Mark A. Breiner, DDS, FAGD, FIAOMT, is a pioneer and recognized authority in the field of biological and holistic dentistry. He is a health visionary with over 40 years of experience in helping patients find solutions to baffling, unresolved health problems—even those that are seemingly unrelated to dentistry. Dr. Breiner has been a leader in identifying dental hazards to whole-body health, including challenging the safety of placing mercury in the mouth.
A graduate of the Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Breiner served as a captain in the U.S. Army at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where he was appointed head of the Dental Prosthetics Department. Dr. Breiner is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a past president and Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a scientific organization comprised of physicians, dentists and researchers, and a Diplomate of the College of Dentistry, American Association of Integrative Medicine.
He has had advanced training in many areas of dentistry and medicine, including the acclaimed Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education Training, Advanced Training in Homeopathy, Nutrition, TMJ, Electrodermal Screening, Conscious Sedation, Healthy Start System for Children, Biomagnetism, and advanced training in adult sleep-disordered breathing problems.
Dr. Breiner has lectured on various topics encompassing Whole-Body Dentistry. He has spoken at the A4M Conference, International Congress in Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. And has also addressed the Ontario Naturopathic Association and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has spoken at the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in the United Kingdom and also addressed the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in the United States. His presentation titled, Creating Positive Changes in Your Health through Dentistry, was chosen as the “kick-off” presentation for the world-wide event HealThy Mouth World Summit. Dr. Breiner has spoken to post-graduate students in the naturopathic, chiropractic, and dental hygiene programs at the University of Bridgeport about Dental Danger Signs – Warning Signs that Every Practitioner Should Know. He also lectured at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City, presenting to healthcare practitioners on Dental Danger Signs of Sleep Breathing Disorders in Children and Adults.
He has been a guest on numerous radio shows and television interviews, including NBC and CBS. He has also been interviewed in print and web media including, Newsmax Health, The Legal Edition, and Healthy Aging Magazine.
Dr. Breiner was among the first proponents in Connecticut in the 1970’s of dental treatment for TMJ sufferers. As his TMJ patients found relief from their suffering, other seemingly unrelated complaints disappeared as well. His observations regarding TMJ led Dr. Breiner to realize that dentistry, viewed as part of the “whole person,” was a missing link that needed to be explored.
In 1999, after more than twenty-five years of exploration, Dr. Breiner published his first edition of Whole-Body Dentistry. This book explored the dental component as the “missing piece to better health.” He continued to draw upon his decades of experience to write Whole-Body Dentistry©: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health. This publication has garnered numerous awards and has sold worldwide. Dr. Breiner is also a contributing author to the medical textbook Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine. His chapter, “The Role of Dentistry in Cardiovascular Health and General Well-Being,” overviews the connection between dental and cardiovascular health. In addition to periodontal disease and cardiovascular problems, he highlights numerous “common” dental treatments and interventions—including root canal procedures, cavitations, and metals used in fillings—that can have a negative impact on the cardiovascular system.
Dr. Breiner treats patients for a myriad of dental concerns, including Aesthetics, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Sleep Breathing Disorders, Mercury Toxicity, Hidden Infections from Cavitations, Dead Teeth, and Root Canals. “If you have unexplained symptoms that won’t go away, no matter what you do, the answer could be in your mouth,” states Dr. Breiner. “Understanding the vital relationship between the teeth and the rest of the body allows me to provide added levels of diagnosis and care to improve your life. Consider an integrative approach to oral health care; you could improve your wellness in astounding ways.”
Dr. Breiner founded the Breiner Whole-Body Health Center in Fairfield, Connecticut, which is the premier source for holistic dentistry and holistic medicine. The center includes Whole-Body Dentistry, Whole-Body Medicine, IV Solutions, and The NeuroEdge Brain Performance Center.
Dr. Mark Breiner is highly sought after for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures. His innate artistic talent has given him the skills necessary to create the natural smile that you have always desired.
