Dr. Frances Engler is a mercury-free, mercury-safe and minimal fluoride, family and cosmetic dentist. Our practice allows us the opportunity to serve others for the glory of God. She and her staff desire to share information about dental wellness with their patients so they may make educated decisions about their oral health.
Dr. Engler graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry San Francisco, California in 1982. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Science at College of the Pacific prior to entering dental. Upon completion of dental school she was accepted to the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine as a General Practice Resident. As a dental resident she received advanced training in hospital dentistry, general anesthesia and the treatment of the medically compromised patient.
Dr. Engler has been blessed with a staff that consists of highly-experienced, well trained, motivated and caring professional with a servant’s heart. Our team works together to bring you the highest quality dental treatment in a healthy, warm and supportive setting. We are looking forward to meeting you and learn about your life experiences.
Upon completion of her residency program Dr. Engler then accepted a position as a staff dentist at El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center in Tucson, Arizona. El Rio is a health center for the underserved low-income population of southern Arizona. Dr. Engler started in dentistry with a desire to do missionary dentistry little did she know that the Lord had the United States as her mission field. Dr. Engler met her husband in Arizona at a Bible Study over twenty-five years ago. They then relocated to Colorado to a start private practice and some years later helped start up a non-profit dental clinic for underserved children on the western slope of Colorado.
Through the years of practice Dr. Engler has been a strong advocate of continuing education because it has allowed her to give all families the most modern, state-of-the-art dental care. Dr. Engler has completed extensive hours of continuing dental education. She was awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Engler has participated with the following organizations:
- Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
- Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
- International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion (IPSO formerly NGA)
- Denver Implant Study Club (DISC)
- Colorado Dental Association (CDA)
- Give Kids a Smile (GKS)
- Metropolitan Denver Dental Association (MDDS)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Association of Gnathologic Orthopedics (AAOG.org)
Holistic Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated oral structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of healthy treatment options. Given her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Engler takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of experience – with a deep concern for her patients’ physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Amalgam / Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Engler is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. For information about why it’s important to use a mercury safe dentist.
To accomplish this, we utilize removal protocols for safely removing amalgam fillings based on the recommendations of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) and New Directions Dentistry (NDD), which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry.
Dr. Engler has completed the NDD course, and received her Certification, in How to Make Your Practice Mercury Safe – Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Office. This is the only course of its kind offered to dentists and qualifies her to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting herself, her staff, her patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office.
Our office also specializes in state of the art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to correct, restore or enhance your smile to fit your own unique facial form. Our goal is to integrate aesthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Services and Technologies
Our patients come from near and far to experience the warm, individualized care we provide. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available.
In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Our premium dental software system maximizes your time and our office efficiency. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care.