Through-out the course of production, we try and document some of the things going on behind the scenes. So here is our collection of pictures taken over the course of production. You can access each gallery by clicking on the corresponding picture below, or in the navigation menu above.
New Jersey / New York
We are with visiting Karen Burns as she goes back to the dentist whom she used to work for to see her friends and get dental work done. Her friends stop by to catch up and her son, Trevor sits down and shares his thoughts with our cameras about his mom’s illness.
Boyd Haley was going to visit dentist Matt Young at his dental office to perform the visualization of mercury vapor’s shadow. We were there to film the mind blowing results.
After a long hiatus, due to fundraising, the holidays and scheduling conflicts we are back in action, filming with the “patient” from our film, Stacy Case, a TV news anchor in Nashville Tennesse.
We got invited to testify about the hazards of dental mercury to a sub-committee of the Atlanta Senate chaired by representative Steve Henson. The hearing was covering the mercury released from dental mercury fillings from crematoriums.
While not related directly to our documentary, we were presented with an opportunity to film with the one and only Dr. Hal Huggins, who we recently meet at an IAOMT meeting in MN.
Washington DC – IABDM
I got invited to show our fundraising trailer to the membership of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) at their conference, being hosted in Washington DC.
We attended the IAOMT 2012 Fall Conference with our newly completed film trailer in hand just days after launching our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Additionally, two of our leads, Boyd Haley and Matt Young were both giving presentations regarding recently completed studies.
The International Academy of Oral medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) was performing a study measuring the amount of mercury generated during a “safe” removal using IAOMT mercury safe protocols. They then removed each one of the engineering protocols step by step until none were left. We were there to document the mind blowing results.
A dental school in Philadelphia was performing dental services for the poor. While this in and of itself is very commendable. It is quite unfortunate that the primary restorative material offered to the underprivileged is mercury fillings. Several outspoken advocates were going to educate the dental patients that they had a choice.
At the last minute we found out about a state department meeting on mercury. Several outspoken advocates were going, including injured dental assistant Karen B, so we thought we’d tag along. We even got to present our data from our measurement of mercury vapor level study we performed last year.
New Jersey & New York
We flew into New Jersey to film Injured dental assistant Karen B and her family getting ready for a family reunion and Easter Sunday.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) holds two conferences every year. This spring it was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two of the leads in our film, Boyd Haley and Matt Young were going to be there and so were we. Additionally we filmed many IAOMT members speaking about their training (or lack thereof) in dental school regarding occupational safety regulations and handling of dental mercury amalgam.
Matt Young of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) presented a paper on occupational exposure to mercury in dental clinics to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
At CTI Science in Lexington Kentucky, Boyd Haley PhD explains the method to visualize the shadow of mercury vapor utilizing the principles of atomic absorbtion. We also filmed Boyd doing various activities and expressing concerns over mercury exposure.