Mercury Free & Mercury Safe Biological Dentists

Dental Wellness Institute logo

Dedicated to Educating the Public about the Health Hazards
of Amalgam Filling, Chronic Mercury Poisoning, Mercury
Detoxification and the Relationship of Oral to Overall Health!

Mercury Free Dentistry: Sharing the Knowledge 

Holistic, Mercury Free, & Mercury Safe, Dentists: Click here to find one

The Poison in Your Teeth: Book

Mercury Detoxification: Book

Healthy Teeth-Healthy Body: Book

Gum Disease and Mercury Detoxification Supplements

Preventive Dental Care Products

Mercury Free and Mercury Safe Internet Dentist Listing: Click Here to Join

 

Dentist-to-Dentist: Holistic Dentist Bulletin Board

This page is devoted to helping members of my International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) communicate with other like minded dentists and the public about important issues related to oral and overall health. If you want to communicate with other mercury free dentist about any number of topics, from looking for an associate, selling your mercury free practice, improving the oral and overall health of your patient, or sharing information about how to make your mercury free practice more effective and successful; this is where you can do that here. If you are a member of the IAMFD and want to post information to this page please email it to me by Clicking Here.

I will only be able to place a small amount of information for each posting, so provide a brief description of what you want posted and a contact source. I will evaluate the content and determine if it's suitable for the Dentist-to-Dentist page and include my comments, if appropriate. I encourage you to act from integrity and only post what you know from reasonable science, logic, and personal experience. The postings will be arranged by the date accepted and will include an appropriate title.

What's New

Poison Metal

Posted 2 22 11 by Tom McGuire, DDS

In all of the years I've been involved in the mercury issue, from many levels, I've never seen a better and more comprehensive resource website than Henrik Kock's, Poison Metal. It is fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for additional information about the mercury amalgam issue that you can't find on my website.

He also has coined the phrase, Nobody needs mercury! I totally agree with that and he was creative enough to develop a product line, such as T-shirts and hats, with that logo. For those of you who want to get this message out you should check out his product line. Henrik is to be commended for the great job he has done in putting together his website and I highly recommend that you visit it! Click Here.

 

Same Day Inlay/Onlay CD

Posted 5 24 10 by Tom McGuire, DDS

Dr. Lorin Berland's Biometric Dentistry CD: The perfect remedy for the troubled tooth in these troubled times.  For more than 20 years, Dr. Lorin Berland has been offering his patients same polymer ceramic day lab processed inlays and onlays. “I'm seeing more patients all the time who seek this kind of treatment. To the public, it is elective, preventative, necessary and wanted.”

Dr. Berland’s excellent CD teaches the techniques for replacing defective amalgam restorations while conserving and reinforcing the remaining tooth structure, while earning 8 AGD Credits at the same time! His technique requires no temporaries, no costly second appointment, no embarrassing emergencies in between visits and no lab bill. Your patients will appreciate getting it all done in one visit and even more, they appreciate not having their teeth “ground down for crowns and/or root canals".

Save your patient’s teeth, time, and money! We’re all just trying to hold on to what we got for as long as we got.

And best yet, Dr. Berland’s approach does not require a Cad Cam. And it’s faster! To learn more about Dr. Berland's exceptional CD, including the techniques, materials and equipment necessary to provide same day onlays and inlays please Click Here. Or you can call his office at 214-999-0110.  

Comment by Tom McGuire, DDS

I have reviewed Dr. Berland's instructional CD outlining the techniques, materials and equipment necessary to provide this wanted and needed service. I highly recommend it to any dentist who wants to improve his practice by learning about Dr. Berland's Biometric Approach to Same Day Inlays and Onlays. Click Here to learn more about his approach to Mercury Safe Dentistry.

 

Practice Opportunity in Coeur D'Alene, ID

Posted 3 9 10 by Tom McGuire, DDS

NEW!!!  ID-102 COEUR D’ALENE, ID – Progressive Mercury Free/Mercury Safe dental practice located in beautiful Coeur D’Alene!  This well managed Fee-for-Service practice collected over $600K in 2009 with low overhead.  Stylish office features 4 ops (plumbed for 5) and digital x-rays, pano, ample parking and easy access.  Seller is open to a variety of transition options in addition to a traditional buy-out.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to practice where you love to play!  Contact Aaron Pershall at 206-271-7257 or Aaron@PracticeSales.com for details.

