A Biological Approach to Dentistry

Our team at Bluffton Center for Dentistry does everything to promote and treat the mouth in ways that support the health and well-being of the body as a whole. We aim to minimize the use of any potential dental toxins through special equipment, safe protocols and a highly-trained team.

Our Biological  Approach includes:

  1. Mercury Safe
    In addition to being a mercury-free office (never placing NEW mercury amalgams), we are also mercury safe. Mercury-safe dentists remove and replace your silver, amalgam fillings with BPA-free white composite fillings, while keeping you safe from the mercury that is released in the process. Learn more about Mercury Safe dentistry.

  2. Bio Compatibility
    Upon patient request, we offer bio compatibility tests of materials that may be used in your mouth to prevent the placement of materials that could prove to be an ongoing source of toxins.

  3. Latex Free & Fragrance Conscious 
    Many people have allergic reactions to latex gloves and cleaning cups. Our office does not use any latex and is experienced with environmentally sensitive patients. We are fragrance conscious and use essential oils.

  4. SMART-Certified
    Richard F. Porcelli, DDS, MS, is SMART certified by IAOMT. The educational programming includes learning about the application of the rigorous safety measures, including the utilization of specific equipment. Learn more about SMART.

  5. Fluoride Conscious
    We recommend limiting the use of fluoride and only use distilled water and fluoride-alternative products.

  6. Nutrition Conscious
    We support a real food diet that naturally supports the body’s own immune system. Integrative with homeopathy, acupuncture and other modalities as needed. Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS, our periodontist, also holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Health Practitioner from Kresser Institute, the only functional medicine and evolutionary health training company. Dr. Danenberg can help you with a customized diet that supports your healthy and natural detoxification.

  7. Digital X-rays
    Provide less radiation than traditional x-rays.

  8. Purified Air
    The entire office is treated with NASA air and surface cleaning technology drastically reducing the spread of virus, bacteria, germs, odors and allergens.

  9. Oxygen/Ozone Therapy
    Disinfects and treats infected areas without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Improves blood flow, immune response and more rapid healing. Learn more about Oxygen/Ozone Therapy.

Any questions about our holistic dentistry services? Please email us and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.