Dentist training in diagnosing mental/physical problems caused by mercury toxicity

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Dear Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust,

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

Foxall-Rush Clare,

Dear Mr Clarke,

Thank you for your request below pursuant to the Freedom of Information
Act.

I will be dealing with your request and will aim to respond to you by
18th November 2011.

Should you have any queries in the meantime then please do not hesitate
to contact me.

With thanks

Clare Foxall-Rush

Corporate Affairs Manager

Trust HQ

Moseley Hall Hospital

Alcester Road

Birmingham

Tel: 0121 442 5632

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Dear Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust,

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 Mr Clarke,

Please find attached our organisational response to your FoI request,
received 24th October 2011.

Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact
me.

With thanks

Clare Foxall-Rush

Corporate Affairs Manager

Trust HQ

Moseley Hall Hospital

Alcester Road

Birmingham

Tel: 0121 442 5632

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are private and
confidential. If you have received it in error you must not use, copy,
disclose or store the information contained within this email or
attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by using the reply
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author and do not necessarily reflect those of Birmingham Community
Healthcare NHS Trust.

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for the presence of viruses as neither the Trust nor the sender accept
responsibility for any viruses transmitted by this email and/or any
attachments.

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the Data Protection Act 1998. Unless the information requested is
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provide the whole or part of an email to a third party making a request
for information about the content of the email.
Internet e-mail is not a secure medium. E-mails sent via the Internet
could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear that in mind
when deciding whether to send material to Birmingham Community
Healthcare NHS Trust, partner organisations or the NHS in general.

The principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Caldicott
guidelines should be adhered to at all times. NB. Emails containing
patient identifiable data must be exchanged using the encrypted National
NHS Mail email service (NHSnet).

Incoming and outgoing email messages may be monitored in accordance with
the Telecommunications Regulations 2000 and Human Rights Act 2000.

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