Marcia Basciano DDS    

Mercury Free & Mercury Safe Dentistry

Downers Grove, IL • 630-629-6299


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

Dr. Marcia Basciano is a holistic, mercury-free (amalgam silver filling-free)  and mercury-safe dentist and she is dedicated to practicing safe and healthy dentistry. Her mission 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 healthy treatment options. Because of her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Basciano 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.

Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Bascianois aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) 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 for safely removing amalgam fillings based on the recommendations of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and New Directions Dentistry (NDD), which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry.

Dr. Basciano 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
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe biocompatible dental materials and non-invasive treatment whenever possible. Dr. Basciano 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 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. Basciano is a strong advocate of continuing education because it 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 in holistic and conventional dentistry in order to provide her patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Treatments and Services
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:

  • Preventive Dental Education
  • Mercury Free Dentistry and Safe Removal Protocols
  • Oral Cancer Screening 
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Custom Smile Design & Makeover
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Oral Surgery
  • Biocompatibility Dental Materials Testing
  • Family Dentistry
  • Implant 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 health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.

    

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

Associations and Organizations
Dr. Basciano is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

About Dr. Basciano
Dr. Basciano has lectured for 20 years on the harmful effects of mercury on the environment and is one of the authorities on that subject. She also teaches dentists how to safely remove mercury amalgam fillings and how to protect the patient and environment from this poison.  Dr. served as past president and received the highest level of certification, Master, with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Our Staff
Our fantastic staff is made up of dedicated, highly-trained, dedicated, motivated and caring professionals. Our team works together 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 we encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about the many services and treatments our office offers. We want to thank you for considering our office for 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. Basciano for many years and have the highest regard and respect for her as a dentist and a person. I agree with her approach to whole body dentistry and her philosophy of healthy dentistry. She belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations, including 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.

Dr. Basciano is one of the pioneers in educating the public and dentists about the harmful environmental effects of mercury related to amalgam fillings. Because of her efforts in this regard, I consider her to be a Green Dentist and know those of you who want quality. mercury safe dentistry and appreciate her support of the environment will want her as your dentist.

Dr. Basciano is a caring, highly trained, dedicated and experienced health-focused dentist. Her commitment to healthy, mercury safe dentistry, her ongoing dedication to continuing education, and her concern for her patients' health and well being makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.

Dr. Basciano is a charter member of my mercury safe dentist association and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a mercury free and safe, holistic and caring dentist. 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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