"Better Health Through Fine Dentistry"
Dr. Glaros takes a whole body, biological approach to the practice of mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free), mercury safe dentistry and understands that it is impossible to be healthy without sound oral health. His mission statement reflects his dental philosophy, "We are together to enhance health and well-being through relationships based on understanding, trust, and excellence in care, skill and judgment. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Glaros 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. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.
Dr. Glaros has been mercury free since 1984. Because of his deep concern for your overall health, our office uses the safest mercury amalgam (silver) filling removal procedures based on the recommendations developed by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), the International Academy or Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent 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. Glaros 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/Biological 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. Dr. Glaros also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of personal experience with a deep concern for his patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body 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. Glaros is committed to continuing education and takes many hours each year advancing his education in holistic, cosmetic and traditional dentistry. Our dental office uses state-of-the-art technology, with the latest in modern and safe dental equipment and biocompatible dental materials. He combines the latest in dental technology with an appreciation for the relationship of the teeth and oral cavity to the health of the rest of the body; which is not limited to the treatment of dental disease.
Treatments and Services
We offer many holistic treatment options, including:
- Safe Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filling Removal
- Panoramic and digital x rays
- Oral Cancer Evaluation
- Patient Education
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Mercury & Metal-Free Restorations
- Biocompatible Dental Materials
- TMJ Evaluation & Treatment
- Cerec Machine-one appointment fabrication and placement of ceramic inlays and partial crowns
- Biocompatible Periodontal Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
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. Glaros can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Glaros is associated with many prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
- The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)(Past President)
- Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
- The Price-Pottinger Foundation
About Dr. Glaros
Dr. Gloras 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.
On a more personal note, he has been married to Joanne since 1970. Yes, this is the same Joanne who has worked in the office over 20 years. Together, they are the proud parents of Amy, Melissa (and her husband Joseph and grandson Micah, age 2), and Patrick (and his wife Jayme and newborn, Vera Lynn Glaros).
He is an elder in his church of 36 years. His golf game is slightly better than his guitar playing, but they still let him play bass with the contemporary music praise band at church. Edited note: After five years of a weekly band practice and practice-and-play on Sundays, golf skills do not compare well to progress with the bass.
To the hobbies/interests of golf, guitar, and gardening, grandfathering must now be added; he proudly says, “at the top of the list”.
Our staff is made up of highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality biological dental treatment in a healthy, warm 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 Office Website, to learn more about Dr. Glaros and the many services and treatments our office offers.
We are a Green Dental Office and you can read more about our philosophy of Green Dentistry by Clicking Here.
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 know Dr. Glaros personally and and have spoken with him about his approach to healthy dentistry. I agree with his philosophy and consider him to be an exceptionally gifted, dedicated, knowledgeable, and highly qualified dentist. He is aware of the dynamic relationship between oral and overall health and is dedicated to supporting his for his patients oral and overall health. He takes his understanding of holistic dentistry into consideration when he plans his patient's dental treatment.
He is one of the pioneers in establishing the standards for true Biological Dentistry and a leader in the effort to educate people about the value and importance of oral health.
Dr. Glaros is also a Charter Member of the IAMSD and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking caring and quality mercury free/biological dentistry. I suggest that you visit his very educational website to learn more about his exceptional dental practice and his philosophy of health focused dentistry. When you visit his office please tell him hello for me and let him know where you found out about him.