Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha practices cosmetic, holistic, mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) dentistry. Her mission 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!"
Holistic/Healthy Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated oral structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship we offer a wide range of state of treatment options. Due to her advanced training and emphasis on both oral and total health, Dr. Samaha takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and dental experience with a deep concern for her patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Samahs is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way.
We believe it is important to protect the patient, the environment, and our staff from exposure to excessive and unnecessary occupational exposure to mercury during the amalgam removal process. Making the dental office mercury safe is supported by the American Dental Association (ADA) and other dental organizations. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.
We also utilize safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD), 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.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Her Whole Body, healthy dental treatment philosophy stresses the use of best dental materials and non-invasive treatment whenever possible. She also works closely with highly qualified health practitioners 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 she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures with regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Dr. Samaha is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows her to give you and your family the most modern, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses and she has advanced training in many areas of conventional, holistic, cosmetic dentistry.
Treatments and Services
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 Education
- Mercury Free Dentistry and Safe Removal Protocols
- Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Custom Smile Design & Makeover
- Tooth Whitening
- TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Implant Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Natural Sedation Dentistry
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. Samaha can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Please take a moment to view our Before and After Gallery. Click Here to see the custom smiles we've achieved, and to read all the testimonials from our happy and satisfied patients!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Samaha 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)
- American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
- Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
- Organization for Computerized Dentistry
- American Association of Women Dentists
- Academy for Sports Dentistry
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Virginia Dental Association
About Dr. Samaha
Dr. Samaha 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 as possible 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.
She graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been in private practice in Newport News since 1982. Her professional awards and affiliations run deep. She is also well-known for her presentations at medical and dental conferences on both local and national levels.
Dr. Samaha is proud to be a part of an extensive family of healthcare professionals and esteemed educators, most importantly her late father, a periodontist, who inspired within her a passion for dentistry early in life.
In 2003, Dr. Samaha fulfilled her vision of a beautiful, healing space as she created her office in the charming development of Port Warwick, in Newport News, Virginia. Her exceptional, highly talented team has assisted in the creation of a world-class practice which attracts a local, national and international clientele who appreciate their unique, comprehensive and holistic approach to dental care, always custom-designed for each patient. Although Dr. Samaha is well known for her artistry and technical excellence in smile design, the quality of our patient’s periodontal and thus, total health is also of highest concern at Port Warwick Dental Arts. Dr. Samaha works closely with our patient’s physicians to coordinate best healthcare for them, relative to their oral healthcare.
Dr. Samaha has two children, Robb, an Industrial Design student at the University of Cincinnati and Julie, the buyer for nutritional supplements and body care products at Whole Foods, Richmond, VA.
Our fantastic staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a unique team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, caring, and supportive setting.
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 all of your dental needs.
Dr. Samaha puts on seminars for dentists who want to learn how to implement the newly emerging standard-of-care for treating periodontal disease and learn the newest strategies for treating periodontal patients and improving their overall health without pain and surgery.
Her Perio Passion!™ Seminars bring all the latest advances together into one educational and enjoyable presentation. The easy to use techniques you learn will improve your patients' dental and overall health. For additional information, please visit www.perioartsinstitute.com.
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 or Tom McGuire, DDS.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I know Dr. Samaha and consider her to be a dedicated, well trained, experienced and caring holistic and cosmetic dentist. I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and her ongoing effort to educate her patients. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients.
Her concern for her patients' health, her ongoing training in holistic, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry; along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring cosmetic, mercury free dentist.
Dr. Samaha is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). I recommend that you visit her highly informative website to learn more about her approach to dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her for me. Thanks!