History of Biological Dentistry

Biological dentistry has been around for a long time, but only in recent years has it started to become a little more widely known.

According to the International Association of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), “Biological Dentistry is concerned with the whole body effects of all dental materials, techniques and procedures… it is fluoride free, mercury free, and mercury safe”.  

The entire goal of Biological Dentistry is to find the least intrusive form of treatment, the safest form of treatment, and apply it in a way that disturbs an individual’s biological terrain as lightly as possible!  Thus ensuring that healing takes place without causing further consequences or damage. 

But where did it all begin?

Most biological dentists would agree that it all started with Weston A. Price, the father of Biological Dentistry.

Dr Price was an American dentist who traveled the world in the 1930s to study indigenous cultures. He was a real visionary and a pioneer in the understanding that human health is a reflection of the health of Mother Earth. 

Weston A Price started to notice an increase in dental caries and physical degeneration in his dental practice located in Cleveland, OH.  Rather than animal studies in a lab, Dr. Price looked to primitive cultures that were isolated from modern day life to see if he could find an answer.

What he discovered that signs of dental decay and other dental issues were a sign of systemic problems, which were further a result of nutritional deficiencies.  The traditional cultures he studied all had impeccable, nutrient dense diets as well as strong healthy teeth and bodies.  Very different from the modern day cultures who relied on more processed food and showed an ever increasing prevalence of dental issues (and systemic issues!).

Ultimately, as a result of his studies of the different cultures he found around the world, he discovered that the health of the mouth is a reflection of the health of the entire body.

Furthermore, many of the systemic issues people deal with such as cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, lung problems, bacterial infections, and many others are a result of dental treatments such as root canals!

In the same period, Dr Charles Mayo in 1915 said “The mouth is far from the portal of entry of germs to the body and that complete dental care and preventive measures can increase human life in at least 10 years.”

The truth is, there were many dental researchers who already started to understand the connection between oral health and systemic health.  Many published studies in the early 1900s showed that oral bacteria is connected to different diseases and this led to  a common practice of extracting teeth to rid the body of any potential of bacterial infection. 

Sadly, these theories started to be challenged and so modern dentistry (with its use of mercury fillings and root canals) started to take hold.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that the interest in the connection between oral health and body health reemerged.  In 1978, the Holistic Dental Association was founded to advocate for more participation by patients in their own health as well to support dental professionals who were seeking safer methods to treating their patients.

In 1984, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) was founded.  Their mission was to research the biocompatibility of dental products (such as mercury fillings, fluoride, and root canals) so that dental professionals and patients were better informed to make healthy and safe decisions for themselves, and ultimately the environment. 

Next came the International Association of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) in 1985.  The IABDM aims to promote biological dentistry and its mission of taking the whole body into account and finding the safest, least invasive treatment for patients based on their bioindividual needs. 

In 2019 WASBOM World Alliance of Systemic Biological Oral Medicine, a non profit organization was borned in Italy Dr Raimondo Pische as the President and myself as the vice president.  Our goal is to gather all the academies, filosofies, institutions and professionals that work with Biological Dentistry and are willing to spread this knowledge to the world.  

Although Biological Dentistry has come a long way since its beginnings, we still have a far way to go.  Too many professionals and individuals are still unaware of the dangers of mercury and fluoride.  Too many people are suffering from so-called “mystery illnesses”, when there is a high likelihood that these illnesses are stemming from their oral health.

My goal is to continue to educate, both patients and professionals, so that everyone can be more informed decisions about their health.  I want to help people heal from the root.  I believe each and everyone of us deserves to live a healthy and vibrant life.  But to do this, we need to be seenas individuals and treated as individuals.

If you are interested in learning more about how I can help you, please click here to schedule your FREE discovery call!  

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