Kathleen Colton- Biological Hygienist

We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Colton (Kathy), is the first Hygienist in Australia to be trained and certified in the comprehensive application of Biological Hygiene. This year, Kathy successfully completed the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) Biological Dental Hygiene Accreditation program.

Kathleen Colton- Biological Hygienist

The 10-unit course has been created specifically for dental hygienists to learn about the essential connections between oral health and overall health. It establishes Kathy at the forefront of modern dentistry and demonstrates her commitment to furthering her knowledge of dental hygiene’s undeniable role in systemic health. Patients can now feel in good hands when discussing their oral health concerns with Kathy.

Completing this course has enabled Kathy to develop an awareness of the materials used in dentistry and ways to help protect our patients. Through the knowledge of mitigating exposure to mercury from amalgam fillings, including IAOMT’s Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), Kathy has developed a recognition of holistic approaches to assist patients in improving their oral and overall health. Kathy currently works in our Moonee Ponds rooms, and you can make an appointment with her by phoning 03 84004104 or booking online at www.smileinstyle.com.au

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.