Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), and Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Kayleigh Short's office is mercury free (amalgam silver filling-free) and mercury safe. She is dedicated to the practice of healthy dentistry. Her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic and biocompatible way possible and to share information about dental wellness with her patients so that they may 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!"
Safe Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Short 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 use recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (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. Short 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.
Holistic, Integrated Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship we offer a wide range of healthy, biological treatment options. Dr. Short also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern dental technology, and technical experience with a deep concern for her patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy 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 Health-Focused - Patient First approach to holistic dentistry means that she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Dr. Short believes that continuing education is a powerful tool that 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 and she has advanced training in many areas of holistic and traditional dentistry.
Integrated Green Dentistry
Dr. Short is committed to an integrated and healthy approach to oral health problems. She offers a gentle, caring touch to dental treatment in an environmentally friendly space.
Treatments and Services
Her dental office uses state-of-the-art technology, with the latest in modern and safe dental equipment. She offers numerous Healthy Treatment Options, including:
- Preventive Dental Education
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury-Free, Biocompatible Dentistry
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Invisalign: The nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Nutritional Counseling
- Ozone Treatment
Dr. Short's office specializes in state of the art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to correct, restore or enhance your smile to fit your own unique facial form. Her goal is to integrate esthetics as part of total dental health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Short is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
About Dr. Short
Dr. Short 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 as possible 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. Short specializes in general dentistry with a focus in alternative techniques for reducing and managing dental anxiety. She completed her doctorate and certificate in Public Health at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Lutheran Medical Center . Dedicated to providing comprehensive and holistic care to her patients, Dr. Short completed her certification in Wholistic Kinesiology (WK, a holistic practice that uses muscle testing to address all areas of whole body health). She has always strongly pursued whole body wellness and optimization, which brought her to her passion for the emotion element in health and healing, culminating in her expertise as an Advanced Consciousness Kinesiologist.
Dr. Short was raised in a commercial fishing family in Southeast Alaska. After competing in collegiate basketball for the Lower Columbia College Lady Red Devils, she completed her undergraduate studies in general sciences at Western Washington University. After dental school, working for the Indian Health Services in Arizona for four years and two years of extensive travel and work, she was drawn back to the Pacific Northwest. She loves to travel, immerse herself in new cultures, explore worldly and local cuisine, learn new skills, enhance consciousness, attempt outdoors and water adventures/sports, and continue to commercial fish with her family.
Dr. Short strives to ensure an individualized and optimal dental experience to each of her patients by combining her passions of emotion/energy work, muscle testing and whole body health with the dental profession.
Dr. Short's staff is made up of dedicated, 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.
Dr. Short would be honored to add you to her list of satisfied patients and encourages you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about our office and the many services and treatments she offers. Thank you for considering his 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 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 or Tom McGuire, DDS.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I've communicated with Dr. Short and agree with her approach to mercury safe, holistic dentistry. I consider her to be an extraordinarily dedicated, highly trained, experienced and compassionate holistic dentist. If I lived in Seattle I would love to have her as my dentist.
I am very 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. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing a health based treatment plan for her patients.
Her concern for her patients health, her on-going training in holistic, cosmetic and traditional dentistry; along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them. I am especially impressed with her environmentally friendly approach to her dental practice and I recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury-free and mercury-safe dentist.
Dr. Short has been mentored by Dr. Paul Rubin, a fantastic dentist and one of the pioneers in mercury safe dentistry. She is also a Charter Member of my International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her philosophy of healthy, eco-friendly dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her for me. Thanks!