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The Odyssey of Becoming a Holistic Dentist

This article is entitled "The Odyssey of Becoming a Holistic Dentist" and is written by Carl McMillan, DMD, AIAOMT, Administrative Vice-President of the IAOMT.  In the article, Dr. McMillan states: "My journey toward holistic dentistry has been one of both personal and professional challenges. On the personal level, I learned the hard way about the [...]

The Odyssey of Becoming a Holistic Dentist2018-06-26T14:52:52+00:00

Is it time to re-unite the mouth with the rest of the body?

This 2017 news story calls for connecting dentistry and medicine. The author explains, “Breaking through the barrier between dentistry and medicine could be a crucial step towards better all-round health. Since the practice of dentistry was founded, the two professions have largely been seen as separate entities; however, twenty-first-century science has established that oral health [...]

Is it time to re-unite the mouth with the rest of the body?2018-01-21T22:04:19+00:00

Why Dentistry Is Separate from Medicine

This 2017 news story notes that the separation of dentistry from medicine can have devastating consequences. The author explains, “Specializing in one part of the body isn’t what’s weird—it would be one thing if dentists were like dermatologists or cardiologists. The weird thing is that oral care is divorced from medicine’s education system, physician networks, [...]

Why Dentistry Is Separate from Medicine2018-01-21T22:03:10+00:00

Why are ‘holistic’ dentists on the rise?

This 2015 news story describes how some dentists treat the whole body and not just the teeth. The author explains, “Holistic dentists fill cavities, clean teeth and make bridges and implants. But they also are rooted in the concept that when treating teeth, you must consider the entire body — diet, lifestyle, mental and emotional [...]

Why are ‘holistic’ dentists on the rise?2018-01-21T22:02:09+00:00

Biocompatibility of dental alloys used in dental fixed prosthodontics

This 2014 research article examines the biocompatibility of dental alloys. The authors explain, “This article presents a literature review on the biocompatibility of dental alloys. A PubMed database search was conducted for studies pertaining to the biocompatibility of dental alloys. The search was limited to peer-reviewed articles published in English between 1985 and 2013. Available [...]

Biocompatibility of dental alloys used in dental fixed prosthodontics2018-01-21T22:00:58+00:00

A practical guide to compatibility testing for dental materials.

As biologically-minded dentists, we strive to achieve all the goals of modern dentistry while treading as lightly as possible on our patients’ biological terrain. So while we work to maximize strength, durability, comfort and esthetics, we seek to minimize toxicity, immune reactivity, and galvanic stress. [See also the related article, "Oral Medicine, Dental Toxicology"]   [...]

A practical guide to compatibility testing for dental materials.2018-01-21T21:59:42+00:00

Biological Dentistry with Dr. Stuart Nunnally

This 2013 podcast from Amy Myers, MD, features IAOMT dentist Dr. Stuart Nunnally discussing mercury fillings, biocompatibility, cavitation surgery, root canals, and more. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Biological Dentistry with Dr. Stuart Nunnally2018-01-21T21:58:55+00:00

Expanding the Physician’s Role in Addressing the Oral Health of Adults

The author of this 2013 research article promotes the need for better integration of the dental and medical communities. He explains, “Many disadvantaged adults visit physicians or hospital emergency departments to receive relief from dental pain. Physicians also see patients with general questions or concerns about their oral health. Unfortunately, because physicians generally have received [...]

Expanding the Physician’s Role in Addressing the Oral Health of Adults2018-01-21T21:57:42+00:00

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings

The mercury free dentists of the world have been acutely aware of the potential for excess exposure to mercury when removing amalgam fillings, and have devised a number of strategies for reducing the amount of mercury exposure to both patients and dental staff during amalgam removal. Supplies mentioned in this article can be purchased through [...]

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings2018-01-20T21:34:24+00:00

Oral Medicine – Dental Toxicology: An Introduction to Biological Dentistry

In using the term biological dentistry, we are not attempting to stake out a new specialty for dentistry but rather to describe a philosophy that can apply to all facets of dental practice and to health care in general: Always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment, all the goals [...]

Oral Medicine – Dental Toxicology: An Introduction to Biological Dentistry2018-01-22T13:13:29+00:00