Patient Information - Dental
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT)
Laboratory screening process used to help identify existing sensitivity
problems to various chemical groups and families of compounds in an
individual patient. This process is currently being implemented in the
CMRT Dental Test. After a patient's test has been completed, the
patient's reactivity test results are compiled in a report. We are
currently reporting on over 7100 trade-named products and 89 chemical
groups and families.
Info by Martin S. Spiller, D.M.D. for dentists on an administering the "Gow-Gates Block", an alternate method of anethesia for those who find that traditional freezing methods don't work well.
Is There Information For The Chemically Sensitive Patient?
NOTE: Scroll down on page to see the article.
Most of the following information for the hypersensitive patient,
except as (Ed. Noted), was taken from a special letter by Alfred
V. Zamm, M.D., FACAI, FACP, 111 Maiden Lane, Kingston, NY 12401-4597 that he provides to his MCS patients.
Jigsaw Health FoundationNOTE: This site still has some good information,which is why it is still included in this list of resources. Unfortunately, the site now states the following: :We regret to inform you that as of September 1, 2007, the foundation has had to suspend operations due to lack of funding.* We are delighted that we were able to lend assistance to over four dozen beneficiaries in the last year and half, and we are so grateful to the small band of donors who helped make this possible.
* This is not to be confused with www.JigsawHealth.com, which is still open."
The Jigsaw Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that
subsidizes mercury amalgam removal for low-income, chronically ill
people. Includes listings for mercury free dentists in North America
and Canada and those in US can apply for financial help in getting
mercury fillings removed.
More info, including co-pays
Protocol re removal and also re lists of dentists
What to do if novocaine does not work
If you're one of those people who've had trouble getting completely numb with local anaesthetic in the past, here's the low-down on the causes of incomplete local anesthesia. Four possible causes of local anesthetic not working are:
- anatomical variation
- bad technique on behalf of the operator (i.e. dentist)
- anxiety and
- local infection.
Find out more about the causes and possible solutions at this site.