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Anita Vazquez Tibau

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Newport Beach, Calif. 92661 USA

Short CV

Anita Vazquez Tibau has traveled the world for over a decade as a speaker, working with various nongovernmental organizations as an international advocate against the use of mercury in dentistry. She is the Executive Director of Californians for Green Dentistry, a grassroots organization that has successfully garnered resolutions from the city councils of three California cities asking dental professionals to eliminate the use of mercury in their practices. She has testified at city, state, national and international levels on dental mercury.

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Восход и закат Меркурия Jul 5, 2015 | News Russia

Восход и закат Меркурия

 При упоминании слова «Меркурий» большинство людей подумает о планете. Но многие врачи также вспомнят, что именно так на латыни называется ртуть. Она содержится во многих изделиях, включая приборы для измерения артериального давления, термометры, батарейки и компактные ...

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The rise and fall of mercury Jun 2, 2015 | News Americas

The rise and fall of mercury

When people hear the word "mercury" most think of the planet. There are many products that contain mercury, such as blood pressure cuffs, thermometers, batteries, and CFL light bulbs. There are processes that use mercury and produce mercury pollution, like coal fire plants, artisanal small-scale mining and chloralkali plants. However, the mercury that truly affects the global population, is the mercury that is implanted in billions of people’s teeth.

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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology launches mercury-free campaign in Brazil Apr 6, 2015 | News Americas

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology launches mercury-free campaign in Brazil

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) launched the national campaign for mercury-free dentistry in Brazil in late fall 2014. During the sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the IAOMT developed what would become the Technical Assistance Programme (TAP). The TAP educates dental professionals, doctors, governments, environmentalists and civil society on the safe removal of mercury in dental practices ...

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It started in Rio and ended in Rio Feb 27, 2015 | News Americas

It started in Rio and ended in Rio

Over a half a century ago, Dr. Olympio Faissol Pinto from Rio de Janeiro learned that mercury in dental fillings caused harm to patients. He shared his message and research with anyone who would listen. Dr. Hal Huggins, who practiced mercury-free dentistry for two decades, was one of those people who listened at the time and took Pinto's message forward.

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Primeira universidade brasileira a promover descarte ecológico de amálgama dentária Nov 20, 2014 | News Brazil

Primeira universidade brasileira a promover descarte ecológico de amálgama dentária

NOVA FRIBURGO, Brasil: A Universidade Federal Fluminense em Nova Friburgo, uma das maiores do país, faz história com a cerimônia de inauguração da primeira instalação de separadores de mercúrio de amálgama dentre as universidades brasileiras. Os separadores foram instalados para 95 cadeiras usadas por aproximadamente 400 estudantes de odontologia do programa da Universidade.

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Brazil takes serious action regarding early implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Nov 5, 2014 | News Americas

Brazil takes serious action regarding early implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury

After more than half a century, Dr. Olympio Faissol Pinto from Rio de Janeiro, the forefather of mercury-free dentistry, is finally seeing his dream become a reality. When young Pinto went on a scholarship to study for his master's degree at Georgetown University in the U.S., his father asked that he investigate mercury in dental amalgam. What he discovered were a few notable books on the toxicity of mercury in dental fillings by professor Alfred Stock, Dr. Karl O. Frykholm, Dr. Melvin Page and a ...

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Reunião sub-regional da Convenção de Minamata sobre Mercúrio aconteceu no Brasil Oct 17, 2014 | News Brazil

Reunião sub-regional da Convenção de Minamata sobre Mercúrio aconteceu no Brasil

A reunião sub-regional da Convenção de Minamata sobre Mercúrio, que ocorreu recentemente em Brasília, foi uma oportunidade à Academia Internacional de Medicina Bucal e Toxicologia (IAOMT- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) de atualizar de modo global a situação do mercúrio na odontologia. A IAOMT abordou o progresso substancial que o Brasil tem feito devido ao seu sério compromisso relacionado à odontologia ...

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First Brazilian university to promote environmentally friendly disposal of dental amalgam Oct 8, 2014 | News Americas

First Brazilian university to promote environmentally friendly disposal of dental amalgam

NOVA FRIBURGO, Brazil: History was made at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Nova Friburgo, one of the largest universities in Brazil, with a ceremony to mark the first installation of mercury amalgam separators by a federal university in Brazil. The separators were installed for 95 chairs used by the approximately 400 dental students who are currently enrolled in the university's dental program.

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La convention sur le mercure au Brésil Sep 24, 2014 | News France

La convention sur le mercure au Brésil

La réunion sur la convention de Minamata sur le mercure, qui s'est tenue récemment au Brésil, a été l'occasion pour l'Académie internationale de médecine orale et de toxicologie (IAOMT) de faire le point sur le mercure en dentisterie et les progrès substantiels du Brésil, dans sa quête pour une dentisterie sans mercure. L'IAOMT a témoigné des résultats positifs du programme d'assistance technique (TAP) créé ...

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Subregional meeting of Minamata Convention on Mercury held in Brazil Sep 17, 2014 | News Americas

Subregional meeting of Minamata Convention on Mercury held in Brazil

The recently held subregional meeting on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Brasilia was an opportunity for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to give a global update on mercury in dentistry. The IAOMT discussed the substantial progress Brazil has made in its serious commitment to mercury-free dentistry and shared the positive experience of the Technical Assistance Programme (TAP), which was established as a direct result of the Minamata Convention.

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עתיד רפואת שיניים בעולם ללא כספית Oct 29, 2013 | News Israel

עתיד רפואת שיניים בעולם ללא כספית

אחרי 1000 שנות הכרות ויותר מ 180 שנות שימוש וזיהום הסביבה אולי הגיע זמן להפרד. בני אדם ואמלגם : סיפור אהבה -שנאה שהאו"ם נוקט עמדה נגד הכספית

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L'avenir de la dentisterie dans un monde sans mercure : perspective d'une ONG Oct 21, 2013 | News France

L'avenir de la dentisterie dans un monde sans mercure : perspective d'une ONG

Afin de discuter de l'avenir de la dentisterie, nous devons d'abord regarder l'histoire de l'utilisation du mercure en dentisterie. Le mercure porte le numéro 80 sur le tableau périodique des éléments. C'est le matériau, non radioactif, le plus toxique connu de l'homme et l'élément le plus étudié depuis le début de l'alchimie.

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The future of dentistry in a world without mercury: An NGO's perspective Oct 14, 2013 | Overview Americas

The future of dentistry in a world without mercury: An NGO's perspective

In order to discuss the future of dentistry, we must first look at the history of the use of mercury in dentistry. Mercury is number 80 on the periodic table of elements. It is the most toxic nonradioactive material known to man and the most studied element since the beginning of alchemy.

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