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Do You Know How Safe Your Statin Drugs Are? By Dr. Johanan Rand, MD – Healthy Aging Medical Centers – Anti-Aging Medicine, Functional Medicine, Menopause, Andropause, Testosterone Therapy, Bio-Identical Hormone, IV Nutrition Therapy, IV Vitamin Therapy, Thyroid Disease, Detoxification Doctor – West Orange, New Jersey

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Statin Risks: What You Need To Know After New FDA Warnings

New federal warnings that cholesterol-lowering drugs may cause increased blood sugar and memory loss have left millions of Americans wondering what the new requirements mean for their health.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week that new warning labels would be required for statins such as Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor, AstraZeneca's Crestor, and Merck & Co.'s Zocor that are prescribed annually to more than 20 million people.

Statins have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of heart attack and heart disease by cutting the risk of developing atherosclerosis — also known as hardening of the arteries — regulators noted. FDA officials sought to reassure consumers that the new labels don’t mean people should stop taking them.

"The value of statins in preventing heart disease has been clearly established," said Amy Egan, deputy director for safety in FDA's Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products. "Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects."

But the decision, which was prompted by a new FDA review of health studies and reports of adverse effects, has raised many questions for people who take the medications. Should they ask their doctors about other options? Are safer alternatives on the market? Do the side effects outweigh the benefits for some people?

How significant are the FDA changes?

In truth, while being a step in the right direction, it only scratches the surface concerning the complications caused by this drug, and the fact that its usefulness in preventing cardiovascular disease is far overblown and based on phony statistical analysis and deception. Those prescribing and regulating this drug grossly violate informed consent laws. The patient is denied access to critical information regarding serious and life-threatening complications that have been documented with the use of this medication.

Should people who are on statins stop taking such medicines on their own or consult their doctors about what to do?

Should a person decide to stop taking the medication, they should do so under the guidance of a physician trained in the use of natural supplements. My own opinion is that one could start taking anti-atherosclerotic supplements and immediately stop these dangerous drugs, but it would have to be done under supervision of a person trained in natural medicine. What patients aren't told is that the “benefits” of statins do not begin for at least a year after starting the medication, so stopping them during this period should not increase their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. At least that is my opinion.

Are there other things you’d recommend doing instead to lower cholesterol?

Certainly, there is compelling evidence that a carefully followed diet, regular exercise, avoidance of excessive stress and environmental factors known to precipitate atherosclerosis — such as exposure to mercury, lead, fluoride, aluminum, and oxidized vegetable oils — can significantly reduce risk of heart attacks and strokes. Several natural plant extracts have also been shown to dramatically reduce atherosclerosis, such as curcumin, white tea catechins, resveratrol (pterostilbenes), ellagic acid, quercetin, mixed tocopherols, mixed tocotrienols, and magnesium, and they are far more effective and safer than any statin drug.

What about taking CoQ10 supplements?

The enzyme targeted by statin drugs is also responsible for the production of CoQ10, which is an essential energy molecule for all cells, especially for the heart and brain. Studies have shown dramatic depletion of CoQ10 with statin use, and this leads to chronic, progressive heart failure and memory loss. It should also be appreciated that cholesterol is essential for brain function, and excessive lowering of cholesterol increases one’s risk of hemorrhagic strokes, memory loss, and serious neurological diseases, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).

Diet and fitness programs can also make a difference in reducing your heart-disease risks, right?

Yes, exercise is absolutely essential, but it must be done with an adequate intake of antioxidant supplements. As for diet, I would avoid an excessively low-fat diet, as most fats, such as saturated fats, play a very minor role in atherosclerosis.

The most harmful fats include the very ones being promoted by the government agencies, dieticians, and the American Heart Association, and they include the vegetables oils, such as corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, canola, and soybean oils. They are rapidly oxidized within foods before they are eaten, and this generates inflammation within blood vessels, which leads to rapidly advancing atherosclerosis. Healthy oils, such as extra-virgin olive oil, omega-3 oils, and coconut oils have been all but ignored by the government and dieticians until recently.

The dieticians and government health agencies, in fact, promoted trans-fats, until overwhelming evidence forced them to admit that trans-fats were leading causes of damage to health. Sugar and high glycemic carbohydrates are major players in atherosclerosis and should be avoided. Food additive excitotoxins, such as MSG, soy protein isolates and concentrates, hydrolyzed proteins, caseinates and autolyzed yeast, also stimulate high levels of damaging free radicals in blood vessels that can last for years.

