Welcome to the Changing Face of Dentistry
Where we’re not just about another pretty face!
Since most people enter this site for the Facial Meltdown blog, I incorporated it into my home page. Enjoy! But know there are other revolutionary dental techniques that can enhance your financial and general health similarly!
As we all struggle to come to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic, many people acknowledge there are countless lifestyle tweaks they can and should do to build their immune systems for increased viral (and other microbial) resistance.Why would I know about these things? Remember: just about everything dental reflects and influences whole body health and I’ve spent years researching and writing about the interplay. Primal Dentistry, Mouth Matters and my video series Functional Medicine from a Dental Perspective can guide you through critical immune-system boosting and healing pathways you never dreamed existed.
Example: promoting forced-air breathing with ventilators as a treatment for patients whose lung alveoli are already compromised and filled with inflammatory cytokines (molecules whose job it is to to mediate inflammation) makes little sense. These often cause harm and sometimes lead to death. There are better ways to suffuse tissues with oxygen that provide a slew of other benefits at the same time. Hyperbaric oxygen is one currently under study, but perhaps even better are various ozone therapies. I easily do one or more of these therapies at home daily. Again, I describe these in Primal Dentistry and the Functional Medicine from a Dental Perspective video series.
Quick tip: With masks in short supply, it shouldn’t surprise you that your oral and nasal pathways deserve extra awareness! If you delve no further, make sure you breathe nasally right now and fully expand your lungs as you do so. You’ll learn why as you dig into what I offer!
Oral and General Health are Integrated!
Immune system boosting almost always includes oral considerations. Because you can’t have optimal oral health without optimal general health, I explore both. Let’s look at a couple of things you may want to consider. Traditional dentistry opened a Pandora’s box of downstream health consequences.
- Did you know the age-old decay diagnostic techniques I learned in dental school – and that most dentists still solely rely on – catch cavities so late that prevention or the minimally invasive techniques are no longer possible? This accounts for the aggressive drill and fill dentistry they teach.
- Did you know for the most part dentists can eliminate dreaded drills by using air abrasion and enhanced diagnostics? Drills were never FDA-approved. We’ve known since the 1950’s that they micro-fracture teeth and also require an aggressive design that eventually fractures them apart in a big way?
- Perhaps only 8% of dentistry is based on solid research. Example: The National Institutes of Health suggest dentists must make significant advances in adopting advanced early, correct, repeatable decay diagnosis techniques. Saving teeth – thus your health – for a lifetime depends on it, especially when considering accepting “preventive” sealants. Seek dentists who implement what you learn here.
- Did you know most “white fillings” begin leaking at the margins before you even leave the dental office, but the failures only show up as cold sensitivity for the first six weeks after placement if you’re lucky or when the filling fails completely? The average lifespan of a non-biomimetic white filling is about six years.
Almost always it’s not your fault fillings fail though you pay a high price for that failure both in oral and general health and dollars. You can seek Biomimetic or Bio-emulation dentistry so you can keep teeth that have advanced decay caught in late stages (again, the best standard x-rays and dental “picks” can do), have broken or those teeth drills have already destroyed.
See what white filling failures, almost ubiquitous in dentistry, look like and why you want to seek out biomimetic or bio-emulation dentistry!
Less Drilling Feels Great! The revolution is here: explanation of novel dentistry that minimizes the drill and need for shots, saves teeth, enhances health, and seriously contains dental costs. What more could anyone want? [But you have to know to ask for it: Minimally Invasive Preventive Dentistry, Biomimetic Dentistry, Ozone Therapy] A more complete video showing why you want to ask for more from your dentist!
- Crowded teeth are the last symptom of an airway in trouble. Traditional orthodontics can be disastrous for airways, often leading to sleep apnea and the biggest health threat many people face.
You may also want the information that can help you weigh the risks and benefits of traditional dentistry: drills, root canals, cavitations (osteonecrosis) from improperly extracted teeth, fluoride “prevention”, mercury-laced repairs, or implants all of which put their own special stresses on overall health.
