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Biological Dentistry with a Mission

More than a few of our members take some time each year to volunteer for things like dental/medical missions abroad and occasional free dental clinics close to home, providing care for people in need. One young member, Dr. Vanessa Nakayama, recently emailed us about her latest dental mission work in her home country of the […]

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A Tale of Two Cases: Post-Treatment Pain, Different Outcomes

Holistic Mouth Solutions for Impaired Mouth Syndrome: A Tale of Two Cases of Post-Treatment Pain with Vastly Different Outcomes by Felix Liao, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, MIABMD “I want to avoid root canals” is a nearly universal concern you hear from patients. Lingering pain or occlusal tenderness after restorative dentistry or root-canal treatment persists after occlusal […]

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Natural Relaxation in a Dental Experience

By Dr. Nicholas Meyer, IABDM Past President A recent development in hi-tech, natural relaxation therapy virtually guarantees deep relaxation during your dental treatment. By using a combination of sound (audio) therapy, cranial-electro stimulation with micro current, special nutriceuticals, and visual field blinders, your nervous system can be calmed in minutes, as never before. You can […]

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Biological Dentistry: The Tooth-Body Connection

Last week, IABDM Executive Director Dr. Dawn Ewing and Past President Dr. Michael Margolis presented on biological dentistry at the Philippine Dental Association’s Annual Convention in Pasay City. Here’s an interview they gave before heading back to the States. Their discussion of biological dentistry and the tooth-body connection aired in 9 Asian countries.

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Remembering Hal Huggins

IABDM board member and Round Rock, Texas biological dentist Matt Carpenter reflects on the recent passing of Dr. Hal Huggins: Hal completely changed my life. When I was at my peak of undiagnosed mercury poisoning and seeing different specialists around the state, trying to understand why my physical and mental body seemed to be deteriorating, […]

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Obituary: Hal Alan Huggins, DDS, MS

Dr. Hal Huggins passed away peacefully at his Colorado Springs home Saturday, November 29, 2014. He was 77. Dr. Huggins rightfully earned the title of “Elder Statesman” of Holistic Dentistry. He is also known as a leading pioneer and the “Grand Father” of identifying and treating medical problems caused by toxic dental materials. Dr. Huggins […]

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Hal’s Dream

Hal Huggins writes… A few weeks ago, our preacher gave a sermon on Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. I thought, “This is not a sermon but humanitarianism. That still, small voice with a megaphone said, “Get his notes and convert this talk into poetry!” I did. Then I thought, Give me […]

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Notable New Research: Bacteria, Yeast & Dental Biofilms

Symbiotic relationship between Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans synergizes the virulence of plaque-biofilms in vivo Falsetta, M.L., et al Infection and Immunity. 2014. Published ahead of print 24 February 2014, doi: 10.1128/IAI.00087-14. Abstract Streptococcus mutans is often cited as the main bacterial pathogen in dental caries, particularly in early-childhood caries (ECC). S. mutans may not […]

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The Gateway to Internal Health

IABDM member Dr. Felix Liao was one of two DC area dentists profiled by Asian Fortune magazine last month. Felix Liao, D.D.S, is not a dentist. He is a whole mouth doctor. The holistic practitioner sees thousands of patients in his pristine office in Falls Church, Va. and performs various treatments, some of which push […]

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Many Systemic Health Issues Can Start in the Mouth

Even infertility, explains IABDM President Dr. Blanche Grube in the latest issue of Your Health Connection Magazine. “The percentage of infertile couples has steadily increased over the years until it has reached epidemic proportions,” Dr. Grube said. “What most couples don’t realize and in fact don’t even consider is that their infertility can come from […]

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