One day my friend visited a dentist for a simple procedure and few weeks later her life became a living hell. I witnessed her struggles to discover the cause of her baffling illness and through this journey, I watched this person shrink into a sickly, fragile stranger.
Investigation- Science- Documentary 1 X 52
Directed & Produced by: Elizabeth Hong Daniel Montoya
A gripping tale that will make you think twice before you eat your next catch-of-the-day or plan your next visit to the dentist’s office.
This documentary exposes the secrets behind the corruption of amalgam’s major component, mercury. Through the eyes of doctors, scientists, environmental experts and mercury-poisoned survivors, we learn about the nature of people and the terrible things that some do just for the sake of money. Colorful graphics and narration detail how coal fired power plants put out 170 pounds of mercury into the air each year; while environmental experts explain how this pollution gradually increases over time, as it accumulates. The film also unveils how half of all North American dentist still use amalgam for its quick and easy profits. The disturbing issue is brought to light through interviews with leading experts including national counsel Charlie Brown and constitutional attorney Jonathan W. Emord. Both attorneys expose why American dentistry’s 150-year affair with mercury is a tale of profit first and people last. Powerful Interviews with Dr. Boyd Haley PhD explains why mercury is a biochemical train wreck once it enters the human body. To get to the heart of why mercury is more toxic to your body than any other heavy metal, Dr. John Park Trowbridge explains why and how this neurotoxin can impair brain function. Intimate interviews with mercury-poisoned survivors reveal the struggles and pain, while biological dentist trace their health issue back to the vapor release from the amalgam in their mouth.
2-D animations provide an entertaining view while Dr. Boyd Haley explains how mercury vapors enter and affect the human body Color graphics and also 2-D animations will be use to help narrate the history of amalgam fillings
Dr. BOYD HALEY Ph.D – received his BS in Chemistry/Physics from Franklin College in 1963. After a tour in the U.S. Army he completed his M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Idaho (1966) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry at Washington State University (1971). He was an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology, Yale University Medical School from 1971 to 1974. His first academic appointment was at the University of Wyoming in 1974 where he was promoted to full professor in 1983. In 1985 he was appointed as the first scientist hired in the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky with academic appointments as professor in the College of Pharmacy and in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Kentucky Medical Center. In 1996 he was named Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry. In the past 14 years Dr. Haley has emphasized studies on Alzheimer’s disease in his laboratory. Currently, a diagnostic test he developed for Alzheimer’s disease is being promoted by clinical diagnostic laboratories. He is co-founder and scientific advisor of Affinity Labeling Technologies, Inc., a biotech company that synthesizes and markets to major research institutes nucleotide photo-affinity analogs for biomedical research. Dr. Haley has testified as an expert witness at government hearings on the issue of the health hazards of mercury in vaccines and dental amalgam.
Dr. JOHN PARK TROWBRIDGE MD FACAM – Graduated as a National Merit Scholar and California State Scholar from Stanford University and then from the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. After a surgical internship at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, he briefly studied urological surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. In 1978 he started a general medical practice in Humble, Texas, a Houston suburb. By 1981, Dr. Trowbridge was turning to the study of how nutritional changes and innovative prescribing could improve the condition of patients with chronic degenerative diseases.
Dr. Allen Sprinkle D. D. S – is a graduate of Baylor College of dentistry and has thousands of hours of continuing education pertaining to Biological dentistry, chronic head and neck pain and sleep disorder breathing.Years ago, Dr. Sprinkle uncovered a common thread of conditions among his patients, especially those with chronic pain. Most had poor sleep quality and were consistently fatigued. They also suffered from a myriad of other difficulties including poor concentration, headaches, and acid reflux. He knew that their lack of rest and quality sleep was detrimental to their recovery and only increased their unending patterns of pain, disease, discomfort and discouragement. Dr. Sprinkle knew he had to find a way to bring rest, refreshing sleep and hope to these and hundreds of others just like them. Today, his multi-faceted approach is helping patients in Texas.
Dr. WILLIAM GLAROS D. D . S – He graduated from Memorial High School, earned a B.A. in Psychology at Southern Methodist University, and earned his degree from Baylor College of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is past President of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. In addition, he is an Accredited Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Holistic Dental Association, the Price-Pottinger Foundation, and the American Naturopathic Medical Association.
Carol Vander RDH BSDH – is a dental hygiene, she has looked into the mouths of thousands of people and observed the startling range of what can result from poor lifestyle choices and the neglect of oral care. She has observed that problems are not confined to the poor or uneducated – behind those winning smiles of the rich and famous can lie inflamed sores and degenerative bone disease. Carol is graduated with A BS degree from Baylor University and study with leaders in a wide variety of fields in the professional medical community. Applying the science in her clinical practice helps refine simple techniques that work for her clients and help her hone her verbal motivational skills. Carol is a Director of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry (AMIBD) and a founding member of The American Academy of Oral Systemic Medicine (AAOSH).
Dr. EDWARD GROUP DC ND DACBN DABFM – founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Heading up the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach in producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information. Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.
Charlie Brown – is National Counsel, Consumers for Dental Choice, www.toxicteeth.org,and president, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. He is an author and a formerstate attorney general. Charlie spearheads the national campaign to end the use of mercury-based dentalfillings, due to their adverse health, environmental, and occupational effects. In a well-organized multiyear campaign, he brought mercury-free dentistry into the mainstreamby challenging the three main forces protecting toxins in the mouth: state dental boards,the American Dental Association, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).In 2008, he achieved the distinction of besting the U.S. Food & Drug Administrationin court, causing FDA to re-write its website to give warnings, and to agree to classifyamalgam by a date certain. When FDA reneged on its agreement in 2009, Mr. Brown ledone of the best grassroots campaigns ever against FDA to bring the agency back to thetable to reconsider its rule.
JONATHAN W EMORD ESQ – Having begun his career as an attorney in the Federal Communications Commission during the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Emord has maintained an abiding conviction to achieve full First Amendment protection for the freedoms of speech and press. In 1991, he authored the critically acclaimed Freedom, Technology, and the First Amendment in which he chronicled the intellectual foundations of the First Amendment and advocated replacing government control over the airwaves with a title registry, private property rights approach. Emord has practiced law for a number of well-respected firms, including Wiley, Rein & Fielding, and served as a Cato Institute Vice-President.