Naturopathic News and Updates
1/31/19 Composite Filling Material
Many patients come to us to remove toxic mercury fillings and as happy as they are to get rid of them, they are equally concerned about what we use to replace them. In our office, we use materials that are the least reactive to most people. The composite filling material most often used in our office is called VOCO. More specifically, Voco Admira Fusion. It comes from Germany and is the most bio compatible material on the market. It is a ceramic based material. For more information on the product follow these links:
If you are still concerned about bio compatibility you can always ask for our “bio compatibility test kit” and have a blood test done that will reveal which products you are most sensitive to, and which are your least reactive. We are happy to order any product that will be the best for our patient.
1/31/19 New Product
Xerostomia. A fancy word for “dry mouth”. Many patients suffer from dry mouth due to side effects of medications and chemotherapy. There is a new product available through dental offices only. It’s called 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray. If you suffer from dry mouth, ask Dr. Schmidt about this product next time you are in, or give us a call. We also carry Skinny and Company Coconut Oil, which many patients with dry mouth will use as well. Placing a small amount of the oil in your mouth to coat the tongue, cheeks and gum tissue can give some refreshing relief.
11/20/18 New Product
We have always recommended the Sonicare Toothbrush for our patients and still do. The difference in how clean your mouth is and feels after using one is measurable. It’s an excellent product and we will continue to recommend it, however; Drs. Schmidt have discovered another option. At a recent IAOMT meeting they discovered a vendor from KYOUI (pronounced Q-E). This sonic toothbrush has brush head options the Sonicare doesn’t and it has a 10 year warranty. We have these for purchase at our office or you can look them up online at www.kyoui.com.
8/31/17 NuCalm Update
It’s here! NuCalm is a chemical free, non-narcotic way to relax in the dental chair. From the noise canceling headphones and soothing music to the Gaba cream, this exciting technology could be just what you need to calm those frayed nerves. Even if you’re not particularly stressed about being here, but just want some relaxation time, NuCalm will do the trick. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this to our patients, adults and children alike!
5/25/17 – NuCalm
Coming soon to our office is some exciting technology for those patients who feel anxious or nervous about being in the dental chair. Take a look at the link below to see how it works. Here’s a secret, it’s not just for the fearful. If you want to feel more relaxed and even rested after your appointment just ask if the NuCalm system is available for your use.
4/20/2017 – Natural Health 365 interviews Dr. Pamela Schmidt for Podcast
Listen as Dr. Schmidt is interviewed by Jonathan Landsman from Natural Health 365. In this podcast she discusses the benefits and integrity of Skinny Coconut Oil. It’s the oil we use and recommend to our patients in the practice. We pride ourselves on sourcing out the purest and most natural products in the market and Skinny Coconut Oil is one of the best!
4/14/2017 – All Natural Tick Repellent
Spring is here! As the weather warms up so does the population of ticks which can and will increase the risk of being infected with a tick-borne illness such as Lyme Disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and anaplasmosis. Prevention is key and we’re here to provide you with a natural alternative to the popular DEET repellents. DEET is a known chemical neruotoxin and can directly effect the human nervous system. Please take a look at this “how to make your own” natural ingredient insect repellent. It comes to us from Innovative Medicine LLC in New York.
10/18/2016 – The Rockford Register Star ran this article.
College of Medicine at Rockford welcomes new council members
The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford recently welcomed new members to its Dean’s Action Council. Joining the DAC are Mark and Monika Clodius, Dr. Pamela Schmidt, Christine Stenstrom Jarrett, and Dr. Kris Tumilowicz. Mike Fager is now past chair with Craig Fetty serving as chair and Elise Cadigan as chair-elect. Barbara Pittman and Karen Johnson retired. The council comprises community and business leaders who advocate for the university within the Rockford community. For information: