Richard D. Fischer  DDS    

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Filling Free)

Annandale, VA • 703-256-4441

Mercury-Free (Amalgam-Free) & Mercury-Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. Richard Fischer'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/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Fischer 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 other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. 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 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. Fischer 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. Fischer is also a licensed naturopathic physician. He has received advanced training in mercury toxicology, the placement of mercury-free dental restorations, and TMJ disorders.

Continuing Education
Dr. Fischer 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 convential dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Dr. Fischer has accumulated over 4000 hours of training in all aspects of dentistry, as well as many complementary and scientific therapies, including Acupuncture, Cranial Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Immunology, and Toxicology.

Treatments and Services
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:

  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment (Non-Surgical)
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Restoration
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine/Snoring & Sleep Apnea
  • Homeopathy
  • Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
  • Family Dentistry

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.

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

Dr. Fischer belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Master: International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (MIAOMT) (Past President)
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
  • American Institute of Homeopathy
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM)
  • American Adademy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Cranial Academy
  • Homeopathic Medical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
  • Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Southern Homeopathic Medical Association Vice President

About Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer 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. Fischer was the first dentist to testify before congress about the physiological and environmental effects of Dental Mercury.  


Dr. Fischer graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1973. He then served as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dental Materials until 1979. In 1990 he was awarded Board Certification by the American Naturopathic Medical Board and in 1998 was listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care.  Dr. Fischer is also 1 of only 2 people in the state of Virginia to ever be awarded a board certification from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. 


He has published numerous scientific papers internationally and authored a chapter in the British Dental text book - Complementary Therapies in Dental Practice (Butterworth-Heinsmann, 1998.) 

Dr. Fischer has been in private practice in Annandale Virginia since 1976. He is in high demand as a lecturer, having given over 100 presentations in North America and Europe. He has also been featured in many television and radio shows, as well as in magazines and quoted in various books on oral and overall health.

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

Dr. Fischer belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, for which he served as president and 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 known Dr. Fischer for many years and strongly support his approach to Healthy Dentistry. I know him to be a dedicated, caring, highly trained, skilled and experienced holistic 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.

He is also unique in that he is also a naturopathic physician and fully understands the important relationship between oral and overall health. This combination makes him extraordinarily qualified to not only diagnose and treat oral problems but overall health issues as well. I believe that the way Dr. Fischer practices dentistry will become the standard for how dentistry is practiced in the future.

Dr. Fischer 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!

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