Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. John Palmer's 'Mercury Safe Dentist' office is located in Greenville, SC. He is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe 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/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Palmer 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 removal protocols for safely removing amalgam fillings based on the recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and New Directions Dentistry (NDD), and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry.
Dr. Palmer has completed the NDD course, and received his 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 him to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting himself, his staff, his patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office. 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. Palmer 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. Palmer 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. Palmer is also a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and he and his dental team provide its own special perspective on health, healing, and harmony. He and his office staff take great pride in providing long-lasting mercury-safe, biocompatible, aesthetic, and non-toxic holistic dentistry.
Dr. Palmr 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 Offered
Because Dr. Palmer takes an integrative approach to dentistry, we will work with other qualified health professionals who can help guide the patient to optimal health and well-being. We offer many healthy treatment options, 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
- Sedation Dentistry
- Neuromuscular Dentistry
- Cerec; One appointment Dental Restorations
- Vivos Treatment for Sleep Disorders
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. Palmer can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Please Click Here to visit our Smile Gallery.
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Palmer is a associated with a number of prestigious dental organization, including;
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
- Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
- Board of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry
- American Naturopathic Certification Board
- Certified Naturopathic Physician
About Dr. Palmer
Dr. Palmer has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Dr. Palmer has been improving lives with beautiful, healthy smiles from the time he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in 1982 at the top of his class. He founded Palmer Distinctive Dentistry with the goal of providing individualized dental care in a comfortable atmosphere with biocompatible materials and gentle procedures. He incorporates the latest technology and stays at the forefront of new research and discoveries, to bring you the best that today's dentistry has to offer. Click Here to learn more about Dr. Palmer.
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. Click Here to read Testimonials from our many satisfied patients.
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've known Dr. Palmer for many years and have spend many hours discussing holistic, mercury safe dentistry with him. He is a great person and a fantastic dentist and I most definitely support his approach to healthy dentistry. I also consider him to be a well trained, skilled, and experienced mercury free and mercury safe holistic dentist. He fully understands the concept of holistic dentistry and his treatment protocols take that awareness into consideration when designing dental treatment for his patients.
He is also unique in that he is also a Board certified Naturopathic Physician and fully understands the direct, and important relationship between oral and overall health. This combination makes him extraordinarily qualified to not only diagnose and treat oral problems but overall health issues as well. I believe that the way Dr. Palmer practices dentistry will become the standard for how dentistry is practiced in the future.
He is dedicated to quality holistic dentistry, caring for his patient's oral and overall health, and is committed to educating his patients about the value and importance of optimal oral health. His experience, expertise and skill, and his deep concern to protect his patients, his staff and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor makes him ideally suited to remove and replace amalgam fillings.
Dr. Palmer is also a Charter Member of the IAMSD and I recommend him to anyone seeking a caring mercury safe, holistic dentistry. I suggest you visit his website to learn more about him and his philosophy of healthy dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me.