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Siarra Sens, RDH, BScDH

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Siarra Sens, RDH, BScDH, graduated with her dental hygiene diploma from Camosun College in Victoria, BC, and then received her degree in dental sciences from the University of British Columbia in 2017. She focused her studies on alternative and complementary therapies for oral health and use in biocompatible dentistry, including ozone therapy, meditation techniques, healing with whole foods, and homeopathic remedies among a long list of others. Siarra is a member of a network of holistic health professionals on Vancouver Island. She studied alongside holistic dentists with a focus on healing previous traumatic dental experiences in dental phobic patients and continues the focus with her patients today. Her hobbies include handcrafting organic, herbal products from remineralizing & whitening tooth polish to anti-inflammatory salves. Siarra is an avid traveler. She’s enjoyed volunteering in Mexico as a ‘dentista’ and plans to volunteer in Nepal and India in the near future.

How to Talk to Patients About Removal of Amalgam Restorations

Many dental offices, including the one I practice in today, are now mercury-free. Most of our patients are up-to-date with the research that mercury is a neurotoxin and, at certain levels, can cause neurological issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illnesses, and mental disorders. We now have sufficient evidence-based research to acknowledge mercury restorations are not the ideal option they once...

How to Assist Patients who Prefer an Alternative Approach to Dental Care

Worldwide access to evidence-based clinical decision making must coexist with respect for individual decision making shaped by local culture and circumstances. This is the balance between globalizing the evidence and localizing the decisions that will improve delivery of healthcare worldwide. -John Eisenberg Abstract: Purpose: This literature review demonstrates the importance for medical professionals to broaden their knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine...