Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Michelle Jorgensen's 'Mercury Safe Dentist' practice is located in American Fork, UT. Her office is mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe and she is dedicated to practicing safe and healthy dentistry. Her mission is to share information about all aspects of dental wellness with her patients so that they can 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!"
Holistic 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 healthy treatment options. Given her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Jorgensen takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of experience - with a deep concern for her patient's physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Jorgensen is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way.
We believe it is important to protect the patient, the environment, and our staff from exposure to excessive and unnecessary occupational exposure to mercury during the amalgam removal process. Making the dental office mercury safe is supported by the American Dental Association (ADA) and other dental organizations. For information about why it's important to use a mercury-safe dentist, Click Here.
Dr. Jorgensen has completed the NDD course, and received her 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 her to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting herself, her staff, her patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office.
We also utilize safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are Click Here.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Jorgensen's 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.
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 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
- Pediatric (Children's) Dentistry
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Bony Cavitation Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- Holistic/Biological Dentistry
- Laser Therapy
- Conscious Sedation Dentistry
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 aesthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Dr. Jorgensen's team can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural-looking smile! Click Here to view our Smile Gallery & Testimonials.
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Jorgensen is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AADC)
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- American Dental Association (ADA)
About Dr. Jorgensen
Dr. Michelle Jorgensen has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe regarding mercury and she strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Dr. Jorgensen is an author, speaker, teacher, biologic/holistic dentist, and health and wellness, provider. After practicing traditional dentistry for 10 years, Dr. Jorgensen became very sick. Through her own journey to return to health, she discovered she had mercury poisoning from drilling out mercury fillings for her patients. She was concerned that there may be other health-threatening materials or procedures in dentistry and this led her to the Biologic/Holistic Dentistry field.
For the last 10 years, she has been paving the way in Biologic/Holistic dentistry, learning from pioneers all over the world. She has created the Total Care Dental Way, a patient care-centric and health-focused method for treating dental and overall health. Patients from around the world seek out her care and come to Total Care Dental to have their health restored.
She has received certifications as a Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor, and a Certified Nutritional Autoimmune Specialist, and is currently enrolled in a program to become a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. She completed a Holistic Dental Mini-Residency and is pursuing ongoing training from Swiss Biohealth in Switzerland and Costa Rica.
Dr. Jorgensen also teaches and coaches groups of dental professionals across the country who come to learn from Dr. Jorgensen. Her goal is to change the way dentists look at health. She started and hosts a study group of Alternative Care Practitioners, where they teach each other and collaborate together for better patient care. This group includes Chiropractors, Naturopaths, MDs, Nurse Practitioners, Energy Workers, and more.
A prolific writer, she has authored hundreds of blog posts and articles about dentistry, health, and nutrition. Her first book, Healthy Mouth, Healthy YOU will be published by the end of 2018 and for sale on Amazon.com. She is co-authoring a book about patient CARE with an internationally known expert on Lean Management, Karyn Ross, and the Owner of Dental Boot Kamp, Suzanne Blac. Watch for that release in 2019.
Since founding Total Care Dental in 2001 her dental practice has helped over 20,000 patients in Utah. Dr. Jorgensen and her team have been awarded the Dental Team of the Year and the Dental Practice of the Year at the Prestigious Crown Council Member’s Choice Award. They were also recipients of the Best in State in Utah Award.
Each year Dr. Jorgensen and her team donate thousands of dollars worth of free dental care to the Food & Care Coalition Dental Clinic, which serves those who are underprivileged and working to get back on their feet.
When not at work Dr. Jorgensen is busy with her husband, four children, and her own mini-farm, where she loves to grow, harvest, and preserve her own food. She loves to read and has a huge library of books on homesteading, gardening, natural health, herbology and so much more.
Michelle and her family have built and run the Living Well Homestead where they strive to live a self-sufficient life and practice daily preparedness.
She has taught thousands of families how to grow their own food, preserve what they grow, what to store for emergencies, and more through her popular Instagram and YouTube channels with practical video instruction.
Her down-to-earth, practical approach to preparedness has helped people move beyond the typical overwhelm of the topic. Michelle gives doable instructions and challenges that can help everyone, in any life situation.To learn more about Dr. Jorgensen's many accomplishments and approach to Holistic dentistry please Click Here.
Dr. Jorgensen is a strong advocate of continuing education because it 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 in holistic and conventional dentistry in order to provide her patients with the most advanced dental care possible.
About Our Staff
Our wonderful and dedicated staff is made up of dedicated, highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, warm and supportive setting.
All members of the team are trained in the Total Care Dental Way, a patient care-centric, a health-focused method for treating dental and overall health.
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 your dental needs. Click Here to read Reviews from our many satisfied patients.
Other Dentists at Total Care Dental & Wellness Center
Dr. Michelle also has other dentists on her team. They include an oral surgeon and periodontist and a sleep dentist and TMJ specialist. You can learn more about these highly qualified dentists by Clicking 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 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 consider Dr. Jorgensen to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. She belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations and these organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education.
I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health, and her ongoing effort to educate her patients. Her commitment to healthy dentistry, her ongoing dedication to continuing education, and her concern for her patients health and well being, along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace them.
Dr. Jorgensen belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and say hello to her from me. Thanks!