Ana Brightleaf, DMD, MAGD, LVIF     

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Filling Free)

Santa Monica, CA • 310-395-1810


Mercury-Free & Mercury-Safe, Holistic and Health-Focused, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. Ana Brightleaf's office is mercury-free (amalgam-free) and mercury-safe.  She is dedicated to the practice of healthy, biological dentistry.  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!"

Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Brightleaf is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ problems can have a negative impact on 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 Holistic Dental Association (HDA) 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.

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic/Biological Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are part of the whole body.  Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Brightleaf also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for her patients' emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
She is committed to providing her patients with the highest quality dentistry and her Whole Body approach to optimal oral health stresses the use of safe 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.

Continuing Education
Dr. Brightleaf 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, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.

Treatments and Services
Our office utilizes state-of-the-art dental equipment and technology and offers safe and healthy dental treatment options, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Education
  • Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Implants
  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Laser Disinfection
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Mercury & Metal-Free Fillings
  • Biocompatibility Testing
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Oral Surgery
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • TMJ & Migraine Pain Relief
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Homeopathic Support
  • Cranio-Sacral Techniques
  • Energy Healing
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Bach Flower Remedies

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

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Brightleaf belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including;

About Dr. Brightleaf
Dr. Brightleaf 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 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. 

Our Staff
Our excellent staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring, and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, caring, 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 all of 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 or Tom McGuire, DDS.)  

A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

I know Dr. Brightleaf to be a highly trained, experienced, skilled and caring, health-focused mercury safe dentist. I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and she utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients. She promotes patient education and has a personal interest in the health and healing of her patients.

Her deep concern for her patients' total health, her ongoing training in holistic, traditional and cosmetic dentistry, and her concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them.

I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury safe dentist. Dr. Brightleaf  is also a charter member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD).When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and tell her hello for me. Thanks!


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