Mercury Free (Amalgam-Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Nathan Pfister's office 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!"
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Pfister is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) 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 safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. Dr. Pfister is the only Accredited IAOMT member in Alabama or Mississippi. For more information about why we use safe protocols to remove amalgam fillings and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
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. Pfister also 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 his patients' physical health 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. Pfister 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.
Our Approach to Prevention, Patient Education, Diagnosis, & Treatment
Early prevention, combined with minimally invasive dentistry is critical to long term dental health. Safe methods we use daily include air abrasion and stabilizing decay by using oxidation ozone therapy and calcium phosphate.
We are metal free and very experienced at safe mercury removal. Our focus on prevention includes phase-contrast microscope plaque analysis (spirochete analysis and OralDNA), extensive home care instruction, diet analysis, nutrition counseling for detox, xylitol therapy, oral probiotics, and pH analysis. We can also diagnose and evaluate your root canals.
Let us help you achieve balance and harmony in the mouth and body. Dr. Pfister has extensive experience working with children of all ages. Our office is digital(x rays and photography), offers non-radiation decay diagnosis (kavo diagnocam technology), offers dental material biocompatability testing (Clifford Consulting & Research).
We are also experienced at working synergistically with MD, DO, chiropractors, physical therapists, and naturopathic doctors for the autoimmune and chemically sensitive patients.
Treatment and Services
Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with the best 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
- Root Canal Therapy
- Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
- Biological Dentistry
- Invisalign: Hidden Braces
- Laser Therapy
- Sedation Dentistry
- Dentistry for Children
- CEREC: One Appointment Crowns
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. Pfister can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
He is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- Acredited: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (AIAOMT)
- TIADS (Texas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies). Dr. Pfister was trained personally in Air-Abrasion by Dr. J Tim Rainey
- AAOSH (American Academy for Oral Systemic Health)
- Ozone Pathfinders (Acclaimed Ozone Training and Research Group)
- IAOHD (International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry)
- HDA (Holistic Dental Association)
- IABDM (International Academy of Biologic Dentistry and Medicine)
About Dr. Pfister
Dr. Pfister 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. Pfister daily practices Biologic Dentistry and maximizes the power of ozone, air-abrasion micro dentistry, cavity re-mineralization, alakalization of the mouth, and other homeopathic and minimally invasive techniques to help each and every patient be as healthy as possible.
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
Dr. Pfister belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and my Mercury Safe Dentist Association (IAMSD). These organizations encourage taking a integrative, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education. His approach to healthy dentistry includes the understanding that you cannot be healthy without good oral health and he takes this into consideration when planning his patients dental treatment.
I've met Dr. Pfister and spoke with him a number of times. I know him to be a caring, dedicated, highly trained, skilled and experienced dentist. His commitment to quality, health-focused dentistry, his ongoing dedication to continuing education, and his concern for his patients health and well being, makes him ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr. Pfister is a charter member of my Mercury Safe Dentist Association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free, mercury safe, and compassionate dentist. I recommend visiting his website to learn more about his whole-body approach to dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!