You may want the latest solutions for treating gum- and tooth-related problems. Which are linked to your general health. Health is a delicate web and the mouth holds more answers than most realize.
You’ll learn how ozone, used throught the world in medicine, kills viruses and other microbes on contact and some of the many ways it bolsters your immune system. “Pre-conditioning” is an important way to prepare your body for a strong response to immune system and other challenges.
If Facial Meltdown is all you read, you’ll miss other airway keys, such as if you’re trying to accomplish heavy metal detoxing and overlook the critical fact that when your airway partially or fully collapses at night during obstructive sleep apnea, the “fight or flight” part of your nervous system is dominant and all body repair and regeneration is on hold. No healing via cell regeneration, no resting, no hormone production, no detoxing. And serious oxygen deprivation to organs including brain cells that results in brain fog. Just looking at mercury, how awful to shake it loose from within cells to prepare it for elimination only to have it stored elsewhere because the body is too busy running from tigers all night!
You may also miss my airway solutions webpage about Myofunctional Therapy!
I no longer offer Functional Medicine From a Dental Perspective, for Continuing Education Units for medical and dental professionals, but I still want to share with everyone, so I just repackaged my comprehensive $2500.00 integrative, holistic dentistry video course for dental professionals to the general public for an astonishing $79.00! This course was initially designed for dental professionals desiring to transform their offices into holistic dental/medical hubs for their communities and for medical people who wanted to know more about how dental practices inter-relate to their own treatment practices. It offered 36 hours of continuing dental education for FAGD/MAGD credit.), however everyone can easily understand and begin to use what is presented in the series!
Here is what the series offers you!
Get your All Access Pass to what was the comprehensive $2500.00 integrative, holistic dentistry video course for dental professionals to the general public for an astonishing $79.00!
Terrain Fundamentals sets the stage for this series. This introduction offers will help you understand underlying derangements in your metabolism (signals within your body that are supposed to maintain health). Periodontal disease (gum disease), calculus and cavities are a few oral symptoms of metabolic problems. This video presents strategies that help you resist inflammation, normalize blood pressure/triglyceride levels and protect your metagenome for future generations while blasting apart a few common health myths! You’ll learn:
- Which systemic failures are primarily responsible for tooth decay?
- The collision course between unsustainable agricultural policies and health
- Radically different ways to think about calculus (tartar), bone loss around teeth and periodontal disease
- Managing pH/voltage for increased mitochondrial output, oxygen utilization, less pain and improved healing responses
PH, mitochondria (the energy generators in each cell) and your capacity to heal. This video expands on Terrain Fundamental’s introduction to managing pH/voltage/electrons available to do work in your body. This is another way to think about cellular regeneration, focusing on various ways to improve mitochondrial numbers and output without excessive oxidation. This is key to:
- Fast and efficient metabolism
- High energy levels
- Excellent exercise performance
- Good lean muscle mass to fat ratios
- Cognitive excellence
When you peel back all the layers of what it takes to be healthy, the ability to regenerate cells is primary. You have to produce enough energy in each cell for optimal regeneration of all cells including your bones, brain and nerves. You also need to rock ATP energy output for natural endorphin release for life’s aches and pains, for restorative sleep, maximum vitality, and a balanced parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system. This video explores ways to flip on the body’s switches to remove health road blocks so all cells can operate efficiently, both individually and together. Learn seven ways you can boost mitochondrial numbers and output and then various energy medicine tools available. I’ll also discuss at least eighteen dental applications you or your dentist can use to help you stay healthy or heal.
Putting the Last Laugh to Brittle Bones
Osteoporosis is near the top of the list when thinking about diseases that are symptoms of whole-body inflammation, so everything you can learn about reducing inflammation applies. Everything you do to reduce it will help prevent or reverse osteoporosis, which of course doesn’t spare the jawbone that anchors teeth. In previous videos, I talked about how not just oral pH, but whole body pH plays into inflammation in a big way! Putting together what you know so far, you can see that osteoporosis is another way to say a person is energy deficient, which I’ll explore more in this video.
