Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Kathleen Minaghan's office is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe and she is dedicated to the practice of holistic, healthy, biocompatible dentistry. Her goal is to treat her patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share her 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 knows 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, our office offers a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Minaghan also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, technology, and her personal dental experience with a deep concern for her patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Minaghan is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, 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 safe 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 choose to use safe amalgam removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
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.
Dr. Minaghan 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, 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
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Mercury Free Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Snoring & Sleep Disorders
- Oral Surgery
- 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. Minaghan can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Minaghan is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
About Dr. Minaghan
Dr. Minaghan 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.
About our Staff
Our wonderful 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 we encourage you to call our office at 708-848-4488 to learn more about Dr. Minaghan and the many services and treatments our office offers. We want to thank you for considering our office for all of your dental needs.
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. Minaghan and have spoken with her a number of times. I consider her to be an exceptionally dedicated, well trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and her ongoing effort to educate her patients. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients.
Knowing of her sincere concern for her patients health, her ongoing training in holistic, cosmetic, and traditional dentistry; along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury free and mercury safe dentist.
Dr. Minaghan is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello to her for me. Thanks!