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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
-Thomas Edison, Inventor

Dr. Laughlin

At Health Centered Dentistry we practice
what we refer to as
"Whole Person Dentistry."
an approach to dentistry that promotes health and wellness instead of only treating "dis"ease.

We are very excited to welcome Dr. John Reed DDS to Health Centered Dentistry......

Dr. Reed has more than 25 years experience working as a dentist, and in November of 2013 he officially joined the Health Centered Dentistry team! Dr. Reed is now seeing patients on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and in a few short months will expand into Thursdays as well. Dr. Reed has already begun studying orthodontics and dental solutions to sleep disturbances.   We are very lucky to have him!   For more information about Dr. Reed...
Dr. John Reed DDS
Health Centered Dentistry sponsors educational seminar on
anti-aging and Telomere support...

Scientists have found the ticking biological "clock" and they are called Telomeres.  Properly supporting them and reducing oxidative stresses can have significant bodywide benefits!  Please click on the link below and learn more about what you can do to make every day better.

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Enjoy our new Interactive Tooth / Acupuncture Meridian Chart...

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Use the interactive chart to learn more about each tooth's relationship with your overall health. Just click on the tooth to see which teeth and organs are on the same meridian.

COULD YOUR TEETH BE CAUSING YOU ILL HEALTH? As a Biological Dentist I believe the conditions present in a patient's mouth are a reflection of their overall health. In accordance with ancient Chinese medicine, the mouth is a reflection of the person's total health. Ancient Chinese physicians would examine the patient's teeth, gums, tongue and oral cavity before they examined the rest of patient's body. In biological dentistry, we stress the use of non-toxic restorative materials for dental work and focus on the unrecognized impact that dental toxins, dead teeth and hidden dental infections can have on the patient's overall health. I believe tooth decay, periodontal disease, materials used in restorations, root canaled teeth and infected past extraction sites are all factors that may affect a patient's health. A condition in one part of a patient's body may be the cause of a health issue located in another part of the patient's body. This condition is called Focal Infection Theory. We see Focal Infection Theory when patients are suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, kidney dysfunction, breathing problems, cancer, digestive complications, joint pain and limited joint motion just to mention a few. This is not to say that the patient became ill as a result of their mouth problem(s) but that it may be a contributing factor.*

Disclaimer: This chart is for interesting information only. It is not intended to be diagnostic nor should it be construed to be so. This information is not the opinion of the current mainstream dental leadership such as the ADA or CDA. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.


Do you have questions about Whole Person / Holistic Dentistry?

See if we've answered them here on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page...

Some of the Benefits of "Whole Person Dentistry" are.....
• Freeing Yourself From
   TMJ Pain
• Finding Orthodontic
   Alternatives to
   Extractions/Jaw Surgery
• Receiving Non-Toxic
   Dental Care
• Getting Solutions to
   Snoring and Sleep Apnea
• Helping Your Children
   Reach Their True
• Improving Your Overall
• Discovering If Your
   Teeth Are Affecting Your
Click here for more information about these topics.....

Whole Person Dentistry observes and deals with the mind, body, and spirit of the patient, not just his or her “Teeth.”  This approach to dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions in natural healing.

The basic principles of a Whole Person based practice are:

Earliest Possible Prevention and Treatment of Dental Malocclusion
(bite problems = physical imbalance)
Avoidance and Elimination of Toxins From Dental Materials
Establishing proper TMJ function, including correct Cranial Balance
of the Head, Neck, and Jaws
Proper Nutrition for the Prevention and Reversal of
Degenerative Dental Disease

For each patient, Whole Person Dentistry is a different journey down the same road.  Because every person is unique, and their history is unique, it follows that their treatment will also be unique.

For the Dentist, Whole Person Dentistry can be much like a good mystery or puzzle, waiting to be investigated, have the pieces put together, and solved.

Whole Person Dentistry can be a part of each person’s journey to improved health.  For some patients this type of care is more vital than for others.  It is, however, very important that everyone be aware of the dangers of inappropriate or improper dental care.

Though modern American dentistry has progressed far from its origins of using wooden teeth, there are still some areas where it lags behind the rest of the medical world.  Integrated Health Care, treating the person as a whole instead of a collection of symptoms and diseases, is critical to our well-being,  Because modern American dentistry mainly treats the symptoms of a patient, it can miss the body-wide effects dentistry can have.

We Invite You To Continue Exploring Our Website!!!

This website has resulted from years of continuing education, information gathering, and fantastic patient / clinic experience. We hope the information gathered and organized here will help you more fully understand Holistic / Whole Person Dentistry and the possibilities it offers. If you would like more information or have suggestions about how we can better serve you please let us know by filling E-mailing us at: HCD@HealthCenteredDentistry.com.

contact information:

N7915 902 St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Tel: (715) 426-7777
Fax: (715) 426-7778
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GPS Coordinates: 44.828391,-92.58698

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