Yes I have all the numbers you could want, all you have to do is provide
a method to re-imburse me for going to the physics department of my
local college/university and asking them.
The price keeps going up.
Hi, when the metals are badly mixed, you can get small pieces of
different metals touching each other and forming a diode. Which can
lead (due to its non-linear behaviour) to demodulation and thus small
It is possible, but not very likely to happen.
Currents inside a filling do not need to lead to problems. Only when
it leads ti currents inside your head (for those with more than one
cell) it may be noticed.
The ultimate proof is easy: bite on a piece of aluminium foil with a
metal dental filling. The two different metals will create a small
voltage/current, and the current flows through the mouth/jaw etc. So
please do this test and let us know the results. I cant wait...
Sorry. I am still learning the netiquette.. I forgot to show the quote
to which my repsonse was directed. Oh well. My response is really no
response... really. Other than so is you point again?
Mr Walsh keeps asking the same quesiton over and over and he gets no
Then he wants people to tell him they do not know the answer.
When they do not tell him hwat he wants to hear, he calls them
Is this whole thread stupid or what?
And please, P Walsh... I am not calling you stupid. I am just
wondering what your point is for continuing to pursue this here.
And who cares what you think? I am of the opinion based on personal
expierence that these general issues are real. keep in mind people
that have been posioned or intoxicated or whatever you want to
call it could come on here and spew four letter swear words all
day at dentists and other dental sites and in effect shut it
right down. But we are polite enough to be basically civil
Who are you to determine who deserves what? Your represent a
profession that can't even anwer simple questions about the
chemical/electrical behavior of amalgams and legal denies
all responsablity. Openly thumbs their nose at people who have
been harmed by YOUR product and are darn lucky patient victims haven't
gotten even more pissed off and asked questions in an even more pointed
manner. YOu think this level of questioning is annoying. This is
yet your are still so arrogant and smug you think you can have enough
credability to dictate the terms of a discourse where
all civilty has in effect been extended to you.
I knew you were going to say that. Let's see Joel is retired
Tony is to young to use amalgam, your an orthodonist, Fawks only
usese composites, Vasserman is a cosemtic dentists etc, amazing how in
a newsgroup of dentists not one actually uses amalgam. What, Who me?
Dentists here don't use amalgam! Gee, i have no idea how those millions
of hg fillings got placed!
Nice to see you asserting your "mercury-free" credentials.
Now, if only you older dentists would stop insisting that newcomers to
the dental profession perpetuate the same technological error that you
were duped into committing when you were younger, we might see an end
to the ridiculous practice of dentists placing electric batteries in
Keith P Walsh
PS, some enquiries regarding the electrical behavior of metal amalgam
dental fillings can be found at:
Now, if only you older dentists would start realizing that you cannot
save those broken down teeth because KPW and others deem a little
galvanic activity in servicable teeth is actually far worse that having
no teeth in one's head.
There it is, buster.
On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:06:54 -0400, email@example.com (Stovepipe)
Are you trying to steer this discussion in the direction of "galvanic
It appears that many dentists are only able to discuss the electrical
behavior of dental amalgams in terms of "galvanic activity" (after
Luigi Galvani, who did some pioneering work in electrolysis).
However, it has been known for more than 150 years that when an
electrical conductor moves in an electromagnetic field then an
electrical potential is induced in the conductor, and that when a
stationary conductor is subjected to a varying electromagnetic field
then an electrical potential is again induced in the conductor; and it
is not necessary in either case for there to be any electrolysis
takingplace in order for this to happen. (It was Michael Faraday who
demonsrated the laws of electromagnetic induction in the 1830s.)
The materials used in restorative dentistry are not exempt from the
laws of nature.
Does anyone know if it is possible to determine whether or not certain
types of electromagnetic field are able to dissipate electrical energy
through the nerves in people's heads as a result of faradaic activity
in the amalgam fillings in their teeth?
Keith P Walsh
PS, for a definition of the word "faradaic" go to:
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