Mercury Safe, Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Patient Alert: COVID-19 Office Safety Protocols
We know that, for many, there is a lingering level of anxiety and fear about contracting the coronavirus (CV) and that you will still want to take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family. We feel the same way about ourselves and staff. Thus, we want you to know that we are doing everything possible to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at our office, so that you are able to get the necessary treatment. Because we are a Mercury Safe Office we know how essential dental treatment is to overall health. Please Click Here to learn what we do to protect you from the coronavirus - and other harmful viruses and bacteria.
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Shivani Patel's office is located in Chicago, IL. She is Mercury Safe and Mercury Free free (amalgam/silver filling free) 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/Healthy 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 state of the art treatment options. Due to her advanced training and emphasis on both oral and total health, Dr. Patel takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and dental experience - with a deep concern for her patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Amalgam Filling Removal
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Patel is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way.
To accomplish this, she utilizes safe removal protocols based on recommendations of a number of prominent holistic dental organizations. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, 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. Patel 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.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Her Whole Body, healthy dental treatment philosophy stresses the use of best dental materials and non-invasive treatment whenever possible. She also works closely with highly qualified health practitioners to assist her in her efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. Her Holistic - Patient First approach to dental treatment means that she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures with regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Dr. Patel is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows her to give you and your family the most modern, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses and she has advanced training in many areas of conventional, holistic, cosmetic dentistry.
Treatments & Services
Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide our patients with the very best treatment options and services, including:
- Digital X-Rays
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Anxiety Management
- 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 Apnea Disorders
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Root Canal Therapy
- Invisalign: Hidden Braces
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. Patel can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Organizations & Associations
Dr. Patel 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) |(Affiliate and SMART certified)
- Academy of General Dentistry | Member
- American Dental Association | Member
- Chicago Dental Society | Member
- Illinois State Dental Society | Member
- American Dental Association (ADA)
About Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, patient friendly dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office as mercury safe as possible for the patient, the staff and the environment.
When I’m not helping my patients enhance their oral and total health, I spend time caring for myself. I like to stay active, read, spend time with my not so little puppy (Ask me to show you pictures!), and try new restaurants. I am always looking for new books and restaurants so if you have any recommendations, I’m all ears. I look forward to working with you on a healthier smile. Click Here to learn more about Dr. Patel.
About Our Staff
Our exceptional and dedicated staff is made up of highly-trained, motivated and caring professionals. Our team works together to bring you the highest quality biological 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 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
Dr. Patel is a dedicated, well trained, experienced and caring holistic and cosmetic dentist. 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. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients.
Her concern for her patients' health, her ongoing training in holistic, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry; along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring cosmetic, mercury free dentist.
Dr. Patel is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I recommend that you visit her website to learn more about her approach to dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her for me. Thanks!