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The Queen has Spoken: Up Your Dental Game

In October, I had the best time presenting on behalf of Bio-Botanical Research Inc [1]. to about 200 mostly dentists and dental hygienists in  Nashville at the America Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) 2019 Scientific Session. My talk was titled “Up Your Game!” and discussed how to incorporate more biological, holistic practices into your…

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Chicken or the Egg: What comes first in health?

For years, I have lived and practiced by the mantra “change your diet, change your saliva.” We live in a world where acid and sugar are the norm, and our saliva reflects this lifestyle. In my recent workshop at AAOSH, you learned first-hand how we can understand our patient’s oral health by understanding their saliva…

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Dentistry in the Era of P4 Medicine

A decade ago, Leroy Hood proposed that medicine should move from reactive disease management to proactive care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.1 The tenets of this philosophy are now referred to as P4 Medicine. Combining technology, biology and a wellness approach, medicine is capable of providing care on a molecular, cellular and organ…

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When Will the Insanity of Retraction End?

It wasn’t long after starting to practice that I recognized the irritation and additional stress I experienced from the shrill of the handpiece and the shrieks from the suction; it can truly drive you crazy! I also noticed that many of my colleagues complained of tinnitus (ringing in ears) and hearing difficulties, and I knew…

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Dentistry’s Deafening Silence™

It wasn’t long after starting to practice that I recognized the irritation and additional stress I experienced from the shrill of the handpiece and the shrieks from the suction; it can truly drive you crazy! I also noticed that many of my colleagues complained of tinnitus (ringing in ears) and hearing difficulties, and I knew…

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More Than a Flu Shot and Chicken Soup: The Dental Team’s Role in Bulletproofing Against Upper Respiratory Infections, Colds and Flu

It’s “back to school” time and cold and flu season is just around the corner.  Now is the time to prepare!  Our patients may not know it, but we as dental professionals play a vital role in the prevention of seasonal illnesses during the winter months. [1] We all know people who seem healthy until…

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Communicating the Overall Wellness Message in the Dental Operatory: An Opportunity for Healthier Patients

There is a new opportunity in every restorative dental practice revolving around periodontal medicine and overall wellness. As vascular disease continues to be redefined as an inflammatory disease, and not a cholesterol disease, reducing total body inflammation is a goal of treatment. Research is clear that periodontal pathogens influence many processes that contribute to vascular…

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The Prevention and Treatment of Neural Arterial Gingival Simplex

Abstract Neural Arterial Gingival Simplex is a common systemic disease linked to an invasive periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis as the key initiator. Instead of considering separate pathologic conditions as separate diseases, the health community should view this disease as a single entity, to diagnose and treat accordingly. We discuss the evidence for this hypothesis and…

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Finding the root cause of disease – it’s all connected

The mouth is, was and forever will be is part of the body. The old model in traditional medicine of treating symptoms and body parts in isolation, is flawed. Pioneers in functional medicine like Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Mike Roisen, Dr. Axe, Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Amy Doneen, Dr. Brad Bale, and a host of others are…

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Blown Away By Airway

Did you know that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has declared insufficient sleep as a ‘public health problem’? It’s true!  According to a recent CDC study, more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. Poor sleep and insomnia don’t just…