We at Dove Holistic Dental Centre have a holistic and evidence-based approach to patient care. It is a person-centred approach to care that reflects the importance of understanding the person as a whole, rather than solely focussing on a disease or an illness, and recognising that health is dependent upon many inter-related factors.
We recognise that oral health cannot be considered in isolation without giving due regard to the overall health of a patient. There is increasing evidence to suggest that the relationship between oral and systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer is bi-directional. Our approach to dentistry is therefore not a mechanistic (drilling and filling, scaling and polishing) approach. Ours highlights the significant effect oral health has upon the systemic well-being of an individual.
We at Dove Holistic Dental Centre, therefore, aim to “put the mouth back into the body.”
“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
Sir William Osler (1849-1919)