Dr Memoli Holistic Dentist

Dr. Philip Memoli, DMD, FAGD, FIND, CNC

Dental Degree

Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), 1986, Now Rutgers Dental School

Fellowships

Zirconia Implant Society

Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

Institute of Natural Dentistry (FIND)

Practice Philosophy

Known as a General Practitioner in the field of Bio-energetic Holistic Dentistry. The practice provides general dentistry, dental hygiene cleanings, ceramic (Zirconia or metal-free) implants, ceramic restorations (fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers) safe amalgam removal, TMJ and other procedures. 

Dr. Memoli is the Founder of The Following Holistic Dental Institutes:

“Each perfected idea in turn gives birth to the next evolutionary seed.”

(The following Institutes highlight Dr. Memoli’s teachings, research, contributions and evolution to holistic dentistry.

Institute For Natural Dentistry (IND) 2000-2008

(The Standardization of Holistic Dentistry)

Co-founder:

Dr. Memoli acquired accreditation for the first Holistic Institute with centers in Newark, Los Angeles and London.

Dean of Curriculum:

Once the curriculum was established, patients could expect a specific set of standards and competency among those calling themselves ‘holistic’ dentists.

Fellowships:

A fellowship was awarded to those who successfully completed the courses and passed the qualifying exams.

Healing Focused Holistic Dental Protocols:

The first goal of the institute was to evaluate existing holistic dental procedures such as amalgam removal, cavitation (NICO) surgery and tooth extraction with emphasis in detoxification and long-term patient healing. As a result, improved protocols were established with respect to a pre and post patient preparation of these procedures.

Biocompatibility of Dental Materials:

Together with Jess Clifford, creator of the first dental and orthopedic compatibility test, emphasis was placed on biochemical individuality. This is important because a material may be perfectly safe for one person, but may be toxic to another at the cellular level. Despite this scientific understanding, many untrained (and some trained) holistic dentists were still using the same materials for all patients. The Institute strove to educate both dentists and patients alike on the true meaning of biocompatibility.

The Promethean Quandary: Standardization of training elevated holistic dentistry to a higher level of competency and reliability. Although quantifiable measures of success were noted in patient’s dental health, the absence of anticipated systemic healing did not occur. At this point, it was obvious a new paradigm was necessary.

Institute for Systemic Dentistry 2009-2016

Thinking outside of the Tooth”

Founder and Innovator:

This school for Holistic Dentists was created to treat the medically challenged patient by focusing on the oral systemic interactions (chronic, infections, inflammation and bio-toxins from the mouth), and develop a new methodology to not just treat dental problems, but rather to address and eliminate the root causes contributing to observed systemic conditions.

Development of An Oral-Systemic Algorithm:

The methodology quickly developed into an algorithm. The Oral-Systemic  algorithm included all known “root cause” factors such as nutrition, immune and detoxification systems. Further, it integrated the obvious dental and medical conditions which presented themselves. An enlarged vision of the patients’ total health picture now began to evolve.

Advances in Biocompatibility:

Once the algorithm determined what must be removed, the question of what goes in was equally perplexing. Jess Clifford emphasized the dual side of biocompatibility; that is, the immunological sensitivity (which his test measured) versus the toxicological side (which no test seemed to be able to assess). Another unsuspected problem was the issue some patients exhibited with ceramics. Although Dr. Clifford’s testing showed almost all ceramics were acceptable, many patients were having negative effects. Ceramics are an inert material and blood tests could not elucidate individual reactions to ceramics.

The Paradox of Technology:

Our group worked with an extensive array of technology and clinicians in all fields with the goal of predictable health restoration. Most technologies and protocols, however, produced some superficial, short-term healings. True long-term healings, in both dental and systemic levels, were not improved.

The Paradox of Healing:

Despite the addition of new state of the art technologies to the enhanced dental protocols, no advances were made with respect to actual dental regeneration. These technologies included all of the following:

~New technologies including 3-D X-rays, lasers, PRF, Piezosurgery and many others.

~Functional medicine testing

~The use of professional supplement only available through a trained professional

~The most advanced biocompatible testing (The upgraded Clifford Compatibility  Test)

~Professional software programs (of all types)

~The highly evolved and adaptive oral-Systemic Algorithm.

It became painfully obvious a new paradigm for dental regeneration was necessary to move forward.

The Research Center for Regenerative Dentistry 2018 to Present

“Bio-energetic Dentistry: A New Paradigm in Healing and Regeneration”

East Meets West: 

Although it was obvious Eastern Healing systems would transform healthcare, the not so obvious was how this would happen. I had utilized Eastern techniques before and would get what appeared to be random and unpredictable healings. Finally, I began to notice some healing patterns become evident. If these patterns could be standardized or individualized to yield predictive results, a new science could emerge.

Bio-energetic Dentistry (BED):

BED is a new genre to the dental world, as holistic dentistry once was. The practice of energetic based healing goes back thousands of years with the advent of acupuncture. More current techniques involving energy healing included; Applied Kinesiology, Electro-acupuncture and a variety of biofeedback computerized systems. Currently, dental applications are solving previously unsolvable problems such as biocompatibility among ceramic restorations and implants.

We are now an Approved Research Center:

The center, which is an integral component of the practice, is under the oversight of the Institute for Health Realities (IHR). The IHR is an FDA-approved Institutional Review Board, which accepts and reviews patient –oriented research in a clinical setting.

Regenerative Dentistry:

This type of dentistry is not mainstream in either traditional or holistic practices and is only a possible within the Bio-energetic paradigm. (Versus treatment oriented)

Research in Regenerative Dentistry is being conducted in our practice to study some of the following projects:

  1. Dental Nerve Regeneration

Can a protocol be developed to stop dental pain and thereby prevent root canal or extraction?

