We are a compassionate ,cosmetic, restorative and preventative biocompatible dental practice. We provide patients with the most comprehensive dentistry available in a comfortable state-of-the art facility. Our services are designed to maintain and improve the overall oral health of our patients through a whole body approach as well as help patients have more confident smiles.
Mercury Amalgam Removal
Our office follows the SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) protocols recommended by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to safely remove amalgams:
1. Pretreatment rinse with an activated charcoal.
2. A rubber dam (vinyl) isolates the tooth and keeps mercury particles from interacting with oral tissues.
3. Clean, mercury-free air delivered via a nasal mask prevents the inhalation of mercury particulates.
4. High-volume external air suction to ensure removal of any mercury particulates or vapors.
5. An ionizer is used to protect dental staff and patients from harmful mercury vapors associated with mercury-based amalgam fillings.
6. Protective garments and paper drapes are used to protect the patient, dentist and staff.
7. In-office air purifiers remove mercury particulates from the immediate surroundings.
8. A mercury separator collects particles from being released into the environment.
Ozone Therapy—To help treat a variety of dental conditions including teeth sensitivity.
Preventive Care—Evaluating existing conditions and minimizing the risk of serious abnormalities and diseases, (Including sleep disorder assessment, oral cancer screening, and bruxism treatment).
Periodontics—Treatment of the gums including scalpel-free ozone treatment.
Corrective Treatment—Working to ensure optimal dental health. Examples: mercury free and mercury-safe dentistry, composite resin fillings (BPA-free and fluoride-free), porcelain/ceramic and gold restorations and crowns.
Cosmetic—Veneers, as well as teeth whitening using KoR laserless teeth whitening products, (www.korwhitening.com).
Prosthodontics—Crowns, bridges, dentures and implants.
Pedodontics—The care of children’s teeth using technologies such as sealants (fluoride-free) and the special problems of the younger population.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery—Performing tooth extraction and other simple oral surgery, including implant placement. Usage of PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) to accelerate healing and decrease the chances of complication following the surgery
Individualized Biocompatibility Testing—If you are thinking of having toxic dental materials removed, you should do everything within your ability to make sure that the materials put back in are tolerable to your system. While biocompatibility testing is not yet perfect, experience indicates that we can almost always avoid replacing toxic materials with others that could be problematic as well. The more sensitive a person is, the more important it is to get tested prior to a procedure. For patients with sensitivity issues, we like to use more than one method of testing—such as the Mercury Tri-Test—and cross check the results, so as to use only materials that satisfy all available criteria.
"Serum compatibility testing”—from Clifford Consulting Lab—is the most scientific way to test materials. This test is very similar to an allergy test. A blood sample is sent to an immunology lab, where an assay is performed for the presence of antibodies to all of the chemicals and metals used in dental materials. The test results enable us to pick dental materials that you are less likely to react against. While this test is slightly costly, it does allow us to make the best recommendation in terms of materials. We sometimes insist that this test be done, especially if the patient has multiple allergies, chemical sensitivities, or other chronic illness.