How I Became a Holistic and Biological Dentist

How I Became a Holistic and Biological Dentist

I remember that day in 1991, as if it was yesterday.  I’d been visiting my parents in Monterey, trying to get a little R&R from work.  And here I was, sitting in the Monterey Hospital emergency room waiting to be seen, and wondering how I had gotten here. I...
Can Root Canal Infection Be Prevented?

Can Root Canal Infection Be Prevented?

I’m often asked, ‘Is there a way to prevent a root canal without actually killing the tooth?’  Another way of asking this is, ‘Is there a way to reverse a root canal after it’s been diagnosed? What’s the truth, doc?  Is there a way...
Infected Root Canals and What To Do About Them

Infected Root Canals and What To Do About Them

My book on root canal infections that are hidden and not being seen by your dentist is coming out in 2018.  It delves into this issue of infected root canals, how they come about and what to do about them.  The reason I’m writing this book is that I’ve...
What is Holistic Dentistry and What Makes It Different?

What is Holistic Dentistry and What Makes It Different?

Holistic dentistry and biological dentistry refer to two different aspects of integrative dental care. Generally speaking the term ‘holistic’ refers to the fact that the body is one whole or holistic system.  Common sense dictates that the mouth, the primary pathway...
Work Life Balance – Even a Holistic Dentist Needs a Vacation

Work Life Balance – Even a Holistic Dentist Needs a Vacation

After a very busy and productive 2017, we were ready to apply more balance to our working life.  For those who wanted to see some pictures of our vacation in Kauai, here goes.  We had such an outpouring of good will when we announced our plans, we just had to share...
What Causes Root Canal Infections and Failure?

What Causes Root Canal Infections and Failure?

What causes existing root canals to become infected and fail?  In the photo to the right you can see a common presentation of an infected tooth.  In this case, an old root canal that has failed is draining pus and infection from the tooth.  As the picture shows, the...