A: We do not offer silver fillings (amalgams) in our office for safety reasons. We are a mercury-free office. About 18 years ago, postings of mercury content were required and Dr. Ortola tested positive for high mercury content in his blood.
In order to protect his patients and his staff, Dr. Ortola has not placed amalgams since 1998. If you already have amalgams, he will certainly work with you or replace them if necessary. You are not in danger if you have amalgam fillings. Dr. Ortola uses composites to lower the overall impact of mercury now and in the future.