Healthy, Holistic, Mercury Free (Amalgam/Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe Dentistry
Dr. Terrence Messerman practices biological, biocompatible dentistry and has been mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe for over 30 years. 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 Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Messerman 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. 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 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. Messerman 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 he is fully qualified to safely remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings.
Holistic 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 healthy treatment options. Dr. Messerman also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of personal experience with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Messerman Whole Body approach to dentistry means that he promotes overall health and wellness, not simply the treatment of dental disease. We also, when appropriate, work closely with other health professionals who can support the patient's efforts to achieve optimal health and well-being. His Health-Centered 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. Messerman 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 dental office uses state-of-the-art technology, with the latest in modern and safe dental equipment. We offer numerous Treatment Options, including:
- Digital X Rays
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Dentistry
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Nutritional Counseling
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Family 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. Messerman can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Messerman is a member of a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
About Dr. Messerman
Dr. Messerman 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.
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 thank you for considering our office for all of your dental needs.We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and encourage you to call our office at 216-514-3120, 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.
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've known Dr. Messerman personally for many years and he is not only a great human being, but a highly trained, skilled, experienced and caring holistic, mercury safe dentist. We've discussed his approach to healthy, mercury safe, biocompatible dentistry and I wholeheartedly agree with him. He also fully understands the important relationship between oral and overall health and his treatment protocols take that philosophy into consideration.
His experience, skill and concern for his patients oral and overall health is exceptional. Dr. Messerman is one of the true pioneer's in establishing and promoting mercury-free, mercury safe, biocompatible, holistic, dentistry and his dedication to continuing education allows him to stay on the leading edge of holistic dental concepts and protocols.
I highly recommend him to anyone seeking caring and quality mercury safe/holistic dentistry. He is also a Charter Member of the IAMSD and a leader in the effort to ban mercury amalgam silver fillings. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!