Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Practice
Dr. William Virtue's office is located in Yadkinville, NC. He is mercury safe and mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) 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. Virtue 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.
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. Virtue 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 he is fully qualified to safely remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings.
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 treatment options. Dr. Virtue also 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 his patients' physical health and emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
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. Virtue 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 in holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.
Treatments and Services
Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with the best treatment options and services, including:
- Digital X Rays
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Dentistry
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Nutritional Counseling
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Family Dentistry
- Certified Biological Dentist
- Cerec: One Appointment Restorations
- Diode Laser Sterilization
- Conscious Sedation
- Pediatric (Children's) Dentistry
- Antioxidant Screening
- Ozone 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. Virtue can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Click Here to visit our smile gallery.
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Virtue is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- President International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Teacher of Biological Dentistry; International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Training
- Yadkinville Sertoma Club
A Message From Dr. Virtue
I became interested in biological dentistry over 15 years ago with the discovery that my aunt and grandmother (both on my mother's side) had suffered and died from Lou Gehrigs disease. While my grandmother died of this disease before I was born, I witnessed my aunt's suffering and demise. Beyond my aunt's eventually passing from Lou Gehrigs disease, three of her children also contracted and died from this terrible disease.
Being ever interested in the connection between dentistry and whole-body health, I realized that my Aunt had a mouth full of mercury fillings and began investigating the connection between this fact and neuro-muscular disease.
While doing my research, I quickly realized that both my staff and I work in a mercury rich environment and the decision was make to do everything in my power to change my practice in order to protect my patients, my staff and myself. As a result, my biological dental practice was born.
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 we encourage you to visit Our Office Website, to learn more about Dr. Virtue and the many services and treatments our office offers. We 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. Virtue belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and my Mercury Safe Dentist Association (IAMSD). These organizations encourage taking a integrative, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education. His approach to healthy dentistry includes the understanding that you cannot be healthy without good oral health and he takes this into consideration when planning his patients dental treatment.
I know Dr. Virtue personally and have spoken to him many times. He is an exceptional person and a caring, highly trained, skilled and experienced dentist. His commitment to quality, health-focused dentistry, his ongoing dedication to continuing education, and his concern for his patients health and well being, makes him ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr. Virtue is a charter member of my Mercury Safe Dentist Association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free, mercury safe, and compassionate dentist. I recommend visiting his website to learn more about his whole-body approach to dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!