Biological dentistry goes beyond dental care, as it also deals with the relation of dental health to general health, and the effects of medical techniques and procedures and dental materials on the whole body. Aiming to provide holistic care for patients having a dental problem, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine or IABDM, which is a network of dentists, physicians and allied health professionals, was founded. According to the website of IABDM, an oral condition also manifests in the body, and vice versa, so there is a need for an alliance of medical professionals to care for the “whole person.”
With the commitment to redefining the leading edge in biological dentistry, the members of IABDM aim to advance excellence in their fields while promoting the highest standards in patient care and ethical conduct in the medical industry.
IABDM, as an organisation, creates a safe environment for patients by guiding medical practitioners to uphold the highest standards in their practices. With IABDM uniting medical practitioners from different fields, patients can rest assured that they get dental treatments without risking mercury poisoning, and undergo individualised testing to ensure biocompatibility of dental materials. Patients suffering from TMD and malocclusion would also receive osteopathic, cranio-sacral and other body work to aim for an effective treatment. Additionally, patients afflicted with dental focal infections would undergo a cavitation surgery.
IABDM also recognises the importance of chelation and other detoxifying modalities in the removal of toxic heavy metals. Patients suffering from dental and intra-oral conditions and associated structures would be diagnosed and receive treatment based on scientific knowledge of the following:
- Muscle testing
IABDM also aims to provide a holistic approach to treatment, so patient care extends to mind and spirit as well. The integrated approach to healing is done successfully with the help of family and caregivers. Finally, IABDM promotes the dignity and individuality of patients and provide diagnosis and treatment only after a patient has given an informed consent.
This website aims to promote the work biological dentistry and educate potential patients and practitioners about the potential benefits of this style of care.