At Whole-Body Dentistry your cosmetic experience may include veneers, minimal reshaping of the teeth, orthodontic realignment of the teeth, bonding, caps, bridges or implants. Also, to provide you with the most beautiful and longest lasting smile, we offer a new technology – veneers that are contact lens-thin.
These veneers offer a terrific cosmetic solution for permanently stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth. They are bonded onto your existing teeth without having to first remove sensitive tooth structure (a distinct advantage over traditional veneers).
Because they do not require removal of tooth structure, these veneers are painless to install. We apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming misshapen, worn teeth into a naturally beautiful smile. These veneers are the best of both worlds – ultra-thin, yet super-strong, for a radiant smile. This procedure is also completely reversible.
I can think of no other reason other than politics for this material to still be accepted and also, promoted as safe to the public by the American Dental association. Certainly, the science and all the evidence to the contrary should be a compelling enough reason for the ADA and its members to seek alternatives to using this toxic material.
The message needs to reach the public and once they do receive the message, they need to insist that changes be made. No other medical discipline is using the same techniques and material as they did 150 years ago like dentists do. With public pressure comes change and the dental profession needs to make the transition to providing a holistic approach to dental care.
I receive many referrals from MD’s, DO’s, and ND’s. The feedback I receive from colleagues is that they realize that without addressing the dental needs of the patient their results will be less than optimal.
Knowledge is a parent’s best protection. I encourage people to educate themselves about the topics addressed in WHOLE-BODY DENTISTRY™ and then, as a consumer, you can make the best choices for yourself, your child and your entire family. Your dentist should be a partner in your healthcare and he or she should always be willing to hear your concerns and respond by providing options.
Dentists remove fillings every day. However, this is usually done in a manner exposing the patient to dangerous levels of mercury. Therefore, it is best to seek out a dentist who knows how to protect the patient from this increased exposure is also knowledgeable in detoxification protocols.
A detailed medical and dental history will be taken. A thorough dental exam of your teeth, gums, mouth and bite will be performed. Also a sample of plaque from under your gums will be viewed under a microscope to help assess the health of your gums. Any necessary x-rays or impressions of your mouth will be taken and an electro-dermal screening analysis will also be done. Plan on being in the office approximately two hours. Read Initial Dental Visit for more detailed information.
The decision on what treatment you have should not be based on an insurance company’s view of dentistry. It has been my observation that unnecessary dentistry is often performed when someone else is paying for it, namely the insurance company. We will give you a form which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Together we will formulate a treatment plan, and you will be fully informed of the fees involved. Payment is over the course of treatment and is the full responsibility of the patient, not the insurance company.
Some patients have received reimbursement under their medical policies when recommended by a medical doctor. However, patients usually have a lengthy battle to receive reimbursement. Our fees are paid by the patient directly to us at the time of treatment.
Dr. Breiner has been involved in this type of treatment for over 25 years. He finds it important to prepare the patient prior to any amalgam removal. This involves utilization of specific supplements, herbs and/or use of homeopathics. During amalgam removal a rubber dam, high speed suction and electric drill are utilized minimizing exposure during mercury removal. Post removal detox, monitoring and evaluation are also important. If the patient chooses IVC (intravenous vitamin C) it can be administered right here in our clinic at Whole-Body Medicine’s IV Solutions, by the patient’s physician, or a local MD. These modalities are patient specific. Learn more Amalgam/Mercury Filling Removal.
Ideally patients should have a materials reactivity test. This is a blood test which reports by brand name which dental materials are most compatible with your immune system. Sometimes patients prefer to just have dental materials tested with the EAV. A combination of both is the optimum. Whenever possible non-metal materials are utilized.
Yes. Many of Dr. Breiner’s patients are referred by other health care practitioners and communication with them is an important part of the treatment.
Dr. Breiner believes that the decision whether to do a root canal or not should be made by the individual patient. However, this should be done knowing the implications both positive and negative. A lot depends on the health of the patient and the tooth meridian involved.