Office: 630 756-5844
16W289 83rd Street, Suite D, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

About Dr. Stopka

Dentist Burr Ridge - Janet S. Stopka Dr. Stopka has been a tireless leader in pro- moting healthy and biological dentistry. She is very active in her support of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

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Review by Katie Gallegos
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I was recommended to use Janet for the Mercury filling removal that I had been wanting. I was able to set up a visit very fast and get the removal done just as fast. Every single person you encounter at the office is super nice and caring. The office is sparkling clean and the rooms face these huge windows so you have beautiful trees and birds to watch while getting work done. The mercury filling removal, fillings, and cleanings I've done have all been pain free and top quality.
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Burr Ridge dentist follows SMART Technique for safe mercury removal

The “silver” fillings used for over a decade aren’t 100 percent silver but are a mix of metals, including tin, copper, and mercury. You will never find mercury-containing fillings at the biological practice of Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC. The office goes beyond what other practices offer for the long-term health of their patients with Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal in Burr Ridge — the SMART Technique.

Threats to your health through dental fillings

Amalgam fillings contain 50 percent mercury. Exposure to this toxic element can affect immune, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, nervous system, and urinary tract health. Mercury can also cross the blood-brain barrier, passing through a mother’s placenta, and putting the unborn child at risk of birth defects.

You can also be exposed to mercury when filings are removed. Mercury is released at even higher levels as vapors during the process. A biological, healthy practice means the dentist avoids placing silver fillings and is equipped to remove these fillings safely.

The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)

An active member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC abides by the organization’s standards for safe mercury amalgam removal. To protect patients and dental staff, the practice has invested in the equipment and training to uphold IAOMT protocols. The dental team limits exposure to mercury vapors during the removal process by:

  • Providing outside air sources
  • Using a properly-installed, operated, and maintained amalgam separator to collect mercury waste
  • Wearing appropriate gloves, coverings, gowns, and eye protection
  • Using a high-volume filtration system to remove vapors and particles
  • Thoroughly flushing and cleaning up after the procedure

Trust the health of your mouth and body to a dentist who is mercury safe, and mercury free. Call 630 756-5844 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stopka at the Burr Ridge office.

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Dr. Janet S. Stopka ,
Dr. Janet S. Stopka
Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC

With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.

Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.

She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).