Steinway Natural Dental: Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry "Smile Today with a Glow of Health and Confidence!"
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Ana Balica's Naturally Healthy "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Astoria, NY. She is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and she is dedicated to practicing safe and healthy dentistry. Her mission is to share information about all aspects of dental wellness with her patients so that they can 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 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. Given her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Balica 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 her patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Balica 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 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.
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. Balica 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 she is fully qualified to safely remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Balica's Whole Body philosophy also stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. She also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist her in her efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. Her Holistic - Patient First - approach to dentistry means that she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Dr. Balica is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows her to give you and your family the best, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses in holistic and conventional dentistry in order to provide her patients with the most advanced dental care possible.
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
- Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Mercury Free Fillings
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Dentistry
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Nutritional Counseling
- Oral Surgery
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Root Canal Therapy
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Conscious Sedation
- Homeopathy & Herbology
- Family Dentistry
- Herbal, Botanical Remedies & Nutritional Supplements
Dr. Balica belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Hal Huggins Alliance
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Biological Dentistry (AABD)
- Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome (DAMS)
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 aesthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Dr. Balica can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
About Dr. Balica
Dr. Balica 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 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. Click Here to read more about Dr. Balica's approach to holistic, healthy dentistry.
About Our Staff
Our wonderful and dedicated staff is made up of highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, warm 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 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.
- Frequently Asked Questions & Oral Health Topics
- Mercury Safe: Why Dentists are Mercury Safe & Mercury Free
- Mercury Free & Mercury Safe: What's the Difference
- Mercury Risk Evaluation
- Referenced & Abstracted Articles about Mercury (Dr. McGuire has kindly allowed us access to his database of referenced and abstracted scientific articles on numerous mercury related topics. It is the largest of its kind and is a wealth of information for those interested in the subject.)
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 consider Dr. Balica to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. I have a great deal of respect for her as a persona and dentist and am impressed with the depth of her knowledge, training, and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients.
I've met Dr. Balica and respect her concern for her patients' health, her ongoing training in holistic, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry. Her philosophy, along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them.
I am especially impressed with her commitment to educating her patients and dedication to mercury safe dentistry as it is such an important part of oral and overall health. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury free dentist.
She is a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD). I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her and her approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her and her staff for me. Thanks!