Mercury-Free & Metal-Free Office

05/11/2018, by todd, in , 0 comments

Mercury-Free & Metal-Free Office

At our practice, we are dedicated to using the best materials and highest quality technologies to keep you safe and healthy. That is why we are a metal and mercury-free office. While metal and mercury have been a big part of dentistry for a long time, in recent years other materials have proven better overall for the health of our patients and cosmetic aspects of their smiles. The American Dental Association has come out and said that fillings containing mercury are not safe. Because of this, we are mercury and metal free when it comes to restorations at our office.

One of the biggest benefits to you of using materials such as porcelain and resin for our fillings and restorations is their natural appearance. These materials can be color matched to look like your teeth and are handcrafted to match the shape and structure of your remaining teeth. The materials are also strong and durable making them perfect for chewing.

The best part about composite restorations is that they are biocompatible. There are no toxic substances in the material of the filling, which means you never have to worry about being exposed to toxic substances or radiation.

We pride ourselves on protecting your dental and holistic health, which is why our office is mercury and metal free. All of our restoration options are completely safe and chosen with your best interest in mind. If you are in need of a filling or other restorative dental procedure, you can rest assured knowing that all of our materials are completely safe and will last for years to come.


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Fabulous! Great Staff all the way around. Dr Van Huffel and her staff are patient and courteous even when working with challenging situations.

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Customer service is such a forgotten art. But at Dr. Van Huffel’s office they not only understand customer service, but have raised the level of service to an extremely high level.

-William S.

Dr. Van Huffel's knowledge and skill is excellent and her integrity is above reproach. Her staff is friendly, efficient and professional. She is one of the reasons I chose Columbus for my retirement home.

-Ben B.

Meet Our Dentist


Dr. Maria Van Huffel

Dr. Van Huffel began her practice in 1995 with a clear vision and a desire to improve as many patients’ lives as possible. Twenty years later, she’s still following her principles and providing a warm, inviting place where children and adults alike can feel safe. With her dedicated staff by her side, she’s happy to be maintaining a quality approach to care that involves gentleness, compassion, and exceptional levels of success. She can’t wait to welcome you as her newest patient!