It’s simple. Overwhelming scientific evidence tells us that the health of our mouth affects our overall well- being. I’ve made it my mission to spread that message and inspire people to treat oral care as a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.
It’s my philosophy & my mission. It’s founded on the overwhelming scientific evidence that links poor oral health to chronic health conditions - such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s . Come on, it's time to respect your mouth! With over 2 decades of experience in the industry, the evidence is now clear and I’ve dedicated myself to practicing and promoting this.
I take a progressive approach in what is a dull, slow-moving profession. I’m obsessed with utilizing the very latest in oral care technology, materials and techniques to improve the health, comfort and aesthetics of my patients.
In an industry that still believes it’s safe to have mercury in your mouth oftentimes, the health of the patient has been compromised to protect the health of insurance companies. I'm a mercury-free dentist and I’m out to provide a refreshing resource you can trust with your mouth and your health.
I not only want to change the mindset of when and why you visit the dentist, I’m modernizing the entire experience, so you’ll actually feel good about visiting, and not dread it.
Come on, it's time to respect your mouth and make its health a priority!
Minimally Invasive Approach.
Biological. Eco-friendly. Mercury-Free.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID) is a progressive dental technique that I proudly practice. MID, as it’s known, is based on a medical model that controls the disease first and then uses minimally invasive techniques to restore the mouth to form, function and aesthetics.
The philosophy behind MID is respecting the health of oral tissue by preventing disease from occurring, or intercepting the disease process with minimal tissue loss. MID allows us to be true physicians of the mouth, rather than tooth technicians. We not only continue to treat symptoms, we also manage the underlying disease and associated risk factors. MID focuses on the use of highly researched, leading edge, dental materials and products to control disease and to restore hard and soft tissue to the highest standard of form, function and aesthetics.
As a passionate MID practitioner I always strive to use the most biocompatible materials currently available. As a holistic dentist, I will always strive for better ways to treat your dental health. We're not perfect, however we are getting there.
Improving quality of life for individuals by creating optimal oral health:
Evidence-Based Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
Risk Assessment-Based Early Diagnosis & Interventive Treatment of Underlying Diseases.
Treating Patients & Collegues Ethically With Openness, Honesty & Integrity.
Education & Technology.
Biological. Eco-friendly. Mercury-free.
Dr. John VanCamp is part of a small but growing number of progressive dentists that are moving away from the outdated and toxic beliefs and practices many still practice today. (Mercury fillings were used over 100 years ago).
A graduate of Marquette School of Dentistry, he has over 2 decades of industry experience under his belt. With experience, research, continuing education, self study and listening to his patients, Dr. VanCamp has develped his philosophy which is all about being a green, holistic, mercury-free and whole health dentist. He places focus on overall health and well-being and will continue to place importance in education, the latest breakthroughs in dental technology, materials and techniques. Teaching his patients about the importance of oral hygiene and their overall health is his main goal.
When not evangelizing the benefits of dental care, Dr. VanCamp can be found walking his beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kole, around San Francisco or on one of the many beaches and hiking trails in the Bay Area.
Welcome to a painlessly modern dental experience.
OK, so it’s not quite 100% painless, it’s still dentistry, but we think it’s as painless as it gets! Spa-like comforts, hotel-like service, state-of-the-art equipment and friendly, compassionate dental experts dedicated to making your visit as painless as possible.
Whole health dentistry.
I can create a personalized program for you depending on your oral health. Call today for a free consultation.
Get Healthy First we work with you to design a program to get your oral well-being back on track.
It may have been some time since your last visit, you may have conditions such as bleeding gums, cavities, cracked teeth, broken fillings. Don't be embarrassed, ashamed or feel hopeless. Make the decision to get healthy. We will help you get back on track with an easy and informative first visit.
Program may include:
Comprehensive Detailed Exam
Full Mouth Radiographs
Oral Cancer Screening Test
Hygiene Assessment Customized For You
Routine Hygiene Visit
Scaling/Root Planing & Laser Gum Treatment
Mercury Filling Removal/Mercury Mouth Detox
Restoring Damaged or Broken Teeth
Stay Healthy Once healthy, we design an oral roadmap to make sure you stay healthy.
They say, prevention is better than the cure, and they’re right. Maintaining regular visits is the only way to keep your gums and teeth healthy. You should get into the habit of regular dental checkups and annual exams with your dental physician. Your overall health is the key to good oral health.
Dr. VanCamp is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry. For a consultation,
Every procedure we do, we do with cosmetic attention to detail, whether it’s considered “cosmetic” or not. We take great pride in the aeshetic artistry and the tasteful eye we bring to dentistry. We specialize in a full range of cosmetic dentisty, from veneers to Invisalign, and can fulfill your individual needs. Be sure to ask us about our easy payment plans.
Your program may include:
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Implant Tooth Replacement
Laser Gum Contouring
Orthodontics Perfect Your Smile.
