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Oct 5, 2023

Today on Holistic Dentistry I’m joined by my guest, Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Sami, a dual specialist in both pediatrics and orthodontics, the creators of the Children's Health Advocacy Training Curriculum Chat, and co-founder of non-profit organization, Love Button Global Movement. 

In this episode, we’re discussing Dr. Sherry’s blended passion for pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and psychology to provide her patients with a whole-body approach. First, Dr. Sherry shares her beliefs around community, Mother Earth, and her mission to promote a culture of love through her work. Then, Dr. Sherry shares patient stories linking psychophysiological symptoms with the mouth, and how she incorporates osteopathy into orthodontics. Plus, Dr. Sherry touches on the distance geopathic frenectomy concept and provides tips for moms when checking for tongue tie.

Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way. 

Key Takeaways:
(3:28) How Dr. Sherry blended her medical and dentistry background with psychology to create her passion

(9:21) The power of community to learn and find answers together

(11:53) Dr. Sherry’s farm as a way to unite children with Mother Earth and their surroundings

(16:45) Why Dr. Sherry decided to create the non-profit organization, Love Button Global Movement

(18:40) A story about why Dr. Sherry treats people from a whole-body approach 

(30:00) A story about PCOS, ultrasounds, and teeth

(32:36) How Dr. Sherry incorporates osteopathy with orthodontics

(36:17) Traditional braces and the midline 

(40:42) Dr. Sherry’s process for wearing retainers 

(41:37) A story about emotional disturbances during COVID affecting teeth 

(44:31) The distance geopathic frenectomy concept and how early to do a frenectomy on a child 

(49:58) The role of fascia in releasing a tongue or upper lip tie

(51:18) Advice for how mom’s can check for frenectomy 

(55:49) How the tongue affects breathing and sleep 

Guest Info: 

Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Sami | Website | Instagram | Non-profit

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Holistic Dentistry #5: Preserving Your Smile with a Healthy Microbiome

Holistic Dentistry Episode #25: Unraveling the Mysteries of Fascia: Your Body’s Hidden Web 

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