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Jenna Arcaro, RDH

Jenna Arcaro, RDH
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Jenna Arcaro is a registered dental hygienist from Telford, Pennsylvania. She is a bookworm, a dog-person, and the author of two fiction novels.

Functional Medicine: Antimicrobials Should Treat Causes of Perio, Not Just Symptoms

Functional medicine is not a new concept, but it is gaining in popularity.1 A progressive hybrid of holistic and Western medicine, functional medicine aims not only to control the symptoms of disease but focus instead on the causes of disease. Dental hygienists spend much of their time combating the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, prompting the question: Are we treating...