Reflections on 40 Years

As we reflect upon 40+ years practicing Holistic Dentistry in our beloved Coastal Community, we are delighted and grateful to see the wave of interest in natural healing that continues to spread in our region, allowing us to share our unique philosophy of functional medicine dental care for all ages. Our peaceful, tranquil  setting encourages healing.

We are a team devoted to the complete health of our patients while focused on the delicate balance of function, comfort and the creation of beautiful, healthy smiles.  And through our ongoing community wide health initiative “Healthy Mouth Healthy Body”, we continue to increase awareness of the Mouth/Body Connection, improving not only smiles, but the total health of our region.
It has been said that change is the only constant in life. There are few professions that have lived this truth more robustly than dentistry over the last four decades.  In the world of Holistic and Biological Dentistry, we have seen a transition from mercury fillings to BPA free resins, from metal crowns to porcelain crowns, from Fluoride treatments to remineralization of enamel with mineral powders, hydroxyapatite and medical ozone treatments, from scalpels and sutures to gentle laser therapy, from guessing to truly understanding oral infection with personalized bacterial testing, from permanent tooth extractions to tongue and lip-tie prevention therapy, from tooth extractions to non-surgical healing, from metal braces to clear aligners, from gooey impressions to digital scans, from treating snoring to treating obstructive sleep apnea, from viewing the mouth as separate from the body, to fully integrating mouth and body, from being on the sidelines of total health to being an integral part of the medical team,  from IV sedation to “natural sedation”, from prescription medications to targeted nutraceuticals, from new patient visits for 3 year olds to new patient visits for 3 day old babies.

The growth in our profession has been rapid and the learning steep. We are a team devoted to our patients’ BEST health. Whatever it takes, we are here to serve. And we believe wholeheartedly in the words of Walt Whitman, “If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.”

Our Team at Port Warwick Dental Arts looks forward to continuing to increase the health and wellness of our entire community for many more years to come. For more information on how Holistic Dentistry can meet your needs or to schedule an appointment, please visit us at or call us at 757.223.9270.