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204: Biological Dentistry with Dr. Gene Sambataro l A Comprehensive Approach to Root Canals, Cavitations, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Poor Jaw and Tongue Posture and more with Julian Dentist

Jul 24, 2023 | Season 3


We are thrilled to bring you this conversation with Dr. Gene Sambataro (our Dad & OG biohacker!) where we take a deeper look into biological dentistry and dental sleep medicine. This is his third time on the podcast so make sure you go back and check out the previous episodes – #10 “The Root of It All” and #136 “Sleep Apnea, Nutrition for Oral Health & Biohacking for Families”. In today's episode we discuss how we can address sleep issues, the benefits of running a home sleep study, alternatives to CPAPs for sleep apnea, the dangers of root canals and mouthtaping, the health benefits of breastfeeding and more!

Dr. Gene Sambataro has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years with special interests in orthodontics, dental orthopedics, temporomandibular joint disorder, sleep disordered breathing and implantology. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1980 and soon after started incorporating a more holistic approach to his practice. 

Dr. Sambataro strives to educate his patients on how they can make healthier decisions in their lives, as well as sharing his knowledge around toxic-free dentistry, which avoids mercury amalgam fillings, fluoride, and toxic root canals. Nearly 80% of all illnesses can be connected to infections, toxicities, and imbalances in the mouth, which is one of the reasons he is so passionate about practicing Biological (or Holistic) Dentistry. 

A few of his affiliations include the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the Holistic Dental Association, and the International Dental Implant Association. He is also a Board Member for the Maryland Society of Integrative Medicine and the author of “Stop the Snore, Dental Solutions to Healthy Sleep.” He is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Quantum Morphogenetic Physic and Science through the Bioregenesis Academy and just released his newest book, “Your Guide to Holistic Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution for Missing or Lost Teeth.” 


0:59 Welcome to the show!

1:51 Pop Quiz of the Day

3:30 About today’s episode

5:54 Dr. Gene Sambataro’s Bio

7:20 Welcome him to the podcast

10:02 His global perspective of dentistry

13:28 Car mechanic analogy

15:03 How to address sleep issues

17:01 Home Sleep Study results

17:31 Stigma around snoring

18:36 Oxygen Saturation & data collection

20:41 Giving patients oxygen during treatment

21:13 Headaches & Symptoms of Hypoxia

22:14 There is no Panacea

23:32 CPAPs & Appliance Alternatives

26:35 Benefits of Breastfeeding

28:28 Healthy Start program for supporting children

31:54 *Magnesium Breakthrough*

34:03 Lauren’s thumb-sucking

36:39 Primary reason for poor tongue posture

39:17 Myo-functional Therapy

42:29 If you can’t breastfeed + tongue ties

47:05 Benefits of Chewing for teeth & jaws

50:10 Sucking & Wrinkles

51:49 Issues with Apnea-Hypopnea Index 

54:38 What’s worse: sleep apnea or insomnia?

58:32 Julian Center’s comprehensive approach

59:57 Cavitations & Root Canals

1:02:09 Is there such thing as a healthy root canal?

1:07:02 Symmetry, Nitric Oxide & Blood Pressure

1:13:18 The influence of mold exposure

1:04:24 3D Cone Beam as a diagnostic

1:19:16 Alignment of the jaw and face structure

1:22:13 His final piece of advice

1:23:51 Where to find him

1:25:17 Thanks for tuning in!


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