 

IV Nutrition Therapy Can Help With Many Various Diseases, Chronic Conditions and Illnesses – By Dr. Johanan Rand, MD – Healthy Aging Medical Centers – Anti-Aging Medicine, Functional Medicine, Menopause, Andropause, Testosterone Therapy, Bio-Identical Hormone, IV Nutrition Therapy, IV Vitamin Therapy, Thyroid Disease, Detoxification Doctor – West Orange, New Jersey

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Rejuvenate your body with Intravenous (IV) Nutritional Therapy

Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy can provide enormous health benefits

In many respects, IV nutritional therapy is a preventive aging measure

The therapy is so powerful that many patients report benefits within hours of receiving the treatment

In general, these therapies are very safe, well tolerated and pose minimal if any negative side effects

If you are suffering from the following:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Acute and Chronic Viral infection
  • Dementia
  • Or if you are an athlete in need of faster healing and recovery…

Then IV Vitamin Therapy may help to rejuvenate your body and help you to feel better again.What is Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients to the body directly into the bloodstream. A small intravenous catheter is temporarily placed into a vein, and the nutrients can be administered slowly over a period of time that is dependent upon the nutrients that are used. For example, some nutrients can be administered over a 5 to 15 minute period; however, most intravenous infusions last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. In effect, IV Nutritional Therapy “foods” the cells with nutrients and can increase and optimize cellular health. IV therapy is particularly relevant since many vitamin and mineral supplements are not well absorbed by the body. For some people, barriers exist in the gastrointestinal tract which prevent adequate absorption. But with IV therapy, we can safely deliver large doses of nutrients safely into a vein that would otherwise not be tolerated if administered orally. This is what we mean by “fooding” the cells with nutrients. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and certain other nutrients can have an incredibly potent drug-like effect when given directly into a vein, but without the side effects of many prescription medications. All of the nutrients we use are natural and safe to be administered intravenously. IV nutritional therapy may be needed only a few times, or needed periodically for an extended period of time. The benefits and specific protocol are dependent on the individual patient and the problem(s) being treated.

What are the benefits of Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?

IV nutritional therapy can provide enormous health benefits depending on the condition(s) being treated, the specific protocol(s) used, the number of treatments and the overall health of the patient being treated. In many respects, IV nutritional therapy is a preventive aging measure since it improves the nutritional content inside of the cells. Some of the specific benefits that patients may experience include: (1) Increased energy, (2) An overall sense of well-being, (3) Improved sports performance, (4) Improved healing and recovery from sports “wear and tear” or even surgical procedures (5) Enhanced immune support, and (6) Stress relief. IV therapy is so powerful that many patients report many of these benefits within hours of receiving the treatment. Some conditions including chronic diseases like Fibromyalgia require periodic treatments in order to maintain the benefits.

What is the Myers’ cocktail?

The Myers’ cocktail is one of the more commonly known vitamin therapies and is sometimes referred to as the “Wellness” cocktail. It consists of Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C. People who feel run down, “stressed out” and fatigued may benefit tremendously from the Myers’ cocktail. Many report that they feel completely rejuvenated after a single treatment, and the results can last from several days to several months.

What are the side effects of Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?

The most common complications of Intravenous Nutrient therapy include pain, irritation, inflammation or bruising at the injection site. Systemic complications such as an allergy to a substance can occur, but this is rare and is associated when using a solution that contains preservatives. The ingredients used in the IV nutritional therapies at Healthy Aging Medical Centers do not contain any preservatives. In general, these therapies are very safe, well tolerated and pose minimal if any negative side effects.

How do I get started?

The first step in considering IV nutritional therapy is to schedule a Comprehensive Initial Assessment. With lab results in hand combined with your detailed health history and specific issues, your doctor will outline the specific treatment plan that is most likely to help you improve your health.

Specific protocols offered at Healthy Aging Medical Centers:

  • Myers’ Cocktail
  • Glutathione
  • High Dose Vitamin C
  • Anti-Viral (chronic and acute)
  • PlacqueX therapy

To Learn More Go To HealthyAgingMedicalCenters.com

Natural Horizons Wellness Centers – Integrative Cancer Treatment, Alternative Cancer Treatment, Natural Treatments For Cancer, Biological Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Holistic Treatment For Lyme Disease, Holistic Treatments For Autoimmune Disorders, Holistic Addiction Treatment, IV Nutritional Therapy – Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia, Washington DC, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina

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Natural Horizons Wellness Centers - Integrative Cancer Treatment, Alternative Cancer Treatment, Natural Treatments For Cancer, Biologic Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Holistic Treatment For Lyme Disease, Holistic Treatments For Autoimmune Disorders, Holistic Addiction Treatment, IV Nutritional Therapy – Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia, Washington DC, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina


Who We Are / What We Provide

Natural Horizons Wellness Centers (NHWC) are leaders in the field of Integrative Medicine and Wellness.

