Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach are mercury-free dentists, and Elevate Dental Wellness is 100% mercury free and mercury safe, and is a SMART-Certified dental office. Mercury vapors are continuously released from silver fillings, and they’re highly toxic to humans. While we will never encourage you to have mercury fillings removed in the absence of proof of a mercury allergy or that your filling is breaking down, we will encourage you to research topics related to the use of mercury in dentistry and as it relates to the environment and your health through the IAOMT, IABDM and Dr. Tom McGuire. If you choose to have your mercury fillings removed, we follow IAOMT protocol to reduce exposure to harmful mercury vapors.