Comment by Tom McGuire, DDS

A great practice opportunity for a mercury safe dental practice in a beautiful part of the country. I know the dentist offering it well and you couldn't find a better teacher and practice opportunity for the right person.

Practice Opportunity in Sebastopol, CA

Posted 2 24 10 by Tom McGuire, DDS

There are two opportunities in a Biological/Holistic, Mercury Safe and Mercury Free dental practice in Sebastopol, CA.

  • As Associate and learning opportunity in Biological / Holistic Dental Practice with highly reputable Practitioner/teacher with 40 years experience in integrative and alternative dental diagnostics and treatment.
  • Dental Office Space available as an independent practice 3 days a week. Up to two operatories in Sebastopol, California. Beautiful 2,200 square feet with organic paint, woolen carpets and vinyl operatories. Must see to fully appreciate.

For additional information please call 707-293-4802.

Comment by Tom McGuire, DDS

I know this practice and the dentist and he is one of the leaders in biological and alternative dentistry and a great teacher for anyone wanting to learn about this aspect of dentistry. I live in this area and it is not only very beautiful but a high percentage of people living hear understand and appreciate the alternative approach to health and healing. Great opportunity for the right person.

The Wealthy Dentist

Posted 8 8 09 by Tom McGuire, DDS

Jim Du Molin is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Wealthy Dentist. He is one of the most successful professional dental marketing consultants and has a proven record of helping dentists all over the country add new patients to their practice and increase revenues. His business is focused on using the Internet to offer dentists a wide array of products and services that help dentists stop struggling with un-successful marketing and start attracting patients on a consistent basis.

In the age of the Internet dentists have to have the knowledge and know how to utilize this great source of patients in the best and most cost-effective way possible. He has a great understanding of the issues dentists must deal with and is a great source of information about the trends in dentistry that can make a difference to your practice. I encourage you to visit his informative website and learn more about what he can do for your practice. www.thewealthydentist.com.

 

The FDA Protects Animals from Mercury but Not Humans

Posted 6 21 09 by Tom McGuire, DDS
The following is an excerpt from an article by Charlie Brown, JD, that appears in the June Mercola Newsletter. I found it to be very informative and provides another example of how the FDA isn't protecting the public. Click Here to access the full article.

"Inexplicably, the FDA zealously protects animals from mercury exposure, while taking almost a laissez-faire approach to human exposure to mercury.


In 2002, the agency pulled from the market a mercury-containing ointment for horses, and proclaimed zero tolerance for mercury in any product used to treat an animal. The FDA ruled that mercury is so toxic to mammals, it had no duty to prove its presence actually harms horses.


When it comes to mercury-containing products marketed to the humans however the FDA’s zeal evaporates. The FDA requires mercury critics to prove actual and widespread harm -- the shocking opposite of its position on protecting animals. Interestingly, the FDA policies ignore warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that one in seven American women of childbearing age has so much mercury she is at risk of having a brain-damaged child."

Note: Charlie Brown is an attorney and long time activist for Mercury-Free Dentistry. He can be contacted at:

Charles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice
316 F St., N.E., Suite 210,

Washington, DC 20002
Ph. 202.544-6333; fax 202.544-6331
charlie@toxicteeth.org
www.toxicteeth.org
Working for Mercury-Free Dentistry

Ozone Therapy Approved for Dentistry by the Academy of General Dentistry

Posted 6 17 09 by Tom McGuire, DDS

The Academy of General Denistiry AGD has now officially recognized ozone therapy in dentistry. With the support of Dr. Malterud the AGD President of the Minn. Chapter and the Chairman of the AGD continuing education Code Committee Ozone has been officially coded as number 162.

Ozone therapy has long been known to inactivate bacteria and viruses by penetrating the germ cells, destroying their cell membrane and inhibiting cell growth. In dentistry ozone has been used to help resist dental decay, remineralize enamel, disinfect root canals and help treat gum disease. This is great news for dentists and dental patients. Thankfully this means more and more dentists will add this treatment to their practices.

