Lance J. Heppler DDS    

Dental Designs

Vancouver, WA • 360-896-1449


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

Dr. Heppler's practice is mercury free, mercury safe, and latex free and he is dedicated to the highest quality dental treatment for his patients. He delivers the highest quality dental services, while being sensitive to the need of every patient. He specializes in cosmetic dentistry, including custom smile design and smile makeovers.

Dr. Heppler's mission is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health. He 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 Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Heppler 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 utilize safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of 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 protocols to remove amalgam fillings and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic 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. Heppler 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 his patients' physical health and emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. He also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Focused - Patient First approach to holistic dentistry means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.

Continuing Education
Dr. Heppler believes that continuing education is a powerful tool that allows him to give you and your family the best, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year he takes many hours of continuing education courses in holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Treatment and Services
Our dental office uses modern, high-technology dental equipment and instruments. We offer many general and alternative treatment options and evaluations, including:

  • Digital X Rays
  • Preventive Dental Care and Education
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Full-mouth Rehabilitation
  • Cerec: Metal Free Crowns in One Appointment
  • Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Designs & Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Dental Implants and Implant Restoration
  • Mercury and Metal Free Restorations
  • TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Air Abrasion
  • Oral Surgery
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Oral Surgery
  • Root Canal Therapy

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

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Heppler belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

About Dr. Heppler

Dr. Heppler has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.

 

He graduated from Oregon Health Science University in 1998 with honors. He immediately began working with his father in his cosmetic dental practice in Milwaukie, Oregon. During this time he also worked in several other dental offices to get a feel for the kind of dentistry he wanted to practice. In 1999 he purchased the existing practice of a retiring dentist near his home in Vancouver.

 

He recently received his FAGD (Fellowship in the academy of General Dentistry), which demonstrates his personal commitment to keeping up on the latest advancements in Dentistry and is a distinction only 2% of Dentists nationwide receive! Dr. Heppler spends over 100 hours a year in continuing education courses to keep up on the latest developments in dentistry.

 

Our Staff
Our fantastic staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a unique 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 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 consider Dr. Heppler to a very dedicated and highly trained mercury free dentist. He has continued to advance his dental skills by pursuing continuing education programs at the highest level in order to offer his patients the very best in modern dental treatment.

He is fully aware of the effect that oral health can have on overall health and treats his patients accordingly. Dr. Heppler has taken hundreds of hours of advanced training and is seriously committed to ongoing education. His advanced training in cosmetic and traditional dentistry and his concern for safely removing mercury amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace these fillings.

Dr. Heppler is a Charter Member of the IAMSD and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced and caring mercury free dentist. I also encourage you to visit his informative website for more information about dental practice. When you visit his office please let him know where you found out about him and be sure and say hello to him for me. Thanks!

We Want to Hear From You! In order to provide the best service possible we encourage feedback from patients. If you select Dr. Heppler as your dentist we'd appreciate it if you would please email us and let us know you did. Click Here to Email Us .  . . . and thank you in advance!


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