Stated capability of dentists to diagnose mercury poisoning

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Dear Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

A letter of 18th October 2011 from Denise McLellan, Chief Executive of Birmingham and Solihull NHS Cluster, tells me 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 problems).

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

1) What training in this diagnosis do dentists 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 HOB (HEART OF BIRMINGHAM TEACHING PCT), Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Clarke
 
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Rebecca Hough
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Heart of Birmingham tPCT
 
Tel:  0121 255 0700
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Fax: 0121 224 4773
 
 

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FOI HOB (HEART OF BIRMINGHAM TEACHING PCT), Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Clarke
 
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Rebecca Hough
Freedom of Information Manager
Heart of Birmingham tPCT
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Birmingham
B16 9PA
 
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