Learning Resources

At Smiles by Shields, we practice integrative, holistic dentistry, an approach that treats the teeth in relationship to the whole body and acknowledges the wholeness of each and every person, body, mind, and spirit.

Patient education is an important component of the care we provide. It’s the foundation of informed consent – your right to choose or refuse treatment based on your understanding of the options available to you, along with their risks and benefits.

The more you understand about the mouth-body relationship, the more capable you are of making the health decisions that are best for you – your needs, your priorities, your values.