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Center for Advanced Health in Dentistry ~ A Holistic Approach to Dental Care

Nov 30, 2014 10:46AM
A link between proper dental care and overall health has long been established. At the care at the Center for Advanced Health in Dentistry, Dr. Joseph Mele goes beyond standard dentistry and focuses on holistic therapies to create a well-rounded system of care for his patients. His mission as a biological holistic dentist is to balance the body energetically, biochemically and functionally, as well as nutritionally, emotionally and structurally.

Dr. Mele’s extensive background in dentistry spans over 30 years. He graduated from Temple University Dental School, has a fellowship from the Institute for Natural Dentistry, is a Diplomate Member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants and member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He has spent the last ten years learning how to incorporate holistic dentistry and natural healing methods with conventional dental mechanics.

Dr. Mele utilizes acupressure techniques to balance the Ki (Chi) energy in the body: “When the Ki energy is unbalanced, it causes a variety of issues which become chronic unless energy that flows to those areas can be restored.”

Dr. Mele helps detect blocked meridians and gently stimulates the energy that flows through these channels to every organ, tissue and cell in the body, including the oral cavity. Dr. Mele explains, “If there is an infection in the tooth, it can weaken the line between that tooth and the organs.” Dr. Mele’s approach is a gentle, needle-free and effective method of utilizing the body’s natural ability to heal.

Dr. Mele has extensive training in functional orthodontics, a special niche procedure that helps a child’s jaw grow so that permanent teeth can come in without crowding. The pre-brace therapy also improves the child’s facial profile, helps prevent mouth breathing, decreases the occurrence of sore throats, colds and ear infections, helps stabilize the head on the spine preventing abnormal curvature and helps vastly eliminate TMJ issues.

At the Center for Advanced Health in Dentistry, Dr. Mele and his staff strive to soothe dental visit fears through many relaxation methods including natural flower remedies and homeopathics. In addition, acupressure may be used to reduce anxiety, prevent gagging and restore a sense of well-being to the patient. Sonic devices are used to relax the jaw muscles during treatment. The practice also carries special color therapy safety glasses that both relax the patient and protect their eyes. Their goal is to make each appointment comfortable and fun for their patients.

Dr. Melel is highly training in the safe removal of existing mercury fillings, biocompatible dental material testing, nutritional and diet consultation for dental issues, holistic root canal therapy and oral cancer screening. Dr. Mele’s satisfaction comes from seeing countless patients heal chronic issues in their oral cavity and beyond.

Location: 215 Union Ave., Suite D, Bridgewater. For more information, call 908-526-2266 or visit

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