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Discover Biologic, Innovative and Comprehensive Dentistry at Smile Design and Implant Center

Aug 29, 2014 06:52PM ● By Judy Edwards

Drs. Julia Bunker and Chris Edwards are pleased to announce that they recently completed their training in Biologic Dentistry with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). For over thirty years, the IAOMT has grown to over 700 active members in North America, with affiliated chapters in fourteen other countries. The years have been very fruitful, as the Academy and its members have chronicled and promoted the research that has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that dental amalgam is a source of significant mercury exposure and a hazard to health. It has taken the lead in educating dentists and allied professionals in the methods of safely dealing with amalgam fillings, and safely disposing the waste. The IAOMT position is that fluoridated water has no conclusive studies showing a dental benefit, yet it is systemic in its side effects, especially to your thyroid, brain and bones. The IAOMT has also led the way in developing more biocompatible approaches in other areas of dentistry, including endodontics, periodontics, and disease prevention. All this while maintaining the motto, “Show me the science!”

This more biocompatible approach is the hallmark of “biological dentistry.” In using that term, they are not attempting to stake out a new specialty for dentistry, but to describe an attitude that can apply to all facets of dental practice, and to health care in general: to always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment, to do it while treading as softly as possible on the patient’s biological terrain.

Smile Design and Implant Center’s longstanding philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry is part of this biocompatible approach to dentistry. CEREC is one of the many therapies incorporated at Smile Design Center. Instead of crowns that required cutting away healthy tooth structure all the way to the gum, CEREC crowns can end high on the enamel and blend in perfectly to the natural tooth, all this in one visit with no temporaries or gooey impression material. CEREC crowns are composed of biocompatible all-ceramic materials.  Smile Design Center has added this knowledge to their high-tech practice, which utilizes the best technology in the market. Working through a surgical microscope makes certain that the doctor can see all that needs to be seen. Utilizing a series of lasers for cutting, as well as healing, ensures state-of-the-art methods, eliminating the drill in many cases, and speeding up healing. Lasers are a safe and biologic way to promote healing with little postoperative pain.

Ozone has been a constant part of Smile Design Center for years. The properties of ozone are the foundation of what makes it work so well in dentistry. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer, effectively killing bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Ozone enhances gum treatment, root canals, and even cavity prevention. Gum disease is a result of multiple factors including diet, systemic conditions, and oral hygiene. Ozone therapy improves the state of the gums while reducing the unhealthy pressures on the overall system.

At Smile Design and Implant Center, they are irrigating as well as scaling the teeth with ozonated water. This is followed by an infusion of gas directly into the gum pockets. Using this method, they are seeing a faster healing of periodontal disease. In addition, the gums respond with increased blood flow and healing. The methods applied are safe and effective, with no toxicity or side effects.

Ozone is used to stop small cavities and to inhibit deeper cavities from degenerating into root canals. It also helps with root sensitivity. Ozone therapy in dentistry is the present and future of prevention. It is an essential tool to minimize invasiveness, and minimize toxicity. 

This year Smile Design Center is happy to announce their new website, It showcases the extensive array of services provided, which includes their many high-tech technologies and biologically driven services. Also, in the resources section are over sixty articles that they have written explaining many aspects of biologic, innovative, comprehensive dentistry. 

The doctors at Smile Design Center have come to the realization as far as fluoride in our water is concerned, that to remove it on the county level will take a huge re-education. Most water filtration systems do not remove fluoride. A search for home water purification systems has been fruitful and they found a system that removes fluoride, chlorine, and other toxic chemicals from your home water system. They now have a water system in the office from pH Prescriptions, which removes fluoride as well as other toxics waste products from the water,

 Smile Design Center is located at 8247 Devereux Dr Ste 102, in Viera. For more information call 321-751-7775 or visit