Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free) & Mercury Safe, Holistic, Bioesthetic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Robert McBride's office is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of holistic, bioesthetic dentistry. His goal is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Safe Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filling Removal Protocol
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. McBride is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections and TMJ/bite problems can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.
To accomplish this, we utilize removal protocols for safely removing amalgam fillings based on the recommendations of New Directions Dentistry, which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry. Dr. McBride has been Certified as having completed its course in Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury at the Dental Office: How to Make the Dental Practice Mercury Safe.
We also incorporate the recommendations of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), the Holistic Dental Association (HDA), and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. Dr. McBride also follow the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques (SMART) recommended by the IAOMT). For more information about why we use safe protocols to remove amalgam fillings and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
Holistic dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship we are focus on Oral System Harmony and offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. McBride also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. He also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Integrated, Bioesthetic approach to holistic dentistry means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Dr. McBride believes that continuing education is a powerful tool that allows him to give you and your family the best, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year he takes many hours of continuing education courses and he has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic and conventional dentistry.
Treatments and Services
Our office uses the latest in dental equipment and technology in order to provide the patient with healthy treatment options and services, including:
- Digital X- Rays
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Safe Removal of Amalgam Silver Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Family Dentistry
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
Bioesthetic Dentistry is a term used to describe dentists who strive to provide optimum dental health, beauty, and appearance by correcting defects in the bite, or occlusion. As its model it utilizes the study of what is the most natural and esthetic oral form and function and strives to restore the patient occlusion to optimal form and function. Dr. McBride is a student of the founder of this system, Dr. Robert L. Lee and has incorporated this approach into his practice.
His significant work in this area, including case studies, has been published by the prestigious Dentistry Today Magazine and you can access it by Clicking Here.
Our office also specializes in state of the art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to correct, restore or enhance your smile to fit your own unique facial form. Our goal is to integrate esthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Dr. McBride can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
About Dr. McBride
Dr. McBride has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
He has practiced dentistry in Long Beach, California for over 35 years and has achieved a level of expertise that few dentists in the U.S. can claim. He is a health-centered dentist who is dedicated to building trustful relationships with each patient. His holistic practice maintains personalized attention and individual diagnostic time that allows patients to understand their dental problems and become participants in their own health care.
He is a member of an elite group of dentists who have achieved Fellowship and Master status with the Academy of General Dentistry, which reflects his ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education. He is one of only 170 dentists worldwide who have been accredited in all four training levels in Orognathic Bioesthetics.
Associations & Organizations
Dr. McBride is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
- Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowship & Mastership): Level 4 OBI Trained.
Our staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicatged, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, warm and supportive setting.
Our office is intent on building healthy relationships with all of our clients and we strive to deliver five-star service in accordance with Dr. McBride's core values of happiness, honesty and trust, client focus, true professionalism and good work. In addition to our five-star service, we also provide healthy cookies, muffins, an assortment of teas, cappuccinos and lattes.
We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about our office and the many services and treatments we offer. We want to thank you for considering our office for your dental needs.
Our dental practice is dedicated to patient education. As a member of Dr. Tom McGuire's International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) we work closely with him to support our goal of providing important information to our patients about numerous oral health that can affect overall health, including issues related to mercury amalgam (silver) fillings. Click on the appropriate link to access important information about these topics.
NEW! Dr. Tom McGuire's new YouTube Video, Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth conclusively proves that amalgam/silver fillings not only release toxic mercury vapor - but that the common act of brushing just one amalgam filling - will release more mercury than allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace! It also tells you what you can do about it. Click Here to watch this amazing video demonstration - and don’t forget to tell your friends and family! (You can also access it by searching YouTube for The Poison in Your Teeth.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I know Dr. McBride personally and consider him to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and skilled holistic dentist - and a great person. He strives to practice healthy dentistry and understands the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and focuses on patient education. He utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients.
I've spoken to him at length about his philosophy of healthy dentistry and I agree with his approach. His extensive and ongoing training in all areas of dentistry, but particularly cosmetic dentistry, and his concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring biological and mercury safe dentist.
Dr. McBride is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I encourage you to visit is website to learn more about his philosophy of holistic, bioesthetic dentistry. When you visit his office please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him for me. Thanks!