maybe the dentist is so far gone from all the mercury fillings he removes that he for got that gold is a type of metal!!!!!!LOL!!! and some crazy people may want gold and if the dentist said NO!!! I DO NOT OFFER GOLD!!! then he could lose that client as a patient!!!! or he would have to spend hours talking to pepole just trying to educate them!!!! I really dont belive the dentist is doing wrong by offering gold!!! if thatS what some one really wants in there body!!! I do see alot wrong with offreing amalgam/mercury!!!!!