Mercury-Free & Mercury-Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Matthew Carpenter's office is mercury-free (amalgam-free) and mercury-safe and he is dedicated to the practice of healthy 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 may make educated decisions about their oral health. He 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. Carpenter is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections 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 based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD), 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.
Holistic/Biological dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Dr. Carpenter also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe 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 approach to 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. Carpenter 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 and traditional dentistry in order to provide his 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 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 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
- Biological Dentistry
- Family Dentistry
- Conscious Sedation Dentistry
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Root Canal Therapy
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. Carpenter can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations & Organizations
Dr. Carpenter is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
- International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Capital Area Dental Society (CADS)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- The Seattle Club
- Lone Star Dental Seminars
- International Association of Dental Research
About Dr. Carpenter
Dr. Carpenter 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. Carpenter has a special interest in nutrition and chronic disease prevention and continually explores alternative approaches to improving the overall wellness and quality of the lives of the patients he serves. Dr. Carpenter has long-term goals of becoming a real wellness resource for patients wanting to take control of their health and live life to the fullest.
In his spare time, Dr. Carpenter enjoys spending time with his 2 children, McKenna and Jackson. He also enjoys playing and watching music, movies, outdoor physical activities (hiking, camping, snowboarding, bicycling), coastal fishing, photography, cooking, gardening, travel and spiritual growth. He has a Brittany Spaniel named Chama (pic) and keeps fresh-water tropical fish.
About our Fantastic Staff
Our 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 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
Dr. Carpenter belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology my Mercury Safe Dental Association. These organizations encourage taking a integrative, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promotes 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 know Dr. Carpenter personally and am in total agreement with his approach to holistic, mercury safe dentistry. I consider him to be a very caring, highly trained, skilled and experienced dentist. His commitment to quality 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. Carpenter is a charter member of my mercury safe dentist association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free 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!