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The Holistic Dental Matrix

By Nicholas J. Meyer, DDS, DNM

Summary: Every part of our body works together, and the various aspects of our health can’t be isolated. So when there’s a breakdown in one part of your body, it affects your other systems, tissues, and organs. This means that your dental issues don’t just have an effect on your teeth and mouth; they can also cause health problems all over your body. Learn how to take control of your health by making the connection between your teeth and your overall well-being by exploring the Holistic Dental Matrix.


Chapter 1:

  1. Meyer, N. “Use of Sustained Time Release Antibiotics in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease.” Illinois Dental Journal 48:7 (1979).

Chapter 2:

  1. “EPA Memorandum of Understanding on Reducing Dental Amalgam Discharges.” Dental Effluent Guidelines. Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
  2. Legal brief filed in 1995 by attorneys for the ADA in W.H. Tolhurst vs. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products, Inc.; Engelhard Corporation; ABE Dental, Inc.; the American Dental Association, et al., in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Santa Clara, CA, Case No. 718228.
  3. S. Patent 4,018,600 (April, 1977):,018,600&hl=en&sa=X&ei=KEulVbHdO8-eoQSa0baoBA&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA U.S. Patent 4,078,921 (March, 1978):,078921&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z0ulVfvbD5XroATOi4sQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA
  4. “Dental Amalgam, Mercury, and Amalgam Alloy.” Class II Special Controls Guidance Document.S. Food and Drug Administration. Web. 25 Feb. 20016.
  5. “Lawsuit Filed Today Against FDA for Failing to Address Risks of Mercury in Dental Fillings – IAOMT.” International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, 05 Mar. 2014. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
  6. Queen, H.L. “Chronic Mercury Toxicity: New Hope Against an Endemic Disease.” (1988) Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
  7. University of Calgary Medical School. “Brain Neuron Degeneration via Mercury.” (September 17, 2006). Web. 25 Feb. 2016:
  8. Vimy, M.J., N.D. Boyd, D.E. Hooper, and F.L. Lorscheider. “Glomerular filtration impairment by mercury released from dental ‘silver’ fillings in sheep.” The Physiologist (August 15, 1990.-).
  9. Kucerová, H., T. Dostálová, J. Procházková, J. Bártová, and L. Himmlová. “Influence of galvanic phenomena on the occurrence of algic symptoms in the mouth.” Gen Dent.1 (2002): 62-65.
  10. Podzimek, S., M. Tomka, P. Sommerova, Y. Lyuya-Mi, J. Bartova, and J. Prochazkova. “Immune markers in oral discomfort patients before and after elimination of oral galvanism.” Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 8 (2013): 802-808.
  11. Eggleston, D. “Effect of Dental Amalgam and Nickel Alloys on T-Lymphocytes: Preliminary Report.” Journal of Prosthetic Dent.5 (1984): 617-623.
  12. Javed, F., K. Al-Hezaimi, and G.E. Romanos. “Is titanium sensitivity associated with allergic reactions in patients with dental implants? A systematic review.” Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 1 (February, 2013): 47-52.

Chapter 3:

  1. Murthy, V.H. “Community Water Fluoridation: One of CDC’s “10 Great Public Health Achievements Of The 20th” Public Health Reports 130 (2015).
  2. “Community Water Fluoridation.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.
  3. Fejerskov O., and E.A.M. Kidd. Dental Caries: The Disease and Its Clinical Management. John Wiley & Sons, 2009: 299-327.
  4. Previously classified SECRET Manhattan Project Memo, April 29, 1944, declassified and released from the National Archives. Retrieved February 25, 2016, from
  5. Osol, A., and G.E. Farrar. The Dispensatory of the United States of America [The 24th Edition]. J.B. Lippincott Company, 1947: 1456-1457.
  6. Reported by the Seattle Times, Dec. 15, 1952.
  7. Cross, D.W., and R.J. Carton R.J. “Fluoridation: a violation of medical ethics and human rights.” Int J Occup Environ Health 901 (Jan-Mar 2003): 24-9.
  8. Coplan, M.J., S.C. Patch, R.D. Masters, and M.S. Bachman. “Confirmation of and explantions for elevated blood lead and other disorders in children exposed to water disinfection and fluoridation chemicals.” Neurotoxicology5 (2005): 1032-42.
  9. “Scientist Who Spoke Out on Fluoride Ordered Reinstated to Job.” The Associated Press 11, 1994.
  10. Mullenix, P.J., P.K. Denbesten, A. Schunior, and W.J. Kernan. “Neurotoxicity of sodium fluoride in rats.” Neurotoxicology and Teratology2 (March-April 1995): 169-177.
  11. S. Department of Health & Human Services. “HHS issues final recommendation for community water fluoridation.” Retrieved February 25, 2016 from
  12. Chandna, S. and M. Bathla. “Oral Manifestations of thyroid disorders and its management.” Indian J Endocrinol Metab Suppl2 (July 2011): S113-S116.
  13. Amin, O.M. “Dental Sealant Toxicity: Neurocutaneous Syndrome (NCS), a dermatological and neurological disorder.” Holistic Dental Association Journal: The Communicator 1 (2004): 1-15.

