By Working Together With Other Holistic Practitioners we’re Seeing Drastic Improvements in the Quality of our Patients’ Lives
“Finding and addressing the root cause of disease in all our disciplines is the key to success.”
A generation ago there was a disconnect, a thought that our mouth and teeth had no bearing on the health of the rest of our body. Now more and more research has been showing that there is a strong connection between dental disease and systemic health, but Dr. Gashinsky, Holistic Dentist, has always known that.
A holistic approach to health is multifaceted, so he has built a network of healthcare practitioners to assist his patients in obtaining a desired level of optimum health.
Working hand in hand with naturopaths, functional medicine practitioners and many others in the field of holistic medicine has expanded Dr. Gashinsky’s ability to help more people.
“I find it to be incredibly fulfilling to work synergistically with these practitioners to be able to improve patients’ health so dramatically,” says Dr. Gashinsky. “Some are coming to me so very sick and by working together we’re seeing drastic improvements in their quality of life.”
For example, a thermographer can find that there is a potential source of inflammation coming from the mouth, as well as a holistic dentist can refer to a functional medicine practitioner for detoxification. An integrative MD can find a patient to have mercury toxicity; Dr. Gashinsky will safely remove the mercury fillings so that the physician can effectively chelate or remove the toxicity. These are small examples of how working as a team can complement and enhance our patients’ health and not just focus on one aspect of body.
Dr. Gashinsky feels strongly about taking his patients’ whole health into consideration. So much so, that he traveled to Switzerland this past spring to visit the Paracelsus Clinic and Swiss BioHealth Clinic—two models that promote the oral-body connection—to study their holistic approach to patient care. To truly practice holism—the thought that everything is understood in relation to the whole and not just its parts—it’s important to remember that when treating a person it’s not just what one practitioner does, but how they can work together to improve the final outcome.
“Finding and working with like-minded practitioners to help my patients has not only been professionally satisfying, but also on a personal level knowing that my patients are being well taken care of.”
Dr. Gashinsky found such a need to work with like minded practitioners that he opened a chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. “My goal is to expand my networking abilities as far as I can to help my patients who come from all parts of the state and beyond,” says Dr. Gashinsky.
“Finding and addressing the root cause of disease in all our disciplines is the key to success. What they don’t see I do and vice versa, seeing dental infections and how they can affect organ systems through meridians or directly, and utilizing the benefits of networking with a holistic practitioner, can and does make all the difference in patient care. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
So if you’re looking for an approach that is inclusive of all aspects of holistic care, Dr. Gashinsky and his team make it their priority to ensure complete holistic care by promoting the benefits of holism. It’s not just your teeth anymore – it never was. But now we have the ability to not just treat overall disease but truly prevent and promote whole body wellness.
Other than being a dentist for 40 years, Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky, is a certified nutritional consultant, accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, SMART Certfied and a Naturopathic doctor. “My passion for learning is never complete, and I will continue to research and learn the latest in alternative treatments and team up with the best in the fields of holistic and alternative medicine to bring my patients the best treatments available, this I can assure you.”