Science based analysis of the North American health care system
Category: Holistic Dentistry
In Europe, Dentists have to FIRST graduate from Medical School. Then they can specialize in Dentistry.
In the US Dentists just go to Dental School where they learn how to make teeth pretty, and not much else. They pay NO ATTENTION to teeth related health issues. Their marketing motto is “If your teeth are white, you’ll get laid tonight.”
Holistic Dentists are the US answer to what is done in Europe. Of course Holistic Dentists get attacked by the system, because they point out, and solve, teeth related health issues, embarrassing regular “pretty teeth” dentists.
Our Author David Kennedy DDS is a leader in that movement. Listen to him and his friends. Find one of these for your family.
Folks, I have been involved in the so-called “Health Freedom Movement” officially since 1990. I signed on when I conducted the first national survey among dental amalgam victims in preparation for the first of two FDA hearings on the safety of mercury fillings.
The second hearing ended with Obama’s Commissioner of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, directing the agency to declare amalgam fillings safe.
In an earlier BolenReport, I wrote an article called FDA Follies – Dental Amalgams to cover the whole sorry history of amalgams in American medicine including Hamburg’s disgraceful and thoroughly corrupt performance as FDA Commissioner.
In recent days, I came across a video describing new information about the depth of her corruption as Commissioner. This video stands as a monument to the determination of those of us who have traveled down a long road to get justice.
Charlie Brown, head of Consumers For Dental Choice, is to be commended for keeping his shoulder to the grindstone despite the odds and his letter below is an illustration of what we all should be doing in these times of chaos and lack of real press to keep us informed about the real issues.
I wanted to share Charlie’s letter at this particular moment for a reason.
The issue of the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is so huge, this is the first of several articles I’m writing to expose the agency’s large contribution to “the swamp” in Washington.
FDA’S Thirty Two Years of Concealing Amalgam’s Mercury From You...
I. Captive of corporate America: the US Food & Drug Administration
The United States Food and Drug Administration, once the world’s “gold standard” for food, drug, and device regulation, has evolved from industry regulator to industry captive.
Political scientists are not surprised – The evolution from tough regulator to passive regulator to industry captive is a pattern in Washington. Unless an agency engages in a major system of reinvigoration, the spiral continues. But FDA seems comfortable being the hand-maiden for industry; it has brought big bucks to the agency and lucrative jobs after time at FDA.
The big bucks are in FDA’s pay-to-play approval system. Drug companies pay seven-figure amounts into FDA coffers to gain approval of their drugs. FDA staff knows that the cash means higher salaries and more perks in the agency budget. The drug companies know the high fees prevent small competitors with good ideas from getting their products to market. The coziness between FDA and major drug and device companies gets tighter, while innovative entrepreneurs are shut out and the public loses twice: good drugs aren’t being considered and controversial drugs are rubber-stamped.
Another bitter legacy of federal regulation is the “revolving door,” where insiders bounce between well-paid positions in industry to high-ranking FDA positions that regulate that industry. Those in the political party out of power hold cushy jobs awaiting their return to power, at which point – in the game of Washington musical chairs – those in the party leaving power in turn take the high-paying jobs in industry. The current FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, coming to FDA from Henry Schein, Inc., the largest seller of dental products and a major seller of medical products too, is a perfect example. Hamburg was a high official in the Clinton Administration, so Schein’s CEO Stanley Bergman, an active Democrat, tapped Hamburg for the light work of being a board member during the Bush II years, paying her millions of dollars to sit in meetings and file occasional reports. When Bergman’s party returned to power in 2009, he escorted Hamburg back through the revolving door – as Commissioner of the world’s most powerful food and drug regulator, FDA.
II.FDA covers up amalgam’s mercury from consumers – for 32 years…
This is a continuation of articles that I have written about the dental profession and its apparent inability to move forward and change by using science as a guide to therapy.
Instead they insist in using techniques employed for the last 2000 years. That is because that is how they are trained at American Dental Association accredited schools. Its traditional but it is wrong.
