Dr. Ilona Fotek has completed her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Jagiellonian University School of Dentistry in Poland in 2002 and acquired additional training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She later followed her education in Graduate Restorative Dentistry which she completed receiving a Masters in Science Degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Furthermore, she was appointed to a University teaching position, educating dental students and reinforcing specific concepts learned during her residency.
In 2007, Dr. Fotek moved to South Florida where she continued her dedication to holistic dentistry, now at Dental Healing Arts. Dentistry has drastically changed over the years and is constantly evolving. The materials and techniques utilized today are far more advanced than ever before. Being young, active and holistically driven, Dr. Fotek has spent many hours each year dedicating to continuing education as well as implementing the safest materials available. Participating in study groups and maintaining active memberships in numerous general and holistic dental societies like IAOMT, HDA and IABDM, allows her to maintain and implement current philosophies and treatments available and offer these to her patients. Dr. Fotek’s area of special interest is holistic approach of integrating oral health as a means of maintaining overall body health. Her feminine touch, artistic finesse and special attention to details makes her sought after and highly recognized by her patients.
Dr. Fotek is a devoted mother to her daughter and son and a loving wife to her husband with whom she shares common interests in biological dentistry. As a family, they enjoy traveling, skiing, gardening and implementing a healthy lifestyle.
Is Your Missing Tooth Affecting Your Smile?
One single missing tooth can greatly change the way you smile, if not stop you from smiling all together. In any case, your smile depends on a full set of healthy vibrant teeth. Although a single missing tooth may not seem urgent, it can affect your bite, lead to bone loss in your jaw, and cause damage to surrounding teeth. However, Dr. Fotek offers a highly sophisticated method for replacing missing teeth. Contact us at our Jupiter office today to learn more about how a dental implant can replace both the form and function of a real tooth.
What’s the Big Deal Over One Tooth?
Except for your wisdom teeth, all of the teeth in your mouth serve three different purposes:
WHILE YOUR BACK TEETH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHEWING, YOUR FRONT TEETH HELP YOU BITE INTO FOODS. THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROPER DIGESTION OF FOOD IS CHEWING. IF YOU ARE MISSING A SINGLE TOOTH, YOU MAY BE UNABLE TO CHEW YOUR FOOD PROPERLY, WHICH MEANS YOU BODY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ABSORB ALL OF THE NUTRIENTS FROM YOUR FOOD.
WHEN YOU SPEAK, YOUR TEETH PLAY AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN THE PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS AND SOUNDS, ESPECIALLY CONSONANTS.
YOUR TEETH ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLDING THE OTHER TEETH IN PLACE. IF YOU LOSE ONE TOOTH, YOUR REMAINING TEETH WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT TOWARD THE EMPTY SPACE. AS A RESULT, THE OTHER TEETH WILL BECOME MISALIGNED, WHICH RESULTS IN AN IMPROPER BITE, MORE WORN ENAMEL, AND A MUCH HIGHER RISK FOR GUM DISEASE, TOOTH DECAY, AND TMJ DISORDER.
Metal Free Dentistry
Dr. Fotek recognizes the impact of toxic dental materials like mercury and the detrimental effects they can have. She strives to find materials that are systemically compatible and safe for both you and the environment.Want to learn more about mercury free dentistry? Visit Dr. Fotek’s profile in the Mercury-Safe Dentist Directory today!
We have chosen in our practice to do away from any mercury/silver fillings also known as amalgam fillings. Majority of the population do not realize that these fillings are composed of mercury. It is also important to acknowledge that mercury is the most toxic nonradioactive substance on earth. If spilled, OSHA has special protocols in place for their cleanup. Since the main component of amalgam fillings is mercury, we do not feel this restoration is warranted as a safe dental material. Published research has shown that mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium or arsenic.The World Health Organization (WHO) research has concluded that mercury containing dental fillings contribute to more mercury body burden than all other sources combined. They have also shown that mercury exposure can be greatly increased by personal habits such as bruxism and gum-chewing. We feel that there is no safe amount of mercury exposure, for this reason, in our practice we institute protocols for their safe removal.
Biomimetic dentistry is conservative.
Our group’s philosophy is “less dentistry is the best dentistry” or, better said: “There is no dentistry like no dentistry.” Much of the amputation of tooth structure can be eliminated with modern science. We can say that tooth preservation and dental conservation lie at the heart of biomimetic dentistry. The economic implications of not needing the advanced, invasive care seen in traditional (amputational) dentistry have profound positive effects on people’s lives. We can now help patients create healthy and happy mouths with simple, and often painless techniques!
QWHAT MAKES YOUR PRACTICE UNIQUE?
We are a holistic practice in Jupiter, FL and serve our patients with a full range of natural dentistry services to achieve and preserve oral health. We also perform smile makeovers with advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures and offer aesthetic services to help you maintain a more youthful appearance.
QWHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
As your premier holistic dentist in Jupiter, FL, we offer a full range of comprehensive dental care treatments and services to strengthen weak teeth, restore damaged teeth, and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Whether you need restoration procedures, veneers, tooth replacement, a root canal, or teeth whitening services, we are here to help you achieve all of your oral health goals in a timely manner.
QWHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR A SMILE MAKEOVER?
Whether your dental needs are minor or more significant, we offer several smile makeover services and cosmetic treatments that can strengthen your smile and give you a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Talk with Dr. Fotek about the benefits of procedures such as dental implants and cosmetic treatments at our natural dentistry practice.
QWHAT TYPES OF HOLISTIC DENTISTRY SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We take care of our patients with treatments that include aromatherapy and ozone therapy for added comfort and health benefits. We use BPA-free materials in many of our procedures and perform safe amalgam filling removal procedures as needed. We also provide material compatibility testing when necessary.
QWHAT TYPES OF FACIAL AESTHETIC SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We are among the few dental practices in the area to offer dermal fillers. These are administered by a licensed practitioner. Restylane® and Radiesse® are facial fillers that can restore lost volume in certain areas of the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
QWHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT?
FRIENDLY DISCUSSION ON PATIENTS MAIN CONCERN AND DESIRE TO HELP US GET TO KNOW YOU AND YOUR EXPECTATIONS
DIGITAL X-RAYS, USING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY THAT IS OPTIMIZED FOR PATIENT SAFETY
A HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO TOUR OF YOUR ENTIRE MOUTH USING AN INTRAORAL CAMERA, SO YOU TRULY PARTICIPATE IN EVALUATION
WE PERFORM A THOROUGH PERIODONTAL EXAM, CHECKING ALL TOOTH POCKET DEPTHS, AND CROSSLINK THAT WITH YOUR X-RAYS TO GAIN A MORE COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF YOUR MOUTH
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
COMPREHENSIVE TMD/TMJ SCREENING CONTAINING OF MUSCLE PALPATION, MEASURE OF RANGE OF MOTION, SYMMETRY, AND FACIAL STRUCTURE
BASED ON OUR FINDINGS, WE MAY EITHER PROVIDE A DENTAL CLEANING, OR RECOMMEND TREATMENT OPTIONS BASED ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
1 Review for Dr. Ilona Fotek, DMD, MS
The Best !
This by far the best Dentist office I’ve ever been to Both Doctors are wonderful Dentists and just wonderful people it’s not the kind of dentist office you would dread going to it is a great experience ! The whole team of employees also Top notch I really can’t say enough about Dental Healing Arts they’re just the best!!