Karen Clister  DDS    

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Filling Free)

Lavale, MD • 301-729-1162

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

Dr. Clister's office is mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury-safe and she is dedicated to the practice of holistic, integrated dentistry. Her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share knowledge 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. Clister 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 removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Academy of Biological Medicine and Dentistry (IABDM), the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), and other prominent 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 Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated oral structures are part of the whole body.  Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of treatment options. Dr. Clister also takes a unique Whole Body, integrated approach to oral health care, combining sound dental science, techniques, technology and personal experience - with a deep concern for her patients' health and emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This 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. Clister 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 has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.

Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with healthy treatment options and services, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) Fillings
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment 
  • Snoring and Sleep Disorders
  • Oral Surgery
  • Family Dentistry
  • Sealants
  • Mouth Guards & Night Guards
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing

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

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

About Dr. Clister 
Dr. Clister 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 Call Our Office at 301-729-1162 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. Clister 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. Clister 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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