Kate Madden Yee

The Trouble With Mercury Fillings

If you’ve ever had a dental filling, chances are you’ve got some mercury in your mouth. Those so-called silver fillings are a mixture of liquid elemental mercury and powdered silver, tin, copper, and other trace metals that hardens into a solid material that dentists have considered an excellent solution for cavities for more than a century. But concern has been growing as to the safety of these fillings, with some experts citing dental mercury’s dangers, especially to the kidneys and the nervous system.

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FREE Documents Destiny Arts

Filmmakers David Collier and Suzanne LaFetra believe in love at first sight. Not just because they’re partners in life as well as work, but also because of a Destiny Arts Youth Company performance they saw at Laney College four years ago. They fell in love—with a pack of 20 vibrant teenagers who could really dance. So they did what they do best and made a documentary about the group.

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