It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, 2018 Edition

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Our office has been mercury-free for decades now. We began the transition in the mid-1970s and were completely mercury-free by the early 1980s. Not only are we mercury-free, but we’re also mercury-safe, meaning we take great precautions to protect the health of our patients, our team, and our planet whenever a patient chooses or needs […]


Less Evidence, More Pills?

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Some folks like to say that the difference between conventional medicine and holistic, regulative, or other unorthodox therapies is that the former is “proven,” the latter is not. Yet as we’ve seen before, this isn’t exactly true. Research has shown that only about 20% of orthodox medical practices are based on “gold standard evidence,” randomized, […]


From Holistic Dentistry to Biological

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Google Alerts occasionally delivers articles that make us smile – like this recent piece on “one of the latest fads in dentistry.” The “fad” in question? Holistic dentistry. In fact, holistic dentistry has been around since at least the early 1970s – a time when more dentists began to question things like the wisdom of […]


“Pharmacovigilence” in a Culture of a Pill for Every Ill

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Orange may be the new black, but according to a recent Newsweek headline, benzos are the “next opioid crisis.” Prescribed for everything from anxiety to insomnia, restless leg syndrome to acute alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepines are being used more frequently than ever. According to a commentary published earlier this year in the New England Journal of […]


Nutrition’s Role in Taming Gum Disease

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

If you’ve got gum disease – and most American adults do to one degree or another – dealing with it isn’t just a matter of brushing and flossing more. Other factors contribute to the problem, too. While smoking is the number one risk factor, others identified by science include lack of sleep, chronic stress, bruxing […]


KTH Flashback: Cavitations & Their Impact on Overall Health

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Originally posted December 7, 2016 By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN One of the main goals of true biological dental medicine is to reestablish the patient’s overall health by eliminating long-term obstacles. These include Dental implants of any kind, metal or ceramic. Root canal filled teeth. Untreated devitalized (dead) teeth. Restored teeth displaying chronic inflammation. […]


KTH Flashback: Crumbling Teeth & the Need for a Comprehensive Biological Approach

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Updated from the original, posted March 23, 2016 If dental nightmares are your thing, the news can feed you plenty. First came “the horror dentist,” on trial for intentional violence and fraud. “Scores of people” have filed “complaints ranging from multiple healthy teeth removed, pieces of tools left in teeth, abscesses, recurrent infections and misshapen […]


Do We Really Need More Products?

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Last month, at a California Dental Association meeting in Anaheim, one presenting dentist lamented the fact that despite all the hygiene coaching and fluoride, too many patients were coming back with cavities. “Give me something to treat this disease that’s better than something my patients can buy at a drugstore,” Dr. Novy told the crowd […]


The Endangered Patient-Doctor Relationship

Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Congratulations to Marlisa Hartmann, who won the giveaway copy of Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic! And thank you to all who entered the drawing. We hope to offer others in the near future. Stay tuned for details. Meantime, on to this week’s post! New patients are often surprised at the time we take […]


KTH Flashback: “Holistic” and “Biological” Are NOT Interchangeable Terms

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Originally posted June 21, 2017 Over the past decade or so, conventional dentistry has finally begun to appreciate the relationship between oral and systemic health. It’s a welcome change. Just the other day, we ran across an article on dentistry’s “paradigm shift.” The dental field is experiencing a paradigm shift in which the mouth is […]



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