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Charlotte area residents discover a dentist 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.

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

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) 606-0040.

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After the worse dentist experience ever I went to Dr. Virtue, and can I say it was the absolute best experience ever with a dentist. He is gentle and kind and the staff follows suit. If you are considering mercury removal go to Dr Virtue!!
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.


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Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.