Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California
  •  • Experience with digital dentistry CAD/CAM
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Dra. Rebeka Jiménez

DDS, Cosmetic Dentist

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Dra. Fernanda Ramírez

DDS, Biological Dentist

Biography

Formal Education

  •  • Bachelor of dental surgery (2010-2014)
  •  • Emphasis on dental aesthetics
  •  • MBA program at UCLA (2017-2018)
  •  • Medical investigator program (2018-2020)
  •  • Work Experience
  •  • Cyprosa, sales representative Colgate (2012)
  •  • General Dentist, clínica dental doctora Yahaira Madrigal (2015)
  •  • Ebais Unibe San Pedro CCSS (2017)
  •  • America Dental Clinic full time (2012-2020)

Training Courses Attended

  •  • BLS (2014)
  •  • Course: Oral photographic (2014)
  •  • Course: Novosmile (2017)
  •  • Course: First fit (2017)
  •  • Course: Porcelain Veneers Javier Quiros (2018)
  •  • Course: Digital Smile Design DSD (2016)
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Dra. Fernanda Ramírez

DDS, Biological Dentist

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Safe mercury amalgam removal for a healthier smile.  We help you with our team of experts, holistic dentistry, advanced technology, and strict safety protocols.