Holistic dentistry: Natural approaches to oral health

Thakur, Nidhi; Bagewadi, Anjana; Keluskar, Vaishali
April 2011
Journal of International Oral Health;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p9
Academic Journal
Holistic dentistry or biologic dentistry is an age old alternative approach that is based on the assertion that the whole body is one unit and any changes in one part of this unit can have an impact on the whole unit. Traditional dentistry deals with the head and neck region in general and oral cavity unequivocally but holistic dentistry deals with the unrecognised impact of oral health on the overall health of a person. It focuses on the use of non-toxic restorative materials along with incorporation of techniques like acupuncture and neural therapy. Although this concept and practice has brought about a tranquil revolution but some of the complementary methods followed by holistic dentists are under criticism.


Related Articles

  • Implants partnership programme.  // British Dental Journal;7/12/2008, Vol. 205 Issue 1, p52 

    The article discusses a loyalty programme for implant dentistry practitioners in Great Britain in partnership with More Than Implants to help them realise their potentials for success. The partnership takes into consideration the knowledge and experience of the practitioner to suit their needs....

  • La filosofía en el consultorio: clínica y lectura de la enfermedad. SAENZ, SERGIO JULIÁN // Revista de la Facultad de Odontología. Universidad Nacional de ;2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p36 

    The concept of holistic health, responding to social demands for a better quality of life and corresponds to the profile of the dentist himself, becomes relevant in Clinical Dentistry in linking conceptual knowledge, procedural and attitudinal. Our hypothesis proposes, through a reflection of a...

  • Another Golden Age. Eckert, Steven E. // International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p863 

    The author reflects on his 30 years in the field of dentistry, noting that the profession seems to experience cyclic highs and lows. He compares the work of a dentist and that of a physician, noting that dentists tend to earn comparable salaries while working fewer hours. The importance of...

  • International Dental Meetings.  // Quintessence International;Jan2000, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p66 

    This calendar announces conferences of dentists including the Asian Dentech 2000 Conference in Hong Kong, China from January 27-30, 2000; the Barbados Dental Association in Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies from February 17-20, 2000; and the Academy of Operative Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois...

  • Restorative treatment thresholds for occlusal primary caries among dentists in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Gordan, Valeria V.; Bader, James D.; Garvan, Cynthia W.; Richman, Joshua S.; Qvist, Vibeke; Fellows, Jeffrey L.; Rindal, Brad; Gilbert, Gregg H. // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Feb2010, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p171 

    The article presents a study that aims to measure the depth of carious lesion and to determine the characteristics related to surgical intervention of dentists. The study surveyed Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN) registered dentists who practice restorative dentistry. Results...

  • Summary of: Repair vs replacement of failed restorations in general dental practice: factors influencing treatment choices and outcomes. Blum, Igor R. // British Dental Journal;1/9/2015, Vol. 218 Issue 1, p22 

    Objective To investigate the impact of repair vs replacement of failed restorations on patient related outcome measures, and to explore the clinical factors that influence this decision.Design Multicentre, prospective practice-based study.Setting Dental practices within Salford, Trafford and...

  • Restoration(s) needing replacement or modification.  // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jan1996, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p25-S 

    Provides information on the dental practice parameters for restorations needing replacement or modification developed by the American Dental Association. Key element of the design; Consideration of patient's chief complaint, concerns and expectations; Factors in development of a treatment plan;...

  • Reasons for restoration replacement: differences in practice patterns. Drake, Claude W.; Maryniuk, George A.; Bentley, Carolyn // Quintessence International;Feb1990, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p125 

    Patients receive varying types and amounts of restorative treatment, depending on the prescribing dentist. The aim of this study was to enhance the understanding of the variation of the restoration replacement practices of dentists. Three dentists in private practice in similar semirural...

  • Dental malpractice claims. Hapcook Sr., Charles P. // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Oct2006, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p1444 

    The article discusses the scope and procedure of dental malpractice claims. It states that 9% of malpractice claims come from oral surgery, while 16% of malpractice claims fall under restorative dentistry. The type of malpractice claim will determine the amount of time spent away from the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics