There has been significant research into the inherent risks of Amalgam fillings, due to the high content of Mercury in the material. Common activities such as eating, brushing, clenching and release mercury vapor creating risk for ingestion by the patient. Dr Perman passionately supports replacement of all Amalgam fillings. Being part of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr Perman follows the SMART protocol to minimize the risk of the removed mercury to be ingested by the patient or office workers during this process. If you would like to know more about this process and the benefits of the Amalgam Replacement, please give us a call at (503)266-2033 and we will schedule a consultation.