Through a colaborative effort of many practitioners, and using state-of-the-art practices, protocols and therapies, we offer each patient the best that conventional medicine and the alternative disciplines have to offer via an integrated comprehensive treatment plan designed specifically for each patient.

Our Wellness Centers offer these integrated medical/dental assessments and related services in one location in each market that we service.

Our Integrative Medical and Wellness Center, located in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., is the prototype for all Natural Horizons Wellness Centers throughout the country.

With an active census of over 10,000 patients, its 14 practitioners work in symphony with each individual patient in creating a truly integrative approach to healing. The Center’s 7,000 square feet incorporate a state-of-the-art facility housing a myriad of diagnostic and assessment tools and treatment equipment to optimize our service to our patients.

How We Do It

NHWC addresses all aspects of health (mental, emotional and physical) of disease and illness, which enables us to accurately detect points of deviation from perfect health, which we call the “source” points of disease. Because every individual is unique, we look at every patient/case separately when focusing on these interconnected aspects of health with the goal of eliminating the “source” or root of disease, and bringing the patient to a disease-free state of wellness.

We begin the process by selecting diagnostic tools appropriate for the specific condition of each patient. In most cases, we incorporate a combination of these tests and assessments in order to achieve the most complete and definitive readings possible. In addition to physical assessments, our diagnostic tools also indicate mental, emotional, physical and spiritual imbalances-all of which are contributing factors to a sound and accurate diagnosis.

Using these results, our team of multi-disciplined doctors and practitioners reviews each patient’s comprehensive profile. As appropriate, they make recommendations for treatment based on experience within their respective disciplines. The Center Director then directs the recommended therapies indicated by the team to form that patient’s “Comprehensive Treatment Plan.”

At the same time, each patient is introduced to our individualized Wellness Program, which is designed to prevent illness and achieve a much higher level of health and well being. This is as much an education process, incorporating various lifestyle and dietary changes, as it is medicine. As such, our Wellness Centers offer support and advice throughout the entire process. This includes ongoing education, lectures, seminars, supportive group sessions, individual counseling, tailored individual Wellness Programs and periodic wellness assessments. The Wellness Program offers the same comprehensive combination of resources and optimized wellness programs for healthy and non-healthy clients alike.

Our Mission

Empower consumers and practitioners with the highest level of integrative medical and dental health services, education, training, research and consumer products, all aimed at achieving the best clinical results. Continue to assist each and every patient, child or adult, on his or her journey to optimal wellness.


 

Integrative Medicine And Wellness

Natural Horizons Wellness Centers (NHWC) are leaders in the field of Integrative & Holistic Medicine and Wellness. Video interviews of our staff detail the collaborative effort our practitioners take using state-of-the-art practices, protocols and therapies.  We offer each patient the best that conventional medicine and the alternative disciplines have to offer via an integrated comprehensive treatment plan designed specifically for each individual patient.

Our Unique Integrative Approach

At Natural Horizons Wellness Center, our number one priority is helping you protect your most precious resource, your health. Many health issues can involve numerous components, requiring multiple bodies of knowledge for proper assessment and effective treatment. To achieve optimal health, all aspects of your individuality must be considered – the physical, energetic, emotional, spiritual and genetic components that make you unique. Therefore, the health care services and treatments at Natural Horizons focus on customizing a comprehensive plan specifically for you, one that may integrate a variety of conventional and alternative approaches, techniques, and treatments. Our primary goal is to identify and eliminate the source of the problem, not just the symptoms, and get you back into a state of wellness and full functionality.

How Does It Work?

We begin the process by selecting the appropriate diagnostic tools. In many cases, Natural Horizons incorporates a combination of tests and assessments in order to achieve the most complete and definitive readings possible. In addition to physical assessments, our diagnostic tools also indicate mental, emotional, physical and spiritual imbalances, all of which are contributing factors to making a sound and accurate diagnosis.

