Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry
Dr. Vernonica Montgomery's office is mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury-safe and she is dedicated to practicing safe and healthy dentistry. Her mission is to share information about all aspects of dental wellness with her patients so that they can make educated decisions about their oral health. She fully understands the 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 healthy treatment options. Given her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Montgomery 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 her patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Montgomery is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way.
We believe it is important to protect the patient, the environment, and our staff from exposure to excessive and unnecessary occupational exposure to mercury during the amalgam removal process. Making the dental office mercury safe is supported by the American Dental Association (ADA) and other dental organizations. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.
We also utilize safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD), 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.
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. Montgomery 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 she is fully qualified to safely remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Montgomery's Whole Body philosophy also stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. She also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist her in her efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. Her Holistic - Patient First - approach to dentistry means that she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Treatments and Services
Our office also 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
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Snoring and Sleep Disorders
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Botox Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- Holistic Dentistry
- Laser Therapy
- Dentistry for Children
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 aesthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Dr. Montgomery can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Montgomery 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 Association (HDA)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA
- Southwest Idaho Dental Society
- Idaho State Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
- Tau Kappa Omega National Dental Society
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
About Dr. Montgomery
Dr. Montgomery has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe regarding mercury and she strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Dr. Veronica Montgomery graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (San Francisco, CA) with high honors as the Dean’s Salutatorian. She has also worked overseas as a General Dentist, Pediatric Dentist and Emergency Room Dentist, as well as an instructor for dental lab technicians. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Dentist and was the first dentist in the valley to use ozone in her dental practice.
She was voted a member of the most prestigious national dental honor society, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Tau Kappa Omega National Dental Society, the Southwest Idaho Dental Society, the Idaho State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the Holistic Dental Association and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists.
Dr. Montgomery is SMART certified (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) and Ozone certified and has received awards in the field of Periodontics, Implants and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She has done several internships in Preventive and Emergency Dentistry, extensive continuing education courses in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants and Occlusion, Holistic Dentistry, Ozone Therapy in Dentistry and has dedicated over 26 years of practice to the treatment of children and their families.
Dr. Montgomery and her husband Jared have 5 children. She loves playing the piano, cooking and travelling with her family, especially on long road trips.
Dr. Montgomery is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows her to give you and your family the best, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses in holistic and conventional dentistry in order to provide her patients with the most advanced dental care possible.
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.
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 consider Dr. Montgomery to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. She belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations and these organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education.
I know Dr. Montgomery and talked with her about her philosophy of healthy, mercury safe dentistry and agree with her approach. I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health, and her ongoing effort to educate her patients. Her commitment to healthy dentistry, her ongoing dedication to continuing education, and her concern for her patients health and well being, along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace them.
Dr. Montgomery belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and say hello to her from me. Thanks!