Dr. Lerner’s new book: The Dental Connection
The Dental Connection is a book that bridges the gap between the ancient traditions of natural healing and modern dental technology. This is the story of one dentist’s odyssey from conventional dentistry to becoming a holistic, biological, and physiologic-oriented dentist. It is also a historical and scientific exploration of the evolution of holistic thinking in healthcare as it pertains to the mouth. Today, the concepts of biological medicine and dentistry reflect our understanding of the causes of chronic disease and the options available to promote healing and disease reversal. The focus is on the patient rather than on the disease. Examination and diagnosis are based on understanding the changes in a patient’s physiology; energetically, biochemically, structurally, and psychologically. In this book, we focus on the principles of biological dentistry as well as our philosophy of structural integration of the mouth and the body that we call Dental Somatic Integration.
“If I needed to remove either the medical or dental component of my clinic, I would keep the dental because chronic problems will not resolve without biological dental care.”
~ Dr. Thomas Rau, Director of Paracelsus Clinic, Switzerland
After experiencing his own health struggles, Dr. Lerner embarked on a journey to broaden and deepen his understanding of the interrelationship between the mouth and the rest of the body. As Dr. Lerner continued to develop his skills as a dentist, he studied and trained with practitioners on the cutting edge of the fields of Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, and Acupuncture to gain an understanding of the structure of the human body and how it works. His exposure to Biological Medicine led him to explore the bio-energetic and bio-chemical connections between the mouth and the body with the intent of understanding the causes of dental diseases and their systemic ramifications. All of this has led him to develop his unique approach to dentistry that treats the mouth with the body in mind.