Holistic Dentists in Princeton
Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics & Implants have used the initial pandemic slow down to help make their practice even safer for their patients and staff. Dr. Kirk Huckel, DMD, shares “People should feel safe. Dentistry’s always been at the forefront of sterilization and keeping things clean. So before we reopened in June 2020, we got rid of carpet and put in hardwood floors. We installed state-of-the-art vacuum systems that remove the aerosols that all dentistry creates. We installed additional air filtration in the building, and provided PPE for everyone.
Dr. Kirk opened the practice in 1983, and was later joined by his daughter, Dr. Kiersten Huckel, DMD. “We use a holistic approach to provide comprehensive family dental medicine. This means we look for the causes of dental issues instead of just treating things as they come up. We make every effort to be as conservative as possible with our diagnosis and treatment,” states Kiersten. “Our holistic approach includes safe amalgam removals and ozonated water. Holistic dentistry is often tailored to the individual’s needs and concerns, so the best approach is to have a conversation with us about it.”
The team is always looking for better materials and technologies. Recently, they made the switch to zirconia implants instead of titanium implants. Titanium is a metal, which is less desirable from a holistic perspective. Zirconia is a ceramic material and their investigations found that zirconia is kinder to the soft tissue.