Your mouth has been called the “barometer of the body”. What happens in your mouth can affect your body, and vice versa.
Over 4 decades of experience: a pioneer, founding scientific member and advocate for research into alternatives
Dr. Regiani is one of the pioneers and a leader in biocompatible and holistic dentistry. He stopped using silver-colored Mercury fillings in Feb 1981. In fact, he discontinued using many of the materials routinely used in traditional dentistry as scientific research proved there are better, stronger and safer alternatives.
In the 1990’s, Dr Regiani wanted tooth-colored dentistry to look youthful and beautiful. He attended the Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995 and was in the second graduating classes from LVI (Extreme Makeover).
While cosmetics are important, what happens in your mouth is important for overall health. For example:
- Periodontal disease affects gums and supporting bone. Although painless, it can have an impact on overall cardiac health, diabetes and pregnancy.
- TMJ/TMD “bite imbalances” can lead to headaches, back, neck and shoulder pain. Teeth that are chipping and colliding are often the result of a correctable bad bite.
- You are what you eat. We test for Vit C, Zinc and Nitric Oxide levels to make sure you have the right amount and not waste money on ineffective products.
Dentistry is about more than fillings, and we invite you to look through the pages of our website to learn more about our services. Dr Regiani has taken thousands of hours in continuing professional education as a participant and a lecturer. Read more about him in “Meet Dr. Regiani”
Mercury-Free and Mercury-Safe
One of Dr. Regiani’s favorite quotes is: “Show me the Science.”
We don’t believe in hype, and only God can make a tooth. We are a biocompatible office, using materials that are strong, durable and beautiful, yet safer for patients and the environment. Some patients may require additional sophisticated testing to choose the best possible materials for their particular situation. Dr Regiani will advise if this is right for you.
New patients usually walk out in awe… no one has ever listened to them or explained as thoroughly.
Adult new patients see Dr Regiani and his assistants for a comprehensive exam lasting over 90 minutes. That’s the only way he can give you the time and attention to understand your goals and concerns, and properly evaluate your unique situation.
We work with hundreds of non-restrictive dental insurance plans, so there’s a good chance you can use your benefits in our office. If you do not have dental insurance – or if your policy is one that restricts coverage to only certain providers – know that we offer flexible financing and payment plans through CareCredit.
The Right Atmosphere
We are a happy office! Our staff members share common values and work together for our patients’ benefit. As you look through “Our Staff” you’ll see most of us have been here for decades. As a team, we all believe strongly in continuing professional education and bring our knowledge to our patient care. When was the last time you enjoyed going to the dentist?
David W. Regiani, BS, DDS,
Board Certified Naturopathic Physician; Board Certified in Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine
Fellow Intl Dental Implant Association; Master Intl Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Biocompatible dentistry starts where traditional dentistry left off: with continual extensive training in how processes and dental materials affect the human body over the short and long term. I have a strong responsibility to safeguard my patients, my staff and the environment against potentially harmful materials and to improve the quality of life.
When I first began explaining how mercury and fluoride were actually poisons, I was considered an outsider. This was in 1981, and dentistry was lacking solid scientific evidence about how the materials we used affected the rest of the body. After all, a filling is really an implant, and it’s just inches from your brain.
In 1984, I joined 13 other dentists and research PhD’s from the US and Canada to form the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. In the following five years, we helped fund the first solid scientific studies that are now the gold standard for the effects of mercury on brain cells and the physiological impact on other organs of the human body. Over the years, that research branched into the harmful effects of fluoride, nickel and many other substances once considered safe and serviceable. The work ...See Complete Bio
Rasha Kajy, DDS
Major, USA-R, Invisalign Certified, Healthy Start Certified, Since May 2018
She’s an established professional with shared believes in complete dentistry. When she and her family moved from Florida, Dr. Kajy began to search for a mercury-free practice, one that understands total-patient care. She does not compromise quality for insurance coverage – there are many offices that still place mercury-amalgam fillings as they are more profitable to do. Dr. Kajy did not want that type of practice.
She has taken numerous classes that share the same values I believe in: the importance of occlusion, the concepts, principles and philosophies of complete dentistry, and the knowledge of better choices in dental materials. Simply put, Dr. Kajy was looking for a lasting relationship and was impressed by my philosophy and the longevity of our team and our patients.
I asked Dr. Kajy what she’d like you to know about her:
Dr. Rasha Kajy was born in Baghdad, Iraq and immigrated to the U.S. in 1995 to pursue her long-life dream to become an American dentist. She became a U.S. citizen, and graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2002 with Dean's List honors.
Dr. Kajy feels privileged to serve as an officer in the United States Army since 2012 in a reserve status. (note: she’s a Major!)
The "patient always comes ...See Complete Bio
Administrative Assistant Since November 2013
Jo says she absolutely works with the BEST co-workers. With everyone so knowledgeable, she feels she is always learning. Jo ...
HR/Payroll Since 2011
Dr Regiani’s son, Joseph, works in the office, too, paying the staff their earned wages. In his college years, Joe ...
SHRM-CP, CHPSE, IAPP
Yes, the name is the same, and I am Dr Regiani’s wife. My background is clinical. Before we met, I ...
Office Manager Since May 2001
Anna says her co-workers make her “laugh and care.” That’s a fairly common thread around here! Anna keeps up her ...
Office Manager Since December 2005
Kristan says that she loves our “Holistic Approach” to treatment. “It is amazing to see the changes we are able ...
Hygiene Assistant Since June 1988
Carrie graduated the Ross Medical-Dental Program in 1988 and came to work as our hygiene assistant. You’ll see her when/if ...
Since July 1982
Vicki earned her Applied Science degree from Mott CC in 1982 and came to work for us shortly thereafter. “One ...
Since May 2005
Beth earned her Extended Assoc Degree in Applied Science from OCC in 1992. She belongs to a Periodontal Study Club ...
Since August 1987
Amber is one of the newest members of our team, replacing Debbie at her retirement. She and her husband recently moved to Michigan and we were pleased to have her join our team!
Since August 1987
Debbie says the best part of working here is her patients and co-workers, and enjoys learning new skills. In almost ...
Since Jan 2017
Hygiene Assistant since Oct 2018
Maria (Magaly) Crespo-McKay
Since April 2015
While she works for us as a dental assistant, Magaly was formally trained as an endodontist in Mexico. She likes ...
Laurie was one of the early adopters in the world of chair side dental assisting. Before she began working here, ...
Dental Assistant & Business Assistant Since 2003
When Stephanie started working here in 2003, she was a receptionist. Throughout the years, she has added to her skillset: first by becoming x–ray certified, then by learning OSHA sterilization and chair side assisting. She believes the best part of our office is the outstanding dental care in a fun, fast–paced environment.
”I’ve been married for 13 years and have five children, aged 6–9. My husband and I are foster care and adoption advocates. In my spare time, I am into ...
Dental Assistant, Coordinator for The Healthy Start Since 2016
Mary – the “great and powerful” (but we never call her that to her face!) – is multi–skilled as a ...