Lawrence Freedman, BSc, DDS, NMD DDS

Toronto Mercury Safe - TMJ & Sleep Centre

415 Bloor St. West


Toronto, ON, Canada  M5S 1X6 • 416-538-8883

Mercury-Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury-Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. Lawrence Freedman's office is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of health-based 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 can make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Freedman is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of these concerns, 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.

As an accredited member, he 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.

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic/Biological 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 treatment options. Dr. Freedman also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of experience with a deep concern for his patients' physical health and emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of 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 Health-Focused - Patient First 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.

Continuing Education
Dr. Freedman 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 in holistic and traditional dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Because so many people have TMJ, pain and sleep issues related to oral health, we are committed to diagnosing and alleviating pain disorder, correcting TMJ problems and sleep apnea problems. Dr. Freedman has taken many hours of post-graduate study in these areas and is highly qualified in these fields.

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 Treatment and Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury Free Fillings
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment 
  • Snoring and Sleep Disorders
  • Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
  • Oral Surgery
  • Biological Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Orthodontics 
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Dentistry for Children
  • Sealants
  • Mouth Guards & Night Guards
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Biocompatible Dental Materials

For more information about TMJ Disorders and Sleep Apnea Click Here. To learn more about our office and the many other dental services and treatments we offer Click Here.

Cosmetic 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. Freedman can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Freedman is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Accredited: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (AIAOMT)
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
  • Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
  • Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (TACD)
  • International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)
  • American Academy of Functional Orthodontics (IAFO)
  • International College of Craniomadnibular Orthopaedics (ICCO)
  • Fellow: International College of Oral Implantology (FICOI)
  • Fellow & Diplomate: American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (FAACP)
  • Chirodontics
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Sleep Apnea Group
  • Ontario Dental Association (ODA)

About Dr. Freedman
Dr. Freedman 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.

I was born on July 4, 1962, third generation of my family to be born in Toronto. I am the middle child with an older brother and a younger sister. I am happily married and the proud father of my three year old son Jacob Bodhi and and newborn baby girl.

I attended the University of Toronto for my Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Genetics with a minor in Philosophy. I graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1989. Upon graduation, I began working in the Annex area.

I have been back packing around the world since the 1970s. I've traveled through North and Central America, Western Europe, Arctic Circle, North Africa, India, and extensively through South East Asia. I enjoy cooking, politics, socializing and learning the ways of the world. I take pleasure in playing all sports with a special interest in golf, hockey, skiing, and most recently, snow boarding. I play guitar and harmonica, and have a varied taste in music. My wife and I hope to use all of these interests and skills to educate and create a healthy lifestyle for our family, friends, and patients. Please Click Here to learn more about Dr. Freedman.

Our Staff
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.

Patient Education 
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. Freedman personally and have a great deal of respect for his dedication to treating his patient's in the most holistic way possible. I consider him to be a caring, highly trained, skilled and experienced holistic mercury safe dentist. His commitment to quality dentistry, his ongoing dedication to continuing education, and his concern for his patients oral and overall health and well being, makes him ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.

Dr. Freedman belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including an accreditation with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and my Mercury-Safe Dental Association. These organizations encourage taking a integrative, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education. His approach to healthy dentistry includes the understanding that you cannot be healthy without good oral health and he takes this into consideration when planning his patients dental treatment.

Dr. Freedman is a charter member of my association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free and compassionate dentist. I recommend visiting his website to learn more about his whole-body approach to dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!


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