As a functional and holistic dentist and a member of the Holistic Dental Association, Doctor Staci thinks about your child’s body as a whole and not just your child’s teeth and mouth. Our goal is to determine the root causes of your child’s dental issues, so to work with your family as a tam for prevention and ultimate health. We thoroughly examine and discuss how one part of the human body can affect another part and talk a lot about how we are interconnected system…not just a bunch of separate body parts. In using the term functional dentistry, we are not attempting to stake out a new specialty for dentistry but rather to describe a philosophy that can apply to all facets of the dental practice and to health care in general: to always seek the safest, least toxic, and least invasive way to accomplish the mission of treatment and to discover the root cause of the issue to prevent it from happening again. We uphold and attain all of the same goals of modern dentistry and try our best to do it while treading as lightly as possible on the patient’s biological terrain. A more biocompatible approach to oral health is the hallmark of functional dentistry, as is an approach that looks far beyond the teeth, assessing a child’s airway, myofunctional health, sleep hygiene, social and emotional health, and how issues in other parts of their body may be manifesting themselves in the mouth. At NoPo Kids Dentistry, we have the following functional and holistic and sustainable offerings at our office:

  • Mercury free
  • BPA/bis-GMA free
  • Non-invasive treatments like ozone and remineralizing protocols and various nutritional and supplemental programs to support oral health
  • Limit the plastics and waste in our office and emphasize recycling
  • Digital xrays to reduce exposures
  • Electronic charting to reduce paper waste
  • Multipure Water Filtration System for drinking water for all patients and staff and the advanced Ezee Klean by Oasis filtration for during treatment appointments
  • Laser dentistry, often no injections and a gentler approach on tooth structure
  • Medical grade Surgically Clean Air HEPA filters throughout the office to provide only the cleanest and non-pathogenic indoor air-quality available

If you have any questions about our services, philosophies, or practice approach, please contact us today at (971) 978-0009.