Mercury-Free (Amalgam-Free) & Mercury-Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Ben Pospisil's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Mount Vernon, IA. He is a mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe dentist and he is dedicated to practicing safe and high quality dentistry. His mission 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!"
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Pospisil is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of these concerns, 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.
Dr. Pospisil has completed the New Directions Dentistry (NDD) Course, and received his Certification, in How to Make Your Practice Mercury Safe - Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Office. This is the only course of its kind offered to dentists and qualifies him to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting himself, his staff, his patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office.
We also incorporate the recommendations of other prominent holistic dental organizations such as the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
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. Because of his advanced dental training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Ben takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of 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 - Patient First 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. Ben is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows him to give you and your family the most modern, 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 traditional dentistry.
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 Patient Education
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury-Free (Amalgam/Silver-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 Disorder Evaluation
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Cerec: One Appointment Restorations
- Invisalign: Hidden Braces
- Laser Tissue Treatment
- Sports Dentistry
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Root Canal Therapy
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. Ben can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Dr. Ben is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Iowa Dental Association (IDA)
- Linn County Dental Association (LCDA)
About Dr. Pospisil
Dr. Ben is dedicated to providing the best dental care in a fun and comfortable atmosphere. With advanced continuing education and training, Dr. Ben and his staff are always up-to-date with the most modern dental knowledge and practices. In order to ensure the best possible care, our technological and educational growth is always a constant.
Dr. Ben is a native of Mount Vernon, and resides here with his wife, Megan and two children, Benny and Alaina. He enjoys participating in several community events such as the Mount Vernon Chili Cook-off and Safety Fair. Most importantly, he loves spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys bow hunting, fishing, sports and all outdoor activities.
Our exceptional staff is made up of highly-trained, motivated and caring professionals. Our dental team works together to bring you the highest quality dental treatment in a healthy, warm and supportive setting.
We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and we encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about the many services and treatments our office offers. 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
I've spoken with Dr. Ben and consider him to be a dedicated, well trained, experienced and caring dentist. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and his ongoing effort to educate his patients. He also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients.
His concern for his patients health, his ongoing training in cosmetic and traditional dentistry; along with his commitment to safely remove amalgam/silver fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. I am especially impressed with his dedication to Patient Education as it is such an important part of oral and overall health. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury-safe dentist.
Dr. Ben is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I suggest you visit to his website to learn more about him and his approach to dentistry. When you visit his office please tell him where you found out about him and say hello to him for me. Thanks!