Using these results, our team of multi-disciplined doctors at our Fairfax alternative treatment center with where a practitioners reviews your comprehensive profile. As appropriate, they make recommendations for holistic treatment based on experience within their respective disciplines. Those recommendations form the basis of your individualized wellness program. Your program not only includes treatment, but also integrates important educational tools to help you make dietary and lifestyle changes that may prevent future illness. Natural Horizons provides support and advice throughout the entire process, offering you ongoing education, lectures, seminars, supportive group sessions, individual counseling, tailored individual wellness programs, and periodic wellness assessments.

Serving your needs is our greatest focus, and helping you achieve your health goals is our greatest reward. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to life-long wellness and feeling better than ever before.


Treatment Programs

Natural Horizons Wellness Centers offers a variety of treatments and services for a wide range of health conditions.  The entire wellness team at Natural Horizons is committed to your vibrant health! Please contact us to schedule an appointment and to discuss treatment options. Please click the links to learn more about specific service and treatment options.


Our primary treatment programs include:

Biologic Dentistry

Cancer Therapy

Pain Management

Addictions/Substance Abuse

Weight Management

Lyme Disease Treatment

Orthodonics

Chelation for Heavy Metals

Laser Therapy

Healthy Horizons Program

Degenerative Conditions

CEREC Dentistry


Our Staff

 

 

Robert B. Johnson, DMD, ND

 

 

 

 

Joseph Shaw Jones, MD

 

 

 

Laura Bessem Asher, MD

 

 


 

 

Ehsan Arani

 

 

 

 

Lizette Ayala

 

 

 

Nahzi Bahrami, AS, RDH

 

 


 

 

Jacques de Broekert, M.Ed., CPT

 

 

 

 

Laura Cerda

 

 

Bonnie Coberly, CHC

 

 

 


Denise Kelley Corder, RN

 

 

Carol Ann Damon, RN

 

 

 

Annette Eccles, NCTMB

 

 


Siham El Azzaoui

 

 

Carole Ewens

 

 

 

Peter J. Ewens

 

 


Ryan Gorman, PMHNP-BC

Craig P. John, DC

 

Carla Johnson, RN

 

 


 

 

 

Donna Carole King, B.S., C.M.T.

 

 

 

Deborah “Max” Maxwell

 

 

 

Teresa Owens

 

 


 

 

Charles H. Park, D.D.S.

 

 

 

 

Eugene Spence, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac.

 

 

 

Lori Thomasson

 

 


 

Robert S. Wagner, DDS

 

 


 

Why Biological Dentistry?

What’s the key benefit of coming to our dentist office?

Our dentists can help you understand many underlying health complications potentially related to the oral cavity that may otherwise go undetected. Contributes to the overall health and wellness of both the oral cavity and the body.

We’re A Full Service Center – Get a FREE Dental Evaluation

Overview

Biological Dentistry is an approach to dentistry that takes into account the physiologic and energetic relationships between the oral cavity and the body. It goes beyond the traditional, mechanical dental approach-filling a cavity, removing plaque or pulling an impacted tooth like a normal dentist office. Instead, Biological Dentistry integrates traditional dental services and body health while assessing which services should be sought with regard to overall priority.

The oral cavity-teeth, gums, palate, cheek, lips, tongue, jawbone, and tonsil area-is intimately connected to the rest of the body and therefore affects its health. Likewise, health of the body affects the mouth. So, for the sake of optimum overall health, when treating issues of the oral cavity and of the body, both dental and medical practitioners should consider factors outside their chosen area of expertise.


Alternative Cancer Therapy

Among alternative cancer treatment centers, Natural Horizons Wellness Center offers an alternative cancer treatment program that draws patients from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Unlike many traditional cancer therapy protocols, we take a holistic approach to treating cancer. We will start with a comprehensive health evaluation that takes account of many different internal systems so that we can develop the alternative cancer therapy protocol that is best for the unique situation that each of our patients are experiencing.

Cancer Treatment Overview

All cancer therapy should include focus on eliminating causative factors and directly fighting tumors-especially in latter-stage cancers. Furthermore, therapies should differ depending upon the type and causative agent(s) of the cancer.

Since cancer is a disease with multiple initiating factors, optimal therapy practices utilize a multi-pronged approach. Alternative cancer treatment approaches attempt where possible, to zero in on eliminating the significant underlying causes of cancer so that the body can heal itself.

Because the body’s immune system fights off and helps reverse many early cancer formations, all therapies need to address strengthening of the immune system to help the body fight any cancer cells that are formed every day.

