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Holistic and Integrative Dentistry

A Holistic and Integrative Approach to Dentistry

While there are numerous dentists in the Sarasota area, World Class Dentistry® is one of only a few that believes in providing patients with a holistic and integrative approach. Not only is World Class Dentistry an advocate of safe, effective dentistry, but they also understand the importance of dental care in overall health. The health of your teeth and gums are connected to the health of the rest of your body—which is why Dr. Jill Morris and Dr. Burr Bakke are dedicated to educating their patients on the entirety of every procedure. From routine cleanings, to advanced surgeries, World Class Dentistry® provides the most effective, yet least invasive option to benefit each patient.

The following are ways that World Class Dentistry® uses a holistic approach to dentistry:

  • Ozone is used in all surgical and hygiene appointments
  • Safe mercury removal according to Huggins and IAOMT guidelines
  • Biological material testing
  • Zirconia metal free implants
  • PRP and PRGF blood factors used to speed healing and decrease swelling
  • Huggins training in extraction techniques
  • Laser treatment of periodontal disease since 1996
  • Sedation
  • Three hygienists on staff for preventative services and hygiene

Both Dr. Bakke and Dr. Morris received their degrees in Naturapathic medicine in 2014 from the College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry.

Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology®, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine®, and the Holistic Dental Association®

Ozone

Ozone or O3 is used during many of our hygiene, surgical, and restorative procedures. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and does not harm human cells. It is used in the management of periodontal disease, prevention or arrest of tooth decay, and rescue of failing dental implants.

Safe Mercury Removal

Our amalgam and crown removal program is designed to keep the patient safe and comfortable from the toxic by-products generated during the removal process using protocols established by Huggins as well as IAOMT standards. Special air ionizers, drapes, suction, and dams are utilized while the patient is breathing from an alternate airway.

Biologic Material Testing

Testing is done through blood work, utilizing the Clifford testing or the Lecher Method, to determine the most biological dental materials for the individual.

Zirconia Metal Free Implants

Zirconia is the crystal phase of zirconium and non-metallic. It does not interfere with the body’s immune and meridian systems and therefore reduces the potential for rejection. It does not interact with EMFs. Dr. Bakke uses 3D diagnostic technology in planning placement and reconstruction of the implants.

PRP and PRGF

The patient’s own blood growth factors are drawn and used by Dr. Bakke during all surgical procedures. Much like stem cells, PRP and PRGF assist in regeneration of bone and tissue. They decrease pain and swelling while speeding healing due to the decrease in inflammation.

Huggins Training

Dr. Morris and Dr. Bakke have both been trained in methods of surgery and mercury removal protocol through live patient courses with Dr. Huggins.

Laser Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Lasers have been used in our practice since 1996 successfully treating gum disease. Our C02 lasers are the latest technology, painlessly treating disease without surgery.

Nutritional Counseling and Supplements

We have adopted the Price-Pottenger philosophy of nutrition. Nutrients that are needed for preventing decay and building good bone after surgery are recommended.

Sedation

We offer oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and general anesthesia for our patients. For patients with phobia, EFT methods are also encouraged and taught. Comfort for our patients is top priority. Our chairs are equipped with massage pads, neck pillows, headphones, and movie goggles

Hygiene Department

We have 3 dedicated hygienists oriented towards prevention. They teach through innovative home care methods of disinfection, adopting “the healing is in the doing” philosophy. Oil pulling, ozone cleanings, ozone oils, digital x-rays and digital cat scan are a few of the excellent procedures offered. Fluoride is not recommended.

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