Charles Brown, JD
Consumers for Dental Choice was founded in 1996. Our Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry started in key states before going national and international. Along the way, we have educated consumers, increased access to mercury-free alternatives, dismantled arguments rationalizing mercury use, protected dentists’ right to speak out, and emboldened governments to stand up for mercury-free dentistry. The goal of our Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry is to phase out the use of amalgam, a 50% mercury product. We aim to: Educate consumers about the use of mercury in dentistry so they can make informed decisions; Stop dental mercury pollution; Protect consumers from exposure to dental mercury; Empower dental workers – dental assistants and hygienists – to protect themselves from mercury in the workplace; Promote access to mercury-free alternatives to amalgam.