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Creating Healthy Smiles

For those new to the Lake Leelanau area or searching for a family dentist, the approach of Lisa Siddall, DDS, to holistic dentistry means that she cares about overall wellness, not just teeth. As a practicing dentist since 1993, she always had a desire to build a holistic family practice near Traverse City and opened her Lake Leelanau dental office in 1998. Siddall and Austin Dunn, DDS, provide comprehensive, compassionate dental care to patients of all ages. Financing is available and new patients are always welcome.

"Our holistic general dentistry services incorporate natural, therapeutic techniques to improve the health of your smile,” says Siddall. “We use safe, mercury-free dental therapies that promote total body wellness.” Patients come from all over Northern Michigan. Siddall’s professional affiliations include the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Academy of Facial Aesthetics, the Michigan Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Computerized Dentistry and the International Association for Orthodontics.

Growing up, Siddall had her mind set on becoming a family physician. After one of her college classmates encouraged her to look into dentistry, she finally found her true calling by shadowing several dentists in Martha’s Vineyard. After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology from Colgate University, Siddall attended dental school at the University of Michigan. In 1993, she graduated with high honors. During her first few years of practice, she worked in a denture care clinic as an associate dentist and gained extensive experience in denture therapy, partials and dental implant restorations.

The doctor explains, “Holistic dentistry is a naturally focused approach that takes into consideration a person’s overall physical and emotional state in order to promote his or her optimal wellness. The goal is to create a welcoming environment that encourages our patients to live the healthiest lives possible.”

In creating her holistic practice, Siddall was empowered to focus on total body wellness, taking into consideration each patient’s medical background, current health conditions and risk factors that influence the health of their smiles. Siddall uses advanced, biocompatible care techniques that improve quality of life for patients, including a variety of high-tech, holistic dental techniques such as mercury-free fillings, TMJ disorder, full mouth reconstruction and dental implants.

Siddall also has extensive experience in prosthetic appliance therapy, including full and partial dentures. “We’re here for you every step of the way. Creating healthy smiles is what we do best,” says Siddall. She is quite knowledgeable about holistic care for patients with special needs and has done extensive study on toxins in dental materials, as well as research on mercury and fluoride. Her goal as a mother and oral healthcare provider is to administer safe, whole body wellness services to her patients.

The office is located at 147 S. Saint Joseph St., in Lake Leelanau. For appointments and more information, call 231-256-9142 or visit See Dr. Siddall on the front cover this month.