Gerald E. Vermette DDS

Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) & Mercury Safe Dentistry

59 Pleasant St.

Skowhegan, ME  04976 • 207-474-9503

Biological, Biocompatible, Mercury Free and Family Dentistry

Dr. Gerald Vermette practices biological, biocompatible dentistry and has been mercury-free and mercury-safe for over 20 years. He is committed to the concepts and practice of biological and health based, holistic dentistry. As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Vermette 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. 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.

Biological/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. Vermette 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.

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-Focused 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.

Dr. Vermette 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.

Dr. Vermette is committed to an esthetic and holistic approach to oral health problems. He offers over 40 years of experience and a gentle, caring touch to dental treatment. Dr. Vermette is dedicated to promoting mercury free dentistry and in making the dental office and the environment safe from mercury. In 1998, Dr. Vermette received the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in the category of Pollution Prevention.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
  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Mercury-Free, Biocompatible Dentistry
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Full-Mouth Restoration
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Therapy
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Free Radical Therapy
  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Biocompatible Dental Materials
  • Snoring Treatment

Dr. Vermette 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)
  • Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
  • L.D. Panky Dental Foundation
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Maine Dental Association (MDA)

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 Website, to learn more about our office and the many services and treatments we offer. We thank you for considering our office for all of your dental needs.

 A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

I know Dr. Vermette 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.

His advanced and ongoing training in holistic 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 free dentist.

Dr. Vermette is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD). 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 and his staff from me. Thanks!


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