Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Schlotz's mission is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring,conservative, minimally-invasive, holistic way possible - and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health treatment.
He is a mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury-safe dentist and he is dedicated to practicing safe and high quality dentistry. He fully understands the 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. Schlotz 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.
To accomplish this, we utilize safe & proven removal 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 use safe protocols to remove amalgam fillings and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
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, we offer a wide range of minimally-invasive treatment options.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Because of his advanced dental training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Schlotz takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern dental technology and latest techniques, and his personal experience with a deep concern for his patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of conservative, minimally-invasive treatment whenever possible. He will also, when appropriate, work with qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Focused - Patient First and conservative approach to dental treatment means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures with specific regard to how that treatment will not only affect the mouth but the entire body.
Dr. Schlotz 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.
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 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
- Oral Conscious Sedation
- 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. Schlotz can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Click Here to view our Smile Gallery of Before and After Cosmetic Photographs.
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Schlotz 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)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Missouri Dental Association (MDA)
- Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS)
- World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (WCMID)
- Dentists for Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Site Certification, State of Missouri, Deep Sedation/ General Anesthesia for Plaza Health Dentistry Certification, State of Missouri,
- Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry OCSD)
About Dr. Schlotz
Dr. Schlotz has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
He provides Ultra-Conservative, Minimally Invasive Dental Care using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. His goal is to ensure a comfortable, quick and affordable office visit. Dr. Schlotz's aim is to treat each and every patient as he would his own family; stressing non-invasive, quality care delivered with the utmost integrity.
Dr. Schlotz also firmly believes in offering a patient education that is "second to none" including the presentation of multiple treatment options leading to the very positive consequence of a true INFORMED CONSENT for dental care. Sadly, Dr. Schlotz feels these principles of care are not shared by many dental offices, even in 2010.
Family & Personal
Dr. Schlotz is married and has 3 sons. His wife of 28 years, Kim, also helps out at the practice at the front desk. Their boys... John, Kyle and Britton have varying interests, but all of them have chosen College upon graduation from Kirkwood High School.
John is a recent graduate of Hope College, Holland MI. and is enrolled at UMKC School of Dentistry for the upcoming fall of 2010 class. Kyle is a senior at Truman State University. Britton is a Freshman at Auburn University.
Dr. Schlotz enjoys virtually anything sports-related. He is most especially a passionate follower of baseball, football, tennis and golf. Unfortunately (for him), he is a unrepentant CUB fan. Fortunately, this does not mean that he is anti-Cardinal. In fact, when the Cubs inevitably play their way out of contention, he can be seen proudly wearing Cardinal red.
Dr. Schlotz is a Christian and attends GreenTree Church in Kirkwood, MO.
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.
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
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.
I consider Dr. Schlotz to be a well trained, experienced, dedicated and caring dentist. I am impressed with the depth of his dental knowledge and his 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.
Dr. Schlotz 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!