Michael Malek DDS

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Filling Free)

3337 Mission Drive

Santa Cruz, CA  95065 • 831-462-6500


Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, and Spa Dentistry: A Luxury Dental Spa in a Desert Paradise!

Dr. Michael Malek's practice is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and is committed to the concepts and practice of holistic and 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 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/Silver Filling Removal
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Malek 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, we utilize removal protocols based on recommendations of 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.

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Malek also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe 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-Based 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. Malek 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.

Treatments and Services
Our office is a full dental spa and wellness center and we use the latest in dental equipment and technology in order to provide the patient with healthy and rejuvenating treatment options and services, including:

  • Digital X Rays
  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • CEREC: Single Appointment Restorations
  • Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Extraction with Cavitation
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
  • Orthodontics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Conscious Oral Sedation
  • Family Dentistry
  • Full Spa Treatments

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

Dr. Malek is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Southern Arizona Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Orthodontic Society

About Dr. Malek
Dr. Malek 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.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with top honors in advanced prosthodontics. Dr. Malek has devoted himself to extensive training in the fields of Periodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Implantology and Aesthetic full mouth rejuvenation.

His true passion remains Sculpture and the continuous study of organic beauty blended with meticulous attention to detail. His oil paintings are on display for patients to enjoy in a relaxed gallery setting. 

Dr. Malek is excited about being in a community that encourages health and wellness! As a man of the outdoors Dr, Malek is enjoying hiking, our amazing Monterey Bay, and the warmth of the people here in our community. Santa Cruz has become his home, a paradise to embrace, and serve!

Our Staff
Our exceptional staff is made up of highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality biological 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 offer a complete spa experience including massage therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy. We 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. McGuire's new Video, Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth conclusively proves that not only do amalgam fillings release toxic mercury vapor - but that the common act of brushing just oneamalgam filling - will release more mercury than allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace. Click Here to watch this amazing video demonstration - and don’t forget to tell your friends and family!

A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

I know Dr. Malek and consider 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. Malek is exceptionally well-trained in many areas of holistic and traditional dentistry. His advanced and ongoing training in holistic, traditional 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 safe and mercury free dentist.

Dr. Malek is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and a member of the prestigious IAOMT. 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!  

We'd love to Hear From You! In order to provide the best service possible we encourage feedback from patients. If you select Dr. Malek as your dentist we'd appreciate it if you would please email us and let us know you did. Click Here to Email Us .  . . . and thank you in advance!

 


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