Amalgam Removal
Amalgam Removal


Dr. Asif Hamid is a biological dentist at Fitzroy Dental Practice offering the SMART technique for silver amalgam filling removal.

Safe Amalgam Removal

SMART is an acronym for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique.

SMART focuses on ensuring certain protocols are followed for the safety and well-being of everyone in the treatment room during the removal of silver amalgam fillings. These fillings are known for having approximately 50 percent mercury. Mercury is toxic to the human body and should never be used internally. The IAOMT, or International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, has set forth specific rules and standards for mercury removal.

They include some of the following steps:

  • Maintaining outside air sources in the treatment room
  • Using amalgam separators to properly collect mercury
  • Utilising a special filtration system to eliminate particles and vapours
  • Wearing proper protection including eye protection, surgical gowns, and gloves
  • Cleaning the treatment area thoroughly following the procedure

By following these protocols, patients can rest easy knowing they are not subjected to the toxins released by their mercury fillings.

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