What Do Patients Think About Dental Implants?

“Have you ever seen this stat before?” Dr. V recently asked, showing us an image he’d recently seen on Facebook. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology found that over 70 percent of respondents reported being “pleased” or “extremely satisfied” with the results of their dental implants. Considering the relationship between implants and […]

Root Canals Are Nothing to “Celebrate”

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 […]

Crumbling Teeth & the Need for a Comprehensive Biological Approach

If dental nightmares are your thing, the news has been feeding you plenty lately. 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 mouths between 2009 and 2013.” Yikes! […]

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

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 […]

Why Is It Called “Biological” Dentistry Anyway?

You often hear “holistic dentistry,” “integrative dentistry” and “biological dentistry” used interchangeably. They’re not actually the same thing. Biological dentistry is holistic and integrative, but in and of themselves, neither holistic nor integrated is biological. For the why, you have to go back to when the term was originally coined – back in the mid-1980s. […]

Modern Chronic Illness, a Cumulative Condition

Many of the patients we see come to us with longstanding health problems they suspect are related to things like root canal teeth, mercury amalgam fillings and cavitations. But while such dental factors may indeed be playing a role, they’re seldom – if ever – the sole cause of distress. As Dr. V reviews each […]

Our Outer Environment, Our Inner Environment

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN From Biosis #49, Winter 2015 Last time, we looked at the current state of dentistry, where what has evolved is largely unfit to support the whole body health and wellness of individuals. We also looked at some evolutionary paths the industry failed to follow, much to the detriment of […]

Biosis #49: Finding a World of Blessings, Outer Environment/Inner Environment & A New Book on Biological Dentistry

The Winter 2015 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Finding a World of Blessings If you’ve been getting our newsletter for a while, you know about my sometime struggles to turn out this column. Deadlines seem to come faster and faster. And sometimes topics do, too! […]

Recommended Reading: Dr. James Rota’s Mirror of the Body

Reviewed by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Mirror of the Body represents the collected thoughts and observations of a brilliant and inquiring dentist. Dr. James Rota, a general practitioner of dentistry whose life focus has been on holistic health, courageously raises important and vital questions concerning commonly accepted medical and dental procedures which can adversely […]