Costa Mesa City Council adopted an historic resolution regarding the
ban of dental amalgam filling, also known as the silver-mercury filling.
In response to the need for more public education regarding the
dangers of the mercury filling, Dr. James Rota, DDS is speaking at a
free seminar on Wednesday, November 10, at 6:30 pm, regarding the safe
removal of the toxic dental amalgam filling, detoxification, and biological dentistry.
The resolution was sponsored by Gary Monahan, former Mayor of Costa Mesa
and sitting Council Member. “This is way overdue here in the United
States, and especially California,” said Monahan at Tuesday night’s
meeting. Monahan also went on to cite Zogby Poll results wherein 94% of
Californians believe that their dentist should be required to inform
them about the various types of mercury and non-mercury fillings that
are available before filling a cavity.
Californians for Green Dentistry
organized the presentation, which included several highly informative
and moving testimonies including Anita Gonzalez-Tibau and Attorney
Charles Brown, Executive Director of Consumers for Dental Choice
and President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Brown
stated that “Amalgam is a primitive, pre-Civil War product. It is a
According to Californians for Green Dentistry, “The mercury implanted
into the teeth of unsuspecting patients ultimately ends up back in our
environment: (1) in our water via dental clinic releases and household
toilets; (2) in our air via cremation, sludge incineration, dental
clinic emissions, and human respiration; and (3) in our land via
landfills, burials, and fertilizer.”
Also among the speakers were Dr. James Rota and Dr. Chester Yokoyama,
DDS, a former California Dental Examiners Board member. When asked by
Mayor Mansoor why there is a hindrance of dentists changing to
non-mercury fillings, Dr. Rota responded, “Dentists were taught in
school that when you mix silver, tin, zinc and copper with mercury, you
have an inert, stable mass. However, new technology now reveals that
this isn’t true. But we didn’t know that then.”
Dr. Rota went on to say that the diseases which result from the mercury toxicity
are not diagnosed by the dentist. They are diagnosed by the physician.
Except in acute toxicity cases, when a patient has a conventional
blood or urine test, chronic mercury will not be found, as it is trapped
in the tissues, and not detected in blood or urine. It wasn’t until
chelating agents were developed that enabled the physician to measure
and release the mercury.
Mercury is a well-known neurotoxin. Once mercury is discharged to the
environment, it converts to methylmercury, a very toxic form, and
bio-accumulates in fish. The EPA has designated mercury as its Number
One hazardous waste. Amalgam is made up of approximately 40% to 50%
mercury, 25% silver, and a 25% to 35% mixture of copper, zinc, and tin.
The discussion of the Monahan Resolution resulted in increased awareness
by the Council and audience regarding the multiple dangers of using
mercury fillings. “I wasn’t familiar with this at all until Councilman
Monahan brought it forward… I have mercury fillings. Now I am
concerned,” as stated by Council Member Wendy Leece.
Further speaking of dental amalgams, Dr. Rota strongly urges anyone who
is considering having the silver mercury filling removed from their
teeth to ensure that procedure is performed by a dentist that adheres to
the IAOMT protocols. For more information about dental amalgams and
mercury toxicity or to find a biological dentist, visit http://www.TALKInternational.com.
Californians for Green Dentistry encourages people to tell their city
council that it is time to hold public hearings to address the dental
mercury pollution problem in their own community. Furthermore, the
Resolution adopted by the City of Costa Mesa “directs that copies of
this resolution be disseminated to the City’s State and Federal
representatives and to the other 33 cities in Orange County with a
request that they adopt similar resolutions.” The Resolution and videos
of the October 19 Meeting may be viewed online at http://www.TALKInternational.com.
Dr. Rota holds monthly seminars about the dangers of dental amalgams,
the connection of the mouth to the rest of the body, and detoxification.
The next seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 6:30
pm in his Westwood office, located at 924 Westwood Blvd., Suite 505,
Los Angeles. For more information about holistic or biological
dentistry or details about upcoming free seminars, contact Dori Rota or