Our goal at Calvert Smiles is to provide you with quality, holistic care that will promote your smile as well as your overall health and wellness. This holistic approach aims to identify and treat root causes of problems and place minimal stress on your body so that you can regain your health as quickly as possible. We invite you to call us at 410-257-7200 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates and learn more about our holistic approach to dental care in Dunkirk, Maryland.

Dentistry and Overall Health

Your mouth is a gateway to your body, and your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. Studies have shown significant links between oral health and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. By treating periodontal disease, infection and other dental problems your overall health can be improved. Health issues in the rest of the body can also cause or exacerbate oral health problems, and we make every effort to address those situations through a holistic approach including nutrition, supplements and other natural treatments.

Traditionally dentistry often does not consider the long-term effects of dental treatments on the body. The chemicals used in producing dental materials and products can be detrimental to overall health, and certain procedures can sometimes produce an adverse effect on the patient’s health. When creating a holistic treatment plan, our dentists and team will choose procedures and materials that are safer and healthier for the patient both immediately and long-term. We constantly research to find the latest and most effective natural methods of treatment.

We also make an effort to “go green” by reducing and eliminating toxic materials and products in dental work and in our office. We are committed to using the most bio-inert and biocompatible products available.

Natural, Holistic Treatments

We offer a broad range of holistic treatments, including:

  • SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) amalgam removal
  • Healthy, chemical-free cleanings
  • Metal-free crowns, bridges and veneers
  • Ozone therapy for bacteria elimination
  • Biocompatibility testing
  • Biocompatible, metal-free dental materials
  • Fluoride-free tooth remineralization
  • Ultrasonic scalers
  • Minimally invasive laser treatment for gum disease
  • Cold lasers to treat TMJ pain
  • Natural teeth whitening
  • Natural alternatives to root canal therapy
  • Supplements and natural remedies to improve oral health, promote natural healing and help prevent pain


Give us a call today to find out more and make your appointment with our dentists!