According to one of those accredited schools, Loma Linda University, gum disease is the most common reason for anyone to lose their teeth in the US. They estimated that over 90% of the adult population has at least some degree of disease. What is so disturbing about this is that the so called disease is actually a chronic infection caused by a number of very virulent anaerobic pathogens. Lets just call them the bad guys. These bad guys live in the juice that surrounds each tooth.
The REALLY BAD Guys…
One of the baddest of the bad guys is the snake looking bug called Treponema_denticola a spirochete. This beast can eat through mucosa, lives on blood parts, burrows into blood vessels and can attack and kill white blood cells. It is not your normal flora but found in the vast majority of gum disease cases.
The fluoride fiasco in tablet form– over 40 years of harm
We have all heard the story about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is there to protect us from unscrupulous pharmaceutical manufacturers. We also get reminders once in a while that there is a reason for their existence when we hear about candy contaminated with lead or spinach contaminated with bacteria. I must agree that this all sounds well and good, but there is a fiasco with fluoride, and the FDA is at the center of it.
Fluoride is currently added to the water of approximately 60% of the American population. It’s also found in dental products such as toothpaste and floss, fillings, cements, sealants, food and beverages, pesticides, and other products, including pharmaceutical drugs such as Prozac and Cipro. Fluoride has been controversial for decades, and after years of debate, in 2015, the U.S. government finally recommended lowering levels of fluoride in water. In spite of this recent change (which many decry as not anywhere near enough), fluoride is still being distributed in vitamins, which is something you can help put an end to since no one else seems to be doing much to stop this illegal practice. Continue reading SWALLOW THIS: Fluoride “Multi-Vitamins, Drops, Tablets” Are Not FDA-Approved, But Are Still Being Sold To American Children
On Thursday June 17th, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed formal charges against the North Carolina Dental Board, saying:
“Dentists in North Carolina, acting through the instrument of the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (“Dental Board”), are colluding to exclude non-dentists from competing with dentists in the provision of teeth whitening services. The actions of the Dental Board prevent and deter non-dentists from providing or expanding teeth whitening services, increase prices and reduce consumer choice without any legitimate justification or defense, including the “state action” defense. The actions of the Dental Board unreasonably restrain competition and violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.” Continue reading US Federal Trade Commission Drills North Carolina Dental Board…
I’ve discovered another quackbuster scam – one to destroy a whole group of US Dentists, the head of a major Dental School, a device manufacturer, and a major emerging dental issue – NICO, and, with some very good help, I’ve begun the process of breaking up the scam. I’ve helped engineer the destruction of about half of the scam already, and the rest is in the works. We should be finished after a court trial, I’ll tell you about shortly, in April. With luck, we’ll get the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office involved in the clean-up.
Public agencies have relied on the “quackbuster” operation for expertise in health care issues far too long. The time when an agency could fly some“quackbuster” bozo in for a hearing, have them testify to nonsense for a few hours, and stuff them back on a plane, fat check in hand, with the sure knowledge they had a “win” is long gone. The State of Pennsylvania Chief Counsel’s office and the Pennsylvania Dental Board found that out the hard way, over almost a three year period, in the “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Stephen R. Evans, DDS” case. Continue reading Pennsylvania Dental Board Approves Cavitat Device, NICO – Dumps Quackbusters…
One of the biggest scandals in American health care is coming to a head this March 27th, 2007. In the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a case, called “Moms Against Mercury, et al., v. FDA” will get its time in the sunlight, and the Defendant, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) isn’t doing well in its Defense.
The case is simple. Citizens are suing the FDA for NOT, during the last THIRTY YEARS, ruling on the safety, or danger, of mercury amalgam tooth fillings. The Plaintiffs want mercury amalgam tooth fillings banned completely, and forever.
The US Health Care System, rated 72nd in quality, but number one in cost – worldwide, is known, by government reports, to be the NUMBER ONE KILLER of Americans – ahead of heart disease, cancer, and strokes. There is no argument against facts.
The “quackbuster” operation in North America, run out of a New York ad agency, took another broadside last month in Massachusetts when the Massachusetts Dental Board called, not one, but two, “special meetings,” both to dismiss, with prejudice, all seven charges against cutting-edge Dentist David Satloff. The attempt to use a State agency in a “fake” prosecution to eliminate “Holistic Dentistry,” and/or “Biological Dentistry” failed.