Chapter 4:

  1. “TMJ Disorders.” TMJ Disorders. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
  2. “Jaw Tension – The Migraine Trust.” The Migraine Trust. 26 Feb. 2016.
  3. Sadaf, D. and Z. Ahmad. “Role of Brushing and Occlusal Forces in Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL).” Int J Biomed Sci. 10.4 (December 2014): 265-268.
  4. Wilson, V.P. “Janet G. Travell, MD: A Daughter’s Recollection.” Tex Heart Inst J. 1 (2003): 8-12.
  5. Elvis, A.M. and J.S. Ekta. “Ozone therapy: A clinical review.” J Nat sci Biol Med. 1 (Jan-June 2011): 66-70.
  6. “Discover CranioSacral Therapy.” Discover CranioSacral Therapy. 26 Feb. 2016.
  7. Stapelmann, H. and J.C. Tüjp. “The NTI-tss device for the therapy of bruxism, temporomandibular disorders, and headache – Where do we stand? A qualitative systematic review of the literature.” BMC Oral Health 22 (2008).
  8. “Sleep Apnea Wakes up Heart Disease – Harvard Health.” The Family Health Guide. Harvard Health Publications, 2008. Web. 26 Feb. 2016.
  9. Clement, P.A.R. and F. Gordts. “Consensus report on acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanometry.” Rhinology 43.3 (2005): 169-.
  10. Gelardi, M., A.M. del Giudice, F. Cariti, M. Cassano, A.C. Farras, M.L. Fiorella and P. Cassano. “Acoustic pharyngometry: clinical and instrumental correlations in sleep disorders.” Rev Bras Otorrinolaringol 2 (2007): 257-65.
  11. Chan, J., L.M. Akst, and I. Eliachar. “The roles of the anterior tonsillar pillar and previous tonsillectomy on sleep-disordered breathing.” Ear Nose Throat J. 6 (June 2004): 408-413.
  12. Khan, A., K. Ramar , S. Maddirala, O. Friedman, J.F. Pallanch and E.J. Olson. “Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Mayo Clinic Experience.” Mayo Clin Proc.9 (Sept 2009): 795-800.

Chapter 5:

  1. “What Is Mitochondrial Disease?” What Is Mitochondrial Disease – The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. 26 Feb. 2016.
  2. “Root Canal Dangers – Weston A Price.” Weston A Price. Web. 26 Feb. 2016.
  3. Kokkas, A. B., A. Goulas, K. Varsamidis, V. Mirtsou, and D. Tziafas. “Irreversible but Not Reversible Pulpitis Is Associated with Up-regulation of Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha Gene Expression in Human Pulp.” International Endodontic Journal Int Endod J3 (2007): 198-203.
  4. Steinman, R.R., and J. Leonora. “Relationship of fluid transport through the dentin to the incidence of dental caries,” Journal of Dental Research 50.6 (November 1971): 1536-1543.
  5. “Revolution Health Center.” Web. 26 Feb. 2016.
  6. “About Paracelsus, A Holistic Healthcare Center.” About Paracelsus, A Holistic Healthcare Center. 26 Feb. 2016.
  7. AAE Position Statement. “NICO Lesions Neuralgia-Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis.” Endodontists: The Root Canal Specialists. Web. 26 Feb. 2016.
  8. Bouquot, J. E. “Black’s Forgotten Disease: NICO (neuralgia-inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis).” The Maxillofacial Center (1994).
  9. Daunderer, Max. “Clinical Toxicology in Dentistry.” Ecomed3 (1995).
  10. Levy, T. E., and H. A. Huggins. “Routine Dental Extractions Routinely Produce Cavitations.” Journal of Advancement in Medicine4 (Winter 1996).
  11. Lechner, Johann, and Volker von Baehr. “RANTES and fibroblast growth factor 2 in jaw bone cavitations: triggers for systemic disease?” Int J Gen Med. 6 (2013): 277-290.
  12. “Patent US6030221 – Ultrasonic Apparatus and for Precisely Locating Cavitations within Jaw bones and the like.” Google Books. 26 Feb. 2016.
  13. Cobb, Charles M. “Lasers in Periodontics: A Review of the Literature.” Journal of Periodontology 4 (2006): 545-64.
  14. Elvis, Am, and Js Ekta. “Ozone Therapy: A Clinical Review.” Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine J Nat Sc Biol Med1 (2011): 66-70.
  15. Bagan, J. V., J. Murillo, Y. Jimenez, R. Poveda, M. A. Milian, J. M. Sanchis, F. J. Silvestre, and C. Scully. “Avascular Jaw Osteonecrosis in Association with Cancer Chemotherapy: Series of 10 Cases.” J Oral Pathol Med Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine 2 (2005): 120-23.

