Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Can't Find a Functional Dentist Near Me? Then Do This...

March 22, 2022 Dr. Mark Burhenne - Functional Dentist Episode 53
Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne
Can't Find a Functional Dentist Near Me? Then Do This...
Show Notes

By now all Ask the Dentist podcast listeners should be well aware of and hopefully using, Dr. B's functional dentist directory. However, what can you do when you can't find a functional dentist near you? Today's episode starts with Dr. B providing a different definition of what functional dentistry is, followed by a discussion around why the question featured is such a good one. Dr. B explains why no dentist is not better than a regular dentist, and how biological and integrative dentists are part of the functional dentist family. We also hear some great questions on how you can interview a dentist near you to determine if they are a functional dentist without knowing it, and where you can contact Dr. B if you are totally at a loss! Tune in for a reminder as to why functional dentistry is so important in the prevention of diseases and disorders later on in life, and how COVID has launched the field of teledentistry. For all this, and so much more, join us today. 


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why Dr. B is so pleased with Hayleigh’s question [0:00:17]
  • A different definition of what functional dentistry is [0:01:20]
  • Hailey's question: Where to turn when you can't find a functional dentist [0:03:49]
  • Why a great question is one that reveals a problem [0:04:10]
  • Why choosing between a functional and a regular dentist is not mutually exclusive [0:05:04]
  • How to find a functional dentist on your own: the questions to include when you interview a dentist [0:06:44]
  • Why some dentists don’t realize that they are functional dentists [0:09:44]
  • How dentistry is involved in preventing sleep apnea and the resulting comorbidities [0:11:08]
  • What to do if a dentist labels themselves as a biological or an integrative dentist [0:11:56]
  • Where you can reach out to Dr. B so he can get a referral for you [0:13:51]
  • How Hailey's question led Dr. B to include teledentistry (not yet released) in his functional dentist directory [0:14:59]
  • How COVID has improved teledentistry [0:16:53]


How to Submit Your Question:

Record your question for Dr. B at speakpipe.com/askthedentist 


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Functional Dentistry vs Conventional Dentistry

Functional Dentistry: Everything You Need to Know

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