You’ll hear more about the influences of:
- The pineal gland’s role (and how dentistry should be thinking about protecting it)
- PPIs to tameGERD
- Apnea or other reasons for sleep deprivation
- Mouth breathing
- Gluten intolerance
Renewing Health From Inside Out
Functional medicine is anchored by examining the core clinical imbalances that cause inflammation and that are processed by the mind and spirit through a unique set of genes, predispositions, attitudes, and beliefs. In this video I’ll review the role of :
- Nutrition and supplements, including water and the air we breathe
b. Activity levels
c. Coping skills
d. Pharmaceuticals/recreational drugs
If you think about it, heart disease/stroke, diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, poor pregnancy outcomes and neuro-developmental problems are all categorized as health problems driven by biofilms as are Lyme’s disease, Epstein Barr, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, lupus and RA. In fact, many researchers believe biofilms (oral plaque, the soft white film that forms on teeth daily is a biofilm) probably drive nearly 100% of all autoimmune diseases. Biofilms are certainly in our wheelhouse! Knowing what is presented here will help you manage gum disease, tooth decay and other associated inflammatory diseases. My patients love it when I talk about these things!
Diabetes as an Accelerated Aging Model
Gum disease and diabetes are synergistic conditions. Gum disease is the first symptom to emerge in those with diabetes, often showing itself in childhood before all other complications. Diabetes is certainly one of those end-organ diseases I talked about in the introductory video. Lifestyle diabetes affects all end organs and is the quintessential model of the bi-directionality between periodontal disease and whole body health though the mechanisms are amplified. Clients seriously appreciate the talking points and screening I present in this video if they are diabetic, pre-diabetic, or simply at risk of developing diabetes. If you have bleed when your hygienist probes, you’re at risk. Though that’s the most obvious sign of sugar matabolism problems, you’ll learn at least nine other associated oral conditions and five other visual clues that should alert you to screen for it.
Mind the Gap
Economical, fast and fun ways to bring a local game plan into play while you learn to extinguish your roadblocks to health and activate the switches that help your body become more resilient to disease as the other videos in this series present. Yes, these are technically crutches you can use as you address deeper issues, but they’re so enjoyable, everyone likes to do them!
Keeping Your Second Brain Happy!
As Nobel Prize winner said almost 200 years ago, “Death begins in the gut”. How prescient! This fast-paced presentation highlights what we know about maintaining gut integrity to avoid osteoporosis (think periodontal disease), whole body dysbiosis and autoimmune issues and to boost the immune system. There are twelve oral clues you can use to easily alert you to a possible damaged gut. Gut and oral health are interrelated, so the 15+ tricks presented here are another great way to help you simultaneously improve your oral and general health! This video lays the foundation for the two videos that follow.
Methylation From a Dental Perspective
What is methylation? Why should you care? Why might an inability to methylate well pose a greater threat to a dental practitioner’s health compared to people not in the dental profession? This video answers these questions and reviews 30+ every day exposures that can blow this critical cycle with an emphasis on dental office hazards of which most people are not yet aware. It then helps you know how to work around these exposures or a bad set of gene SNPs.
You’ll learn how methylation ties into many health conditions you or a loved one may have including periodontal disease, mental health, autism, GI tract issues or ATP output for healing. Last it offers numerous ways you might recognize whether you under- or hyper-methylate. You may want to discuss these with your dental practitioner.
This video is a personal MUST for dental practitioners!
Dentistry's Catch 22: Mercury
We all recognize mercury is a serious systemic poison. Mercury levels of dental personnel average at least two times that of controls for hair, urine, toenails, and for blood. Some people are far more sensitive to its effects than others. What places some people at much higher risk of its retention in the body and brain? It isn’t just about exposure, but about how upregulated the rest of a body’s systems are – whether a person can process mercury all the way through elimination or does it get stuck elsewhere like the brain? Gut health and the status of the brain’s housekeeping proteins are just the beginning of what you should know, especially if you work in the dental field!
Why Won't This Debate Fade?