Chapter 6:

  1. Kinane, Denis F. “Causation pathogenesis of periodontal disease.” Periodontology1 (Feb. 2001): 8-20.
  2. Papapanou, P.N. “The Prevalence of Periodontitis in the US: Forget What You Were Told.” Journal of Dent. Res. 91 (Aug. 30, 2012): 907-908.
  3. Price, Weston A. “Dental Infections Oral and Systemic.” Oral Health 13.12 (Dec. 1923).
  4. Bartova, Jirina, P. Sommerova, Y. Lyuya-Mi, J Mysak J. Prochazkova, J. Duskova, T. Janatova, and S. Podzimek. :Periodontitis as a Risk Factor of Atherosclerosis.” Journal of Immunology Research 2014 (2014): 1-9.
  5. Ridker, P.m, M.j Stampfer, and N. Rifai, “Novel Risk Factors for Systemic Atherosclerosis. A Comparison of C-reactive Protein, Fibrinogen, Homocysteine, Lipoprotein (a), and Standard Cholesterol Screening as Predictors of Peripheral Arterial Disease.” ACC Current Journal Review5 (2001): 25-26.
  6. Betteridge, D. John, J. Martin Gibson, and Philip T. Sager. “Comparison of Effectiveness of Rosuvastatin Versus Atorvastatin on the Achievement of Combined C-Reactive Protein.” The American Journal of Cardiology 8 (2007): 1245-248.
  7. Geerts, Sabine O., Victor Legrand, Joseph Charpentier, Adelin Albert, and Eric H. Rompen. “Further Evidence of the Association Between Periodontal Conditions and Coronary Artery Disease.” Journal of Periodontology 9 (2004): 1274-280.
  8. Scannapieco, Frank A., Renee B. Bush, and Susanna Paju. “Associations Between Periodontal Disease and Risk for Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease, and Stroke. A Systematic Review.” Annals of Periodontology1 (2003): 38-53.
  9. Lee, Hyo-Jung, Raul I. Garcia, Sok-Ja Janket, Judith A. Jones, Ana Karina Mascarenhas, Thayer E. Scott, and Martha E. Nunn. “The Association Between Cumulative Periodontal Disease and Stroke History in Older Adults.” Journal of Periodontology10 (2006): 1744-754.
  10. Michaud, D. S., K. Joshipura, E. Giovannucci, and C. S. Fuchs. “A Prospective Study of Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer in US Male Health Professionals.” JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2 (2007): 171-75.
  11. Schmidt, Maria Inês, Bruce B. Duncan, A. Richey Sharrett, Gunnar Lindberg, Peter J. Savage, Steven Offenbacher, Maria Inês Azambuja, Russell P. Tracy, and Gerardo Heiss. “Markers of Inflammation and Prediction of Diabetes Mellitus in Adults (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study): A Cohort Study.” The Lancet 9165 (1999): 1649-652.
  12. Nishimura, F., Y. Soga, Y. Iwamoto, C. Kudo, and Y. Murayama. “Periodontal disease as part of the insulin resistance syndrome in diabetic patients.” J Int Acad Periodontol 7 (2005): 16-20.
  13. Kamer, Angela R., Ronald G. Craig, Ananda P. Dasanayake, Miroslaw Brys, Lidia Glodzik-Sobanska, and Mony J. De Leon. “Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease: Possible Role of Periodontal Diseases.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 4 (2008): 242-50.
  14. de Pablo, P., et al. “Association of periodontal disease and tooth loss with rheumatoid arthritis in the US population.” The Journal of Rheumatology1 (2008): 70-76.
  15. Kramer, Fritz. “Ozone in the Dental Practice.” Medical Applications of Ozone. Julius Laraus (ed.) Norwalk, CT: International Ozone Association, Pan American Committee. (1983): 258-65.

Chapter 7:

  1. “International College of Applied Kinesiology-USA.” ICAK-USA |. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.
  2. Voll, Reinhard. The measuring points of EAV on hands and feet. ML-Verlag Uelzen (1989).
  3. “About Paracelsus, A Holistic Healthcare Center.” About Paracelsus, A Holistic Healthcare Center. 29 Feb. 2016.
  4. Bellack, Ervin., and P. J. Schouboe. “Rapid Photmetic Determination of Fluoride in Water. Use of Sodium 2-( P- Sulfophenylazo)-1, 8-dihydroxynaphthalene-3, 6-disulfonate-Zirconium Lake.” Analytical Chemistry Anal. Chem. 12 (1958): 2032-034.
  5. Lj, Kesić. “Normal Oral Flora – A New Classification – Part 1.” Acta Stomatologica Naissi 41 (March 2003).

Chapter 9:

  1. Steinman, Ralph R. “Pharmacologic Control of Dentinal Fluid Movement and Dental Caries in Rats.” Journal of Dental Research 47 (September 1968): 5720-724.
  2. Levy, Thomas E. Death by Calcium. Medfox Publishing 1st edition (2013).
  3. Environmental Working Group. “Body Burden: Pollution in Newborns.” EWG (July 14, 2005). Implants? A systematic review.” Clin Implant Dent Relat Res.1 (February, 2013): 47-52.