Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry
About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Shawn Schlessel's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Beachwood, OH. He is mercury free (amalgam filling free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of holistic, integrated 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 may make educated decisions about their oral health. 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. Schlessel is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ problems 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 Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) 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 dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Schlessel also takes a unique Whole Body, integrated approach to oral health care, combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Schlessel's Whole Body philosophy of dentistry 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. Schlessel 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 has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.
Treatments and Services
Our office 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 Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Headache & TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Snoring and Sleep Disorders
- Mouth Guards and Sports Guards
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Sleep Apnea
- Root Canal Therapy
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Bad Breath Treatment
- Parrafin Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Reflexology Massage
- TMJ Massage
- Chair Massage
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. Schlessel can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! Please visit our spectacular Smile Gallery and take a moment to read our patient testimonials.
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Schlessel is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
About Dr. Schlessel
Dr. Schlessel 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.
Dr. Schlessel, a Cleveland native, attended The Ohio State University for his undergraduate studies. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Dental School, he joined one of Nashville's most recognized cosmetic and general dental practices. There, he learned to perfect his craft, as well as continue his education with the latest dental technology and courses.
After he and his wife, Alexis, welcomed their daughter, Sylvia, they knew it was time to leave Nashville and head back to Cleveland to be closer to their families. They are currently getting settled, and Sylvia, now one, is happily spending lots of time with grandparents!
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 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.
- 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've spoken with Dr. Schlessel and consider to be a highly trained, experienced, skilled and caring health-focused mercury safe dentist. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and he utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients. He promotes patient education and has a personal interest in the health and healing of his patients.
His deep concern for his patients' health, his use of complementary holistic therapies, his ongoing training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry - particularly at the highly respected Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) - and his concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them.
I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury safe dentist. Dr. Schlessel is also a charter member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and tell him hello for me. Thanks!