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 Connecting Biological Practitioners Since 1985

IABDM membersThe IABDM is a network of dentists, physicians and allied health professionals committed to caring for the whole person – body, mind, spirit and mouth.

We are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of biological dentistry. We encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.

Learn more about our mission and how you can become part of it.

What Is Biological Dentistry?

Biological dentistry is concerned with the whole body effects of all dental materials, techniques and procedures.

biological hygiene courseIt is fluoride-free, mercury-free and mercury-safe. Individualized testing for biocompatibility of dental materials is a must.

It insists that all clinical practice be designed of components that sustain life or improve the patient’s quality of life.

For the word “biological” refers to life.

Clinical awareness and science show us that what happens in the mouth is reflected in the body, and what happens in the body is reflected in the mouth. The complex, dynamic relationships of oral and systemic health within the context of the whole person are inseparable.

Biological dentistry unites the best clinical practices and technologies of Western dental medicine with a wide array of practices beyond its horizon.

IABDM regional meetingBiological dentists may be general dentists, periodontists, orthodontists, oral surgeons or pedodontists. They also have extensive training in dental toxicology and specific modes of healing, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, herbology, homeopathy, iridology and energy medicine.

While it may be impossible to construct an authoritative list of protocols followed by the “typical” biological office, all share a common paradigm: treating causes of symptoms rather than symptoms toward the goal of restoring and sustaining health.

We also share a deep and constant belief in the Hippocratic dictate First, do no harm.

Biological dentistry is conservative dentistry. The aim is to be minimally invasive yet appropriately active.

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IABDM Executive Director Dr. Dawn Ewing offers answers to the most frequently asked questions about root canals the organization has received since the documentary Root Cause became available on Netflix.


Blanche Grube, DMD

Scranton, PA

C. Michael Willock, DDS

C. Michael Willock, DDS

Chapel Hill, NC

Philip Memoli, DMD

Berkeley Heights, NJ

James P. Wright, DDS

Las Vegas, NV

Daniel Mashoof, DMD

Daniel Mashoof, DMD

Bellevue, WA

Joan L. Sefcik, DDS

Joan L. Sefcik, DDS

Austin, TX

Michael D. Margolis, DDS

Mesa, AZ

William Glaros, DDS

William P. Glaros, DDS

Spring, TX

Alireza Panahpour, DDS

Bellevue, WA

Dr. Nicholas J. Meyer

Marilyn K. Jones, DDS

Marilyn K. Jones, DDS

Houston, TX

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