Dynamic Dental Wellness: Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Sheri Salartash's 'Mercury Safe Dentist' office is located in Alexandria, VA. She is mercury free (mercury amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of health-based dentistry. Her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share knowledge about dental wellness with her patients so that they may 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!"
Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Salartash is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on 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 removal protocols based on recommendations of a number of prominent 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. Salartash 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.
Holistic Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated oral structures are part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of treatment options. Dr. Salartash also takes a unique Whole Body, integrated approach to oral health care, combining sound dental science, techniques, technology and personal experience - with a deep concern for her patients' health and emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This 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. Salartash believes that continuing education is a powerful tool that 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 and has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.
Treatments and Services Offered
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 (Amalgam 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
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- Holistic Dentistry
- Headache Therapy
- Invisalign: Hidden Braces
- Conscious Sedation
- Laser Therapy
- Pysiologic Orthodontics for Children and Adults
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. Salartash can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Click Here to view our Smile Gallery.
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Salartash is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- Master: Academy of General Dentistry ( MAGD)
- Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( FICOI)
- Fellow: American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics ( FAAIP)
- Board Certification Integrative Biological Dental Medicine American College of Integrative Medicine & Dentistry (NMD/ IBDM)
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- Accredited by International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (AIAOMT)
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Weston A. Price Foundation
- Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
- Upledger Institute International
- Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
- National Headache Foundation
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACFP)
- International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics ( ICCMO)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Washington Ir Dental Society, (WIDS – Served as the President)
- American Academy of Facial Cosmetics (AAFC)
- Accredited Member of Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
- Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM)
About Dr. Salartash
Dr. Sheri is an expert Cosmetic & General Dentist sharing a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience with her patients and staff. She is very passionate about the results of her work and she knew by the age of 10 that she would be a dentist. She has several certifications in areas of functional, biologic, and naturopathic approaches to dentistry. Her office focuses on Comprehensive Dentistry, Aesthetics and Functional/Physiologic and Neuromuscular Orthodontics with a whole-body approach. Her office is certified mercury-safe and she provides services in sleep apnea solutions and TMJ treatment. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 and is honored to have received the mastership award with Academy of General Dentistry.
She also has fellowship with International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. She is also Certified Biological Dentist by International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. She is SMART certified for mercury Safe removal and Accredited by International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Dr. Sheri obtained her degree and Board Certification in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine (I.B.D.M.) and Naturopathic Medicine (N.M.D.) at The American College of Integrative Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Sheri has been trained in Biomimetic dentistry allowing her to expand upon the regular “holistic” type of dental treatment and take it to the next level by reconstructing teeth the way nature intended only using the latest biologically compatible materials.
She has achieved a Diplomate status with American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine for dedication in treatment and advanced education in management of patients with sleep apnea. This is known as the highest credential a dentist can earn in dental sleep medicine.
She offers the most advanced dental laser system on the market today. The Fotona Lightwalker allows for an array of procedures that were not available just a few years ago for treating dental problems, sleep problems and enhancing cosmetic procedures. The soft tissue system is non-invasive and shorten healing times and there is no need for drills or needles with no bleeding, and minimal or no pain. When looking for non-invasive solutions for gum diseases, cavities, or other oral issues, this is the way to go.
Many different dental procedures can be done involving the medical laser technology, such as removing cavities and overgrown tissue, treating gum diseases, or whitening teeth. Moreover, laser dentistry is ideal for adults and children who are sensitive to needles or have anxiety of dental work due to their past experiences.
Dr. Salartash is fluent in English and Farsi. She is an artist who likes sketching, oil painting, pottery and sculpting. Dr. Sheri and her husband, George, have a baby girl named Lilly. They enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities and are currently trying to be better golfers...and have a long way to go!
Our excellent 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, 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.
To view and read Testimonials from our many satisfied patients please Click Here!
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 YouTube 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 know Dr. Salartash and she is a highly trained, experienced, skilled and caring, health-focused 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 she utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients. She promotes patient education and has a personal interest in the health and healing of her patients.
Her deep concern for her patients' total health, her ongoing training in holistic, traditional and cosmetic dentistry, and her concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them.
I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury safe dentist. Dr. Salartash is also a member of the prestigious IABDM organizations and a charter member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD). When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and tell her hello for me. Thanks!