Charges had been brought against Satloff by the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) president Robert S. Baratz who claims to be a combination MD, DDS and PhD. Baratz was, also, the only person to testify against Satloff – and he testified for nine full days. I estimate Baratz was paid $125,000 for his testimony by the State of Massachusetts. Baratz testified in an earlier hearing that he has never, actually practiced Dentistry. He also claimed to be a“spokesperson” for the American Dental Association, and a consultant to the US FDA. Continue reading “Quackbusters” Crushed in Massachusetts Dental Case…
Pierce College of Dentistry hired Dental Hygienist Laurie Pruett, over ten years ago, to assist the school in its teaching of the practice of Dentistry. What they “forgot”to tell her, according to court records, is that she would be handling mercury amalgam fillings, and those mercury fillings were toxic, giving of constant noxious gases, which would, eventually, result in consequential health problems.
Ten years later, of course, Laurie Pruett began to show the symptoms of mercury poisoning. It wasn’t long before those symptoms affected her work, and her daily routine. When Pruett sought medical attention she was amazed to find out what competent Medical Doctors knew all along – that working in a “mercury” environment was hazardous to your health – and that adequate safeguards needed to be in place – facts that Pierce College of Dentistry pooh-poohed, again and again, according to court records. Continue reading Washington Dental School Under Assault for “Mercury Poisoning”…
The American Dental Association (ADA) spent a fortune last month holding its annual convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If it had hoped for a public relations coup to help promote its aims, its hopes were dashed by the Pennsylvania chapter of the North American anti-mercury-amalgam movement, the “Pennsylvania Coalition for Mercury Free Dentistry”Continue reading American Dental Association Flummoxed in Philly…
The world-wide war between “health” and “medicine,” “conventional” and “alternative,”rages across continents. “Big Pharma,” in an almost uncontrolled panic in the US, is shoveling so much cash, by the truck and trainload, at US television networks, trying to buy their way back to Americans, it’s laughable.
They’ll scream, they’ll holler, they’ll whine, they’ll whimper. They’ll threaten, and they’ll lash out – but in the end it won’t matter – the American Dental Association is finished. Nail their doors shut. Board up their windows. It’s soon to be all over for them. Continue reading ADA Gets “Kiss of Death”…
Everybody knows that, in my advocation, I hunt “Quackbusters,”The fact that there exists at all, a group whose purpose is to stop innovation, and progress, in health care, in favor of the “drug world” status quo, raises my ire.
It’s time, I believe, for the North American Health Freedom Movement to focus on Dentistry, and its problems, because what happens in the mouth effects the whole body.
I believe that the American Dental Association (ADA), as the primary representative of Dentistry, is in “siege mode,” meaning that their Modus Operandi, these days, seems more defensive of position than promotional of healthy Dentistry. Continue reading Is American Dentistry Killing Us?…
I’m a severe critic of the broken North American Health Care System. For the most part, so far, I’ve focused my commentaries on the medical world. I’ve not ignored the dental world – I just haven’t given it all the attention it deserves. From what I’ve seen, though, North American Dentistry may be in worse shape than Medicine. Continue reading The “Quackbuster’s” Attack on Dental Medicine…
For years the battle to provide appropriate health care for Americans was fought by the “healers” and their support groups – one defensive action after another, with each individual interest group re-inventing the wheel, almost every time. Then came the “activists,” those who sort of understood the political system – they introduced legislation here and there. Then came the “philosophers,” and the “educators” – bringing social awareness.
Delicensed MD Stephen Barrett, his dubious website “quackwatch.com,” Bobbie Baratz, the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), and a big chunk of the organized quackbuster conspiracygot themselves named in a lawsuit, in Colorado, for “were and are each employed or associated with an enterprise, and participated and participates in the conduct of the enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity in violation of 18 USAC1962(c) and C.R.S. 18-17-104(3). Said pattern of activity included and includes, but was and is not limited to, the preparation, publication, dissemination and transmittal of information by US Mail and by wire through internet websites by wire and other media which falsely represented the Plaintiff’s product and technology, constituting a violation of 18 USC 1341, 1343, 1347 and 1349, and CRS 18-17-103(5)(a)…”