Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Carl Henley's practice 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!"
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. Henley also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, techniques, technology, and personal experience with a deep concern for his patients' health, emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Henley is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ 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 based on recommendations of prominent holistic dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Henley's Whole Body philosophy of dentistry stresses the use of safe dental materials and he will also work 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. Henley 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 dental office uses modern, high-technology dental equipment and instruments. We offer many general and alternative treatment options and evaluations, including:
- Digital X-Rays
- Preventive Dental Care and Education
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Designs & Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Mercury and Metal Free Restorations
- Dental Implants and Implant Restoration
- Laser Dentistry
- Air Abrasion
- TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Cerec: One Appointment Ceramic Restorations
- WaterLase Cavity Preparation
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Neuromuscular Dentistry
- Invisalign: Hidden Orthodontics
- Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detection
Dr. Henley 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. His goal is to integrate esthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Dr. Henley can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Organizations and Associations
With more than 20 years of experience in the art and science of improving smiles, Dr. Carl Henley remains at the forefront of his profession. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Dental School belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
- International college of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
- Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America (ACDNA)
- Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
- Chicago Dental Society (CDS)
About Dr. Henley
Dr. Henley has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, 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.
Born in Benton, Illinois, Dr. Henley is a diverse multi-talented dentist. From a conventional composite filling through numerous varieties of orthodontics to a gorgeous "Hollywood" smile, Dr. Henley is experienced in multifarious types of dentistry. He has a penchant for a bright and eye catching smile that validates his keen sense of knowledge.
When he is not traveling to further his education, he resides happily in Bristol with his wife, children, and two Bengal cats. He also has one daughter that graduated from Gonzaga, and another currently attending his Alma Mater at SIU. In his spare times he loves to golf, go boating, and just enjoy life.
Our great 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 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!We thank you for considering our office for your dental needs.
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I consider Dr. Henley to a very dedicated and highly trained mercury-free dentist. He has continued to advance his dental skills by pursuing continuing education programs at the highest level in order to offer his patients the very best in modern dental treatment.
He is fully aware of the effect that oral health can have on overall health and treats his patients accordingly. Dr. Henley has taken hundreds of hours of advanced training and is seriously committed to ongoing education. His advanced training in cosmetic (at the Las Vegas Institute and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) and traditional dentistry and his concern for safely removing mercury amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace these fillings.
Dr. Henley is a Charter Member of the IAMSD and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced and caring mercury free dentist. I also encourage you to visit his website for more information about his approach to modern and safe dentistry. When you visit his office please let him know where you found out about him and be sure and say hello to him for me. Thanks!