Pain-Free, Mercury Free, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Roy Vegter is a mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury-safe dentist and he is dedicated to practicing safe and high quality dentistry. His mission is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health treatment. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that: “You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!”
Dr. Vegter’s philosophy 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 healthy treatment options. Because of his advanced dental training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Vegter takes a unique approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern dental technology and latest techniques, and his personal experience with a deep concern for his patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort. Dr. Vegter believes that the mouth is the gateway to the whole body. For the past 10 years a growing body of evidence has linked periodontal health with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and pancreatic cancer. Bleeding gums allow bacteria to flow through the bloodstream affecting the entire body.
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Vegter is aware that dental infections, excessive mercury vapor, and TMJ (bite or jaw) problems can have an effect on oral and overall health. Because of this concern, we are a mercury free dental practice and we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way.
His whole body dental philosophy stresses the use of non-invasive treatment whenever possible. He will also, when appropriate, work with qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His patient first – approach to dental treatment means that he treats the teeth, gums, and related oral structures with specific regard to how that treatment will not only affect the mouth but the entire body.
Dr. Vegter is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows him to give you and your family the most modern, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year he takes many hours of continuing education courses and he has advanced training in many areas of cosmetic and traditional dentistry.
Our office also 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 Patient Education
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury-Free (Amalgam/Silver-Free) Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Snoring and Sleep Disorder Evaluation
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Invisible Braces
- Mouth Guards & Night Guards
- Root Canal Therapy
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 aesthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
About Dr. Roy Vegter
Dr. Vegter received his D.D.S. from New York University and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. He has over 25 years experience practicing dentistry. He is a founding member of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has lectured on air-abrasion, volunteered his services in a nursing home, and participated in a medical mission trip to Guatemala. In his spare time, Dr. Vegter enjoys skiing, golfing, and taking walks with his wife Amy and dog Daisy. He has recently embarked on learning surfing and skateboarding.
Our exceptional dental staff is made up of dedicated, highly-trained, motivated and caring professionals. Our team works closely together to bring you the highest quality dental treatment in a caring, warm and supportive setting.