Biological Dentists of New JerseyMar 02, 2014 12:04PM ● By Linda Sechrist
Dr. Scott Silver
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, through continuing education, Dr. Scott Silver, DMD, has remained up to date in these areas as well as in the proper protocols for the aesthetic restoration of function. 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), and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. These memberships provide him with access to the type of valuable education that he uses in numerous ways including methods for determining the most biocompatible dental materials for a patient’s mouth.
“The biggest concern for patients, who seek me out for my knowledge and experience in biological dentistry, is the consequence of incompatible dental materials, such as mercury amalgam, that they have in their mouths. They are always impressed to learn that I’m as interested in restoration from the perspective of form and function as I am in promoting health and vitality,” explains Silver, who melds new protocols and procedures with an old-fashioned “patient first”-style role modeled by his dad, who founded Silver Dental. “I can test patients for their sensitivity level by one of two means: a standard blood test or Electro Acupuncture According to Voll (EAV). The galvanic skin response measuring device can detect the energy on acupuncture end points that relate to the jaw and mouth. This device can also tell me if there is a problem with a root canal.”
Silver uses a Jerome Mercury Vapor Analyzer, which he places near a mercury filling. The device’s small “vacuum” analyzes the air it pulls in for mercury vapor. “This free service allows the patient to know what’s going on in his or her mouth and then they can determine whether they want the mercury removed,” explains Silver, who 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.”
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.