Craig J. Christian DDS

Mercury Safe Dentist in Pacific Grove, CA

712 Lighthouse Ave.

Pacific Grove, CA  93950 • 831-375-4942

Mercury Safe Exceptional Dentistry: Committed to Improving Your Oral and Overall Health!

Dr. Craig J. Christian has been dedicated to exceptional, mercury safe, dentistry for over 25 years and has practiced mercury free dentistry since 1994. His mission 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!"

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. Christian 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.

Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Christian 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, he utilizes removal protocols based on recommendations of a number of prominent holistic dental organizations. Dr. Christian has been certified as completing the course on "How to Practice Mercury Safe Dentistry: Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Office!" by New Directions Dentistry. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

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. Christian 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, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Treatments and Services
We specialize in Neuromuscular Dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction with the goal of restoring your mouth to optimal health and function. Our dental office uses modern, high-technology dental equipment and instruments and we offer many state-of-the-art treatment options and evaluations, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Education
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Teeth Bleaching
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Implants & Implant Maintenance
  • TMJ-Migraine Relief
  • Invisalign: Teeth Straightening with Invisible Braces
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment

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

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Christian belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
  • International Congress of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCO)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Monterey Bay Dental Association (MBDA)

About Dr. Christian
Dr. Christian 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.  

Over the years, Dr. Christian has completed in depth continuing education with an emphasis on complex dental reconstruction, dental cosmetics, orthodontics and treatment of head, neck, and facial pain. Dr. Christian served as an instructor at the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) from 1999 through 2005, teaching and mentoring other dentists in cosmetic reconstruction and TMJ related dentistry. He has devoted more than 20 years to the development of a practice which combines art, science and technology with exceptional personalized care.

Dr. Christian, a California native grew up in Fresno, CA., completed his undergraduate education at California State University Fresno and dental training at the University of Southern California in 1981. Dr. Christian lives in Carmel with his wife, Lynn and their Shih-Tzu, Mr. B.

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. Christian personally and am in agreement with him about his philosophy of mercury safe, holistic dentistry. I consider him to be highly skilled, experienced and dedicated mercury free, cosmetic and reconstruction dentist. He is committed to practicing safe dentistry, for his patients, his staff and the environment. His awareness of the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and his concern for his patients well being is appreciated.

He 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 him to safely remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting himself, his staff, his patients and the envrionment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.

Dr. Christian is committed to ongoing education and is a Charter Member of the IAMSD. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a quality mercury free dentist. To learn more about his approach to healthy cosmetic dentistry please visit his website. When you visit his office please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him for me. Thanks!


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