Biological Dentists in Virginia and North Carolina

Note to patients: You should know what constitutes safe dentistry before you have amalgam removed from your mouth. You need to read the safe protocols and interview dentists before choosing a dentist. Please review Protocol for the Safe Removal of Mercury and check out other links on this website. These are some questions you could ask.

DAMS coordinators in VA. For a complete list of biological dentists in VA please contact DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome) at 1-800-311-6265 or DAMS coordinators in VA.

If you are in the Roanoke area, I can recommend a DAMS dentist just two hours from Roanoke who is located near Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Edwardo Castro at the Mount Rogers Clinic recommends him to his patients. See the dentist's listing below.

If you contact me, please tell me the city and state where you live so I can help put you in contact with DAMS coordinators in your state. If you contact DAMS at 1-800-311-6265, Leo Cashman will send you an information packet and a list of dentists in your state.

To be checked for heavy metals, I recommend the Mount Rogers Clinic at Troutdale, Virginia. From Roanoke, travel south on I-81 to the second Marion exit (exit 45). Exit to the left onto Route 16 and follow signs for Troutdale.

If you do not live in Virginia, you may contact DAMS for a list of dentists in your state. You may also call 863-420-6373 for a list of dentists who are members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). You can find a list of IAOMT dentists at You may write IAOMT at:

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
8297 Championsgate Blvd. #193
Championsgate, FL 33896

It is not enough to just obtain a list of dentists and doctors. You need to order the information packet from DAMS to get yourself educated so that you will make the wisest choices in choosing a doctor or dentist, and learning how to detoxify your body. The more information you have, the safer will be your experience in becoming healthy again. I do not have all the information you need on my website.

If you have not found a good alternative doctor to help you with supplements and detoxification, a good biological dentist will be able to provide you with a list of alternative physicians that helps him with his patients. So just call the dentist's office for recommendations for a medical doctor.

If you are an experienced biological dentist in VA, NC, or SC that uses (at least) all of the mercury removal protocols recommended by the IAOMT and would like your name listed on this website please email me at

Ask that the dentists below use the IAOMT protocol, or the Huggins protocol to remove mercury. Some may only use it if they are ASKED to. Others use it without being asked.

  • Dr. Frederick Smith, DDS, MS
    46 Shelor Drive
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    Phone: 434-237-6328

  • Dr. Cheryl Billingsley, DDS, FAGD
    10446 Ridgefield Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23233

    Dr. Billingsley's office has not used any mercury amalgam since 1992--way before most of the dental world. She is a member of both the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and the Holistic Dental Association. She follows the IAOMT guidelines for amalgam removal and is very strict in the protocol for mercury removal. Dr. Billingsley has received her accreditation with the IAOMT.

  • Richard D. Fischer, D.D.S., FAGD, FIAOMT
    4222 Evergreen Lane
    Annandale, VA 22003
    Telephone: (703) 256-4441
    Fax: (703) 354-1631

    Dr. Fischer is a Fellow and past president of IAOMT.* He is currently their program director. Dr. Fischer testified before Congress about dental amalgam mercury last year. Go to his website to read a copy of his speech before the Government Reform Committee on November 14, 2002.

  • Wayne Whitley, DDS
    433 Bridgewater Street
    Fredricksburg, VA 22401
    Telephone: 540-371-9090
    Fax: 540.372.9131

    Dr. Whitley has a Wholistic Family Practice. He does dental revision, safe amalgam removal, nutritional supplementation, lifestyle and pain management evaluation.

  • Peter S. Evans, MS, DDS, MAGD
    120 Kings Way - Suite 3600
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    FAX - 757-220-1883

    Get healthy - Mercury Safe since 1997; a mercury safe environment for metal free dental work ... ; TMJ problems without surgery.

    North Carolina

  • William E. Virtue, DDS
    301 East Lee Avenue
    Yadkinville, NC 27055
    Telephone: 336-679-2034

    Dr. Virtue has been practicing mercury-free dentistry since 1994. He states on his website, "Our practice is dedicated to optimal patient health, so we lower or eliminate your exposure to mercury. We adhere to the highest standards of biocompatible dentistry as defined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology."

    Dr. Virtue recommends a list of Alternative Health Care Providers in the North Carolina area that will help you before and after removal of amalgam fillings.

    *The IAOMT, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, is a membership organization for dental, medical and research professionals who seek to raise the standards of scientific biocompatibility in dentistry. Members of this group have, since 1984, examined, chronicled and supported research into the distinctions that can make dental practice more biologically acceptable. In other words, the IAOMT teaches dentists HOW NOT TO MERCURY POISON patients, themselves and their assistants.

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    This information is provided for educational purposes only, and does not replace a personal consultation with the health care professional of your choice.