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Dr. William E. Virtue DDS, FIAOMT, NMD
I have been going to Dr. Virtue's dental office for many years after going to many other dentists in the area with no sucess. This practice is the TOTAL EXPERIENCE! From the time in walk in until you walk out you feel that not only are you in the best hands but that you are among experienced, caring friends. Not only do they care about their patients but about each other and it is apparent from the first visit. If you are looking for a dentist I strongly recommend Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville. It is worth trying. Bet you can't just go one time!
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Why biological dentists in Yadkinville should follow IAOMT protocols
Many biological dentists in Yadkinville and other areas of the United States who are committed to having metal-free practices follow the protocols set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology—also known as IAOMT. The IAOMT is a group who established standards in how to handle the removal of mercury fillings.

These standards are set to help biological dentists provide their patients with safe, silver amalgam removal. Some of the protocols followed include:
  • The use of a special suction (HVE) device to remove vapors from the mouth and the air.
  • Removing the mercury in large chunks instead of grinding it down.
  • The use of a rubber dam to contain any pieces of mercury.
  • Covering all of the patient's exposed skin.
  • Providing the patient with supplemental fresh air through a nose hood or other ventilation device.
  • The use of nitrile rubber gloves in which mercury vapor cannot diffuse through.
  • The use of respirators to control the air breathed by patient, dentist, and staff.
  • Using a proper, high-quality filtration system to ensure mercury vapors are safely removed from the air.
  • Safe and appropriate removal of the waste from the facility.
These standards are set to help dental facilities better understand the dangers that mercury toxins can present and learn how to safely remove silver amalgam for patients worried about mercury toxicity. It also establishes base guidelines that everyone can follow to ensure their health and wellbeing during this sometimes-necessary procedure.

Dr. Virtue takes biological dentistry seriously. He is the president of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and fully supports the use of non-toxic materials to help patients maintain a healthy mouth and body.

If you are a patient in the Yadkinville area who is seeking quality, caring dentistry from a medical professional such as Dr. Virtue, contact Virtue Dental Care today to schedule your initial visit and learn more about his goals and his practice. You can also take this time to tour his facility and ask questions you may have about the safe handling of silver amalgam and mercury vapors.

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