Click Here for more information about ozone therapy in dentistry.

 

FDA Statement about Amalgam Fillings

Posted 5 11 09 by Tom McGuire, DDS

In an article in the June 8, 2008 article in Newsweek, by Sharon Begley, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), first time ever, has stated amalgam fillings are toxic to a significant portion of our population. The most important part of the article is that the FDA now states that mercury amalgam fillings may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetus,” and that pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure, including individuals with existing high levels of mercury bioburden“should not avoid seeking dental care, but should discuss options with their health practitioner.

To read the full article Click Here. You can access the FDA's web page on amalgams by Clicking Here.

 

The Danielle Lin Show

Posted 4 13 09 by Tom McGuire, DDS

Danielle Lin is a pioneer of alternative health talk radio and has an extraordinary ability to take you inside the minds of the most powerful healers and expose you to the best product and service providers available. She has spent the last 25 years introducing her audiences to the most recognized holistic health personalities on the air today! The following is just a partial list of the special people she has interviewed.

  • Deepak Chopra
  • Andrew Weil
  • Dan Poynter
  • Marianne Williams
  • Daryl Hannah

The list goes on and on and I encourage you to visit her website for more information about her and how to access her many interviews with these extraordinary people. I've been on her show and she is not only a great interviewer but has a wealth of knowledge that she shares with her audience.

I highly recommend that you visit her website, www.daniellelin.com, and listen to her podcasts. You can access my interview with her by Clicking Here.

 

A New Type of Purified Air and Water System

Posted 3 13 09 by Roberta Cann, DMD

Making sure that we provide pure water and air for patients is important to us. And that is what we’ve done. A company, Dental Pure Water, Inc. (www.dentalpurewater.com) has been able to take water and air quality for dental patients to unprecedented levels of purification, 99.999999% pure! Dr. Roberta Cann uses Dental Pure Water’s distillation/high heat water purification system in her office. All water used in our office is sterile and securely protected to stay that way with an entire office system of anti-backflow valves that eliminates any cross-contamination. This system includes all water delivered to patients at the dental chairs.

Even air delivered to patients is purified to 99.999999% sterility before it is used during dental treatment procedures. Dirt, oil, bacteria, and mercury vapors are eliminated using our FDA cleared Dental Pure Air System. Dr. Cann invested in this system during construction of her Piedmont Center office in 2006. The system surpasses standard sterilization methods and only a few of these systems exist in dentistry today. As Dr. Cann says, "I’m charged with the responsibility to enhance the health of my patients. So at the very least, I need to provide the greatest safeguards to protect what is precious to all of us . . . our health.”

Roberta Cann, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Atlanta, GA

Click here to learn more about Dr. Cann’s Mercury Safe Dental Practice

 

Mangosteen: Support for Mercury Detoxification and Oral Health

Posted 2 24 09 by Karl Anderson, DDS

Xango, was the first to market, whole fruit puree of the mangosteen fruit. Other fruit concentrates are added to make this a delicious natural fruit beverage. One to two ounces per day will expose the body to the benefits of the mangosteen fruit, which is abundantly rich in phytonutrients called “xanthones”, proven to be strong natural anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants and natural heavy metal chelators. The mangosteen is also rich in catechins and proanthocyanidins.

Dr. Karl A. Anderson is an independent Xango distributor call 612-916-5275, or visit our website www.mangosteenfororalhealth.com, ask for a FREE audio CD, “Mangosteen and the Oral Systemic Connection”.

Comment by Tom McGuire, DDS

I consider mangosteen to be an excellent support product for my mercury detoxification program. It won't replace the supplements I recommend but will, in my opinion, make them more effective. As a rich food source it provides numerous antioxidants and other health building products not normally found in supplements and other foods. I’ve discussed this product in detail with Dr. Anderson (He is a mercury safe and mercury free dentist in Minnesota and a member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists) and he feels it also supports healthy gums in numerous ways. I encourage you to try this product.

