There are a lot of unanswered questions around dental materials and their biocompatibility or lack thereof. Many patients want to know which specific materials are being used in their mouths and whether their individual physiology can support these materials and function optimally. Biocompatibility testing for dental materials can be very helpful in determining which dental materials can best be supported by the individual. 

Listed below are three ways to determine which dental materials are potentially least reactive/disruptive to the individual physiology:

Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT): This test helps individually identify chemical groups and families of compounds that may pose a threat to the patient.  Analyzing immune records of antibodies, systemic sensitivities are identified and cross-referenced with a database of dental materials.  For more information on the Clifford test, please visit the lab’s website.

EAV (Electroacupuncture According to Voll) or EDS (ElectoDermal Screening): A computer tests specific dental materials according to their compatibility with the acupuncture meridian system. The computer quantitatively measures any energetic flow disruption in your acupuncture meridians due to specific dental materials.

Applied Kinesiology/Muscle Testing: This technique is based upon the activity of muscles and the relationship of muscle strength to health. Specific dental materials are placed within your electromagnetic field and your subsequent muscle strength or weakness is documented.

No test or tester is infallible and some people choose to combine the results from more than one test. Others who are not concerned with possible reactions to dental materials choose to do no testing at all and instead use a material which has a statistically low reactivity in the general healthy population. Dr. Tara Kaur does not endorse or recommend any particular treatment, method or practitioner. Nor does she require biocompatibility testing before dental treatment. It is the patient’s personal choice on whether biocompatibility testing is appropriate and which testing method applies to his or her individual situation.