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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in alternative dentistry?

Just as there are alternative medical practitioners, there are also alternative or holistic dentists. Many oppose fluoridation or amalgam fillings or use questionable procedures.  Read more about alternative dentistry

Here are 9 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Lorraine M. Hellier

Madison, Alabama

Permanent nerve damage
October 7, 2005

A root canal resulted in permanent nerve damage and constant pain. The general dentist had used an unapproved substance ("Sargenti paste") in the procedure without informing her. The dentists were discplined and fined. Read more & more

Rebecca Lindsay & Lyndel McKay

Age: 36 & 67
Huntington Beach, California

Jaw disfigured, requiring reconstructive surgery

"Biological dentists" recommended by her chiropractor said her fillings were poisoning her. They removed nine of her teeth and much of her jaw. Reconstructive surgery was required to rebuild her jaw and smile. She sued. Read more & more

Mirjana Lukic

Age: 53
Escondido, California

13 teeth & part of her jaw removed needlessly
January 10, 2000

"Biological dentists" said her headaches could be relieved and said "if I didn't remove the teeth, I'd get cancer and die." They had diagnosed a problem called NICO that is not accepted by many authorities. She eventually sued and settled. Read more & more

Claudia Megaro

Philipsburg, New Jersey

Severe jaw pain
March 28, 2000

She visited a holistic dentist for a root canal, he advised additional procedures including removing all her amalgam fillings. A non-approved substance was used in the root canal. She developed persistent, severe pain in her jaw. She has sued. Read more & more

Laurie Ann Shoop

Miami, Florida

Jaw destroyed, years of surgery

After a visit to the dentist, she had years of jaw problems that resulted in over 40 surgeries. The dentist was using an unapproved material, she sued and was awarded the maximum malpractice amount. Read more

Dennis Vickery

Age: 54
Wick End, Stagsden, Bedford, England

Pointless dental surgery while near death
November 8-9, 2004

He was dying of motor neuron disease, but a homeopath convinced him it was actually caused by mercury from his fillings. Knowing he was near death and could be killed by anaesthetic, his toxin-obsessed dentist replaced them. He died 16 days later. Read more & more

"Mrs. A."

Southampton, England

September 2003 - March 2004

She saw a dentist for cutting-edge treatments for jaw pain. She was told to take green algae to release mercury and other odd things. When the dentist announced the spirit of her dead mother was in the room, she reported her to the authorities. Read more

"C.C." (woman)

Age: 45
West Palm Beach, Florida

Improper treatment, infection
December 1995 - January 1996

Her "biological dentist" performed many unnecessary procedures on her including removing amalgam fillings and treating her with "autonomic response testing" and homeopathy. His license was revoked five years later. Read more

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