Barbara Holistic Dentist
Copeland, DDS, PC
Integrative Dental Medicine
& Biological Dentistry
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
you can live with
Safe removal of toxic fillings
in Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Copeland offers alternative
methods of dental treatment, using science based holistic
approaches to a mixture of modern traditional dentistry.
Well-being is the primary focus. The oral cavity is placed
in its perspective as part of the whole person. The greatest
care is taken to use natural products, biocompatible materials,
and sound diagnostic skills for the careful treatment of
body must be sound, the immune system healthy, for dental
treatment, like all medical treatment to be successful. Referrals
to and from like minded healers in the alternative and traditional
physician spheres are used to enhance treatment, providing
the opportunity for the best possible outcome. Education
is an important aspect of the practice, and time is taken
to provide sources for further learning, and understanding.
do no harm.
native of Idaho, Dr. Copeland received her Bachelor’s
of Science in Biology at the University of Southern Colorado,
and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Washington,
Seattle in 1994. Dr. Copeland was invited back as faculty,
but declined due to a residency obligation at UMN.She
attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency
at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.
she immersed herself in the six recognized specialties of
dentistry. “I really felt I would want to practice
in a rural area, and felt the obligation to expand my skills
in areas where the nearest specialist might be hours away”.
During this time, she practiced hospital dentistry, in addition
to her resident clinical practice. She was one of two residents
selected each year to practice at a satellite clinic in
Minneapolis. She was also invited to remain for them.She
felt she wanted to move west though, and settled on the
Oregon Coast, where she practiced what she refers to as
“enlightened rural dentistry”. Here she became
eventually settled in Santa Barbara in 2004, where she now
lives with her two beautiful daughters. This is a photo
on a recent Sierra Club hike to the Pauper’s Graveyard
in the back country of Santa Barbara.Dr. Copeland has completed
the two-year Gnathology and Occlusion Course with Dr's.
Tom Basta and Jeff Brucia at the Foundation for Advanced
Continuing Education (FACE), in the Bay Area.Since then,
“I’ve had the opportunity to study with Dr.
Hal Huggins, Dr’s Phillip Mollica and Robert Harris,
in addition to immersing myself into a form of practice
that satisfied my sense of life affirming, non-damaging,
patient driven, doctor as teacher sense of self. I had for
so long repeated traditional dental dictums, without conviction.
This was especially true, while in the scope of practice
one performs above the standard of care, and feels that
there must be better alternative.”
learned that I wasn’t alone, that there were lots of
‘nuts and kooks’, as traditional dentists often
refer to us, out there. They were from all over the US and
the elite of International practitioners, from European countries
who had ‘already’ got IT.”
are wonderful like-minded practitioners to collaborate with
in Santa Barbara: Naturopaths, Physicians. Acupuncture/ Acupressure,
Lymphatic, Nutritional, Neurological, and Toxicity specialists
are all helpful to the dental patient seeking health. I feel
honored to work with them and have their expertise when working
with a complex patient.”
combined with the environmental sensitivity of biological
dentistry, for me, this is Dentistry both I and the patient
can really live with.
Holistic & Alternative Dental Resources
Barbara Holistic Dentist
Mark T. Weiser, DDS
of Dental Surgery
1511 State St.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
dentist, Mark T. Weiser DDS is internationally known as an
expert in aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry and focuses
a large portion of his Santa
Barbara dental practices on sleep apnea dentistry.
Your Lifespan is Shortened if you do not Solve your Snoring
Santa Barbara & Los Angeles
(Snoring & Sleep Apnea can KILL
upcoming annual camping trip was just three weeks away and
jokes were already being conjured up. "Bring an extra
pillow" they teased. "We'll draw straws to see who's
stuck in Ted's tent ". As good natured as the teasing
was, for Ted it was embaressing. He knew snoring was common
but he also knew his snoring was intrusive and abnormally
loud. Ted knew he needed some type of snoring remedy to cure
only being labeled "a snorer", Ted would routinely
wake up horribly tired in the mornings. Blaming it on too
many late nights, he vowed to get to bed earlier the next
night, always waking up with the same outcome – sluggish,
unmotivated and mimicking regular motions of the day.
all sounds too familiar occurrence; everyone has a snoring
story to tell. But what you may not know, is snoring can be
a danger to your health, affect your work, dissolve relationships
and be the underlying cause of many safety concerns.
us Today - 805-754-3653
adequate sleep is not a luxury. You’re not at the top
of your game when you don’t get a good night’s
sleep. You become frustrated, irritable and easily aggravated,
even over little things. Let us help you so you can wake up
refreshed and looking forward to each day.
health should be your number one priority. You owe it to yourself
and your loved ones. No more exhaustion; no more crankiness.
Start getting enough sleep so you can fight illness and disease,
have better relationships and enjoy life.
your life. Dr. Weiser will do a comprehensive evaluation
and full analysis and provide sleep solutions which can ultimately
save you from potentially long-term health problems. You deserve
the best advice possible. You deserve to have the best life
us know about your sleep problems - fill out our "Sleep
Disorder Evaluation Form".
Sleep Apnea is often caused by a neuromuscular bite imbalance.
Approximately 18 Million Americans suffer from obstructive
sleep apnea according to the American Academy of Dental Sleep
Apnea is much more serious than just losing a little sleep;
it can cause problems ranging from chronic snoring to insulin
resistance to heart failure. Sleep Apnea can become a life
threatening medical condition and should always be taken seriously.
Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliances
Dental Sleep Apnea Treatment ApplianceWhen you seek sleep
apnea treatment from Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Mark Weiser,
you can rest assured that you are getting care specifically
designed for your situation. Dr. Weiser reviews the results
of your sleep study with a sleep physician. Then, using his
knowledge of dental sleep apnea treatment, he develops a sleep
apnea appliance with the help of a lab that focuses on positioning
your jaw to open the airway. There are many oral sleep apnea
appliances, and each works in a different way. Essentially,
they all position the jaw and/or tongue forward. This opens
the airway and facilitates easier and more efficient breathing.
You can learn about the different sleep apnea devices available
appliances are not the only treatments available for obstructive
sleep apnea. Dr. Weiser has discovered that the most effective
solution for sleep apnea sometimes involves two or three treatment
options in combination with the oral appliance.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
physicians are unaware of the neuromuscular causes of obstructive
sleep apnea. Their default method of treating sleep apnea
is to use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine
instead of the oral appliance. CPAP machines force air through
a mask that must be worn over the nose and/or mouth throughout
the night. The CPAP uses this forced air to hold the airway
open with air pressure, ensuring the patient can breathe without
you're always tired, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Mark T.
Weiser today at 805-754-3653 for the Santa Barbara
location or 310-237-6620 for the Los Angeles location.
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