Mercury-Free (Amalgam-Free) & Mercury-Safe, Biological, Homeopathic, Cosmetic Dentistry
As a practitioner of mercury safe, biological dentistry, I follow the ancient principle of "FIRST DO NO HARM" (Primum non nocere). Following this principle, the patient comes first at our office and is evaluated and treated as a whole person rather than a set of teeth. Based on his whole body/biological approach to dentistry, Dr. Joseph Sarkissian understands that "you cannot be healthy without oral health".
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Sarkissian 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/Biological 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. Sarkissian 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.
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe 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 approach to 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. Sarkissian 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 and he has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.
Our dental office uses state-of-the-art technology, with the latest in modern dental equipment. We offer many traditional and biological treatment options, including:
- Low Radiation Digital X Rays
- 3-D Cone-beam Radiography
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Laser Gum Treatment
- Nutritional Support
- Biocompatible Restoration Materials
- CEREC: Digital Same-Day Onlays & Crowns (with biocompatible materials)
- Implants: Zirconia Metal Free Implants
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Adult Orthodontics
- Non-Extraction Braces
- Early Childhood Functional Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics
- Root Canal Therapy
- Children's Dentistry
- Waterlase/Laser Dentistry
- Sleep & Sedation Dentistry
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. Sarkissian can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
View our Video Gallery and Photo Gallery to see more about what we do for kids and adults.
About Dr. Sarkissian
Dr. Sarkissian studied microbiology at the University of Alabama. He then attended the dental school of the University of Goettingen in the former West Germany, where he graduated in 1989.
Over the next eight years he practiced dentistry on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. During that time he trained in homeopathy, completely abandoned the use of amalgam (mercury) fillings, and expanded his knowledge in the biological aspects of therapy.
In 1998, he moved to Los Angeles and received his license to practice in California. He currently owns a state-of-the-art biological dental practice in Glendale, California.
Articles & Newsletter
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Organizations & Associations
Dr. Sarkissian is a member of a number of prominent holistic and biological dental organizations:
- International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)
- Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association
- World Clinical Laser Institute
- International Association of Orthodontics
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 thank you for considering our office for your dental needs. We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and we encourage you to visit Our Website, to learn more about Dr. Sarkissian and the many services and treatments our office offers.
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. Sarkissian personally and consider him to be an exceptionally qualified holistic/biological dentist and a person of great integrity. He has had advanced post-graduate training in all aspects of mercury safe and biological dentistry. This, and his whole body approach to dentistry, makes Dr. Sarkissian highly qualified to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam (silver) fillings.
He is also unique in that he is a homeopathic doctor and as such he fully understands the critically important relationship between oral and overall health.
Dr. Sarkissian emphasizes highly individualized dental care for patients of all ages and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a dentist for any reason; but especially for mercury-safe and biological dentistry.
Dr. Sarkissian is also a Charter Member of the IAMSD. I suggest you visit his informative website for more information about his philosophy and approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!