Low-Dose Chemotherapy or Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)

Natural Cancer Therapy

Schedule an Appointment

To arrange for holistic cancer therapy, or to learn more about cancer and natural ways to assist treatment and prevent it, contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers at 1-877-753-5581.


Holistic Treatment For Lyme Disease and Autoimmune Disorders


What is Alternative Pain Management?

What Types Of Pain Issues Do You Treat?

At Natural Horizons our alternative pain management specialists deal with almost every conceivable type of pain. Regardless of the pain you may be experiencing, your overall immediate issue is a singular one, you want relief from pain, and you want it NOW! At Natural Horizons Wellness Center, our number one priority in working with every patient we see is to get them out of existing pain.

Why Is Our Pain Treatment Approach Unique?

We are unique in treating and managing pain, as we take an alternative careful holistic approach in working with the body, mind and spirit of each patient. Our pain managment specialists look at many elements within the patient’s lifestyle to identify all of the contributing factors that led to a pain driven condition. Whether acute or chronic, we need to uncover all of the reasons a patient experiencing pain, so that in carrying out our treatment plan we are complete in incorporating the necessary things that will prevent a recurrence in the future.  Here is what you can expect from our alterntive pain management approach:

All patients are scheduled to meet with Dr. Vishal Verma for a complete medical evaluation of pain issues.

All patients then undergo a complete muskuo-skeletal evaluation of pain issues with Dr. Verma.

A comprehensive treatment plan is then customized for the individual patient.  The treatment protocols will generally include one or more of the following:

Injections (trigger point, facet, etc.)

EMG evaluation

Chiropractic

Spinal Decompression

Low Intensity Laser Therapy

Physical Rehabilitation

Acupuncture

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

The patient is scheduled for the various components of the comprehensive treatment plan.

Our approach to pain treatment is multifaceted, as nearly all pain conditions are complex and usually involve a number of contributing factors. Each patient has an initial consultation with a medical doctor to not only examine the big picture regarding the specific condition, but also the patient’s overall medical history and current habits and lifestyle. The patient is then seen by our chiropractor, Dr. Verma, who performs a complete musculo-skeletal examination. The medical doctor and the chiropractor discuss each of their individual findings and develop an individualized comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.

 

To schedule a Pain Management appointment at Natural Horizons Wellness Center call 1-877-753-5581.


There Are New Alternatives For Gum Disease Treatment – By Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan

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There Are New Alternatives For Gum Disease Treatment – By Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan


PerioLase is the latest laser treatment for gum disease. What is laser gum treatment? Laser Periodontal Therapy™ utilizing PerioLase is an advanced technique that Dr.Shlafer uses to treat periodontal disease, saving many teeth that had been previously considered hopeless.

A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. The Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a wonderful treatment to bring patients back to a healthier state.

There are dramatic patient benefits:

Significantly less traumatic, yet highly effective alternative to traditional “cut and sew” gum surgery.

With no cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and no stitches, it means an easy recovery with minimal bleeding and very little time off work.

This treatment option preserves your gum tissue, rather than cutting it away like traditional surgery.

It reduces root exposure and sensitivity.

It reduces infection.

The cost is the same as traditional surgery and covered by most insurance plans.

Who Is A Candidate For This Therapy?

Anyone that has moderate to severe gum disease is a candidate. These are patients with gum pockets of 5mm or greater and bone loss.

Who Can Perform This Procedure?

Only specially trained dentists can provide PerioLase. This requires licensure from the FDA and certification from the Institute for Advanced Laser Technology. Dr.Shlafer is one of the first dentists in America to have this distinction.

The Procedure:

After measuring the bone loss, a tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the teeth and gums. The infection is gently cleared away leaving healthy newly sterilized tissues.

Because there is no cutting or stitches, people don’t experience the pain and bleeding associated with traditional gum surgery. This impact for treating gum disease is similar to that of Lasik laser surgery for eyes.

This is gum therapy that you don’t have to fear……………call for a complimentary evaluation to see if you are a candidate for the revolutionary PerioLase Laser Perio Therapy - (248) 918-4205 - www.romanshlaferdds.com

Exceptional Dentistry, Inc. – Dr. Michael C. McVicker, D.D.S. – Biologic, Cosmetic and Holistic Dentist Specializing In: Sleep Apnea Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Mercury-Free Dentistry, No Drilling Dentistry, No Pain Dentistry – Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio

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Exceptional Dentistry, Inc. – Dr. Michael C. McVicker, D.D.S. – Biologic, Cosmetic and Holistic Dentist Specializing In: Sleep Apnea Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Mercury-Free Dentistry, No Drilling Dentistry, No Pain Dentistry – Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio


A native of Toledo Ohio, Michael C. McVicker has been in practice since 1984. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and The Medical College of Ohio Residency Program.

