Like their naturopathic counterparts, holistic dentists (also known as “bio-compatible,” “biological” or “natural” dentists) consider the whole person (body, mind and spirit) and his or her lifestyle when recommending treatment. They understand the importance of a healthy immune system, and utilize treatment methods that will enhance overall health and wellness. Such dentists receive the same training as their conventional counterparts, and perform the same procedures. However, they minimize the use of x-rays (and/or use technology that reduces exposure by up to 90%), and use non-toxic materials such as composite resins rather than mercury amalgam to fill cavities. Likewise, they address root canals and periodontal disease in a holistic, non-toxic manner. Services may include removal of amalgam fillings and detoxification of residual mercury deposits. A holistic dentist often works in conjunction with other complementary health care professionals.
As a holistic / biological dentist Dr. Clark utilizes the latest information, techniques and technology WITHOUT accepting the tradition and “the way it has always been” philosophy prevalent in many dental practices. Just because it was considered good practice or a safe material for decades does not make it safe for you today where everyday new scientific discoveries are made. Dr. Clark recognizes that the condition of your mouth and your dental condition has a huge impact on your overall health. In the past 2 decades the research has proven that what used to be best practices are now known to cause disease and health issues.
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Dr. Chester Clark has provided top quality dental care at the same location since 1977. He earned his dental degree at Loma Linda University. Generally accruing more than twice the required number of continuing education hours from dental education courses and reading about scientific studies enables Dr. Clark to stay at the forefront of dentistry so that he can provide optimal care to his patients. He regularly attends courses focusing on the most current treatment options and is a member of the ADA, IAOMT and other scientific organizations. Continue reading