Mercury Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Helen Im's 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/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. Given her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Im 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 Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Im 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 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
Dr. Im'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.
Dr. Im 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 traditional 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:
- Digital X Rays
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Dentistry
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Nutritional Counseling
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
- Root Canal Therapy
- Oral Surgery
- Orthodontics, including Invisalign
- Sedation Dentistry
- Family 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. Im can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Im belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including;
About Dr. Im
Dr Im is a Holistic dentist who understands the importance of toxic materials and how they relate to the dental and physiological health of her patients. She lives her dream daily in her Temecula practice. With the determination to provide the utmost in quality care, the dental practice of Dr Im exemplifies her practice name, “The Art of Exceptional Dentistry.” A true artist, Dr Im treats each patient individually as a unique masterpiece. Her explanation speaks to her passion for what she does, “the art of exceptional dentistry is having exceptional technique, exceptional education and training, exceptional staff, and taking the time to care for the patient as a whole.”
Artistic talent and high achievement evidently run in the family! Both her 17 year-old daughter and 15 year-old son are gifted musicians. With understated pride, Dr Im relays that her daughter debuted playing the piano with the San Diego Symphony in April 2005 and The New City Sinfonia in June 2008. In response to where she sees her dental career heading, Dr Im declares, “I will continue to set the standard in outstanding patient care. I simply love what I do. I don’t consider this my job, it’s my passion."
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. Click Here to review Testimonials from our many satisfied patients.
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. Im personally and consider her an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. I have a great deal of respect for her as a persona and dentist and am impressed with the depth of her knowledge, training, and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients.
Her concern for her patients health, her ongoing training in biological, holistic, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry; along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them. I am especially impressed with her commitment to educating her patients and dedication to mercury safe dentistry as it is such an important part of oral and overall health. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury free dentist.
She is a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and a member of the prestigious IAOMT. 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!