Trained and qualified in orthodox dentistry at Kings College Dental School in London in 1989. David was introduced to holistic dentistry early in his career, and was impressed how the whole-of body approach had the potential benefit to his patients’ wellbeing.
In 1998 David migrated with his family to Australia and gained a fellowship with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).
For over two decades David has incorporated new modalities into his daily practice in order to improve the patient care. Moving from strength to strength, David has become a leader in the emerging field of Holistic Dentistry and a successful bridge between standard and progressive alternative dentistry.
David achieved a Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine over 18 years ago and is currently studying for Certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine. Recently he has trained in the science of Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics with Fitgenes. Through his practice, he incorporates these advanced science based solutions when optimising your health prior to and after treatment.
Working in collaboration with like-minded health care professionals, David has established successful networks across a range of orthodox and complementary disciplines. His approach to dentistry is not only informed by a duty of care for his patients, but also by the health needs of himself and those of his staff.
Tom graduated as a Dentist from Griffith University, Gold Coast, with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry.
His awakening to holistic dentistry happened while spending many days at Dental Wellness in voluntary observation with Dr David Cowhig.
Having worked in the public health system and seeing the detrimental effects of poor health on teeth and vice-versa, Tom realised early on that the study and practice of dentistry shouldn’t just be isolated to the teeth.
Working in holistic dentistry with children appeals to Tom because he believes that integrating concepts of oral myology, nutrition, and child psychology can help kids grow straight, beautiful teeth, free from disease, and engage them in caring for their health long term.
From an early age Tom was drawn to working with children in kindergartens & childcare. He was also drawn to working with special needs children and adults, because he feels they are an under supported community and their need for preventative dental health is much greater than those without special needs.
Tom is particularly close to this subject because he personally has young family members with special needs, so he understands the need for time, patience, and versatility.
One of Tom’s most satisfying moments is seeing kids who have stepped into his dental chair crying, then step out smiling and looking forward to coming back.
Dr Bill Kellner-Read
Bill qualified as a dentist from King’s College Hospital, London, in 1977. After a brief time as a junior dental officer, he moved into general practice. As an associate, Bill quickly discovered how much there is to learn about dentistry – an education that appears to have no end.
From here he set up a UK-based practice, which was run full time in less than a year. Interestingly, with the success of this practice came the desire to once again spread his wings, which resulted in him working in the UK, Australia and Austria.
Early in his career, Bill was introduced to the health concepts of Dr Hans Selye, MD, ‘The Father of Stress’. Using Selye’s model and the work of Dr Aelred Fonder, DDS, Bill developed his work which he describes as “the treatment of head, neck and back pain of dental origin”, combining treatment plans with Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists.
Bill has sought, learned and lectured on the myriad of answers to questions that have been posed by patients earnestly seeking better health. In his travels he has taken a greater interest in the need for good nutritional supplementation as an aid not just to general health but also to dental health. He came to realise that while tooth cleaning is important so is nutrition. With heart disease, stroke and diabetes being linked to dental disease he could not fail to realise the nutritional connection.
He sees dental toxicity as yet another stressor and has worked for years to rid the body of potentially harmful materials deleterious to good health.
As an Author he penned ‘Toxic Bite’, published by Credence publications, and more recently ‘Chill Out’, to look at stress from a dental perspective and show how important dentistry can be when integrated into the overall wellbeing of the patient.
Silvia is our new Oral Health Therapist. She has over 20 years of dental experience and has a special interest in the breathing retraining discipline known as Butekyo.
Having trained under the guidance of Roger Price (CEO, Breathing Well) we are excited to be offering classes in re breathing training in 2015. Nasal breathing is essential for good health. Mouth breathing can lead to over breathing which has been linked to asthma, headaches, high blood pressure and many inflammatory illness as well as gum disease and crooked teeth.
Silvia has a wonderful gentle approach to hygiene and oral therapy and we are delighted to have her onboard.