Mercury Free, (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Craig Sommer's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Colorado Springs, CO. 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 Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Sommer 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 Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) 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. Sommer 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 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. Sommer 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. Sommer 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 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
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filling Removal & Replacement
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury Free Fillings
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
- Mercury & Metal-Free Restorations
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Implants & Implant Maintenance
- Invisalign: Hidden Orthodontics
- TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Migraine Headache Relief
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- Nutrition Diagnostics Evaluations
- Oral Surgery
- Geriatric Dentistry
- Sedation Dentistry
- Relaxation & Anxiety Reduction Techniques
- Information on Wellness and Anti-Aging
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.
Sommer can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Sommer is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAM)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Colorado Dental Association (CDA)
About Dr. Sommer
Dr. Sommer 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 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.
:I am a holistic dentist, that is, one that is very concerned about that whole body connection. You’ve heard that the eyes are a window into the soul? Well the mouth is a window into the health of the rest of your body. After years of practice experience I see how true it is today. My concern also encompasses the materials used in dentistry even though it is fraught with controversy." To learn more about Dr. Sommer and watch his informative video please Click Here!
About Our Staff
Our wonderful and dedicated staff is made up of dedicated, highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, warm 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 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
I know Dr. Sommer and am very impressed with his experience, training and credentials. He belongs to a number of prominent holistic dental organizations and is a very skilled mercury free and health-oriented dentist. He is aware of the important relationship between oral and overall health and takes that knowledge and his experience into consideration when planning his dental treatment.
Dr. Sommer continues to take ongoing training in many areas of dentistry, including advanced cosmetic dentistry at the renowned Las Vegas Institute. His additional training in cosmetic dentistry and his concern for his patient's health and well-being makes him ideally suited to safely remove and replace amalgam fillings.
He is a Charter Member of the IAMFD and I recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced and skilled biological, mercury free, and cosmetic 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!