  1. Tooth Decay Reversal

Tooth decay in the dentin, unlike the enamel, can destroy a significant part of the tooth and ‘kill’ the pulp. Can we reverse decay nerves or at least stop its progression?

  1. Dental Pulp Repair

The pulp consists of blood vessels and nerves and will die if decay reaches it. Can a pulp regeneration procedure be performed which can save all or part of the nerve in an adult tooth?

  1. Cavitation Site Repair

A study by T. Bouquot using ultrasonography found 98% of extraction sites to be still chronically infected after 30 years. Current holistic procedures (Bone graphs and PRF) may grow bone, but that bone is essentially non-vital, that is Dead bone. In essence, all bone graphs, with the exception of some donor bone from your jaw ends up as dead bone. Dead bone attracts bacteria and can become chronically infected and now becomes a systemic problem for the patient

  1. Tooth Extraction Sites with Bone Grafts

Most tooth extraction sites are grafted to provide bone for an implant to be placed at a later date. Is it important for this bone to be alive? See above #4 Cavitation Site Repair

  1. Periodontal Bone Regeneration

Some success has been achieved with the use of lasers, but deep pockets are still a problem.

  1. DeNovo Tooth Regeneration

If any of this research is successful, could we ultimately grow new teeth?

The Surgical Center for Ceramic Implants

State of the Art Surgical Implant Center is conveniently located on site with the current dental practice. It is completely dedicated to holistic and Ceramic Implant surgery. It was completed in 2021 with a sealed surgical suite to meet and exceed sterilization standards.

Ceramic Implants:

We only utilize ceramic implants and have 5 different implant systems, whereas most offices may utilize only one system.  This allows us to perform the highest standard biocompatibility testing for ceramics. *See “Ceramic Implants” in services for more details.

On-Site Anesthesiologist

Dr. Atlas is a board–certified anesthesiologist. His time must be reserved prior to the appointment and he will review your medical history in a private phone consultation before hand.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique

Less extensive surgeries result in less post- operative pain and infections. We use homeopathic and ozone during and after the procedure to reduce pain and any risk of infections. Many patients report minimal pain and no infection afterwards.

Post –Graduate Courses (Medical and Nutritional)

Dr. Memoli has many patients with systemic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, chronic infectious diseases (Lyme, co-infections, Epstein-Barr virus, etc.) as well as immunological and other diseases. In order to work effectively with his patients’ physicians or alternative practitioners, he needs to understand his patients systemic conditions.

In pursuit of understanding the oral systemic paradigm, he has studied with the following:

  1. Institute of Functional Medicine (Certified in Functional Medicine)

This series of courses for integrative medicine focuses on the use of biological functional testing (tests designed for early diagnosis) and nutrition (supplementation and food as a “cure”) to correct pre-disease states.

  1. Nutritional Therapy in Medical Practice

Dr. Jonathan Wright and Dr. Alan Gaby give a course on protocol and research in nutrition. This is the state of the art course for practitioners studying nutrition.

  1. Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC)

A formal study of and testing in nutritional therapy, resulting in certification.

  1. BioSET Allergy Desensitization

Training in BioSET, founded and perfected by Dr. Ellen Cutler. It is an allergy desensitization therapy similar to NAET, but focuses more intensely on medical conditions. Dr. Memoli later applied this to dental material biocompatibility.

  1. Acupuncture Training

Training in electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), the vegetative reflex test  (VEGA test), and other techniques (ART).

  1. Institute For Health Realities (Sam Queen)

Training in the understanding of blood chemistries.

  1. Training In Neural Therapy

With various teachers and philosophies

  1. Continuous Studies

Through various teachers, lectures, research articles and personal experience, Dr. Memoli has also studied homeopathy, herbology, nutrition, neural therapy, and cell salt therapy.

Articles and publications

“Systemic Interactions between Dental and Gastroenterological Diseases.” (2011) In G. Mullin MD (Ed.), Integrative Gastroenterology: The Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Library Series (pp.392-401) Oxford University Press

**See webpage for articles and publications by Dr. Memoli

Post Graduate Traditional Dental Institutes

Dr. Memoli believes a holistic dentist must be proficient in both traditional and alternative dentistry. He studied with the best teachers of the traditional mindset including:

The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida

Considered to be the premier postgraduate study, Pankey teaches dentists in the field of restorative dentistry (fillings), occlusion (the bite, muscles and TMJ) and prosthodontics (tooth replacement options).

The Dawnson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida

Dr. Dawson “wrote the book” on occlusion (bite problems) and on how to diagnose and perform complete rehabilitation of the mouth.

The Restorative Practice in Lakeland, Florida

Dr. Fillastre, a colleague of Dr. Dawson, also had an institute in which he focused on causes of tooth loss and on many options (excluding implants) for restoring mouths with missing teeth.

The Spear Institute

Dr. Spear offered a course of study in cosmetic dentistry, including the use of ceramics and porcelain restorations. The course also covered treatment planning of complex cases involving multiple specialties, such as restorative-orthodontic cases and periodontal cases.

Creating Restorative Excellence

This institute, run by Dr. Kois, concentrates on diagnosis and the treatment of complex cases. His focus is on mouths with multiple dental problems including bite problems, clenching, periodontal disease,  and whole mouth reconstruction to name a few.

Dr. Mark Piper

Dr. Piper is surgeon who has devised the most comprehensive staging system for TMJ problems.  Dr. Piper is a medical doctor and oral surgeon.