South Coast Medical Center: Bridging the Gap between Oral & Overall Health

Posted 12 14 08 by Tom McGuire, DDS

I want everyone who is concerned about their oral and overall health to know about South Coast Medical Center and their 21st century approach to health and healing.  I've been waiting to see this type of Whole Body Medical Center where the gap between oral and overall health has finally been bridged. To my knowledge this is the only Medical Center of its kind in the United States. If you are looking for one place that evaluates your total health and combines the best of modern scientific medicine with natural healing traditions that have been proven effective.

South Coast Medical Center contains some of the world’s most technologically advanced medical equipment — equipment that you’ll find only at select university research hospitals. But our "prescriptions" routinely feature customized dietary and lifestyle recommendations, natural nutritional supplements and other complementary therapies. 

Now you can go to one place and get a complete health examination, including an oral health assessment and then have a treatment plan developed that will address everyone of your health and dental issues, in holistic/biological way. I strongly encourage you to visit there informative website at www.scmedicalcenter.com to learn more about this amazing center. I recommend that you check out the many services and tests they offer by Clicking Here. This is truly a much needed health and healing center.

I know Alireza Panahpour, DDS, personally and he is the holistic dentist in charge of the Biological Dental Center at South Coast. He is extraordinarily well trained in all aspects of biological and traditional dentistry and I have the highest regard for him as a person and a dentist. When you visit him please give him my regards. You can learn more about Dr. Panahpour by Clicking Here.

Tom McGuire, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA

www.dentalwellness4u.com

Mercury Vapor is Released from Amalgam Fillings: The Smoking Tooth Video

Posted 12 13 08 by Tom McGuire, DDS

If you have any doubt that mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings then I encourage you to view the video, Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas. This extraordinary video clear demonstrates that mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings. There are many scientific studies that prove this, but it's one thing to read about it and yet another to actually see mercury vapor being released from these poison releasing fillings. The video can be seen on YouTube Smoking Teeth Video. The short video also offers other evidence of the toxicity of mercury amalgam, silver, fillings and is well worth the few minutes of your time it takes to view it.

Tom McGuire, DDS

Mercury Free Dentistry, Sebastopol, CA

www.dentalwellness4u.com

The Townsend Letter

Posted 11 4 07 by Tom McGuire, DDS

The Townsend Letter is alternative medicine magazine. It’s a forum for the entire alternative medical and dental community and presents scientific information (pro and con) on a wide range of alternative medicine topics.

 

I’m a big fan of the Townsend Letter and consider it to be one of the best sources of information about the latest in alternative medicine for the dentist, health profession, and the layperson. It is scientifically based, with articles written by the leaders in alternative and holistic medicine and dentistry. One of the things I like best about it is that a majority of the articles are written with the layperson in mind and easy to understand.

 

If you want to expand your knowledge base, improve your health and want up-to-date information about all areas of alternative medicine, I encourage you to visit its website at www.townsendletter.com. There you can learn more about this wonderful magazine and how to subscribe to it. It also has articles available online.

Tom McGuire, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA

www.dentalwellness4u.com

Testing for an Amalgam Under a Crown

Posted 11 2 07 by Tom McGuire, DDS

In a recent conversation with Bill Wolfe, DDS I learned that he has developed a test kit to find out if an amalgam filling is underneath a crown. I know of no other test that can accurately determine this and according to Bill this procedure is very accurate and reliable. Being able to discover if an amalgam is present under a crown is an important breakthrough for mercury free dentists. According to Bill, his test takes the guesswork out of it and I want to pass this along so you can decide for yourself.

 

He has a video explaining how his Homeopathic Testing Kit works along with how to evaluate 26 other dental problems with his innovative diagnostic tool, including jaw infections, decay and pulpitis. I encourage you to go to his website to learn more about how this works. To watch the video please go to www.drwolfe.com/html/Demonstration.htm. Once there scroll to Professional Video and select the appropriate link for dial-up or broadband.

 

Dr. Wolfe is a pioneer and innovator in the field of holistic dentistry and a member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). He is a certified Naturopathic Physician and a student of homeopathy and applied kinesiology. To learn more about Bill and what he offers please visit his very informative website at, www.drwolfe.com. He practices mercury free, biological dentistry in Santa Fe, New Mexico and you can email him at tooth8501@cs.com.

