Dr. Martina Mallery was born and raised in Communist Czechoslovakia and always had a passion for health care. She went to Secondary Medical School in Prague and earned her Dietary Nurse degree. Right after the wall came down she relocated to the United States of America to experience freedom and democracy and to pursue a college education. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 1999 and subsequently earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles in 2004. She had been practicing conventional dentistry until she opened her mind to holistic/biological methods and concepts she came across in her private studies. As her independent research and interest in holistic/biological dentistry deepened, she began introducing these methods into practice. She became an active member of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and Holistic Dental Association. Thanks to these organizations, Dr. Mallery was able to access a vast database of primary research studies that present compelling scientific evidence that certain dental materials and procedures routinely used in modern dentistry have a potential to cause autoimmune disorders and other degenerative disease including cancer. She decided to convert her practice in order to align with the emerging science.
Since then, Dr. Mallery has become an accredited Biological Dentist by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and she is also certified to safely replace dental mercury amalgam fillings. Her practice is free of all fluoride-containing dental materials and she stopped recommending root canal therapy as a long-term definitive treatment. She continues her research and advanced training in holistic procedures such as biological tooth extractions, ozone therapy in dentistry, detoxification protocols, phase-contrast microscopy, dental material biocompatibility testing, metal-free alternatives, surgical treatment of jaw bone cavitations, and proficiency in cone beam CT scan and laser technology. Furthermore, she is a Huggins Protocol practitioner which waws developed by the late Dr. Hal Huggins, the 'father of holistic dentistry.'
Dr. Mallery and her team continue to study as well as scrutinize all emerging dental treatment modalities making sure her patients receive treatment in the most highly biocompatible, ethical, safe, science-based, and health promoting manner.
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana Alicia found her way down to Florida and has been in the Holistic and Integrative field for over ten years. She enjoys interacting with patients and making them feel welcome. She was excited when she found a holistic dental office to work for so she could learn the new and healthier ways to keep a healthy body and mouth. Her biggest surprise was how conservative holistic dentistry is when compared to mainstream dentistry. She enjoys the opportunity Dr. Mallery gives her and the staff with continued education.
Terry was born in Austin, Texas and started her career as a Dental Assistant in 1986. As a mom of two amazing children Robert and Julie she attended Kings River Community College now known as Reedly College where she received her Associates in Science Degree and Certification in Dental Assistant. She was a Peer Advisor and did tutoring for Dental Assisting and Nutrition. Graduating with a 3.5 GPA and receiving the 'Student of Note Award' at graduation she decided to continue her career in teaching at the UEi College as an instructor for the Dental program. Her passion in Dentistry is cosmetics and Holistic. She has been working in the field for over 25 year now. Her hobbies include pottery, needle pointing, boating and outdoor events. Terry understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle and has the knowledge and education to assistant Dr. Mallery daily.
Heather has been a hygienist since 2008, and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, and certified within the State of Florida to administer local anesthesia. She started her journey back in 1992 as a dental assistant in New Hampshire. Wanting to get more education, during 2007 she went back to school to earn her Associates Degree in dental hygiene at Mount Wachusett Community College. While in school, she made the Deans list and was chosen in the Whos Who of American Junior Colleges. Furthermore, earning the Hu-Friedy award in clinical excellence added to her abundance of accolades and education accomplishments. Since graduation in 2008, she once again began to work as a hygienist within the same private practice that began her journey in 1992. In November 2015 Heather moved to Bradenton with her husband and absolutely loves this location! While going through the process of Florida licensing, she temped as an assistant within a holistic office. This really fed a seed that had been planted since childhood, plus it re-lit the fire within her heart to learn and search for the healthier and safer options for my family, myself and the patients in her care.During her free time, Heather enjoys her family, her Maltese, and anything to do with nature, travel and of course reading educational material while staying up-to-date with her love for holistic dentistry and dental hygiene. Other interests include bicycle riding, paddle boarding, and this year she and her husband are learning kite boarding.
Holistic dentistry is where dentists recognize the impact of toxic materials and relate it to dental and physiological health. Dr. Mallery uses the best systemically compatible and toxin-free materials in her dental procedures.
Our mission statement: We tirelessly study, scrutinize, train in, and implement holistic/biologicaldental treatment modalities making sure our patients receive treatment and recommendationsrooted in the most highly holistic, conservative, ethical, safe, science-based, and health promoting principals.
Amalgam fillings are compromised of not only silver, but mercury and various trace metals. Mercury is a toxic material which can be absorbed into the blood stream if disturbed during application and removal. Dr. Mallery does not use mercury-silver amalgam for fillings and we do offer 'Safe Amalgam Removal' in our office which includes a vacuum and ventilation system for patientsand clinicians as well as rubber dam isolation.
Root canal therapy is a traditional procedure that in most cases has been proven safe and effective. However, there havebeen cases in which root canal therapy has failed. The holistic belief is that root canal therapy cannot be effective unless the canal is 100% sterilized and cleaned of all bacteria. Some studies over the years have shown that it is impossible tocompletely sterilize the canal. It can also be argued that the chemicals used for the sterilization process may be toxic and lead to health affects later on in life.
Thousands of years ago, the Chinese discovered that the human body was flowing with an energy they called Qi (pronounced chi). They also found ways to measure Qi and mapped out the network of pathways on which it flowed. These pathways are called meridians.
The meridians connect particular organs together to create balance. Every yin organ is paired with a yang organ liver with gall bladder, lungs with large intestine, kidney with bladder, stomach with spleen, heart with small intestine, and so on. The meridians likewise connect each tooth to specific organs.
The easiest way to see the meridians connecting the organs and teeth is to consider one tooth at a time. Looking at a meridian toothchart, you can find the appropriate tooth and follow the blocks vertically, or you may locate an organ that will lead you to the corresponding tooth. As you look at thechart, you will notice that the maxillary molars and mandibular bicuspids cross the same meridians.
Every tooth has a meridian going to it. There are 12 meridians in total, and each of the 32 teeth are represented on them. The bicuspids share one meridian; the molars share another; the anterior (front) teeth, yet another. The maxillary bicuspids share with the mandibular molars, and the maxillary molars share with the mandibular bicuspids.
Think of a meridian as a giant freeway making a circle around a city. There are several exit and entrance ramps. These ramps allow energy to flow from the meridian to the organ and from the organ back to the meridian.
While Dr. Mallery does not use the meridian tooth chart to diagnose correlating issues in patients, it is interesting to see a connection that is often found when comparing a patient's tooth to the meridian chart.
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