Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Patient Alert: COVID-19 Office Safety Protocols
We know that, for many, there is a lingering level of anxiety and fear about contracting the coronavirus (CV) and that you will still want to take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family. We feel the same way about ourselves and staff. Thus, we want you to know that we are doing everything possible to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at our office, so that you are able to get the necessary treatment. Because we are a Mercury Safe Office we know how essential dental treatment is to overall health. Please Click Here to learn what we do to protect you from the coronavirus - and other harmful viruses and bacteria.
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Janet Stopka's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Burr Ridge, IL. She is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and she is dedicated to the practice of holistic, healthy, biocompatible dentistry. Her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share her knowledge about dental wellness with her patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health. She fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and knows that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
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, our office offers a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Stopka also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, technology, and her personal dental experience with a deep concern for her patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filling Removal Protocol
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Stopka is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, 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 removal safe 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 choose to use safe amalgam 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. Stopka 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
This 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.
Because of Dr. Stopka's' ongoing efforts to educate her patients about Holistic Dental Wellness and Mercury Amalgam Fillings she has been recognized as the #1 Education Dentist in Burr Ridge, IL. This award was given by Dr. Tom McGuire and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD).
Dr. Stopka is proud to be honored for her dedication to patient education and will continue to do all she can to educate her patients about the relationship of oral to overall health.
Dr. Stopka 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 traditional 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, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with healthy treatment options and services, including:
- Preventive Dental Education
- Mercury Free Dentistry and Safe Removal Protocols
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Custom Smile Design & Makeover
- Tooth Whitening
- Implant Dentistry
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Full & Partial Dentures
- TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Oral Surgery
- Biocompatibility Dental Materials Testing
- Family Dentistry
- Implant Dentistry
- Sedation Dentistry
- Invisalign - Hidden Braces
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. Stopka can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Stopka is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Master: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (MIAOMT)
- Consumers for Dental Choice (CDC)
About Dr. Stopka
Dr. Stopka has been a tireless leader in promoting healthy, biocompatible, mercury free and mercury safe dentistry. She is very active in her support of the International Academy or Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and has earned the respect of her peers for her efforts. Her concern for her patients oral and overall health is exceptional and has earned her the reputation as the 'patient's' dentist!
Our wonderful staff is made up of highly-trained, motivated and caring professionals. Our team works together 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 Call 630-568-3406 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 YouTube 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've known Dr. Stopka personally for many years and consider her to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. She has made a sincere commitment to practice healthy, mercury safe and biocompatible dentistry - doing her best to protect and educate her patients about important oral health issues.
I've spend many hours talking with her about healthy dentistry and I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health, and her ongoing effort to educate her patients.
She belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations, including my Mercury Safe Dentist Association and the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, (where she served as past president). These organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promotes patient education.
Dr. Stopka's commitment to healthy, holistic, mercury safe dentistry, her ongoing dedication to continuing education, and her concern for her patients' total health and well being makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr. Stopka is a charter member of my mercury free dentist association and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a mercury free and safe, holistic and caring dentist. When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and say hello to her from me. Thanks!!