Dr. VanCamp has advanced training in orthodontics. For a consultation,
We provide adult and adolescent orthodontics in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We believe in changing lives one smile at a time and are committed to giving you your best smile. Don’t forget to ask us about our easy payment plans.
If you have any of these issues, you might be ready for orthodontics:
Cover your mouth when you smile
Keep your mouth closed during pictures
Word of Mouth.
I believe the best compliment we can ever receive is from a happy client. Most of our business comes from personal references. We are firm believers in taking care of our clients so they can take care of us in return.
“I'm so happy to have a mercury-free smile. Dr. VanCamp and his team helped me on my journey to better health. I couldn't be happier with the experience. Thank you all so much!”
“After chipping my front tooth, Dr VanCamp and his team saw me immediately. What a comfort to know they are always available. They are the best dental office in my experience. Modern, convenient, high- tech and friendly!”
“I finally decided to become mercury-free by having all of my fillings replaced. I feel so much better knowing I rid my body of toxic metals. The 1-day technique is the best way to go!”
“It's great to visit a dental studio that provides holistic dentistry. Being a chef I only use the best organic produce, meats and pastas. Transcending this to my mouth only seems logical. Thanks for the great care. ”
Dental insurance coverage should never dictate to you or me what treatment is needed.
Your health is my primary focus. If your dental insurance plan does not cover the treatment you need (or you’re without insurance) we will do all we can to design an affordable payment plan for you.
Do you accept dental insurance? Yes. We accept all dental PPO insurance plans. As a courtesy we will bill your insurance company directly for you.
What if I don’t have dental insurance? If you do not have dental insurance, don’t worry. We have many payment plan options to assist you and let you get the oral health care you need.
Still confused? Don’t feel bad, they don’t make it easy. Call us. We’ll help you make sense of it all. T: 415.397.4233
Did you know? Daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your hygienist can help prevent a heart attack and add over 3 years to your life.
Become a client of Dr. VanCamp’s today. Please follow these simple steps. Your mouth will thank you.
Schedule an Appointment.
Call or email us to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental health. This will give you the perfect opportunity to get to know us.
Secure Online Client Registration. (Note: You must schedule an appointment before registering with us.)
Once you have made your appointment, save time by registering with our practice in the privacy of your home. It’s securely encrypted and only takes about 5-10 minutes. Of course, feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Did you know? P. Gingivalis is a bacteria that causes gum disease and is closely associated with cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease kills more people than cancer each year.
Keep current with your hygienist and keep healthy.
Call us to schedule a visit. We're conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, just off Union Square. See you soon.
Respect Your Mouth 490 Post Street, Suite 807 San Francisco, CA 94102 Google Map
Did you know? Did you know that periodontal disease is the number one reason adults lose their teeth?
Ask us about our laser gum treatment.
Mouth, mind, body & soul.
Whole Health Requires a Whole Network
You can tell a lot about the overall wellness of a person by examining their mouth, which is why I have built up close relationships with all kinds of Bay Area health experts, from nutritionists to accupunturists. If I see any signs where you may be able to improve your overall wellness, I will work with you to decide on the appropriate course of action. If that means working with your existing healthcare team–or someone from my network–it doesn’t matter to me, the main thing is you do something about it. Your health is my primary goal. Always.
Did you know? Over 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease.
Recent studies suggest gum disease may contribute to or be warning signs of potentially life threatening conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and diabetes?
Mercury Mouth Detox™ You wouldn’t put mercury poisoned sushi in your mouth, right? So why leave mercury poisoned fillings in it?
I designed this detox program for each patient's individual needs. I work with you to design a program that will rid your mouth of the toxic and damaging mercury fillings and help you to reach your overall goals of optimum health and aesthetics.
It makes no sense, we all know mercury is one of the most toxic materials known to man, so why do dentistry luddites continue to use it, claim it’s safe? Common sense (and scientific research) tells us, it can’t be good for us. Which is why I campaign to get it removed from your mouth and the dental industry as a whole. I am a whole hearted mercury-free dentist.
Think about it, every bite creates toxic off-gasing and the mercury slowly enters your system, and can cause chronic fatigue, disease. Apart from the obvious health hazards, it’s just not a very good dental material, it expands and contracts with temperature changes and can damage and destroy your teeth. Modern materials are so much better for you and your dental health. Let’s ban this toxic material once and for all!
Did you know? Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known and the amalgam dental filling contains over 50% mercury?
Did you know? Mercury contamination from the dental filling is closely linked to brain, liver, kidney, gastrointestinal and neurological disease?
Services to live healthy & smile often.
Mercury removed in the safest way for the patient, dental team and the environment. Performed to the strictest standards established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
Cerec (CAD/CAM) Technology
State-of-the-art dental technology allows for same-day crowns and porcelain restorations.
