QUESTION: What do you mean, your research on calcium materials was halted by the universities? That’s crazy!
ANSWER: In the 1970s I was teaching root canal therapy at my dental school and wanted to teach a non-surgical protocol with calcium, but within months my position was no longer available. In the 1980s our root canal paper was published in an international dental journal. Family dentists world-wide loved it. So, we did a study with a brilliant biologist at my other university on calcium in blood samples. It’s a classic paper on our web site. So, we wanted to do it on calcium in saliva samples. The dental schools found out and halted it immediately with “It’s too dangerous.” We challenged that decision so it was sent to third dental school. “It’s too dangerous,” and was halted.
We have sent our papers on root canal and periodontal therapies to dental schools round the world. The Australian Dental Journal editor liked it and rote us a detailed critique. We answered his concerns before publishing. Nothing came of it. Much later he finally wrote, “Sorry, the specialist won’t accept it.” The important part of this is no one else even responded to our submissions. Since then, we do authentic clinical research on patients from round the world and learned fantastic things about the value of calcium materials in health care.