“There is always more knowledge and wisdom to be gained through the pursuit of excellence and mastery.”
Learning has always been fundamental to our missions
It’s why our organization was founded in 1985 by Drs. Edward Arana and Gary Verigin. We focus on the HOW of biological dentistry – so you can provide your patients with comprehensive mouth/body care.
Certification shows that you have a well-defined knowledge base and understanding of treatment protocols in line with the broad concept of biological dentistry. The IABDM certification badge and terminology have the distinction of having applied and been approved to have the Registered Trademark ®. When a candidate becomes Certified through the IABDM, only then can they call themselves a Certified Biological Dentist ®, Certified Biological Hygienist ®, or Certified Biological Assistant ® Your certification badge stands as a kind of seal of approval and a badge of honor showing your dedication to growing your knowledge and expertise in the practice of biological dentistry.
Certification for Dentists
In addition to confirming your knowledge of biological dentistry, certification gets your profile placed in our online directory of biological dentists. We now list everyone, but the certified members come first.
Basic Certification (C-IABDM)
The first level of certification involves coursework, an online exam, and presentation of two amalgam removal cases to our education committee. Twenty-five (25) hours of PACE CE are available.
The exam is designed as a learning experience. Each question includes resources and reading materials to educate you in biological dentistry. Topics covered include homeopathy, meridians, basics of mercury removal, fluoride, and cavitations.
- IABDM membership in good standing
- Attendance at one of our annual meetings: We removed this due to COVID and the fact that we put the Bio 101 in the video modules.
- Step Two: Watch Biological Essentials, a 17 module course covering the rudiments of biological dentistry and pass each post-module exam with a score of 80% or better.
- You MUST show proof of having taken an ozone course AND HAVE INVESTED IN APPROPRIATE MEDICAL GRADE OZONE GENERATOR EQUIPMENT (THEY CAN RUN FROM RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE AT ABOUT $700 TO THE FLAGSHIP MODELS AT ABOUT $7000) . The following courses are accepted.
- Phil Mollica comes to you or you can come to his office.
- KT seminars – $797 with 5 hours of CE
- Dr’s Robert Harris and Griffin Cole can come to your practice.
- Visit: https://sopmed.org/training/
- Select Module 01: Course – $199 (2.5 hours) but No CE
- Judson Wall’s ozone course
- Presentation of two amalgam removal cases using the PROTECT Protocol
For the case presentation, the candidate will submit before/after and pre-op radiographic images at least 48 hours before their presentation. Word, PowerPoint or standard image formats (e.g., .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png) are acceptable. The candidate and examiner will meet via Zoom, Skype, or other conferencing platform to discuss the case. Points to be covered include:
- Pertinent medical history.
- Dental status.
- Your protocol for safe amalgam removal.
- Any prep care you provide your patient.
- Your office’s mercury-safe precautions.
- Your own mercury hygiene activities (e.g., chelation, et al)
- Health benefits that may have been attributable to the removal process.
Biological RDA / Staff Certification / Receptionist
Fellowship (FIABDM) - Dentist & Dental Hygienist
Candidates for Fellowship need to be certified, have at least 3 years of IABDM membership, and have attended at least 3 meetings (annual or regional). You must also have taken a course in nutrition, such as our online course designed and taught by Dr. Al Danenberg.
You must also present a case study which must include a biological extraction, a research project or peer-reviewed article, and proof of 4 hours of community service.
Candidates for Fellowship need to be Certified, have at least 3 years of IABDM Membership, and have attended at least two meetings (annual or regional, live, or virtual). You must attend at least six live study clubs in a year and recruit at least two new members.
You must also present a case study which must include biological periodontal therapy or a research project on a biological topic or a peer-reviewed article with research references.
Mastership (MIABDM) - Dentist & Dental Hygienist
Candidates for Mastership must be IABDM Fellows in good standing, with 5 years of membership in the Academy. You must prove you have taken a course in one of the following areas: homeopathy, airway or craniosacral therapy, or EAV or muscle testing, and present 2 more case studies of your choice.
You must also show proof of lecture experience – in an academic setting, online, at conferences, etc. This helps establish you as a teacher – one we would be proud to claim and help share the word.
Candidates for Mastership must be an IABDM Fellow in good standing with five years of membership in the Academy. You must prove you have taken courses in 2 of the following areas: Nutrition, Airway/Myofunctional Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, EAV, Muscle Testing/Kinesiology, Ozone, and Chinese Tongue Diagnosis. If you are looking to take another course not listed, you can submit it for approval from the education committee. You also need to present one more case study or article of your choice (the criterion is the same as Fellow).
You must show proof of lecture experience- in an academic setting, online, at a conference, etc. OR active recruitment of a minimum of 6 new members from the dental community. This establishes you as a teacher and proponent of the practice of biological dentistry- one we would be proud to claim and help share the word.
To maintain certification, you must stay current on your dues, show proof of at least 12 hours CE per year (in biological dentistry or medicine) and attend at least one IABDM conference every 2 years.
Upcoming IABDM Events
The Fordham Page Nutrition Study Club 107 West 4th Street Front Royal, VA 22630 THE FORDHAM PAGE NUTRITION STUDY CLUB • Nasal Breathing • Sleep Apnea • TMJ/Orthodontics • Vitamin […]
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The 47th Annual Symposium Holistic Dental Association April 11-13, 2024 Thursday – Saturday Meeting Hours: from 8AM to 5PM Meeting Registration: Hotel Reservations: Westin Washington Dulles Airport 2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, […]