Fluoride has many serious systemic effects we didn’t know about when the practice of water fluoridation was instituted decades ago. Worse, dosage is completely impossible to control, much less avoid, at least in the U.S. While we all suffer side effects we don’t tie to fluoridation, diabetics, athletes and babies are at highest risk. As established, teeth decay when the body suffers mineral imbalances, not a lack of local or systemic fluoride exposure. In fact, since there are three ways teeth decay from the inside out, fluoride delays caries diagnosis. I guarantee some shocking surprises await you! Don’t learn the hard way, as a recognized dental lecturer I mention did.
Another Catch 22: Cavitations and Root Canals
GV Black described cavitations in 1915, yet the condition is still not widely recognized in dentistry, perhaps because it is a slang term. Technically, it refers to the condition of ischemic osteonecrosis when there is no pain present, and neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis when there is pain, if you want the scientific terms. These are hidden, yet serious dental infections that have the potential to wreak havoc on general health. In the light of the fact that when I last checked at least 53 types of oral spirochetes have been identified, this makes sense.
What CAN'T Ozone Do?
This short, yet powerful presentation will blow your socks off! Ozone is a perfect and extremely safe part of the answer to most of the matters with which dental practitioners deal day in and day out as we desensitize root surfaces, thoroughly clean out sockets after teeth are removed, reverse the decay process, kill microbes involved in periodontal disease and so on; or indirectly, as it up-regulates fibroblast activity, mitochondrial production and so on. Most dentists begin using it strictly for local dental purposes only to swiftly move on into other applications, if not for their patients, then for their families and themselves. Learn why here. I can’t imagine practicing without it. I also use it in my daily life as it stimulates intact biological systems that renew health. for dentists: Bonus section introduces a turn-key clean air/clean water system that will not only keep your DUWL cleaner than any other system, but will also improve your resin bonds, especially if you use biomimetic techniques!
Your Role in Airway Development
By now I hope you realize dentists can save a lot of lives as they start to practice dentistry differently. This video offers concepts practitioners never considered when we entered dental school, though many of these ideas have been well-known in other countries. Who would have guessed even a decade ago that teaching expectant or new moms and young children that their oral posture controls airway development, thus their attractiveness and airway functionality! If parents anticipate their child might want to sing, play a musical instrument, or become an athlete without some serious challenges, they should know what trained practitioners can teach them. I believe every person needs to know what I talk about here for themselves and their loved ones. Any trained practitioner can screen for what I talk about here. In dental offices your hygienist is the natural choice, as she can screen for airway development through observation she does during appointments anyway, just with new eyes. This is one more place the general public is sometimes ahead of their dentists, since they’re learning about this from the Internet, Westin Price, the wildly successful Paleo movement and other sources. Keep a myofunctional therapist on fast-dial and save some lives!
After the Fact of Poor Airway Development
When Plan A, correct oral posture during airway development fails, as it has for most people in the U.S., we need a Plan B! Studies pretty much indicate that one third of all dental clients are at high risk for sleep apnea and that their primary care physicians are not figuring this problem out on their own. The general public often doesn’t even realize how many of their health problems are simply symptoms of sleep apnea! I hope your dentist at least screens for airway problems and sleep apnea. Here, I’ll demonstrate an especially fast, accurate and easy way I used to screen and treat clients with new technology. If you are a dentist, you’ll reliably know with this equipment ahead of time which clients you can help and those you can’t or when a dental device can only be a part of the solution. Now, with clenching classified as a classic symptom of sleep disordered breathing problems, at the very least you must know that old style splints made for one arch to “protect” teeth are passe. They only make apnea worse!
Less Is More! Minimally Invasive Dentistry
The revolution is here! “Less is More” applies to tooth repair like no other philosophy. Advanced dentistry as presented in this and the next video, minimizes what everyone hates most – “drilling and shots” while it saves teeth from repeated costs and slashes long-term dental costs. Even better, I’ve teamed up with a doctor who can help you understand it is financially very successful for dentists as well as their clients! Nothing builds a practice like advanced dentistry where the dentist makes more money, works less hard and your personally save significant future dental and healthcare costs. Dentists interested in this model should remember that happy clients are their biggest referral source. This is the direction dentistry must turn to!
