Mercury Free (Amalgam-Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Ian Shuman'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!"
Dr. Shuman maintains a full-time private practice in Pasadena, Maryland emphasizing all areas of dentistry including reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Shuman's office is mercury free since 1994 and he is dedicated to the practice of mercury-safe dentistry.
Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Shuman 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 safe & proven removal protocols based on 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. For more information about why we use safe protocols to remove amalgam fillings and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
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. Shuman 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.
Dr. Shuman 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 in holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.
Treatments and Services Offered
Our office also uses the latest in dental equipment, techniques, and technology in order to provide the patient with the best treatment options and services, including:
- Digital X-Rays
- Preventive Dental Care and Education
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Diagnodent: Laser Decay Detection
- Digital Imaging
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Micro-Air Abrasion
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Design & Makeover
- Teeth Whitening
- Snoring and Sleep Dentistry
- Mercury & Metal-Free Restorations
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Migraine Therapy & NTI
- TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
- Invisalign Orthodontics
- Sedation 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. Shuman can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Shuman belongs to the following dental organizations and associations;
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT)
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
- Master, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- Associate Fellow: American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- American Dental Associations (ADA)
About Dr. Shuman
Dr. Shuman has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Dr. Shuman, who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University and completed a one-year general practice residency at Peninsula General Hospital in New York, not only educates other dentists but advances his own knowledge of dentistry with 100 continuing education hours annually.
In private practice since 1992, In private practice since 1992, Dr. Shuman says, “My greatest joys in life are my wife, Stacey, our six children and Samson, our beloved Jag Cat". When he is not in the office he can be found playing paintball or fishing with his sons." Dr. Shuman is also a supporter of the Special Olympics and a sponsor of the Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.
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.
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.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
Dr. Shuman belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology my Mercury Safe Dentist Association. These organizations encourage taking a integrative, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education. His approach to healthy dentistry includes the understanding that you cannot be healthy without good oral health and he takes this into consideration when planning his patients dental treatment.
I've spoken with Dr. Shuman a number of times and consider him to be a caring, highly trained, skilled and experienced dentist. His commitment to quality, health-focused dentistry, his ongoing dedication to continuing education, and his concern for his patients health and well being, makes him ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr. Shuman is a charter member of my Mercury Safe Dentist Association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free, mercury safe, and compassionate dentist. I recommend visiting his website to learn more about his whole-body approach to dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!