holistic dentistry


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holistic dentistry

dental practice that takes into account the effect of dental treatment and materials on the overall health of the individual.

holistic dentistry

A field of alternative dental healthcare which treats the teeth, jaw, and related structures with specific regard to how the therapy will affect the entire body. Holistic dentistry addresses a wide range of dental problems, including problems with specific teeth related to acupuncture meridians and the autonomic nervous system, toxicity and/or toxicity from dental restoration materials, electrogalvanism and ion migration and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Alternative dentists may use acupuncture, biofeedback, craniosacral therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy and other techniques (see Amalgam toxicity, Amalgameter, Bass method, Dental amalgams).
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McGuire noted that he believed that the fundamental definition of holistic dentistry must include the practice of mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry, something he communicates through his books and educational material found on his Web site.
Holistic dentistry was pioneered in the UK in the 1980s by Dr Jack Levenson, author of Menace In The Mouth, published by What Doctors Don't Tell You (priced pounds 12 incl p&p from the Brompton Clinic).
Huggins rightfully earned the title of "elder statesman" of holistic dentistry.
He has had articles published both locally and nationally, has given speeches before numerous audiences, is an ex-director and board member of the Society for Occlusal Studies, and has appeared on a number of radio and television shows on the subject of holistic dentistry and mercury toxicity.
9679; Philip Memoli, DDS - Holistic dentist, author of “The Patient's Guide to Holistic Dentistry,” and one of the leading authorities on the subject