With advanced training in cosmetic, laser, sleep apnea, and biocompatible dentistry, Dr. McVicker is committed to providing the most advanced techniques available today.
Dr. McVicker is committed to providing the most advanced techniques available today. He has completed both Advanced and Masters level series at the world’s premier postgraduate training facility, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He was recognized by the director of the program as being in the top 1% of dentists nationally in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

​ "My goal as a biologic dentist is to help my patients view their dental health as a positive influence in their lives. People today recognize the many benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. Modern esthetic dentistry can fulfill those desires as never before."

Dr. McVicker has received extensive training in neuromuscular dental rehabilitation using Biopak technology, biologically compatible dentistry with the CEREC system, and the treatment of sleep related breathing disorders employing the latest techniques with doppler pharyngometry and rhinometry, helping patients who cannot tolerate their CPAP wear an effective, safe alternative. 

Academy of CAD-CAM Dentistry
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Founding Member of Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
American Dental Association
Ohio Dental Association
Toledo Dental Society


Our state-of-the-art studio and doctor are excited to bring to you the latest advances in modern cosmetic dentistry. Our practice has a vision of patient care which breaks the mold of the typical dental visit. We want to exceed your expectations by providing the highest level of service possible in an attractive, comfortable environment. The smile you've dreamed about is now a reality thanks to recent advances in cosmetic dentistry.

When you arrive at our office, we want you to feel special. Our reception area is complete with a refreshment center featuring gourmet coffee, tea, juices, fruit, and fresh-baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, as well as a handicap-accessible restroom. The relaxed atmosphere of our office is also complemented by a beautiful 450 gallon aquarium! You will be greeted by our Practice Concierge who will offer you a refreshment, give you a tour of our office, and then escort you to our studio where you will meet Dr. McVicker in a comfortable, private setting.

We know that your time is valuable, so we promise never to keep you waiting. We do not schedule more than one guest at a time so that you will always have our undivided attention. After being escorted by your personal Treatment Coordinator to a treatment room, you may choose to use the heated massage unit, TV/DVD glasses to view a favorite show or movie, or choose commercial-free online music using the latest Bose stereo headphones. We also offer each guest a complimentary hot paraffin hand treatment while we help you with your dental needs!

After your treatment is complete, you will be handed a warm, scented towel to refresh yourself and then escorted back to the studio to make any future appointments or take care of any financial transactions. In this way, you will never have to wait for a busy front desk person and are assured privacy when discussing financial arrangements.


The last few years have been revolutionary when it comes to dentistry. Computerization, lasers, video cameras, and a wide array of techniques and materials allow us to transform and revitalize your smile as never before possible!

Here is a description of some of the ways our practice can help you discover the smile you've always wanted! Simply select the new technology you would like to learn more about. 

Diagnodent – Laser Dentistry Technology

Digital X-Rays

Tek Scan

BioPak

Shade Scan

Surgical Microscope

CO2 Laser

Video Microscopy

CEREC 3-D – One Day Ceramic Crowns

No Shots/No Drilling

Invisible Fillings

Intraoral Camera


Design Your Perfect Smile!

Visualize your dream smile right before your eyes! If you have ever wondered how you would look with a perfect smile but are uncertain what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, it is now possible to appreciate the change in your appearance through cosmetic imaging! This complimentary service not only allows you to see the “before and after” of your smile, but to take an active role in designing how you want your new smile to look! In this way, you are better informed of the outcome of your smile make over before treatment is begun.

Cosmetic Smile Imaging uses digitally enhanced photography to show you a realistic view of different smile choices to allow you to customize the look you desire. Below are examples of how this is achieved:


Dental Spa Experience

We are constantly striving to exceed your expectations! Here are some of the special amenities to pamper you during your visits to our studio:

· Heated massage therapy dental chairs
· Your choice of online music using Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones
· Video relaxation with TV/DVD Glasses
· Aroma Therapy
· Hot paraffin hand treatment and jewelry ultrasonic cleaning
· Special neck pillows and soft fleece blankets
· Warm, scented towels after treatment

· Personal lip gloss to avoid chapped lips
· Private consultation and photography studio
· Video games and DVDs for children
· Refreshment Center featuring Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices, bottled water, fresh fruit