Ralph K. Mensah, DDS, FICOI, AIAOMT Integrative Holistic Dentist in Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Mercury Safe Dentist in Chapel Hill, NC 27514

861 Willow Dr.

Chapel Hill, NC  27514 • 919-942-2154

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Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Integrative Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

About Our Mercury Safe, Integrative Holistic, Dental Practice
Dr. Ralph Mensah's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Chapel Hill, NC. He is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of biological, health-based dentistry. 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!"

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Care Doctor, Dr. Mensah is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, our office focuses on patient education and strives 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 removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and other holistic and biological dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

SMART Certified
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. Mensah 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 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. Mensah 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. Mensah 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
Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with the best treatment options and services, including:

  • Digital X Rays
  • Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)
  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Conscious Oral Sedation
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser
  • Mercury Safe Dentistry
  • Amalgam Free Dentistry
  • Mercury & Metal free restorations
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Invisalign (Hidden Braces)
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Pediatric (Children's) Dentistry
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Oral Surgery
  • TMJ Diagnosis & 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. Mensah can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Mensah 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)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • North Carolina Dental Association (NCDA)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • National Dental Association
  • Old North State Dental Society

About Dr. Mensah
He has been involved in the medical field since he was in his teens working part time and then full time with the family business; design, development and manufacture of the dialysis machine. In his early business years he traveled internationally for the company, setting up offices. In later years the company was sold to a major medical equipment manufacturer and at that time Dr. Mensah decided to attend dental school, a life long dream.

He 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 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.

Although he knows he has made a huge commitment providing the best possible care to his patient base; he knows that none of this would be possible without a supportive family. Dr. Mensah is a devout follower of Jesus Christ, husband, and father. Most of his free time is spent with them; enjoying the grace of everyday life.

Dr. Mensah’s passion is dentistry and is truly humbled to be able to help his patients fulfill their dental dreams and needs. Click Here to Learn more about Dr. Mensah.

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 have communicated with Dr. Mensah and consider him to be a highly trained, experienced and skilled mercury free, holistic 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 is one of the pioneers in promoting mercury safe, holistic, dentistry and in the use of cutting edge technology and treatment protocols. He is also aware of the importance of safely removing mercury and other heavy metals from the teeth and body. His extensive training in cosmetic and biological dentistry and his concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them.

Dr. Mensah is a charter member of my Mercury Safe Dentist Association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free, mercury safe, 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!