New & Improved Root Canals? Yeah, Right

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Even endodontists will tell you, if they’re being honest, that root canal disinfection isn’t always effective. They’ll tell you that about 25% of all root canals fail due to infection by pathogens left in the canal before it’s filled and sealed off. Actually, latent infection is far more common than that, but let’s give them […]


Dental Implants: Hype vs. Reality

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

You often hear implant dentists brag about implant success rates as high as 98% – despite the fact that such numbers just don’t jibe with reality. The reality is much more modest (and non-industry funded). And as we noted before, this is partly because implants are often placed into the diseased tissue. After all, tooth […]


No, This GIF of a Root Canal Probably Won’t Terrify You, But…

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

It’s a truly clickbaity headline:   And as with so much clickbait, the promised image doesn’t fail to disappoint a little: Root canal procedure Seriously? That’s it? We were expecting at least something more along the lines of… (Warning: if you’re squeamish, you may want to just skip the clip below. It’s as graphic as […]


Root Canals, Implants & Their Implication in Disease

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

A presentation by late, great Dr. Hal Huggins for the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation: For more on this topic, check out our resource page “What You Need to Know About Root Canals and Dental Implants.” For more videos like this, browse our library of recommended videos.


Why Are Root Canal Teeth Toxic?

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Thomas Levy explains… To learn more about the systemic risks of root canal therapy and what to do about existing root canal teeth in your mouth, see our guide. And for more videos on root canals and other oral barriers to optimal health, browse our newly updated video library.


Root Canals Are Nothing to “Celebrate”

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Another year, another National Root Canal Awareness Week…and rather than rehash – because what’s there to say about this auspicious event that we’ve not said before? – we want to share with you what remains one of the best documentaries we’ve seen on the problems root canal treatment poses to human health: But there is […]


From Biosis #50: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More Dentistry: 2 Case Histories

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, went out this week and featured the next installment of Dr. V’s multipart article on dentistry’s need to move beyond being “just another profession.” We reproduce it here in full. Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More […]


The Entertainment Value of…Root Canals?

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Apparently there was some to-do last week over some Clay Aiken dissing the American Idol judges in a series of tweets. Now, none of us here watch the show. None of us are sad that it’s in its last season. Yet one tweet did catch our attention: He’s watched root canals?* He has so little […]


Defeating the Purpose of a Dental “Bargain”

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Oh, the news that turns up when you have Google Alerts set up for “root canals”: As if smoking were the worst of it. Broadmeadows Magistrate Court heard Muhammad Velipasaoglu smoked, spoke on the phone, didn’t wear a face mask or gloves and had unwashed hands while performing nine consecutive root canals on a young […]


From the Archives: Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Originally posted in slightly different form January 14, 2013 “The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * […]



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