Preparing for Your First Appointment
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life
is to unlearn what is untrue. – Antisthenes
It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning. – Claude Bernard
Biological dentistry is based on a far more comprehensive, unified and dynamic understanding of health than the conventional, mechanical model of medicine. But because that model is so dominant, many concepts of biological dentistry are unfamiliar. Yet it’s crucial that you know them.
Over the 25 years we’ve been doing this type of therapy, we’ve consistently seen that clients who understand them tend to recover faster and regain a better state of wellness.
During your first appointment, Dr. Verigin will spend a good amount of time talking with you about your current health situation and what you can do to change it for the better. For the conversation to be most fruitful, you should start to familiarize yourself with the unique aspects of biological dental medicine beforehand.
Soon after meeting with Dr. Verigin, some clients want to jump into dental surgery right away. They’re extremely motivated and feel mentally ready. Mental readiness is important, of course, but you must be physically ready, as well.
Over the years, we’ve seen far too many clients who have spent tens of thousands of dollars to have cavitations treated and mercury amalgam fillings and root canal teeth removed, yet experienced no healing – and in some cases, became sicker – precisely because the surgeries were done prematurely.
Often, those dental procedures prove to be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back – an issue Dr. Verigin discusses at length in the articles below. At that point, further surgery is pointless – a useless gesture offering false hope under the guise of diagnostic accuracy. As Dr. Verigin explains, we first must address the health of your biological terrain so your Basic Regulative System may be fully engaged – a necessary condition for true and lasting healing. “A client’s neglecting this,” he says, “is akin to slow suicide.”
So before your first appointment, read the materials linked to below. If questions come up, write them down and bring them with you so we can address them during your visit.
Articles by Dr. Verigin
- From Microbes in the Mouth to Dysfunction in the Body: Focal Infection Theory
- Understanding Dental Foci & The Disease Process
Part 1: Dental Foci & Early Cancer Detection: Fact or Fantasy?
Part 2: The Toxic Role Played by Root Canals & Implants
- A Biological Dentist’s Perspective on Living Systems
Part 1: A New Understanding of Illness & Healing
Part 2: FAQs on the Biological Dental Perspective
Part 3: An MCS Case History
- Healing as Process
Part 1: Understanding the Biological Terrain’s Role in Chronic Illness
Part 2: Understanding the Complexities of Chronic Disease
Part 3: Which Comes First, the Pathogenic Microbe or the Disordered Terrain?
- Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA): What It Is & Why It Matters
Material by Others
- What’s in Your Mouth?
An MD’s perspective on the links between oral and overall health, and the need for a functional approach to dentistry
- Bio-Dentistry: The Whole Body Dentistry
An overview of dental factors that can contribute to systemic illness, including cavitations, mercury fillings, root canal teeth and electrogalvanism (galvanic currents).
- Dental Health – A Hidden Hazard
- What Dentists Don’t Tell You
- Dental Causes of Systemic Diseases (PDF)
Note: Article starts on page 2 of the PDF.
- Routine Dental Extractions Routinely Produce Cavitations (PDF)
Drs. Hal Huggins and Thomas Levy present evidence of the health effects of jawbone cavitations in this study first published in the Journal of Advancement in Medicine.
- Dental Toxins & Cancer Proteins
Transcript of an eye-opening presentation by Dr. Robert Jones, inventor of the Cavitat, a diagnostic tool for detecting cavitations
Info on cancer – including those affected by dental factors – from a treat-the-cause perspective from treatment coach Bill Henderson
You’ll find additional articles and resources in Dr. V’s Biodental Library.