Mercury Free, Holistic, Biological, and Biocompatible Dentist

DrPaulVGallo“HOLISTIC” or “BIOLOGICAL” are words commonly used in dentistry today. Please keep in mind that there are NO standards of care to reflect proper treatment protocols defining a “HOLISTIC” or “BIOLOGICAL” dentist.  The treatment research of Dr. Weston Price, Chief of Research for the American Dental Association some ninety years ago as well as the continued research of Dr. Hal Huggins is not always understood by many dentists claiming to be a “HOLISTIC” dentist. This involves the understanding of proper dental restorative materials, root canal therapy, periodontal therapy, as well as the replacement of teeth using implants and other materials. Many claiming to be “HOLISTIC” are simply mercury free, which is an excellent start.

My wake-up call to mercury came as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force. As the Assistant Base Dental Surgeon at a Texas Air Force Base in the late 70’s, my dental assistant spilled one drop of mercury on the floor. The proper procedure was to immediately notify the Base Environmental Team of the spill. They came over very quickly with HAZMAT outfits, personal oxygen supply, speaking to me through a microphone. When I observed all of this, I started to wonder why I was using this poison in patients mouths. This is where my journey began.

Under the care of a holistic minded medical practitioner, I do see overall health benefits of patients when known dental infections and toxins are removed using the proper protocols developed resulting from nearly 50 years of blood chemistry research. This of course starts with proper diagnosis of diseased teeth and dental infections. Bacteria isolated from dental infections as confirmed by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) DO harm to the body in other areas and has been associated with heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory disease as well as kidney, pancreatic, and blood cancer.

We make no medical claims or promises, yet we commonly observe many health improvements when treatment is performed with the proper protocols. This includes such responses as, “my brain fog is gone”, “I have more energy”, “you gave me my wife back”, “my sinuses are clear”.  Mercury is a known neurological toxin, yet there are others. Many dental infections have anaerobic bacteria (live without oxygen) as a causative agent that emit toxins which may affect the body in some negative way. Yes, they are related in some way to other anaerobic bacteria such as botulism and tetanus.

This journey through the body teeth connection began over 40 years ago and continues through today. Many health care practitioners are realizing that the mouth is playing an important role in our health. Good luck in your quest for knowledge and maximum health.


Dr Paul V. Gallo, DDS has moved to a new location. He sold his dental practice of 42 years to his associate of 12 years, Dr. Lauren Chan, about 1½ years ago, and an agreed-upon time to continue in the same Joliet location has expired. Dr. Gallo has elected to continue serving the dental needs of patients who seek his care. He will be practicing with Dr. Janet Stopka, a highly respected biocompatible dentist in the south suburban area. She shares the same training and philosophy as Dr. Gallo who will have now have access to low radiation digital x-rays, high strength biocompatible restorations and crowns using CEREC (in office computer milled CAD/CAM) technology, and laser treatment if needed. After a brief time with family, Dr. Gallo will resume treatments in July and appointments can be made by calling 630-568-3406. He is looking forward to taking care of past patients as well as new patients.

The location of his new office is:

16W289 83rd St. Suite D
Burr Ridge, Il 60527

Phone (630) 568-3406

It is located just south of Interstate 55 on Kingery Road (Rt. 83), about ½ hour from both major Chicago airports.

You may contact Dr. Gallo directly at Phone consultations are available.