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What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic Dentistry - Tahoe Dentist

Dr. Cassidy has practiced mercury-free since 1996, and his intention always is to create a integrated approach to his practice combining modern technology with practical holistic care.

We strive to dedicate ourselves to the optimal health to each patient, so we lower or eliminate your exposure to mercury. Our practice adheres to the highest standards of biocompatible dentistry as defined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

  • Our restorations are tooth-colored porcelain or composite.
  • We protect you from exposure to mercury vapors during the removal of mercury-amalgam fillings using rubber dams, high-vacuum mercury vapor removers, negative ionizing technology, high-volume water suction, and oxygen to avoid vapors getting into your respiratory system.
  • We urge patients concerned about their long-term exposure to mercury to seek out alternative physicians and practitioners for complementary mercury removal therapies such as chelation or vitamin C drips.
  • We remove up to 99% mercury from the wastewater leaving our office, which means less potential for environmental contamination of rivers and streams.

Our practice philosophy includes using a state-of-the-art laser technology to treat chronic oral inflammatory diseases known to increase risk factors for common medical conditions.

The purpose in establishing this region’s first Center for Dental Medicine is to build a bridge between the medical and dental communities and to benefit patients by not ignoring the “Oral Systemic Connection” which is currently being documented in research at major universities.

As the current medical/legal standards of care shift to mandate with physicians and help them to elevate the care of their patients by eliminating chronic inflammatory disease processes occurring in the oral cavity, which have been shown to affect other chronic system diseases.