Mary Ellen S. Chalmers DMD    

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) Dentistry

Santa Rosa , CA • 707-545-5440

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

Dr. Chalmers' office is mercury free (amalgam silver filling-free) and mercury safe and her mission is to share information about dental wellness with her patients so that they can make educated decisions about their oral health.  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/Integrated 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. Dr. Chalmers also 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 health and emotional well-being and comfort.

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Chalmers 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 for safely removing amalgam fillings based on the recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and New Directions Dentistry (NDD), which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry.

Dr. Chalmer's has completed the NDD course, and received her Certification, in How to Make Your Practice Mercury Safe - Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Office. This is the only course of its kind offered to dentists and qualifies her to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting herself, her staff, her patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Chalmer's Whole Body philosophy also 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 Holistic - Patient First - approach to dentistry 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. Chalmers 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 biological, integrated, and traditional dentistry.

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
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Safe Amalgam Silver Filling Removal
  • Mercury & Metal free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Design & Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Oral Surgery
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
  • Family Dentistry
  • Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Conscious Sedation for Dental Anxiety
  • Topas Testing for Dental Infections
  • Orthodontics
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Nutritional Counseling

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

Dr. Chalmers is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry (ACAD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Redwood Empire Dental Society

About Dr. Chalmers
Dr. Chalmers 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. 

Dr. Chalmers has been a General Dentist in private practice since 1980. She is a superb clinician with extensive knowledge of occlusion, gnathology, restorative dentistry, fixed prosthetics, and orthodontics. She has taught extensively at several different universities around the country, offering courses that include Restorative Dentistry, Root Canals, Oral Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning.

At the same time, her focus is on maintaining outstanding interpersonal relationships and communication skills, with the goal of having her patients and staff feel at ease and comfortable. Dr. Chalmers is committed to expanding her knowledge through continuing education and training.

Our Staff
Our dedicated and fantastic staff is made up of dedicated, highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic 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 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. We 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've known Dr. Chalmers personally for many years. I have tremendous respect for her and she is a caring, highly trained, dedicated and experienced health focused dentist. She is a strong supporter of integrative dentistry and offers many supportive holistic treatments. She is committed to continuing education in holistic, cosmetic and traditional dentistry. Her concern for her patients total health and well being, makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.

Dr. Chalmers belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). These organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promotes patient education. Her integrated approach to healthy dentistry includes the understanding that you cannot be healthy without good oral health and she takes this into consideration when planning her patients' dental treatment.

I am 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.

Dr. Chalmers is a charter member of my mercury safe dentist association and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a mercury free and mercury safe, holistic and compassionate dentist. I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about the many dental services she provides. When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and say hello to her from me. Thanks!   

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