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Charlotte area residents discover a dentist skilled in safely removing mercury fillings

Charlotte area residents discover Dr. Virtue William at Virtue Dental Care got skilled in safely removing mercury fillings

Patients who have had cavities in the past may have amalgam fillings in their mouths. With the increasing awareness of the dangers of mercury, Dr. William Virtue, of Virtue Dental Care, provides mercury safe dentistry to all patients. When it comes to safely removing mercury fillings, patients in the Charlotte area can rest assured knowing we make patient health and safety a priority.

Patients who request it may have their amalgam fillings removed and replaced with a composite, filling. Composite fillings are aesthetically pleasing. Patients may request filling replacement for different reasons.

  • Silver fillings change the appearance of the tooth and look unnatural.
  • The tooth or current filling may be cracked or may be causing problems.

Mercury-Safe Removal

When patients request the removal of their amalgam fillings, Dr. Virtue adheres to the guidelines laid out by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Technology (IAOMT). The protocol has been designed to protect the health and safety of patients and the dental staff. Some of the steps include:

  • An amalgam separator collects mercury waste.
  • A filtration system is in place to remove vapors or particles.
  • Protective gear, including gowns, gloves, and masks are worn by dental personnel.
  • The patient chews charcoal before and after the procedure to absorb any mercury residue.
  • The patient uses a dental dam and oxygen mask to avoid ingesting or inhaling mercury vapors.

Dr. Virtue is SMART-certified and is a fellow of the IAOMT. In the past, he acted as president and secretary of the IAOMT. He is committed to maintaining mercury safe dental practices to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff.

Call the office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Virtue – (336) 679-2034.

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Virtue Dental Care is committed to ensuring that Yadkinville, NC patients have healthy teeth and healthy bodies. We follow biological dentistry principles, offering general, cosmetic, and mercury-free dentistry. The latest techniques and technologies, personalized care, and a comfortable and environmentally responsible practice are our hallmarks.

Our office was established in 1979 by Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM, who was trained in dentistry at Indiana University. His achievements include Past President of the IAOMT and Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics. Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT graduated from Wake Forest University and earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Both of our doctors go above and beyond in continuing education to provide top service to our patients.