Cheryl Billingsley DDS, ND, MAGD, AIAOMT    

Mercury Free & Mercury Safe Dentistry

Richmond, VA • 804-381-6238

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

Dr. Cheryl Billingsley practices biological, mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe dentistry and her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic 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!"

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic/Biological 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. Because of her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Billingsley 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 her patients' physical and emotional well-being and comfort.

Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Billingsley is also a Naturopathic Doctor (ND).  As such she, and his dental team, offers its own special perspective on both dental and overall health, healing, and harmony. She takes great pride in providing long-lasting mercury free, mercury safe, contemporary, aesthetic, and non-toxic biological dentistry.

As a Holistic Dentist and Naturopathic Doctor, her treatment plans incorporate alternative therapies and functional medicine.  She also works closely with the patient's primary health care practitioner to coordinate treatment, and with other Physicians, Osteopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, Chiropractors and Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioners.

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Billingsley is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and 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), 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.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials and non-invasive treatment whenever possible. Dr. Billingsley 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 Biological approach to dental treatment means that she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.

Continuing Education
Dr. Billingsley is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows her to give you, and your family, the most modern and 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, cosmetic and traditional dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our 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. Our goal is to integrate esthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.


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

Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment and technology in order to provide the patient with many healthy treatment options and services, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Care and Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Safe Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Filling Removal
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Mercury & Metal-Free Restorations
  • Dental Implants and Implant Restoration
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Oral Surgery
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Invisalign: Hidden Braces
  • Air Abrasion
  • Sedation/Sleep Dentistry
  • Children's Dentistry
  • Dental Sealants

About Dr. Billingsley
Dr. Billingsley Graduated from undergrad with Honors from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, practiced as a dental hygienist for 5 years and then graduated from the Medical College of Virginia-School of Dentistry Cum Laude where she received the Highest honor in Pediatric Dentistry and the PD Miller Award for outstanding Restorative/Periodontal Treatment. Dr. Billingsley funds a scholarship annually to VCU School of Dentistry for a student with financial need.  

Dr. Billingsley has been involved in dentistry for over twenty-seven years. Prior to achieving her doctor of dental surgery degree she spent seven years working as a dental hygienist learning many important aspects of patient care. This dedication to the dental profession shines through, the moment you meet her.

Her kind, caring and compassionate manner allows her to treat even the most dental phobic patients. Dr. Billingsley studied art studio for 15 years and is an accomplished water color artist. This training enhances her ability to provide excellent cosmetic dental care. She has many other accomplishments within the field of dentistry including owning two patents for dental instruments. Dr. Billingsley also conducts mission trips to the Appalachian Mountains yearly. She is married to John Billingsley III and has one son, Jay, who is in college and she has one Westie dog.

Dr. Billingsly is associated with a number of prominent dental organizations and associations, including the following: 

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
  • Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • Virginia Dental Association (VDA)
  • American Association of Women's Dentists (AAWD)

Our Staff
Our exceptional and caring dental team are highly trained, dedicated, and work in harmony to make your dental experience both positive and rewarding. We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients.

We encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about Dr. Billingsley and the many services and treatments she offers. We want to thank you for considering our office for your dental needs and we look forward to meeting you.

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 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 know Dr. Billingsley personally and she is an extraordinary person and dentist. She has advanced training in many areas of dentistry, including mercury safe, holistic and cosmetic dentistry. She has continued to advance her dental skills by pursuing continuing education programs at the highest level and is a highly trained and experienced dentist.

She is very dedicated to healthy dentistry and is fully aware of the effect that oral health can have on total health and well being and her treatment planning is based on that knowledge. She is very active in getting the message out about the importance of mercury safe dentistry to the public and the dental profession.

Her advanced training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry and her concern for safely removing mercury amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace these fillings. Dr. Billingsley is a member in good standing of the IAMSD and the prestigious IAOMT, where she is chairperson of the Education Committee. I recommend her to anyone seeking an experienced and caring mercury-safe dentist.

The fact that she is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a real plus for her patients. To me this makes her better able not only to evaluate her patients from a whole body perspective, but to also provide expanded treatment that takes into consideration the relationship of oral to overall health.

I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her and her approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her and her staff for me. Thanks!

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