Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Dana Colson has practiced holistic, mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe dentistry since 1983 and her purpose is to share information about dental wellness with her patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health.
Dr. Colson is deeply committed to restoring her patients oral health and offers her own special perspective on health, healing, and oral harmony. She takes great pride in providing long-lasting mercury-free, contemporary, cosmetic, and biocompatible dental restorations. She fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall heallth and realized 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. Colson 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 patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Colson is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections 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. 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 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 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. Carlson 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
Dr. Colson'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.
Dr. Colson 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. She has taken advanced dental education courses at the Pankey Institute. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses and she has advanced training in many areas of biological, neuromuscular, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry. She also has extensive training in kinesiology, craniosacral therapy, Reikki, acupuncture, and ozone therapy in 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 Education
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Safe Removal & Replacement of Mercury Amalgam Fillings
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Custom Smile Design & Makeover
- Tooth Whitening
- Mercury & Metal Free Dental Restorations
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Dental Implants
- TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Dental Treatment of Sleeping Disorders
- Headache Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Materials
- Invisalign - Hidden Braces
- Laser Dentistry
- Ozone Therapy
- Neurolinguistic Programming
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. Colson 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. Colson is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- The International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Accredited: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (AIAOMT)
- Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons (RCDS)
- Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFC)
- Ontario Society for Preventive Dentistry (OSPD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AADM)
- Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
- Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
About Dr. Colson
Dr. Colson 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 as possible 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.
Having graduated from Dentistry in 1977 from the University of Toronto, I was fascinated with how the health of the body was reflected in the mouth. My interest in dentistry stemmed from my fear of dentists. I chose the profession of dentistry because I was determined to overcome my fear of dentistry and help others.
The more I learned about the art and science the more my fears diminished. I believe that our clients need to be provided with significant information about their mouth and the various options that are available to them so that we can co-diagnose and co-explore the different opportunities together. Click Here to watch Dr. Colson talk about Holistic Dentistry on TV.
Our Office and Staff
We take great pride in providing a warm, safe and caring environment, where prevention and patient education are emphasized. Our dedicated staff is well-trained and knowledgeable; with years of experience providing healthy holistic dental treatment for people who have special concerns about metals in their mouths and the effects of dental disease on their health. Spa like amenities are available; including reflexology, paraffin hand wax treatments, infra-red diaodes pads for TMJ, BioMats, and a crystal bed..
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 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.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I know Dr. Colson personally and have had long conversations with her. I am in total agreement with her approach to mercury safe, holistic dentistry. She is an exceptionally dedicated, highly 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 patient's health, her on-going 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 holistic and mercury free dentist.
Dr. Colson is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I highly recommend that you visit her website to learn more about her healthy approach to whole body dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her for me. Thanks!