Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free, Mercury Safe, Holistic, Family, and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Chester Yokoyama is a mercury safe dentist who believes that dental wellness is a state in which the mouth and the rest of our being should be in balance and harmony. Dental disease, and other oral health issues, can upset that balance and create disharmony in the rest of the body.
Based on his philosophy, Dr. Yokoyama takes a Whole Body Dentistry approach to dentistry; one that promotes overall health and wellness and is not just limited to treating your teeth. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and knows "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Yokoyama 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.
Holistic dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Yokoyama also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients' 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. Yokoyama 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 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
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Biopsy and Removal of Amalgam Tattoos
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Zirconium Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Oral Surgery
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- ALT Crevicular Fluid Toxin Screening
Dr. Yokoyama had an idea, implemented it and took his practice to a whole new level of holistic dentistry. Just like the health of the mouth is connected to the health of the body, the health of the body is connected to the health of the immediate environment. The office was completely renovated using only non-toxic, renewable, reusable, highly efficient and sustainably manufactured green building products. The new office boasts surgical center air quality, highly efficient energy and water usage and a truly holistic non-toxic dental experience.
Dental Healing is financially smart, environmentally responsible, and socially conscious. This is the example of a triple bottom line sustainable business. We are proud to announce that because of Dr. Yokoyama's efforts his new office is the first dental office to be certified by the city of Los Angeles as a GREEN business.
“Our Green Dentistry Mission Statement is to offer our patients a truly holistic dental experience. We promise to put the health of our patients above all else. We also believe that human health is inextricably interconnected with the health of the planet. We promise to be environmentally responsible and socially conscious in maintaining the healthiest dental practice in all of Los Angeles.”
We are also proud to announce that we have just received the CoolCalifornia.org Small Business Award Winner. The goal of Cool California is to provide resources to help all Californians reduce their environmental impact and be part of the climate change solution. You can learn more about them and why we appreciate this award so much by Clicking Here.
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.
Yokoyama can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Yokoyama 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)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
- Holistic Dental Society (HDA)
- Preventive Dental Society
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- California Dental Association (CDA)
- Los Angeles Dental Society
- Medical Staff Member St. Vincent Medical Center
About Dr. Yokoyama
Dr. Yokoyama 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.
Since my dad was a dentist, I was exposed to dentistry at an early age. Dental tasks came easy to me and I have always thought that there must be a better way to practice dentistry than to "drill, fill and bill". I have been researching the biocompatible aspects of dentistry for about 10 years.
Since I am trained in hospital dentistry, I was able to do entire oral revisions at one time under general anesthesia. When dramatic results were obtained, I became convinced that some dental materials could affect the whole body. This was the beginning of my quest for ultimately biocompatible dental materials.
I have worked with Physicians for many years, working side by side in the hospital and in the O.R. It has been both enlightening and frustrating at times. The medical establishment does not consider the oral cavity very often in diagnosing and treating patient. It is usually by default that the dentist is called in on a case. After treating many patients in the hospital, I began to see the correlation between dentistry and medicine. A correlation that is embodied in my attempt to practice Holistically.
I have a lovely wife, three wonderful children, 13, 11, and 9 and a beautiful red headed poodle. We live in Pasadena, California.
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 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. Yokoyama personally and I consider him to be an exceptional dentist and person. He fully understands the important relationship between oral and overall health and his treatment protocols reflect his philosophy. He is continually taking advanced training in all aspects of modern and holistic dentistry.
His experience, skill and concern for his patient's oral and overall health is exceptional. He is one of the pioneers in holistic/ biocompatibility dentistry and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring and quality mercury free dentist.
Dr. Yokoyama is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists and a leader in the effort to educate the public about mercury amalgam fillings and other important oral health issues. I suggest you visit his website to learn more about him and his approach to biological and healthy dentistry. When you visit him, please let him know where you heard about him and please say hello to him for me!