Biological Dentists of New JerseyMay 31, 2013 02:05PM ● By Linda Sechrist
Dr. Scott Silver DMD
The majority of today’s restorative dental procedures require extensive knowledge about the latest biological science regarding the relationship between the mouth and overall body health, as well as experience in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and the industry’s latest biologically compatible materials. Since his graduation in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Scott Silver DMD has remained up to date in these areas as well as the proper protocols for the aesthetic restoration of function, through continuing education. The co-founder of Biological Dentists of New Jersey and the owner of Silver Dental in Haddon Township, Silver belongs to numerous professional organizations such as the Holistic Dentistry Society (HDS), the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. These provide him with the type of valuable education that he uses in numerous ways including educating his patients.
“I enjoy educating patients about biological dentistry and why I am concerned with the consequences of incompatible dental materials, such as mercury amalgam, which causes toxicity. I feel good about telling anyone that as a biological dentist, I’m interested in restoration from the perspective of form and function as well as that of promoting health and vitality,” explains Silver.
Although Silver enjoys using cutting-edge technology in the family-oriented practice his father started in the 1940s, he finds that much of the real joy and satisfaction from his work comes through his doctor/patient relationships. “I came into my father’s practice in 1982. I am on a first name basis with many of the patients that I see since I’ve known them and their families for so long,” says Silver, who melds new protocols and procedures with an old fashioned “patient first” style role modeled by his dad.
A believer in natural remedies, Silver uses homeopathy to help calm the teeth of the patients that he works on. “Teeth are traumatized by many dental procedures, which is why I offer my patient tablets or oral drops of Traumeel and Arnica. These are anti-inflammatory homeopathic solutions for pain that my patients feel good about taking,” advises Silver, who also serves as an attending physician at Cooper Medical Center in Camden. Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine originated in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann based on this doctrine of “like cures like”.
Biological Dentists of New Jersey offers a wide variety of procedures from routine dental exams to a more integrative holistic approach to comprehensive dental services such as non-surgical periodontal therapy, TMJ therapy, and therapy for sleep apnia, as well as biocompatible material testing, cosmetic dentistry.
New Jersey Biological Dentists, 621 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. Call 856-854-4354. Visit BiologicalDentistsOfNewJersey.com.