Holistic or Natural Dentistry is an emerging new field which has been developing in the United States for the last 25 years and in Germany for over the last 45 years and is being taught and practiced in many parts of the globe. It is the dentistry of the future. Holistic dentistry is the practice in the belief that there are energy meridians in the body. The teeth are energetically connected to the rest of the body through the energy meridians rather than being separate parts. It is the belief that dental therapies, materials, and procedures can affect the whole body including organs, organ systems, and tissues. It is concerned with providing treatment and therapies that cause the least disturbance to the immune system.
Goals of the Holistic Dentist
1. Identify areas that need treatment
2.Provide treatment to individuals that will not create any additional health challenges
3.Bringing the mouth to a healthy and functional state