Tom McGuire, DDS: Mercury Safe Dentist: Biography

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About Dr. Tom

Dr. Tom McGuire has been a mercury free and mercury safe, holistic dentist for over 40 years and is recognized as an innovator and leader in holistic dental wellness. He has spent the last 35 years researching mercury amalgam fillings and studying their effects on overall health. His most recent book, The Poison in Your Teeth: Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Fillings . . . Hazardous to Your Health is the most informative book written on this subject. It deals with every aspect of this issue and provides all the information you need to make a decision about having them safely removed and replaced. It is of particular value for mother's to be, as mercury released from her amalgam fillings can be a major contributing cause of autism and other learning and developmental disorders.

In addition, his extensive research into mercury detoxification has resulted in the development of his exceptional mercury detoxification program. Click on, Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body to review the book and read chapter excerpts. He is considered to be one of the leading authorities in the area of mercury amalgam fillings and mercury detoxification.

In 2011 Dr. Tom co-founded New Directions Dentistry with Dr. Paul Rubin. Together they produced the definitive DVD Course that educates dental professionals about how to Make the Dental Practice Mercury Safe: Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury at the Dental Office. Information about this unique DVD program, the only one available to dentists, can be found at

Dr. Tom also produced a YouTube Video that quantitatively shows that more mercury vapor is released from brushing just one amalgam silver filling than is allowed by regulatory agencies at the workplace. This is a must view if you have amalgam fillings and want to see how they release toxic mercury vapor - and learn what you can do about it. Click here to watch this extraordinary video.

In 2002 he formed the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). He founded this Association to support mercury safe dentistry and to provide a more effective way for patients to find dentists who have made a commitment to practicing mercury free and mercury safe dentistry. Find Mercury Safe Dentists and Mercury Amalgam Free Dentists. To learn more about the IAMSD and the many benefits it offers mercury free dentists, Please Click Here.

Dr. Tom founded the Dental Wellness Institute in 1993 with the goal of bridging the gap between the dental and medical professions. He is the author of three best-selling books, The Poison in Your Teeth: Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Fillings . . . Hazardous to Your Health, Healthy Teeth-Healthy Body: How to Improve Your Oral and Overall Health, and Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body. He has lectured and written articles on oral health and is considered one of the few recognized authorities on the subject of holistic dental wellness. His innovative Dental Wellness Education Program has been utilized by the dental profession, businesses, and schools. 

He offers phone consultations on the above oral health issues, specializing in mercury detoxification, preventive dentistry, and the overall relationship of oral to overall health.

Dr. Tom’s books have been published in Great Britain, Canada, and the Netherlands. He has appeared on national television and many popular magazines have carried articles on him, including: Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Medical World, Esquire, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Publisher's Weekly, Prevention Magazine, and Let's Live, to name a few.

Articles about Dr. Tom have been published in many major newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Wall Street Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

In addition, Rodale Press and Psychology Today carried his book in their book clubs and both of his books have been Book-of-The-Month Club feature selections.  

Dr. McGuire received his BS at San Francisco State University and his DDS at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, Zoe. She has been his greatest supporter and without her none of what I've accomplished would have been possible.

Dr. Tom also want to acknowledge Susan, our Administrator and Marketing Director. She is amazing and has done so much to help us and we appreciate her and thank her profusely. Susan and her husband Aric have two wonderful children, Emma and Andrew and we love to have them visit us.