Dr. Smith is a dean’s list graduate from UCSF Dental School, graduating in 1995. After graduating his focus on the relationship of oral health and its affect on the overall well being of the body led him to advanced studies with the Institute of Nutritional Dentistry. Seeking ways to further benefit his patients, Dr Smith then focused and additional three years of study on Oral Systemic Balance (OSB) therapy. He also studied through the American College on Integrative medicine and Dentistry. His long-standing interest in holistic health has led him to becoming a certified massage therapist through the Alive and Well Institute in San Rafael, and he is a trained cranial sacral therapist.
Teeth may be whitened using ozone, due its strong oxidising properties. The situation that is often encountered is the discolored incisor that has been previously root-filled. This condition is readily treated with hydrogen peroxide and sodium perborate mixture or car amide peroxide gel and is practiced as the ‘Walking Bleaching’ system. The application of ozone to the mixture will greatly enhance the whitening effect. The chosen whitening agent can be applied to the access cavity in the usual way and ozone applied from the Ozident® Dental Ozone Unit. The cavity is sealed with an acid-etched composite to retain the mix inside the cavity, and the tooth left for a period for the whitening to occur. Studies are currently under way using ozone as a means of bleaching vital teeth.
Dr. Smith utilizes a state-of-the-art processing method called the Emax PRESS technique which allows for an aesthetic and accurately fitting all-ceramic restoration. IPS e.max Press is biocompatible lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingots. They offer the fit, form and function which is expected from pressed ceramics. In addition, they offer improved flexural strength (400 MPa). The esthetic properties have been optimized. Creating all-ceramic restorations has been simplified and they offer true-to-nature properties like never before.