Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury-Safe, Biological, Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Karl Anderson's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in St. Paul, MN. He 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 Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Anderson 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.
To accomplish this, we utilize safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD) 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. Anderson 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 oral structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of treatment options. Dr. Anderson 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.
Dr. Anderson 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.
Dr. Anderson has advanced training in Sedation Dentistry. This is an important service because up to 70 percent of the adult population do not seek regular dental care because of fear and anxiety we offer intravenous sedation, if needed, for all dental procedures.
Treatments and Services Offered
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
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Biological Dentistry
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Root Canal Therapy
- Cerec: One Appointment Ceramic Restorations
- Nutritional Counseling
- IV Sedation
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. Anderson can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Anderson is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM)
- Minnesota Association of Periodontics (MAP)
- Minnesota Dental Association (MDA)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Fellow: International Misch Implant Institute
- Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
About Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson 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 Anderson comes from a proud dental family. His father Dr David Anderson practiced in the same location from 1959-1993. One of Dr Anderson's sisters is a dental hygienist and the other a dental assistant. Sedation and Implant Dentistry was built on a solid practice population of patients that now include third and fourth generation patients that has over the last 60 years has trusted the Anderson name for exceptional dental care.
Dr Anderson holds a Dental and Masters of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Dental school. He received training at UCLA in the early eighties in Branemark surgical training course, he is a graduate of the Misch Institute. His specialty degree is in the field of periodontics. Dr Anderson has lectured across the globe on gum disease and implantology.
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.
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 know Dr. Anderson personally and have spoken with him on many occasions. I consdier him to be a highly trained, experienced and skilled, caring, holistic and mercury safe dentist. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and his effort to educate his patients. He utilizes his knowledge and training when designing dental treatment plans for his patients.
Dr. Anderson is exceptionally well-trained in many areas of holistic and traditional dentistry. He also trains dentists in mercury free and implant dentistry. His advanced and ongoing training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry and his concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring health focused and mercury free dentist.
Dr. Anderson is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I encourage you to visit his website to learn more about his philosophy of mercury free and healthy dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!