Bill Wolfe, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Sante Fe, New Mexico (NM)

www.drwolfe.com

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Green Dentistry

Posted 11 2 07 by Dr. Namrata Patel, DDS

The Telosis Institute is an organization that is devoted to helping dentists and health professionals practice ecological sustainable medicine and dentistry and convert to green health care. I've included a brief overview and more information can be found on its website.

Telosis Institute

The Teleosis Institute is devoted to developing effective, sustainable health care provided by professionals who serve as environmental stewards. The Institute has three major goals:

  • To educate health professionals about the principles and practices of
    Ecologically Sustainable Medicine.
  • To build a community-based network for professionals providing
    Green Health Care.
  • To provide access to high quality, cost-effective, sustainable medical services benefiting under served populations and the environment in which we live.

 

Our Programs

The Teleosis Institute provides educational programs, tools and resources to help health practitioners integrate environmentally sound strategies into their practice and create a new model of care called Green Health Care. A not-for-profit organization, the Teleosis Institute was founded by Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, MA, a health care practitioner and environmental educator. Teleosis is derived from the Greek and can be translated as "greater self-realization."


For more information please contact Dr. Namrata Patel, DDS at Sfgreendentist@gmail.com or go to the Telosis Institute’s website at www.teleosis.org. Dr. Patel is a mercury free and safe dentist practicing in San Francisco and is a member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). I invite you to visit my website www.sfgreendentist.com.

Namrata Patel, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, San Francisco, California (CA)

www.sfgreendentist.com

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Healthy and Natural Dental Products

Posted 10 24 07 by Dr. Tom McGuire, DDS

I know Dr. Bill Wolfe, and consider him to be a pioneer in the field of holistic and mercury free dentistry. Dr. Bill is a highly skilled mercury free dentist and member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). He has been promoting and practicing alternative, holistic dental care treatments for most of his professional career. A firm believer in the effectiveness of homeopathy in dental care, Dr. Wolfe has based his practice on its tenets, and treats his patients according to its precepts. Click here to review his mercury free dentist listing.

 

He has also conclusively proven the anti-bacterial efficacy of the Aloe Vera plant in oral health through studies performed at Baylor College of Dentistry. The results of his studies, published in numerous books and magazines, together with his knowledge of the plant's properties have made him a foremost expert on the subject. Thus he has appeared as a noted speaker at many international medical symposiums.

Until now, Dr. Wolfe's expertise benefited only his patients and a small core of dental professionals. However, he has recently introduced a dental care line called Aloe-Dent™ which consists of both herbal and homeopathic aloe based products. Every product is:

  • Fluoride free;
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate free;
  • Alcohol free Sugar; and
  • Saccharin free

 

The initial line consists of a Tooth Gel and Mouth Rinse, (both of which contain Dr. Wolfe's anti-bacterial and anti-viral Aloe Vera concentrate) in Herbal and Homeopathic formulations. In addition, there is an Aloe Vera Oral gel to promote healthy gums and 5 separate homeopathic remedies for specific dental ailments.

 

A strong indication of homeopathy's increasing use among dental professionals is the fact that Dr. Wolfe's line is now featured in one of the largest dental supply catalogues in the U.S. I encourage you to visit his website to learn more about his healthy line dental products. Click Here to Learn More

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Support for Felix Liao, DDS Against a Witch Hunt by the Washington, DC Dental Board

Posted 6 22 07 by Tom McGuire, DDS

Dr. Felix Liao, a member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD) and an experienced, dedicated and highly qualified mercury free and holistic dentist. (Click here to review his mercury free dentist listing.) He has been told by the Washington, DC Dental Board to consent to stop replacing amalgam fillings or risk losing his license. The Board also asked him to refrain from other healthy alternative dental treatments which are requested by his patients.

