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Dr. Janet Stopka is a biological dentist who ensures every treatment and technique performed in her dental practice in Burr Ridge is good for the smile and the body. When patients are faced with the removal of silver amalgam fillings within their smile, they need to consider a practice focused on providing appropriate services. Dr. Janet Stopka is proud to offer the SMART technique for silver amalgam filling removal.
SMART is an acronym for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique.
SMART focuses on ensuring certain protocols are followed for the safety and wellbeing 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:
By following these protocols, patients can rest easy knowing they are not subjected to the toxins released by their mercury fillings.
Dr. Janet Stopka proudly assists patients in many areas of Illinois, including Orland Park, Palos Heights, Oak lawn, Blue island, Alsip, and Crestwood. Her practice is in Burr Ridge at 16W289 83rd Street and can be reached by phone at (630) 756-5844. Contact her front office team today to learn more about the benefits of removing silver amalgam fillings via the SMART technique.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).