In over 34 years of practice, I have seen many labels used by dentists to describe themselves and the same labels used by the public to describe dentists. Dentists struggle with terms that differentiate and market their skills. The public looks for words that resonate with them and the treatment they seek for their teeth. It could work, or be a trap that leaves both parties unsatisfied.
Having some wonderful mentors over the years, some going back to childhood, I have developed my own way of how I want to practice. Although catchy, it’s not Madison Avenue, not sexy, and not hype. It’s a reflection of my own journey, my own quest to help my headaches, sleep apnea, my own experiences as a patient, and as a practitioner. It’s my own blend of the science of medicine and dentistry, technology, philosophy of patient care, along with the understanding that there is a spiritual and energy component to healing. The “fusion” of all these components treats the patiently “wholistically” and not just as a tooth.
Today, more than ever, we are flooded with environmental toxins, unhealthy additives, and just dealing with a combination of past and present health issues. That is why it is so important that dentistry takes all these things into consideration. I feel my journey has given me much insight as to how my patients feel beyond their teeth. This is why I believe it is so important to help put together as many of the missing pieces of the puzzle of health as I can and to try to be a resource for each patient’s needs. Health is more than taking a pill or putting in a filling. It is the balance between mind, body, and spirit. And the actual practice of dentistry that is non- toxic, gentle, and safe is what I founded with GOODHEALTH.dental.