Biologic / Holistic Dentistry
Great dentistry is knowing how the materials work, what ingredients are present in these material, and discussing options based on knowledge to make the right decision for your needs. It involves recognizing early signs of disease that can be identified in the mouth and airway and knowing what preventative measures can be taken. This is not a special course that can be taken on a weekend to crown you “A Biologic Dentist”. It is years of Continuing Education, product evaluation, research and developing relationships with medical professionals in many specialties to truly be Holistic in your approach to dental care. It is why I am proud to be a part of Clinical Research Inc. as a clinical evaluator for new and promising dental products. It is also why I am a member of The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD), The International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICOAP), The International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals IATP, a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. All of these organizations promote total health by working together as team members towards a united goal of optimum health.
I am a member of The North American Facial Orthotropics and provide Biobloc and Health Start growth guidance appliances at an early age (4-8 years ideal) to intercept developmental skeletal changes detected in growing faces that can NOT be reversed once growth is completed. (90% by age 12) Orthodontics moves teeth. Orthotropics changes facial growth.
The effects of early recognition and interceptive treatment of head and airway growth can have an enormous impact on the quality of life for a lifetime. This takes HOLISTIC DENTISTRY to a whole new level.