205: Pediatric Dentistry: Red Flags, Preventive Care and the Non Negotiables for Your Child’s Next Visit with Dr. Staci Whitman

Date Aired: July 11, 2023 // Guest: Dr. Staci Whitman

Episode Description:

Join host Courtney Bursich on the Ancient Health Podcast as she interviews Dr. Staci Whitman, an expert in pediatric dentistry. Gain valuable insights from Dr. Whitman on best practices for flossing and brushing for children and infants, as well as red flags to look out for in pediatric oral health. Explore the fascinating bidirectional relationship between the oral and gut microbiome, and understand the importance of essential nutrients, minerals, essential oils, homeopathy, and supplements in maintaining optimal oral health for children. Discover Dr. Whitman's advice on choosing the right toothpaste, the benefits of hydroxyapatite for remineralization, the link between oral health and pregnancy support, and the concept of the Rainbarrel effect. Don't miss this enlightening interview for expert tips and guidance on ensuring your child's dental well-being.

  • Best practices of flossing and brushing for children and infants
  • Red flags for pediatric oral health
  • Bidirectional relationship between the oral and gut microbiome
  • Nutrients of focus: Vit D, Vit, A Vit K, Zinc, Vitamin C
  • Minerals
  • Essential Oils- oregano oil, clove oil, biocidin
  • Homeopathy- arnica and cell salts
  • Cod liver oil and organ supplements
  • Toothpaste 101: what to look for, what to stay away from
  • Hydroxyapatite for remineralization
  • Pregnancy support and fertility and the link to oral health
  • The Rainbarrel effect

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More About The Guest

 Dr. Staci Whitman

Doctor Staci Whitman is a Functional Kids’ Dentist in North Portland, Oregon. She is the founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry where she takes a whole-body, holistic, and functional approach with her patients. Her dentistry/practice is grounded by science and powered by love.

Doctor Staci attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and worked as a general dentist for 2 years before earning a certificate in pediatric dentistry from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She has always been passionate about children’s sleep and airway health, focusing her research in residency on how to improve airway assessments and diagnostic tools in the pediatric population.

In 2019, she founded NoPo Kids Dentistry with a mission to practice a whole-body approach to dentistry. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2012 and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also involved in many organized dentistry groups, including the Holistic Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and the American Association of Ozonotherapy. Doctor Staci also has Certification in Laser Proficiency and has taken numerous courses and training programs in children’s sleep and airway medicine, studying orofacial myofunctional therapy and craniosacral therapy. She is a Breathe Institute Ambassador and Affiliate.

Doctor Staci is an Internationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is currently attending the American College of Integrative Dentistry and Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine, with expected certification dates in 2022. She dreams of a world without cavities and believes in motivating families to join her as a team, keeping their children healthy and thriving with small, manageable daily changes.

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