At Summit Integrative Dental, we are a mercury free/mercury safe office. We follow a protocol outlined by Dr. Tom McGuire in his book The Poison in Your Teeth to minimize the patient's exposure to mercury. We are always mindful about using dental materials that are as non-toxic as possible.
Biocompatibility testing for dental material is available for those patient's who are interested. We utilize Clifford's testing at the patient's request. Please ask us if you are interested in this service. We are happy to facilitate this testing for you.
We are an office who mindfully schedules longer appointment times so that the doctor's and patients have more time to discuss complicated health scenarios. We feel this is a distinct advantage over traditional offices and better enables us to meet our patients needs by actively listening and working TOGETHER to determine the best course of treatments. As most dentists have been trained in a traditional fashion, we too have received the same training. However, over the years, with our own health struggles we have learned to think beyond the traditional branches of medicine and dentistry and learned to embrace and incorporate the alternative, holistic medical models to develop a system that we truly feel is INTEGRATIVE.
In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful biological dental information. Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative.
We hope you find this information helpful!
We utilize dental materials which are BPA free and/or have no form of BPA that is biologically available. Our composite filling materials, sealant materials, denture bases, partial denture bases, nightguards and other dental materials are chosen to be as biocompatible as possible.
Metal free partial dentures are also available. We will discuss patient preferences and treatment options on an individual basis to determine the best option for each patient.
We are also certified Invisalign providers. Invisalign is a metal free alternative to traditional metal braces...a great alternative to our patients with metal allergies.
The totally awesome vegan, gluten free, cruelty free, coconut oil-infused floss that may change your mind about wanting to use it!!! Equivalent benefits to oil pulling!
Now, there is an alternative to titanium implants! We would be happy to discuss the biological affects of zirconia implants and how best to restore a missing tooth. We can refer you to local providers of zirconia implants. Ask us about this procedure and how it may benefit you.
A wonderful resource for mercury free/mercury safe literature. Written by Dr. Tom McQuire who is generally regarded as one of the key players in the mercury free dental movement.
We work closely with a wonderful network of like minded professionals and are happy to refer our patients to providers they may need to assist them in their journey to health.
Doctors of Osteopathy, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Thermographers, Energy Workers and massage therapists are but a few of the professions we have cultivated great working relationships with over the years. We love using our many years of professional experience to better the health of our patients through an integrative approach to whole body health.
Please feel free to ask us if you are seeking a referral to another provider. We would be happy to help!