Green Apple Pediatric, Family Dentistry & Braces, a clinic based in Austin, TX, is proud to introduce the newest member of their team, Dr. Zachary A. Carlson. The new dentist for the clinic is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified, which means he has obtained certification in the safest standards for mercury amalgam removal as prescribed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). In so doing, Green Apple, which has long been known as a prominent clinic in the area, has ensured that it provides holistic dental practice, with Dr. Zachary Carlson bringing holistic dentistry to Austin no matter the size or age of the patient.
Evy Guerrero from Green Apple Pediatric, Family Dentistry & Braces says: "We believe in providing the most advanced care for you in a family-friendly environment with a holistic touch that leads to better long-term health of the mouth and the body as a whole. With Dr. Zachary Carlson joining our team, we are even better able to offer this to our patients."
Green Apple Pediatric started as a pediatric dental practice in Austin TX and now takes a whole family approach. The atmosphere within the clinic showcases this, with every patient being treated equally and finding comfort in a positive environment that is both fluoride free and mercury safe. Instead, the clinic uses fully bio-compatible materials for each patient, thereby enabling them to have the greatest oral health. This unique approach that places the patient central to the clinic's operations is something their many patients have noted and appreciated. Karen M., for instance, says on the company's Google page: "We brought our three daughters in today for the first time and I was blown away by the knowledge, expertise, and holistic approach from Dr. Evy! You can tell she spends time on continuing education, and especially, the relationship between materials/chemicals used in dentistry and their effects on the body's overall systemic health. Additionally, everything was a breeze, from scheduling initially and on through the appointments. The staff was all wonderful, as well!"
Dr. Zachary Carlson is a vital addition to the team. He is a highly educated individual and believes in open and honest communication with his patients, in particular about the relationship between their oral health and overall health. He has always emphasized taking a holistic approach, which is one of the reasons why he was so excited to join the Green Apple Pediatric team. He is committed to his own health as well, leading by example, while also being involved in the betterment of the community as a whole. As a dentist, he is certified in oral sedation and Invisalign, and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), and IAOMT.
The IAOMT is where he was able to obtain the SMART certification. The organization believes in mercury free and safe dentistry, using instead bio-compatible and biological dentistry. This is incorporated in their practice, education, development, and research. They are particularly concerned about exposure to mercury during removal of amalgam fillings, which can be harmful not solely to patients, but also to dental workers and dentists, as well as unborn babies.
Dr. Carlton himself says: "I fully believe in the philosophy of the IAOMT and follow their recommendations in terms of removing amalgam fillings in a safe manner, thereby minimizing the potential for exposure to mercury. This is important for my patients, myself, and everyone in the clinic. Being SMART certified is my way of making sure I only offer the best for my patients."
To obtain SMART certification, Dr. Carlson had to complete extensive coursework that included readings, videos, and tests. Additionally, he has been added to the Dentist Directory of the IAOMT, which ensures that patients who wish to find a dentist who is SMART certified will be able to find him and the Green Apple clinic. SMART certification is only available to members of the IAOMT, thereby further ensuring that the dentists maintain the highest standards.
Green Apple is committed to ensuring they offer all their patients gentle, compassionate, and comprehensive care from a holistic perspective, regardless of the age of the patients. They achieve this by always remaining up to date with the latest technologies and medical research but also by ensuring they create an attractive, inviting, hospitable, and comfortable environment in which children and adults alike can feel at ease. Evy Guerrero explains: "Most importantly, our mission is to promote a healthy living through a healthy mouth since the mouth is the portal to a healthy body. We are very excited to have added Dr. Carlson to our team as he is committed to the same philosophy and standards."
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