Dr Patel may need no introduction for those of you who have been following my FaceBook or Twitter posts or who I have seen as clients during my health coaching sessions. But for many people I am frequently asked "Soulla, what dentist do you use??" Dr Patel is the owner of Biocompatible Dentistry in Pitt Street, Sydney, a practice which was first introduced to me by my friend and natropath Anthia Koullouros almost 10 years ago. Aushi has extensive knowledge of the work of Dr Weston A Price who himself was a dentist and who did some ground breaking work in early 1900’s regarding oral bacteria and general health. Aushi believes that a healthy mouth requires good nutrition. Needless to say, we are on exactly the same nutritional and lifestyle page.
Aushi is passionate about biological dentistry and works closely with some of the country’s leading holistic practitioners (such as holistic doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors and osteopaths) to provide an integrative approach and awareness of the intimate relationship between oral and general health. Her guiding philosophy is to look "beyond the mouth" for the underlying causes of issues in the mouth. Prevention, minimal intervention and patient education are the foundations of her practice.
Her practice is completely fluoride-free, chemical-free (other than those mandated by her profession), only uses filtered water, and the books that adorn the coffee table (pictured) are a familiar sight to many followers of my blog. A carefully chosen selection of natural toothpastes, mouthwashes and oral care products are available at the practice.
Aushi trained at the Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry in London. She worked in mainstream dentistry for the first 9 years of her career but always had interest in natural medicine and prevention. She is now the first dentist in Australia to be an accredited member of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology which in practical terms mean that she is officially an "holistic dentist" and proficient in the basics of biological dentistry, including safe removal of amalgam fillings.
I cant' recommend her highly enough as my dentist of choice.
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