David Dockham DDS    

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) Dentistry

Stanton, MI • 989-831-9200

Mercury-Free & Mercury-Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. David Dockham is a holistic, mercury-free (amalgam-free) and mercury-safe dentist and he is dedicated to practicing safe and healthy dentistry. His mission 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!"

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic 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. Because of his advanced dental training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Dockham takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort.

Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Dockham is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have an effect on overall health. Because of this concern, we are a mercury free practice and 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 New Directions Dentistry course on How to Make Your Practice Mercury-Safe: Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury at the Dental Office. We also utilze removal protocols recommended by 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.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
His Whole Body, healthy philosophy stresses the use of non-invasive treatment whenever possible. He will also, when appropriate, work with qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Holistic approach to dental treatment 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.  Dockham is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows him to give you and your family the most modern, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year he takes many hours of continuing education courses and he has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic and traditional dentistry.

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 Disorder Evaluation
  • Oral Surgery
  • Family Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Orthodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sealants
  • Sports Dentistry
  • Mouth Guards & Night Guards 
  • Root Canal Therapy

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.


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

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Dockham 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)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • West Michigan Dental Association
  • Board of Directors for the Stanton Dental Clinic

About Dr. Dockham

Dr. XXXXXX 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.


He was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, and he’s happy to call Michigan home! He obtained his associate’s degree from Delta College in Bay City, Michigan, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1984. Since then, Dr. Dockham’s dedication to education has continued, and he has trained with such organizations as the Pankey Institute, Millennium Laser Training, the Bicon Institute, and the IMTEC Corporation.


Our Staff
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.

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.  Dockham and believe him to be a dedicated, well trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and his ongoing effort to educate his patients. He also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients.

His concern for his patients health, his ongoing training in cosmetic and traditional dentistry; along with his commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. I am especially impressed with his dedication to Patient Education as it is such an important part of oral and overall health. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury-safe dentist.

Dr. Dockham is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and a member of the prestigious IAOMT. I suggest you visit to his website to learn more about him and his approach to dentistry. When you visit his office please tell him where you found out about him and say hello to him for me. Thanks!

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