James E. Stevens DMD, Holistic Dentist in Sunnyside, WA 98944

Mercury Safe Dentist in Sunnyside, WA 98944

922 E. Edison Ave.

Sunnyside, WA  98944 • 509-837-7818

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

About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Jim Stevens 'Mercury Safe Dentist' office is located in Sunnyside, WA. He has been mercury free (amalgam silver filling free) and mercury safe for over 35 years. His goal is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about comprehensive 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 significantly impact the entire physiology of the body; . Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Because of his advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Stevens takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining the science of teeth, gums, tongue and the dynamics of their function and correlation to the global physiology of the anatomical systems. That focus is coupled with over 50 years of superb technical experience and his deep concern for his patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Stevens 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 our Alliance of Health Care providers 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 “Mercury Safe” removal of amalgam fillings, our Alliance utilizes removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and other prominent biological and holistic dental and oral health organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

Whole Body Oral Health PhilosophyThis Whole-Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials. Our Stevens Health Alliance is composed of highly qualified health professionals to assist Dr. Stevens in his efforts to assist the patient community to achieving a state of “Long-Term Optimal 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 EducationDr. Stevens is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows him to give you and your family the most modern, state-of-the-art oral health care. Each year he takes many hours of continuing education courses and he has advanced training in many areas of biological, HI Tech diagnostic equipment and assessment, Sleep Dentistry, TMJ, breathing disorders, cosmetic enhancement, traditional dentistry and more. 

He is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) where he received extensive training in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry and was recognized as a "Preferred LVI Dentist". He is also aa graduate of BioResearch diagnostic symposium, BioModeling Solutions adult and pediatric Epigenetics, and Vivos Sleep Apnea graduate. He is also a Clinical Advosor for the Vivos sleep organization.

Treatments and Services
Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment and advanced technology that coincides with the coordinated care aspect of our practice which includes the participants of Stevens Health Alliance and those healthy treatment options and services, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • CBCT 3D “CAT” head and neck radiographic imaging 
  • Joint Vibrational Analysis – computerized TMJ analysis
  • Jaw Tracking – computerized jaw-motion studies
  • T-Scan -computerized tooth contact (bite) analysis
  • Pharyngometer – computerized Airway analysis
  • Mat Scan – Computerized foot pressure analysis
  • Acculiner and Aligner – CranioMandibular analysis of alignment
  • Photographic history and assessment
  • Laser Therapy
  • Vivos comprehensive CBCT analysis
  • Zoom Conferencing – allied health care provider case analysis
  • Coordination of Care with patient providers
  • Zoom patient conferencing
  • PowerPoint Treatment Plan patient consultation
  • Preventive Dental Education
  • Mercury Free Dentistry and Safe Removal Protocols
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury Free Fillings
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Treatment Design
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Sleep / Breathing Disorders for Adults and Children
  • TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Upper / Lower Airway assessment
  • Sinus screening
  • Cervical Spine screening 
  • Family Dentistry
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Jaw Infections
  • Air Abrasion
  • Diagnodent: Laser Cavity Detection
  • Night Guards
  • Orthotics
  • Sleep Appliances
  • DNA, mRNA. mmRNA Appliances, EMA-Now, EMA
  • Cranial Balancing Appliances
  • Clear Aligners
  • TMJ Appliances - MPD
  • Headache Appliances
  • Neck Pain Appliances
  • Root Canal Detection & Referral
  • Long-Term Oral Health Care Planning
  • Budget and Finance Counseling for Oral Health Care Planning
  • Expert Witness
  • Insurance Consultation

Cosmetic DentistryOur Alliance members 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.


Our Alliance team can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!

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

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI)
  • Certified: BioResearch Associates
  • Academy of Sports Dentistry (ASD)
  • Vivos Therapeutics

About Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens 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 for the staff and visitors 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. Stevens and his wife, and family, have resided, in their hometown of Sunnyside, Washington, with their family, following his service in the US Army Dental Corp during the Viet Nam War at Fort Ord California. He and his wife, Rosalie, continue to live there and take an active role in the community, including the "I-Watch" neighborhood crime stopper group.. Dr. Stevens and Rosalie founded the South-Hill Block Watch, Friends of Sunnyside, the Sunnyside Beautification Committee, and Yakima Valley Babe Ruth baseball team. Along with other community members they participated in developing these groups into viable community entities.

He is a member of the American Legion and supports the local VFW club. He also served on the local city council for 4 years and was also a charter member of the local Rotary Club. He has served as a board member for the local hospital, and Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member for Washington Dental Services insurance company. In addition to local community service, Dr. Stevens' broader service includes his role as the founder and current president of The Foundation for Funding Nature's Defender, a non-profit organized to preserve historic and wilderness legacy.  Additionally, he was  the founder and president of Sunn Starr Dental Services, a Oral / Medical prepayment “insurance” company. On many occasions, Dr. Stevens has served as the health advocate in the hospital arena  for patients and family members. 

Our Staff
Our great staff is made up of dedicated, highly-trained, caring, and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality 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 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. Stevens and he is a dedicated, highly trained, experienced and caring 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 ongoing commitment to educate his patients. He also uses his whole body approach to dentistry when designing dental treatment for his patients.

His concern for his patients' health, his ongoing training in holistic, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry - particularly at the highly respected Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) - along with his commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. I am especially impressed with his dedication to mercury safe dentistry as it is such an important part of oral and overall health. He is extraordinarily thorough in his examinations and is an excellent diagnostician.

I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury free and mercury safe dentist. Dr. Stevens is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I suggest you visit to his website to learn more about him and his approach to mercury free, cosmetic dentistry. When you visit his office please tell him where you found out about him and say hello to him and his staff for me. Thanks!