Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Biological, Health-Based, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Cann Dentistry has been mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling free), mercury safe and following all International Academy of Oral Health and Toxicology protocols for more than 25 years. Dr. Cann's mission is to share information about all aspects of dental wellness with her patients so that they can make educated decisions about their oral health. She fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Biological/Holistic 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 healthy treatment options. Given her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Cann 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 her patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Cann is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ 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 protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD), 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.
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. Cann 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
Dr. Cann's 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.
Dr. Cann 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. We also use the Dental Pure Office system which delivers pure air and 99.99% pure water to the patient.
Treatments and Services
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
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Ozone for Dentistry
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Restoration & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Family Dentistry
- Myobrace Myofunctional Orthodontics
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. Cann can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Cann 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) - SMART Certified
- Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
- Consumers for Dental Choice
- American College of Bio Compatible Health (ACBCH)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- Georgia Dental Association (GDA)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
About Dr. Cann
Dr. Cann has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and she strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Inspired by the gentle and caring practice of her dentist-father, James Cann, D.D.S., Dr. Roberta Cann’s earliest childhood desires included becoming a dentist. After graduating from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology she continued her studies with the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry where she graduated in 1983.
Her own personal experiences with mercury toxicity sparked her interest in biocompatible dental materials and a unique understanding that elements and compounds compatible for one patient may aggravate sensitivities or allergies in another patient. Born from her desire to feel well and be well, Dr. Cann appreciates the ability to work collaboratively with patients and their health care providers to find dental solutions that work for their overall health goals. Her basis is “respect”; respecting a patient’s requests and individual circumstances.
Our fantastic staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic 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 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.
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've met and spoken with Dr. Cann and consider her to be a highly trained, experienced and caring holistic and mercury safe dentist. 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 the International Academy of Oral Medicine and my Association. These organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promotes patient education.
Her commitment to healthy dentistry, her ongoing dedication to continuing education, and her concern for her patients health and well being, along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr. Cann is a charter member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and a Accredited member of the prestigious IAOMT. I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and say hello to her from me. Thanks!