Richard Pruett DDS    

Mercury Free & Mercury Safe Dentistry

Chico, CA • 530-894-1977


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

Dr. Richard Pruett's office is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of health-based dentistry. His goal 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 can make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the critically 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. Pruett is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ 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 (IAOMT) and New Directions Dentistry (NDD), which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry.

Dr. Pruett has completed the NDD course, and received his 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 him to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting himself, his staff, his patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office. 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/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 treatment options. Dr. Pruett 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. Pruett 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 and has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.

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

  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury 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
  • Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
  • Oral Surgery
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Family Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Orthodontics & Orthopedics
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Biocompatible Dental Materials
  • Biological Terrain Assessment/Nutritional Testing

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

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • American Academy of General Dentists (AGD)
  • International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Northern California Dental Association (NCDA)
  • Holistc Dental Association (HDA)

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

About Dr. Pruett
Dr. Pruett is the only holistic, mercury safe dentist in the Chico area, which means that he feels that dentistry is about more that just teeth - it is also about the role muscles play in the relationship between teeth, bone and alignment of the jaw with the rest of the body. People are not aware that your total health is involved, and that your bite can effect the way you feel.  He also sells Himalayan Goji Berry juice.

Our Staff
Our great staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring, and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality biological 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 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 know Dr. Pruett personally and have spoken with him a number of times about his approach to and philosophy of holisitic, mercury safe dentistry. I agree with him and consider him to be a highly trained, experienced, skilled and caring health-focused mercury safe dentist. 

I am also impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and he utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients.  He promotes patient education and has a personal interest in the health and healing of his patients.

His deep concern for his patients' health, his ongoing training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry, and his concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. Dr. Pruett attended my seminar on How to Practice Mercury Safe Dentistry and has made his practice as occupationally safe for mercury as is possible today!

I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury safe dentist.  Dr. Pruett is also a charter member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD).  When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and tell him hello for me.  Thanks!


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