Phillip Sukel DDS

Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) & Mercury Safe Dentistry

11952 Oak Creek Pkwy.

Huntley, IL  60142 • 847-659-8500

Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Integrated Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Phillip Sukel's office is mercury-free (amalgam silver filling-free) and mercury-safe.  He is dedicated to the practice of biological, health-based dentistry. His mission 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. Sukel is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, our office focuses on patient education and strives 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 renowned International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Pankey Institute, 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

Holistic Dentistry
Dr. Sukel's philosophy of holistic/biological dentistry recognizes that the teeth, and associated structures, are an integral part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Sukel also takes a unique Whole Body 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
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. Dr. Sukel also works closely with qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Focused approach to biological/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.

Continuing Education
Dr. Sukel 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 he has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.  He has also studied nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, toxicology and immunology.

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 Mercury Amalgam Removal Procedures
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury Free Fillings
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Oral Surgery
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Snoring / Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Homeopathy
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Nutritional Consulting
  • Biocompatibility Dental Material Testing

Cosmetic Dentistry
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. Sukel can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Sukel is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Master: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Alumunus - L.D. Pankey Institute
  • American Equilibration Society
  • American Academy of Cranial Facial Pain
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

About Dr. Sukel
Dr. Sukel 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.

He graduated in 1968 from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He served 2+ years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, including one year in Vietnam. He founded, in 1971, a private dental practice in Arlington Heights, IL. In 2001, he moved the practice to Huntley, IL. as Midwest Integrative Dentistry, Ltd.

Dr. Sukel's educational background includes post-graduate dental education with the L.D. Pankey Institute, Periodontics, Endodontics, TMJ(D) Head & Neck Pain Treatment, and Oral Surgery. Additional studies include Nutrition, Biological Support, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Toxicology, Immunology, Clinical Research & Environmental Medicine. With this background, his practice is prevention oriented and reconstructive with alternative & biocompatible services as an adjunct to, not a substitute for, contemporary dental care.

Dr. Sukel is widely recognized with developing the very first protocols for protecting the patient, dentist and staff from toxic mercury while removing and replacing mercury amalgam fillings. These original protocols  are  still  used by concerned dentist world wide.

Our Staff
Our wonderful dental team is made up of highly-trained, dedicated 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 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.

Patient Education 
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 YouTube 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.)

A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

I know Dr. Sukel personally and, in my opinion, he is a dedicated, highly trained, experienced and skilled mercury free, biological dentist. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and his effort to educate his patients.

He is one of the pioneers in promoting mercury safef removal protocols and in the use of cutting edge technology and treatment. He is also aware of the importance of safely removing mercury and other heavy metals from the teeth and body. His extensive training in all areas of biological dentistry 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 biological and mercury free dentist. Dr. Sukel 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 say hello to him from me. Thanks! 


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