Green Dentistry: Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Eco-Friendly, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Namrata Patel's (Dr. Nammy) office is mercury free (amalgam silver filling free) and mercury safe and she is dedicated to the practice of holistic, environmentally sound dentistry. Her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with her patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health. She fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Green Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Nammy is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections 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 based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
The IAOMT has developed rigorous standards for safely removing mercury amalgam dental fillings by reducing the unnecessary and excessive exposure to mercury released from these fillings. The IAOMT's recommendations are known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).
At this time, Dr. Patel is one of a small number of IAOMT members who qualifies as a SMART Certified IAOMT dentist. With the SMART designation you can be confident that she is fully qualified to safely remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings.
Holistic, integrated 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 offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Nammy also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for her patients emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. She also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist her in her efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. Her Holistic - Patient First approach to dental treatment means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
She has uniquely combined dentistry and the environment in her practice. Dr Patel is a leader in green dentistry, she is conducting research and development to set standards in Green Dentistry. She has brought the Teleosis Chapter to San Francisco. Teleosis is non profit organization that help doctors practice ecologically sustainable medicine and dentistry. You can get more information about Telosis from Dr. Patel's website or by visiting the Telosis Website.
Dr. Nammy works closely with Teleosis to educate others about mercury free dentistry and our vision is to create an open and inviting atmosphere where we grow lifelong relationships with our patients and staff. Our Green Dentistry includes:
- Office design to maximize energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint
- Minimization of toxic pollution and water waste
- Steam-based, surgical-grade instrument sterilization
- Special water filtration system
- Bio-degradable sterilization solutions for cleaning exam areas
Dr. Nammy believes that continuing education is a powerful tool. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses to ensure that her patients receive the very best, state-of-the-art dental care.
Treatments and Services We Offer
We practice eco-friendly dentistry and have identified a wide variety of potentially harmful toxins in the dental environment and have taken specific steps to eliminate or minimize your exposure to them. Our office also 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
- Eco-Friendly Dentistry
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Invisalign: Hidden Orthodontic Treatment
- Laser Technology
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. Patel can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Patel 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)
- International Association of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
- San Francisco Implant Study Group
- Seattle Study Club
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- California Dental Association (CDA)
- Teleosis: Green Health Care Non-Profit
About Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe regarding mercury and she strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Dr. Nammy has a deep commitment to putting a smile on the face of dentistry. As her clients will tell you, she cares about the small details and it makes all the difference as she continually seeks new ways to make a trip to the dentist something you look forward to.
Dr. Nammy is deeply committed making dental care environmentally friendly. Her office in Union Square is the first of its kind in San Francisco using environmentally sustainable materials and technology at every turn. She has continued to stay on the cutting edge of dental care since graduating with honors from University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry.
Nammy’s commitment to a greener world is wider than San Francisco. She is the creator of the delicious, organic Whole Fusion Almond Butter. She has also been building a non profit to bring greener dentistry to India.
She has also written an important book on the relationship of oral to overall health called Age with Style. To learn more about her book and how it can make a difference in your life please Click Here!
Our wonderful and dedicated staff is made up of highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality biological dental treatment in a healthy, warm and supportive setting.
Our staff is constantly growing in dental education and in our office to provide the best experience for our clients. We are prepared to service our patients in every aspect from clinical to financial. We listen to our patients to meet our clients' needs to grow and to educate our patients and to receive positive feedback. We provide excellent patient service with integrity and commitment.
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 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 or Tom McGuire, DDS.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I know Dr. Patel personally and and have spoken with her a number of times. I agree with and support her approach to Mercury Safe, Healthy Dentistry, and know her to be a compassionate, highly trained, skilled biological and mercury free dentist. She fully understands the important relationship between oral and overall health and offers a wide range of healthy holistic treatment options. I am also very impressed by her dedication and concern for her patients overall health and well being and for her concern for the health of the environment.
Her concern for her patients health, her ongoing training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry along with his commitment to safely remove mercury amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them.
She has completed my course, and received his Certification, in How to Make Your Practice Mercury Safe - Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Office. This is the only course of its kind offered to dentists and qualifies her to safely remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting herself, her staff, her patients and the envrionment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
I would not hesitate recommending her to anyone seeking caring, high quality, holistic and mercury free and mercury safe dentistry. Dr. Patel is also a Charter Member in the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I encourage you to visit her creative and informative website to learn more about her approach and philosophy to biological and eco-friendly dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her for me. Thanks!