Drugs & Supplements Don’t Always Play Nice with Each Other

As we’ve mentioned before, it’s important to keep all your health care providers aware of all medicaments you regularly take – not just pharmaceutical drugs but also things like dietary supplements and herbs. There can be negative interactions among them. Keeping your dentist, physician and other providers informed goes a long way toward avoiding such […]

Biosis #40: Weston Price, Healing the Terrain & More!

    The May 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online & includes… JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: What Technology Can’t Replace When we are truly communicating, we use all of our senses – and our instinct. For all the progress made with artificial intelligence and virtual reality, technology cannot replace this. When a […]

KTH Flashback: Patients, Doctors & the Elephant in the Room

Originally posted March 30, 2009 Over the years, our practice has become increasingly specialized. Of course we continue to provide general dental services, but a large portion of our practice is made up of people with chronic illnesses and dysfunction, who want to see what role their dental and oral conditions might be playing in […]

Nothing to Worry About

The gentleman obviously takes pride in his teeth: I get my teeth cleaned every six months. I also brush and floss my teeth several times a day. As a result, I’ve grown accustomed to hearing nothing but praise from the people who clean my teeth. It’s usually something along the lines of – “Your teeth […]

Biosis #36: Oxidative Stress, Diet & Decay, & More

The February 2012 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Listening & Imagination I loved listening to my mother read. When I was very young, she would always read me the Sunday funnies after church. I think Mother had a bit of the dramatic in her, as […]

Biosis 30: Communicating Thoughtfully, An MCS Case History & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: The Joy of Slow(er) Communication “Today, we’ve still got phones and snail mail. But we’ve also got email, texting, video conferencing and all manner of social media to connect with others. Via phone or computer, we […]

Health Care Providers Need to Listen

When people first come into our office for biological dental treatment, they’re often happily surprised by how much time we spend just talking with them before even beginning the necessary exams and tests. We do this for a few reasons. For one, it helps us all – patient, dentist and staff – to start establishing […]

The Need for Clear, Honest Communication

Gosh (via the Hillsboro Argus): According to reports, 39-year-old Jeffrey Dean Pettijohn was arrested after he physically attacked a dentist he believed was being too rough with his pregnant girlfriend, who was having a tooth pulled. Police say Pettijohn became irate when his girlfriend Jennie Arnholz left the appointment just after noon and told him […]

The Role of Communication in Healing & Other News of Note

Communication Is the Best Medicine (Futurity) Efforts to improve communication between patients, family doctors, and specialists can have a crucial impact on patients – in some instances working as effectively as drugs. * * * [According to lead researcher Bobbie Foy, professor of primary care at the University of Leeds,] “The results were impressive. In […]

Patients, Doctors and the Elephant in the Room: CAM Use

Over the years, our practice has become increasingly specialized. Of course we continue to provide general dental services, but a large portion of our practice is made up of people with chronic illnesses and dysfunction, who want to see what role their dental and oral conditions might be playing in their health. When we first […]