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What information is available from the Biological Dentist Directory?

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The International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine's directory of biological dentists lists the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and websites for each entry. Most listings also include a brief description.

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IABDM-certified dentists appear in the directory with the organization's logo next to their names.

A search function on the IABDM's website allows the user to look for dentists and other medical professionals by name, keyword, state, city, zip code or category. The search defaults to a 100-mile radius, but the user can adjust the distance. A map shows the location of each medical professional in the directory. The IABDM includes dentists, periodontists, orthodontists, oral surgeons and pedodontists among its ranks.

Biological dentistry is a holistic approach that takes into account how materials and procedures used in dentistry affect the rest of the patient's body. Biological dentists avoid mercury and fluoride, and the IABDM encourages individual testing of patients to ensure that the materials being used will not have harmful effects. Biological dentistry incorporates practices that are not usually associated with traditional Western dentistry. That includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbology, homeopathy, energy medicine and other practices. The stated aim of biological dentistry is to be less invasive but still effective.

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