Mercury-Free (Amalgam Free) & Mercury-Safe, Biological, Health-Oriented and Advanced Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Griffin Cole founded his Mercury-Free (Amalgam Free) and Mercury-Safe Dental Practice to deliver uniquely supportive and integrated oral health care. 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!"
Dr. Cole is a Certified Naturopathic Physician. As such he, and his dental team, offers its own special perspective on health, healing, and harmony. He takes great pride in providing long-lasting mercury-free, contemporary, aesthetic, and non-toxic biological dentistry.
Because he is both a Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Certified Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Cole takes a Whole Body, Biological approach to dentistry and understand that it is impossible to be healthy without sound oral health. Our goal is to listen attentively to all of your concerns and to find the healthiest and most balanced treatment solution to address your needs. We are committed to offering you unparalleled biological dental care within the nurturing and toxic free surroundings of our office.
We use state-of-the-art technology, with the latest in modern and safe dental equipment and dental materials. Dr. Cole combines the latest in dental technology with an appreciation for the relationship of the teeth and oral cavity to the overall health of the body. Our office has been mercury free for over 21 years.
Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Cole 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.
Dr. Cole's practice is mercury safe and, because of his deep concern for your overall health, uses the safest mercury amalgam (silver) filling removal procedures. These procedures are based on the recommendations developed by 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. Cole 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/biological 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. Cole 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
As a Holistic Dentist and Naturopathic Physician, his treatment plans incorporate alternative therapies and functional medicine. Dr. Cole's 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 Whole Body/Health-Based 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. Cole 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 also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with the best healthy treatment options and services, including:
- Digital X-Rays
- Cone Beam Scanner
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Effective Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Procedures
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
- Mercury & Metal-Free Dental Restorations
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Biocompatible Dental Materials
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- TMJ Evaluation
- Nutritional Support
- Ozone/Oxygen Therapy
- A Peaceful, Caring, Non-Toxic Environment
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. Cole can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Click Here to view our Smile Gallery!
Dr. Cole is a associated with a number of prestigious dental organization, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Board Certified Naturopathic Physician (NMD)
- Master: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (MIAOMT)
- Integrative Biological Dental Medicine Specialty (IBDM)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
About Dr. Cole
Dr. Cole 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.
Dr. Cole earned his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health and Sciences Center, San Antonio Dental School. He is a public lecturer and contributes annual to "Race for the Cure". He was also the first dentist in Texas to install a mercury-separating system and has extensive training in this field.
As the leader in Austin for mercury-safe dentistry, Dr. Cole participates in continuing education on a regular basis, and is well aware of new and improved technology and dental advancements. Dr. Cole prides himself on providing his patients with the best, up-to-date techniques available, eschewing “gadgets” with no proven efficacy or limited clinical applications. He has authored numerous articles on biological dentistry and speaks on related topics.
He is the first dentist in Austin to get certified in oxygen-ozone therapy and continues to set the bar for mercury-safe dentistry. As a Fellow in the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, he is deeply involved with proactive campaigning to rid American dentistry of mercury and other known toxins.
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. To read Testimonials from our many satisfied patients please Click Here.
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. Cole personally and have spoken with him over the years many times about his philosophy and approach to health based dentistry. I heartily agree with him and consider him to be an exceptionally well trained, skilled, and experienced holistic/biological dentist. He fully understands the important relationship between oral and overall health and his treatment protocols take that knowledge into consideration.
Because of his medical background as a Naturopathic Doctor, his ongoing training, dedication to holistic, mercury free and mercury safe dentistry, and his advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, he is ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
His dedication to healthy dentistry and his concern for his patient's oral and overall health is exceptional. He is one of the pioneers in establishing the standards for true Biological Dentistry and a leader in the effort to educate people about the value and importance of total oral health.
Dr. Cole is also a Charter Member of the IAMSD and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking caring and quality mercury free/biological dentistry. I also suggest that you visit his website to learn more about his approach to health oriented, biological dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!