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Uninformed consent : the hidden dangers in dental care
Huggins, Hal A.
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Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Pub. Co., [1999]

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278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Metabolic consequences of dental toxicity -- Birth defects -- Chronic fatigue -- Indigestion -- Leukemia -- Cholesterol and dentistry -- Disease responses seen after dental revision -- Sources of dental toxicity -- Mercury -- Nickel -- Root canals revisited -- Post dental revision: the recovery process is only beginning.
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Uninformed Consent presents cases of toxic poisoning--of depressed immune systems and inexplicable illnesses--to toxins entering the bloodstream from the heavy metals in dental materials. The authors also discuss the hidden truths that the dental industry in America doesn't want to talk about, and the real reasons the dangers of these materials have been suppressed and ignored.
Dr.'s Huggins and Levy implore the reader: "Don't leave your health in your dentist's hands and assume that all will be fine. Become informed and take an active role in your health. Know what will be implanted in your mouth. You must decide at the outset what is more important to you--the life of a filling or your life." Uninformed Consent will give you the facts so that you may take responsibility for your dental--and complete--health and wellness.

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Doctors Huggins and Levy, who have spent years studying the toxic effects of dental materials, have written an authoritative book that accomplishes their stated purpose of "making the reader aware of the enormous and wide-ranging effects of dental toxicity." The authors have done an excellent job of describing the medical research in lay terms. They cover dental sources of toxicity, the body's reactions, specific diseases suspected or known to be caused by dental materials, and suggestions for dealing with such toxicity. Although a chapter with more clearly detailed information about alternative dental materials and detoxification methods would have been helpful, this work is well researched and well written. Recommended for public libraries.‘Kristine Benishek, Good Samaritan Hosp. Lib., Dayton, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.