Oral Cancer Screening Test
A simple test used to detect oral cancer at its early stages when it is most treatable. Being the 6th leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA, it is highly recommended that everyone is tested at least once a year. This test does not prevent oral cancer, however, oral cancer is most treatable with an early detection.
A crown/partial crown is a dental restoration used to encircle part of the tooth structure that is weakened, fractured or damaged and leaving your healthy tooth structure behind. We offer same day crown delivery in most cases and no hassles of temporaries. We use a same-day delivery technique called Cerec which is a CAD/CAM system.
Similar to a crown. It is designed to restore a tooth that is broken down or damaged so much that a filling is not able to restore it. A porcelain onlay covers most or all of the chewing surfaces of the tooth and strengthens it so it won’t fracture. A more conservative treatment that helps prevent root canals and crowns.
Porcelain filling which is used instead of a resin (plastic) filling material. Inlays will prevent continual replacement of the fillings and further breaking down of the teeth.
Laser Gum Treatment
A non-invasive surgical treatment for gingivitis and periodontal disease. We use a laser to kill the bacteria to promote quicker and healthier healing of the gum disease.
Laser Cold Sore Treatment
Laser treatment used instead of medicines and messy ointments. The laser is used in a series of step by step applications of low wavelengths. If treated early enough, it will get rid of the embarrassing and annoying cold sore once and for all. In most cases requires only one visit. Larger lesions may require multiple visits.
Dental implants replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. An artificial root replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. It can give you a stronger and healthier tooth than mother-nature was able to do. It will never develop decay and will look like mother- nature put it there.
A crown that is placed on top of a dental implant (artificial root).
A tooth colored filling material used to restore a tooth with a small amount of decay or damage. It is otherwise known as the plastic filling. Not used for a large amount of tooth restoring as it can cause damage by weakening the tooth and requires replacement every couple of years.
An adult way to straighten a poor bite and/or crowded teeth. It is otherwise known as the "clear alternative to braces." The movement of teeth is achieved through a series of clear aligners that are changed out every 2 to 3 weeks. It straightens the teeth in a step by step method. The most cosmetic of orthodontics.
Did you know? Oral cancer will cause 8,000 deaths this year? That's 1 person every hour! Scary, huh? Get tested.
Did you know? 36,000 Americans will be diagnosed with mouth and throat cancer this year?
An in-office whitening technique that lightens stained or discolored teeth that occur with age and the foods we eat and drink. It’s a very controlled technique which allows whiter teeth in one visit with no hassles of a messy take-home system. The safest of the whitening systems available.
A thin custom made layer of porcelain (shell-like) that covers the front of a tooth that is discolored, damaged, badly shaped or poorly positioned. It can be used as a conservative method to give a more desirable smile. Some choose this technique to achieve a more desirable smile instead of extensive orthodontic movement of teeth.
A procedure to reshape and recontour slightly crowded or slightly uneven teeth. It is safe and doesn’t jeopardize the health of the teeth or gums. It’s a quick and painless procedure.
A plastic guard that fits on either the upper or lower teeth to prevent damage that is caused by clenching, grinding and bruxism. Will protect the teeth, dental work, jaw joint (TMJ) and the muscles associated with the TMJ and face.
Healthy Mouth. Healthy Planet.
A green dentist and eco-friendly studio.
Through the use of advanced technology, my dental studio is able to use less hazardous materials. As a proud member of the Eco-Dentistry Association, I am dedicated to finding better ways to conserve our precious resources. Rest assured, as better eco-friendly materials and systems become available, I will incorporate them.
Safe Disposal of Mercury
As you know, I am a mercury-free dentist and I’m on a mission to remove mercury from your mouth, and from dentistry as a whole. But where does that toxic merucry go? Fear not, when I remove the mercury amalgam fillings from your mouth, I dispose of them in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. The water and mercury particles accumulated through the removal process are run through a mercury amalgam separator that catches the particles of mercury so it can be disposed of as biohazard waste. Someday there will be no mercury in dentistry and our mouths and the environment will be much happier places!
Did you know? Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
Let's all try to decrease our carbon footprints.
Here are some other examples of our commitment to be a green dental studio:
No harsh detergents or soaps. We favor earth-friendly solutions everytime.
Computerized charts = less paper.
Digital radiography = no toxic or harmful solutions, 80-90% less radiation.
Cloth & reusable materials = less paper.
Metal cassettes for sterilization not paper wraps.
Digital insurance claims = less paper.
In-house state-of-the-art technology (Cerec CAD/CAM) = same day crowns, no wasted travel or messy impressions, no toxic materials & plastic traps to dispose of.
Laser technology = less surgery & waste.
When we must use paper, it’s recyclable.
We turn off all technology when not in use.
Energy efficient lighting.
We’re tech-savvy. We correspond via the internet/email whenever possible.