Picking Up the Pieces When Traditional Dentistry Fails
When the possibility of early detection and minimally invasive techniques have bypassed you, there are wonderful techniques most dentists have not yet discovered that would serve their patients better.
You may not realize that there has been an increase in restorative failures as consumers are buying there their way out of mercury-laden fillings. Why is that? It’s because more resin fillings are being done than ever before.
The problem lies with our teaching institutions, who are slow to catch up with the requirements of successfully placing these new materials. I’m sure you’d be shocked to know many of these fillings begin to fail before you even walk out of the door as the weak bond that holds the filling material to the tooth leaks and the composite filling shrinks.
In this video, I’ll explain why and also pick up where Less is More! Minimally Invasive Dentistry left off. Composite dentistry must be advanced adhesion dentistry using engineering principals that account for the intricate living tooth structure and using materials that mimic these various structures and techniques that take C-factor into account. These techniques have been worked out in detail and are well-documented in the literature. For dentists: You’ll learn more about it here, classes you can take and how to enter databases that will drive clients to you for dentistry that, as I said in the last video, allow you to keep more of what you earn while you work less hard and your clients save significant future dental and healthcare costs!
Bonus: Fee For Service Is Killing Us - And Our Teeth
A top tier adhesive dentist who provides lasting dentistry with far fewer downstream complications deserves the freedom to treatment plan in a way that best serves his clients while also keeping more of what he/she earns. These startling business revelations can help dentists get off the production-based treadmill you may feel you’re on. Working smarter and more effortlessly, receiving economic rewards and delivering immediate and long-term health and economic benefits for your clients benefits everyone. Learn how to take your practice to the next level here!
WHAT YOU RECEIVE:
- 16 Inter-related Educational Video Modules available for streaming at least for one-year. 12+ Hours Total
- Bonus: Myofunctional Therapy Companion Video. Immerse yourself in a sample therapy program that enlarges airways while establishing more balanced muscle function in the head and neck. It is always best to work one-on-one with a therapist. This is available solely for you to get an idea of what therapy is about and why it is so critical for a large swath of the population, young or old!
- Bonus Video: Fee for Service is Killing Us – and Our Teeth!
- Bonus Video: Doctors Alleman and Shoup Talk About Biomimetic Dentistry!
- Bonus: The ART of Air Abrasions
- Bonus: Less is MORE; Avoiding Future Dentistry
- Bonus: Got Apnea? Avoid Detoxing Heavy Metals
- Support Material for Each Video Segment: Support documents including screening forms, client-friendly educational materials/InfoAds for advertising purposes, charts and checklists. While they may not be specifically geared for the general public, these forms may point the way towards concerns you might want to address that you never dreamed were important to discuss with your dentist or other health care professionals. Also video Power Points are no longer available, as they were created for the $2500.00 course for dental practitioners.
Your body is incredibly resilient. It evolved to mend and remodel itself. Once you know how to “work its switches” – provide the essential nutrients and remove blocks to health – the body can usually heal itself. Restoring health from the inside out is the heart of true medicine. At your fingertips are a broad range of information, tools and resources to understand the relationship between your oral health and physical wellbeing in your quest for optimal health and wellness.
This extensive video series Functional Medicine From a Dental Perspective and my books, Mouth Matters and Primal Dentistry, help you do just that. They offer insight into astonishingly simple, inexpensive solutions for vibrant health most people haven’t considered. You deserve to know about breakthroughs that could significantly improve your physical and financial health while leading to far less time in your physician’s or dentist’s offices. I want to help you learn about these solutions, plus dental innovations from which you and your family can benefit. Because if you don’t know you have choices, then you don’t have them!
“How’s that working for you?”
There is an extensive range of treatment choices within dentistry. Carol Vander Stoep answers the question: “How is That Working For [US]?” Much of what “corporate” dentistry does fails repetitively. Our parachute does not open, teeth die and insurance pays for each successive failing step. Carol cuts to the chase and states what works and what doesn’t so you can make solid, evidence-based choices that work for you!”
Wendell Robertson, DDS, PC
Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, Vice President
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Member
International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine, Member
Alleman-Deliperi Center, Master Instructor
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