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. Stephen Kovar's 'Biological Dental' practice is located in Mesa, AZ. His office is fully mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of 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 can make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Kovar is aware that mercury vapor, dental/oral infections, and TMJ problems 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 Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD), the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) and other holistic dental organizations. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.
Holistic/Biological dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Kovar also takes a unique Whole Body, integrated 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 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. Kovar 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 has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.
Treatments and Services
Our office 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
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury Free Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Snoring and Sleep Disorders
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Oral Surgery
- Biological Dentistry
- Family Dentistry
- Non-Surgical TMJ Therapy
- Laser Therapy
- Sedation Dentistry
- Dentistry for Children
- Sleep Apnea
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Biocompatible Dental Materials
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. Kovar can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
About Dr. Kovar
Dr. Kovar moved to the Valley of the Sun in July 2006 to escape the continuous rain and grey skies of the Pacific Northwest and truly enjoys everything Arizona has to offer. When not at the office, you will find him finding a great hiking or mountain bike trail to explore, going to the gym, practicing yoga, or perhaps taking his Jeep (OPENBIG) out to explore.
In July, 2004, Dr. Kovar achieved the honor of receiving a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry – an honor that less than 5% of all dentist’s in North America has achieved.
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Kovar is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
- Fellowship: Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Our fantastic staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a unique team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, caring, 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.
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 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
Dr. Kovar is an associate of Dr. Michael Margolis, a holistic dentist I know and respect. Michael told me that Dr. Kovar is a highly trained, experienced, skilled and caring health-focused 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 he utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients. He promotes patient education and has a personal interest in the health and healing of his patients.
His deep concern for his patients' health, his 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 can highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring amalgam free, holistic and mercury safe dentist. Dr. Kovar is also a charter member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and tell him hello for me. Thanks!