Biocompatibility of Dental Materials
Are all dental materials created equal?
We pay close attention to the food we eat, water we drink, trying to make healthy, sensible choices. It might never occur to us that dental materials we have in our mouth can also affect the overall health.
Different people can react differently to dental materials. A substance that causes little or no reaction in one individual can prove to be harmful to another.
Ability of dental materials to exist in the mouth without causing adverse reactions is called biocompatibility.
Here is the list of the main offenders and where they can be found:
Amalgam fillings - Mercury, Silver, Cooper, Nickel
Composite fillings - Phenols, BPA, Formaldehyde
Crowns - Nickel, Beryllium, Chrome, Cobalt, Copper
Implants - Titanium, Aluminum
Possible adverse reactions could also exist to seemingly harmless substances like gold, various metals, cements and filling materials of different brands and manufacturers.
Dr. Rossinski does tests that can determine which products are best to use for each patient.Tests are needed not only to determine the choice of products for using in the future but also for reviewing materials that are already in the mouth.
What kinds of tests Dr. Rossinski recommends?
Melisa (Memory Lymphocyte Immunostimulation Assay) is a blood test for diagnosis of metal allergy.
Test is widely used in Europe among dentists to determine which metals in dental restorations and dental implants can affect immune system in a negative way and which can not.
Exposure to metals in dental materials can cause health problem in individuals that have an allergy to those metals.
Melisa test determines which metals the body can tolerate and which it can not, but the test doesn’t measure toxicity, levels of metals in the body.
How to get tested: www.melisa.org >
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) is a blood test that reveals patient’s sensitivity to different chemical groups. Clifford Consulting & Research correlates results of the test with it’s database of over 17,000 different dental products from different trade names and manufacturers.
Clifford Testing not only examines body’s reaction to dental products, it also determines body’s reaction to byproducts as dental products are being decomposed or broken down in the body.
How to get tested: www.ccrlab.com >
Quick Silver Tests
QuickSilver Scientific laboratory specializes in mercury testing and provides two tests:
Quick Silver Mercury Tri-test is a test of hair samples, blood and urine. It measures the level of mercury in the body and accesses body’s ability to eliminate it.
Patented technology is used to separate two kinds of mercury, inorganic mercury that usually comes from dental amalgams, and organic mercury that mostly comes from seafood consumption.
The test is able to see levels of both. This information helps dentists with creation of Mercury detoxification programme. QuickSilver lab also offers detox supplements.
Blood Metal test measures levels of 15 different metals in the body, toxic metals as well as nutrient metals. Toxic metal are: Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Lead, Mercury, Silver and Strontium. Levels of different nutrient metals are measured as well to uncover any imbalances. Nutrient metals are: Calcium, Copper, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molymdenum, Selenium and Zinc.
Dr. Rossinski is a participating provider.
How to get tested: www.quicksilverscientific.com >
Autonomic Response Testing or Kinesiology
Kinesiology or Autonomic Response Testing has been used by many practitioners, including osteopathic physicians, for many years, and it is finding it’s way into mainstream medicine in US.
Kinesiology evaluates body’s response to a specific potential stressor, for example a small sample of heavy metal (mercury, cadmium, arsenic).
These stressors are introduced into patient’s biofield* using a series of specific techniques. If the body “perceives” the stressor as disturbance that is causing imbalance, the loss of the muscle tone happens. The muscle actually loses it’s ability to lock the joint.
The main player in the Kinesiology is our Autonomic Nervous System, or ANS. ANS is a part of our nervous system that acts automatically without requiring conscious thought. ANS controls such functions as breathing, digestion, beating of the heart, blood flow, and more. When potential stressor is introduced into our biofield*, ANS receives information from our biofield* and responds to potential stressor. Positive or negative response to a stressor is recorded and treatment is prescribed accordingly.
ACMOS Method (Analysis of the Compatibility of Matter on the Organism and its Synergy)
ACMOS was introduced by Dr. Rene Naccachian in France in 1970s. Dr. Rossinski received her training in ACMOS Training Center in Paris.
ACMOS Method is another way of rebalancing patient’s biofield*. It is a result of a marriage between Western science and Eastern medicine. When we have an illness within our body it is reflected in a change of our biofield* causing disruptions of energy flow.
ACMOS Method is a technique that allows practitioner to identify imbalances in energetic field of the body as well as to see how this energetic field reacts to the introduction of different substances.This is especially useful for dentists to determine how our bodies react to different dental products.
Using some or all of the mentioned above tools Dr. Rossinski and the patient together can choose the program to fit individual needs. *Our body’s biofield is an accumulation of energies emitted by our cells, tissues and organs. Our biofield also carries information about our surroundings back to our bodies by electromagnetic signals, very much like light in fiber optics carries electromagnetic signal of our voice to someone in Europe.