Dentist training in diagnosis of mental/physical symptoms of mercury

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Dear University of Birmingham,

I have been informed by an NHS Chief Executive that dentists have the capability to diagnose chronic systemic mercury poisoning whereas GPs do not (and thus the GP was correct in telling me to instead see a dentist about my fatigue and mental and other
problems).

In that connection, could you please tell me the following.

1) What training in this diagnosis do your dental students receive?
2) What methods do they use in this diagnosis?
3) Why have all the dentists I have consulted invariably insisted that they do not have any capability of making such diagnosis and insist that I have to seek it from a doctor instead?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Clarke

FOI, University of Birmingham

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Dear Mr Clarke

Further to your recent request for information please see the attached response. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham
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From: Mr Clarke [[FOI #91101 email]]
Sent: 26 October 2011 15:45
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dentist training in diagnosis of mental/physical symptoms of mercury

Dear University of Birmingham,

I have been informed by an NHS Chief Executive that dentists have
the capability to diagnose chronic systemic mercury poisoning
whereas GPs do not (and thus the GP was correct in telling me to
instead see a dentist about my fatigue and mental and other
problems).

In that connection, could you please tell me the following.

1) What training in this diagnosis do your dental students receive?
2) What methods do they use in this diagnosis?
3) Why have all the dentists I have consulted invariably insisted
that they do not have any capability of making such diagnosis and
insist that I have to seek it from a doctor instead?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Clarke

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply which makes clear that Denise McLellan, Chief Executive of Birmingham and Solihull NHS Cluster, was talking absolute horsefeed in her insistence that the GP was correct that I should seek a diagnosis from a dentist instead.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Clarke

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