Craig Zunka DDS, FAGD; F.A.S.C.D.; F.C.A    

Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) & Mercury Safe Dentistry

Front Royal, VA • 540-635-3610

Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Integrated, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. Craig Zunka's office has been mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe since 1982 and he is dedicated to the practice of holistic, integrated 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. Zunka is is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ 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 removal protocols based on recommendations of the Holistic Dental Association (HDA) 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 Dentistry
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. Zunka also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, techniques, technology, and personal experience with a deep concern for his patients' health, emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
Dr. Zunka's Whole Body philosophy of dentistry 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.

Continuing Education
Dr. Zunka 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 and has advanced training in many areas of holistic, cosmetic, and conventional dentistry.

Treatments and Services
Our office 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
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Safe Amalgam Silver Filling Removal
  • Mercury Free Fillings
  • Mercury & Metal free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Oral Surgery
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Biocompatible Dental Material Testing
  • Homeopathy
  • Cerec: One Appointment Non-Metal Restoration
  • Invisialign: Invisible Braces
  • Nutritional Counseling & Supplements
  • Dento-Cranial Manipulation
  • Laser 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.


Dr. Zunka can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!  Click Here to view our Smile Gallery!

Dr. Zunka is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Past President: Holistic Dental Association (HDA)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • Diplomat: American Board of Homeopathy
  • Fellow: Academy of Stress & Chronic Disease
  • Fellow: Cranial Academy
  • Fellow: American Academy of Osteopathy
  • American Center for Homeopathy
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Society for Dental Esthetics
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics

About Dr. Zunka
Dr. Zunka 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 has been involved with the Boy Scouts for over 45 years and has been and assistant scout master since 1968.  He is a Eagle scount and in 1993, received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor in scouting.  Dr. Zunka loves the outdoors, backpaking, skiing, photography and travel.  He plays bass fiddle for his bluegrass band, "Whiskey Creek". 

Our Staff
Our staff is made up of highly-trained, 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 encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about our office and the many services and treatments we offer. We 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've known Dr. Zunka for a number of years and consider him to be a dedicated, exceptionally trained, experienced and skilled 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 effort to educate his patients. He utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of his patients.

His ongoing training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry and his concern for the safe removal of amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them. He is a strong supporter of safe/healthy dentistry and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury safe dentist.

Dr. Zunka is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I recommend visiting his very informative website to learn more about his approach to holistic and health-based dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him for me. Thanks!

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