Dr. Liao also belongs to one of the more health focused holistic dental organizations, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) and they have rallied behind Dr. Felix to support his legal effort against this unfounded attack by this Dental Board. I am posting the letter from the IABDM and am asking those who can to support Dr. Liao by contributing to his legal fund. I know Dr. Felix personally and what he is doing will benefit everyone who believes in healthy, mercury free and holistic dentistry, dentists and patients. I urge you to support him in whatever way you can.

May 18, 2007

 

Dear Fellow IABDM Dentists and Allied Natural Health Professionals:

 

Suppose you are given a speeding ticket where there is no speed limit posted?  Suppose your health professional license is suspended for alternative modalities that are not specified in advance?  

 

That is exactly what is happening to many conscientious natural medicine and dental practitioners.   Felix Liao, DDS has been asked by the D.C. Dental Board to sign a Consent Agreement by Monday, May 14, or risk having his license “summarily suspended” for using;

  • Ozone therapy (a natural anti-infective)
  • Replacing sound amalgams in non-allergic patients (as if amalgams can be healthy)
  • Melisa Test (for metal allergies) and Topas Test
  • Rescue Remedies and color glasses (for natural relief of dental anxiety and phobia)
  • Procaine Test (to differentiate pain sites), and Cavitat Test (to document jaw bone necrosis).

… citing “(they are) not approved for use in the U.S.”, and that the use of them is “beyond the scope of the practice of dentistry and/or unsupported by scientific studies and/or not medically necessary or which fail to conform to standards of acceptable conduct and prevailing practice.”  

 

All this is based on a chart audit, in the absence of patient complaint, adverse outcome, or malpractice.  This Board action is political in nature as Dr. Liao testified at the FDA hearing on dental amalgams, and as he authored the Dental Physician editorial that appeared on the web site of International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine. 

 

The faceless but forceful special interest is using your tax money to enforce its agenda in the name of public safety.  This is being done across the country in all areas of health care.  How can anyone natural medicine practitioner serve seeking patients safely? 

 

Felix has engaged a brilliant lawyer to vigorously defend such practice for all of us.  Jacques Simon beat Quack Busters soundly in Massachusetts in 2005.   His case will be fought in Superior and Appeals Courts on the grounds of due process violation: not guilty without fair notice exists on the books on what constitute guilt.  As such, it will be a precedent setting case to protect all natural medicine practitioners from board harassment.

 

The legal cost could run hundreds of thousand of dollars.  Felix has only 150 patients as he is starting over after a series of misfortunes.  Without your financial support, Felix may be finished as practicing dentist soon.  Rubbing out our ranks by bankruptcy suits the special interest just fine.

 

Progress in health care is possible only with an open mind.  Whereas innovation is applauded in all fields, dental boards enforce conventional standards and attack progressive doctors.  We must take turns carrying the torch for biological dentistry and natural alternatives. 

 

Jacques Simon can win again in D.C., but Felix needs money from all of us to win for all of us.  Please donate $1,000, $500, or as generously as you can, to Felix Liao’s Legal Defense Fund and mail your check to this address.  

 

Dr. Felix Liao, DDS

12241 Fairfield House Drive
Unit #310

Fairfax, VA   22033

 

401-359-0355

felixliao@cox.net

 

Thank you very much in advance.  Sincerely,

 

Andy Landerman, D.D.S.

Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA

Bill Glaros, D.D.S.

Mercury Free Dentist, Houston, TX

International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)

Note from Dr. Tom: Both Dr. Landerman and Dr. Glaros are highly qualified mercury free dentists and are founding members of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). To review Dr. Landerman's Listing, Click Here.  To review Dr. Glaros's Listing Click Here.

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Dental Contamination, Micro-leakage and Failure: Understanding the Microscopic Foundations for Predictability and Success                                                                                                  

Posted by Greg J. Vigoren, D.D.S., 6 20 07

 

Understanding this contamination is the best way of avoiding unnecessary endodontic treatments and endodontic failures. Understanding this contamination is about diagnosing and treating a common but relatively unknown source of periodontal disease. Understanding this contamination is about the first and best line of defense for prevention. This is about dentin contamination as a major stand-alone topic. 

 

The contamination of dentin is involved with all restorative dentistry and is one of the most over looked or misunderstood concepts that affects the success of our restorative dentistry. Understanding this contamination of dentin is necessary for the corner stone of any preventative philosophy.

