From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement and fear is normal. However, Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. Many of you have reached out to see if our office is open during this crisis. Please rest assured that as Healthcare Providers, treating patients is what we do. The Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years to protect our Patients and Staff from viruses stronger than Covid-19 is what the rest of the world is just catching up to now. So the answer is YES we are open for treating emergency patients on an as needed basis and taking care of patient's needs. Our On-Site Laboratory also makes us uniquely qualified to handle emergencies in a timely and efficient way.

Additionally, many dental offices on Staten Island and Brooklyn have simply shut their doors completely during this crisis leaving many patients with emergencies and potential infections in need. The last thing we want is for those patients to resort to emergency rooms when hospitals and staff are already extremely overburdened. Rest assured that we and our On-Site Lab are welcoming new emergency patients in need, to treat you and your family in a timely and safe way.

We are also working on a proprietary method to perform consultations using tele-dentistry and should have a method on-line to help patients with that soon.

Humans are resilient, New Yorkers even more than most!!! We will get through this. We are here to help however we can.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino and Staff Lauren Lisa Anne Marie Mary Annie Gladys Stephanie

Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

The Effects of Mercury

By SEO Admin on November 30, 2013

Mercury and Your Health

It used to be that all fillings were done with a combination of metals. A dentist would place the filling and a patient would go on his/her way, not thinking about any ramifications. However, more and more debates have opened surrounding the safety of mercury in amalgams, and the effects that this mercury can have on the body.

Through this blog, Dr. Joseph Mormino will discuss the effects of mercury and traditional amalgams. Keep reading Dr. Morminos blog to learn more about mercury and what we do Staten Island Smiles to keep all of our patients safe and healthy.

All About Mercury and Your Smile

The debate about the safety of mercury in amalgams has reached the world-wide stage. While the American Dental association maintains that a dental amalgam is a safe material to fill cavities, many other countries have either banned or strongly discouraged the use of amalgams, including: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.

There have been reported side-effects and conditions corresponding with amalgams, including:

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Lupus

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Thyroiditis

  • Exczema

  • Oral lichenoid lesions

While there is still more research required to evaluate the correlations between these conditions and mercury use, porcelain fillings offer a safe alternative option to that of amalgams.

At Staten Island Smiles, Dr. Joseph Mormino only uses mercury-free fillings and performs removal of amalgams with the safety policies for mercury in place. If you are looking for safe and effective dentistry, contact Dr. Mormino to learn more about your mercury-free options. Dr. Mormino will gladly answer any questions that you have and offer guidance about which options may be ideal for you.


Our patients health and safety are imperative to us, and we strive to provide you with a safe environment and safe procedures. Contact us to learn more about the Staten Island Smiles difference.

Learn More about Mercury-Free Dentistry

If you would like to learn more about mercury-free dentistry at Staten Island Smiles, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Joseph Mormino and our dental team. We will answer all of your questions about our dental services and procedures, and schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Mormino.

At Staten Island Smiles, we are committed to patient safety and superior oral care. To experience the Staten Island Smiles difference contact our team of experts today.


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