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I'm interested in the apparent disconnect between mainstream physiological medicine and dentistry. Is there anything that could occur at the educational level that might reunite the disciplines? Perhaps it would even contribute to reuniting the parts of the body. There are many studies that demonstrate the relationship between healthy oral hygiene and heart health and immune health, etc. As a patient, there seems to be a different ethic in dentistry -- less of an obligation to serve patients and more of a for-profit motive. Even in this program, dentistry does not seem to be included. This may be in the process of occurring with thinking of mental health as connected with physical health.
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