 

Its not restorative dentistry, its sealing dentistry; sealing to a stable unaltered and unchanging surface, getting a good seal on those surfaces and then keeping that good seal over time. Obtaining, stable, durable, predictable interfaces, which are not prone to catastrophic failure over time is a higher priority goal than the conservation of contaminated tooth structure (contaminated dentin) if leakage, re-decay and failure are to be avoided.  Conservation of contaminated dentin is the worship of a failed concept.

 

Biographical Information:

Dr. Vigoren has maintained a private general practice in Newport Beach, California, for the past 30 years.  He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, spent two years in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Japan while completing four 6-month rotating internships in periodontics, pedodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery. He is a member of the AAED, a CRA evaluator, and a consultant for Canon and prior consultant for ESPE. He is presently a faculty member at USC and the UCLA Center for Dental Esthetics. Dr. Vigoren is a leader in magnification and digital photography, and their uses in teaching, research and restorative dentistry.

Greg Vigoren, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Newport Beach, CA

360 San Miguel Dr.
Suite 601

Newport Beach, CA

92660

949-760-1152  

Comment by Tom McGuire, DDS

Dr. Vigoren is an expert in the field of dental contamination and lectures on this subject. His approach focuses on keeping the integrity of the dentin when placing any restoration but especially when replacing amalgam fillings. He believes that amalgams are not only a poor choice of dental restorations because of its release of mercury vapor, but because they are just not a good dental restoration when it comes to dentin integrity. I support his efforts and his belief that any filling should not only be a safe filling, but a good filling from a structural standpoint. I recommend that you contact him for more information about his approach and his lecture schedule.

Dr. Vigoren is a highly qualified mercury free dentist and member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). To learn more about him and review his mercury free dentist listing, Click Here.

 

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Ozone Therapy in Dentistry

Posted by Tom McGuire, DDS, 4 10 07

 

SEATTLE!    June 1-2, 2007

 

This is a two-day, hands-on clinical course with Drs. Phillip Mollica and Robert Harris, two of the leading authorities on this exciting new paradigm in dentistry. Whether for periodontal therapy, wound healing, pain management, caries control, root canal “sterilization” or other applications, this approach will be a mainstay of the biological dental practice of the future.

The course is limited to eight students; there are a few slots still left. Graduates of this course will also be eligible to be included as part of an “IRB” which may offer a little more medico-legal “security” in using ozone properly in your practice.

This is the same course Drs. Harris and Mollica have been teaching on the East Coast. Now available for the first time in the Northwest. It will take place in a private dental office (most likely that of Dr. Mitchell Marder in the Northgate area of Seattle).

Course fee is $2500. Lunch both days is included.

Please respond as soon as possible if you want in on this course. The slots are likely to fill up pretty fast. If you missed this one there will be others.

For further information contact

Paul Rubin DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Seattle, WA

drpaul@drpaulrubin.com

206-367-6453

206-799-8215  (cell)

Note from Dr. Tom: I know Dr. Rubin personally and he is an excellent mercury free and mercury safe dentist and member of my International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). To learn more about him and review his mercury free dentist listing, Click Here.

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Jigsaw Health Foundation

Posted by Tom McGuire, DDS 1 24 07

 

The Jigsaw Health Foundation is dedicated to helping needy individuals with chronic health conditions. The initial focus is on subsidizing the removal of dental mercury amalgams, a significant factor in chronic health conditions, and replacing them with non-toxic materials.

 

Jigsaw Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2005 by Pat Sullivan to help people with chronic conditions. Many health conditions are caused or exacerbated by the mercury released from mercury amalgams. Every day that the mercury is in their mouths is another day of exposure to a dangerous neurotoxin and poison. Because many people cannot afford to remove their mercury amalgams, they continue to suffer from conditions that could easily be relieved.

 I was a Board member of Jigsaw Health Foundation and personally know its director, Colleen Skipper and its founder, Pat Sullivan. The people involved with this fantastic organization are at the cutting edge of the mercury amalgam health issue and have taken it a step further in providing assistance for those who need it most.

