To whom it may concern,
The below article is In response to a challenge of the veracity of the Calcium Therapy Institute (CTI) and it’s dental methods and materials by a California dentist from the faculty of University of California/ Los Angeles Dental School and the American Academy of Periodontology contained in a letter published below this article (names have been suppressed to protect anonymity).
Let’s Eliminate Periodontal Disease with Calcium Therapy.
Since the 1960s all forms of Calcium Therapy have been offered to dentists, to our dental schools and our dental associations. However, no one in American dental schools or in the Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has been trained and practices Calcium Therapy. Only a few dentists have chosen to learn the benefits of calcium materials in every dental field, and collaterally in dermatology and internal medicine. For over 50 years the CTI has based its findings on excellent laboratory and animal studies from the United Kingdom, Europe, Brazil, Japan, Turkey, India, and Omaha, Nebraska on humans from around the world.
In 1995 CTI published on the Internet and it has been available to anyone since for more than a glance. On the other hand, the civil rights of American dentists and students have been violated to the extent that they have not been given the opportunity to study and see for themselves the results of Calcium Therapy. CTI welcomes any authentic evidence that it does not work as well as current, risky periodontal surgeries, esp. from Dr. Peiman Soleymani DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontolog, UCLA Faculty, one of the most prestigious dental schools in the world.
Forty years ago we all had the right to learn and study Calcium Therapy. So CTI did, and almost every advancement has come from other countries than the USA and from our patients. By the 1980s every USA dentist would have used some form of calcium treatments and periodontists of the AAP would be the “Darlings” of dental research and given their proper place as in 1960s when American dentistry was always rated the most trustworthy of health professionals. Unfortunately, we are now rated poorly in that regard and known by the world as the Throw-away Dentists, for more costly solutions.
CTI has never been funded by corporate interests or organized dentistry, and yet, has provided all the time, energy, and money to practice and research Calcium Therapy with thousands of authentic clinical cases on its own for a half century. We have traveled the world to share our findings, esp. with family dentists who, to this day, need it the most. Formal acceptance may not occur until some discerning patient discovers their teeth could have been saved with a little Calcium Therapy. Americans’ 50% loss of teeth is like 1945 dental failure. CTI does not accept that.
Calcium Therapy not only treats minor and hopeless periodontal cases, it has established commonsense protocol to find, control and eliminate the disease very rapidly, with no anesthesia, no surgeries, no pain, at reasonable costs, and resulting in comfortable, powerful recovery for decades. In fact, 3-month recall cleanings are simply not needed. CTI patients may need 6- to 8-month cleanings that routinely take but a few minutes. Excellent long-term maintenance and compliance is the rule for decades.
As much as we know about calcium materials, there is a lot more to learn. So Dr. Sloeymani, it would be fitting to exercise your civil right to learn Calcium Therapy in case a famous patient asks you for more than “Gum Disease Information.” You do have that right to learn, and to earn a normal living with an outstanding professional reputation. Let us teach you and UCLA students and dentists this non-surgical calcium approach, and together with your AAP, let’s eliminate periodontal disease.
Dr. Mark J. Manhart DDS, Director CTI
Hi Mrs. …….., [ED NOTE: Actual communication, names suppressed]
I hope you are doing well. I understand that you may have concerns regarding the length of the treatment as well as the financial cost. I checked out the website calcium therapy.com to be able to address things a little bit better. The truth of the matter is that if indeed that was the best way or even a fair way of treating gum disease with millions of dollars of research spent at all the dental schools in the united states and europe they would teach their students and residents calcium therapy. But this is not even mentioned in the curriculum. Moreover, even though calcium therapy might dampen the symptoms of periodontal disease it does not treat it and allows to get worse with time not much different than what you have been doing all this time. I recommend that you also read perio.org which is the website for the american academy of periodontology which is one of the most prestigious academies of periodontology which supports research , lectures and includes the best practitioners in the world in the field of periodontology and implantology. Under the link, patient resources (Gum Disease Information) it will tell you how untreated gum disease is related to many system diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung, stroke, heart attack, and three forms of cancer.
In summary severe form of periodontal disease is a bacterial disease that eats away at the jaw bone and ends up making teeth loose and is responsible for more than 50% of people that eventually loose all their teeth and end up with dentures. Unfortunately it may very well affect their overall health.
I want to commend you for taking the step and having done phase I therapy which is the deep scaling, root planing stage. It is not easy for some one who has been fearful of dentists for a long time to get things started. I understand if you want to take a break. Even if you finish taking out the worst teeth on the top with bone grafting as we had planned (without gum surgery) it allows thing to improve to some degree. Then we can re-evaluate things and talk about options later on. Then, The bare minimum you want to do is having periodontal maintenance which is a thorough cleaning every three months that follows phase I treatment. This is not definitive treatment and you don’t need to get numb but at least it flushes out the bacteria every three months until you are ready to take the next step.
My office and I have the best at heart for you and what we have proposed to you are in line with the american academy of periodontology’s recommendation which I encourage you to read. We only like to educate our patients because we care that they get appropriate and sound treatment because it can directly impact their oral and overall health.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. I can be available via email, or even phone call.
…………………… American Board of Periodontology