"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."~Peter Ustinov
Dentist, unfortunately, have been useful idiots. I, as a child, became one of their victims and millions of others are in the same boat. We've been poisoned by people who we were expected to trust. To a certain extent, it's not their fault. They did what they were told to do. But to look back at what has been done... must be like being the bombardier of the Enola Gay. The one responsible for pushing a button, that released a bomb that unleashed death for tens of thousands instantly and misery and suffering for hundreds of thousands for decades to come.
It could be simply rationalized away as something that had to be done. But that's when one has to know better. That there is consequences to the actions one takes. Especially when those actions result in harm to others.
The truth is slowly seeping out... less and less dentists are using amalgam fillings but there are still quite a few out there unwilling or unable to deal with the weight of the damage they are doing to the people they are supposedly "helping".
Historic event: Costa Mesa bans mercury laced amalgam fillings. Sets a precidence for the exposure of decades of malpractice.
"An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy."
~ Benjamin Stolberg