 

I encourage you to visit their informative website, www.jigsawhealth.org to learn more about it and how you can support them in their efforts to make people’s lives better.

 

Organic Whole Food Supplements

Posted by Paul Gilbert, DDS 12 29 06

My name is Dr. Paul Gilbert and I’m a Biological, Mercury-Free and Cosmetic Dentist and a member of Dr. Tom McGuire’s International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). You can contact me directly by linking to www.drpgilbert.com


I also do business as Organics America and am a business associate of Simplexity™, a company that specializes in organic whole food supplements, and all natural supplements of extraordinary quality and effectiveness. The company also makes all natural, very high quality, skin care and personal care products. All of Simplexity’s products promote healing and wellness, and are congruent fit for any biological dentist (or his patients) who wants to improve his or her patient’s immune system and resistance to mercury.

Simplexity™ offers a no questions asked, unusually long, ninety day money back guarantee, because their supplements work so well, that few people return them. You can see more details on my website www.organicsamerica.com, which has numerous links to the Simplexity website, www.simplexityhealth.com.

In health,

Dr. Paul Gilbert, DDS

Mercury Free Dentist, Princeton, NJ

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

Biological Dental Hygiene

Posted Tom McGuire, DDS 8 10 06

I'm pleased to tell you about a new concept in dentistry has appeared and I'm very excited about it. It involves a Biological Dental Hygiene & Integrative Medicine Course that teaches hygienists how to practice biological hygiene. Graduates will earn the title, "Biological Dental Hygienist (BDH)" (The organization is sponsored by “Academy of Integrative Health” and is a new subchapter of the "International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)".

I encourage every mercury free, biological, holistic dentist to go the Academy of Integrative Health's website, www.webaih.com, to learn more about this innovative organization and get information about the upcoming Biological Dental Hygiene & Integrative Medicine Course, September 22-24 in Baltimore.

More and more people are seeking out dentists who practice healthy, mercury free dentistry and I can't think of a better way encourage them to select your office than by promoting Biological Hygiene. This is an idea whose time has come and I see this as a powerful word-of-mouth practice builder and another benefit you can offer your patients. I believe that when patients seek out mercury free/biological/holistic dentists they expect receive healthy dental treatment, including hygiene treatment.

Tom McGuire, DDS (www.dentalwellness4u.com)

Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA

Seeking an Associate

I'm Looking for an Associate

Posted by Mark Breiner, DDS  7 3 06

Mark Breiner, DDS is looking for an associate for his mercury free/holistic dental practice. Dr. Breiner is one of the pioneers in mercury free, integrative and biological dentistry. I know Dr. Breiner personally and couldn't think of a better dentist to learn about the Whole Body approach to biological dentistry. His practice is very successful and this would be a perfect opportunity to be trained by the best. Dr. Breiner's practice is located in Trumbull, Connecticut. For more information you can see his website by going to: www.wholebodymed.com, call him at 203-371-0200, and email him at info@wholebodydentistry.com.

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

General Information

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal

Posted by Tom McGuire, DDS  7 4 06

Nasal Breathing during mercury amalgam filling removal. I think that everyone, except most patients, realizes that the latex rubber dam does not effectively protect the patient from mercury vapor. It definitely has its value but if a patient inhales through his, or her, mouth during amalgam removal mercury vapor could be taken in with each breath. This should, and can be avoided and the best suggestion I have is to make sure you tell your patients to breathe through the nose during this process. This information should be a part of whatever removal protocol you are using. It also serves to focus the patient on something else other than the procedure.

Tom McGuire, DDS (www.dentalwellness4u.com)

Mercury Free Dentist, Sebastopol, CA

Click Here to Find a Mercury Free Dentist

 

 


If you'd like to be notified when a new product is added, receive our Newsletter, or be updated on the latest in oral health topics that can affect your oral and overall health . . . simply join Dr. Tom McGuire's Email Notification List - enter your email address and click GO!:
Join Dr. Tom McGuire's Email Notification List

 

Email:


Privacy Policy

Privacy is important to us; therefore, we will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone.
At any point, you can select the link at the bottom of every email to unsubscribe.