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About Dr. Tom
Dr. Tom McGuire has been a leader in preventive dental education for over 30 years. He is the author of two best sellers, The Tooth Trip (Random House, 1972) and Healthy Teeth - Healthy Body: How to Improve Your Oral and Overall Health. He has lectured and written articles on oral health and his innovative Dental Disease Prevention Program has been used by dentists, hygienists, businesses, schools, and dental insurance companies. Dr. Tom founded the Dental Wellness Institute in 1997 with the goal of making patients, dentists, and health professionals aware of the relationship of oral to overall health. In 2004 he founded the International Association of Mercury Free Dentists (IAMFD). This association is dedicated to providing dental patients with access to mercury free dentists who have committed to the practice and philosophy of mercury free dentistry.
Dr. Tom is one of the leading authorities in the area of mercury amalgam fillings, mercury detoxification, and holistic dental wellness. He has spent the last 10 years evaluating the effect of mercury amalgam fillings on overall health. Through his extensive research he has developed his innovative mercury detoxification program. His program is detailed in his book,
Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury From Your Body. His latest book, The Poison in Your Teeth: Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Fillings . . . Hazardous to Your Health! (Available April, 2008) explains, in lay language, how mercury amalgam fillings are a health hazard and provides all the information you will ever need to make an educated decision about removing these fillings.
In 2004 Dr. Tom formed the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). He founded this Association to support mercury free dentistry and to provide a more effective way for patients to find dentists who have made a commitment to practicing mercury free dentistry. To learn more about the IAMFD and the many benefits it offers mercury free dentists and dental patients, Please Click Here.
Dr. Tom’s innovative books have also been published in Great Britain, Canada, and the Netherlands. He has appeared on many national television shows. Many magazines have carried articles on him, including Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Medical World, Esquire, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Publisher's Weekly, Prevention, and Let's Live.
Articles about him have been published in many major newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Wall Street Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
In addition, Rodale Press and Psychology Today carried The Tooth Trip in their book clubs, and both of his books have been Book-Of-The-Month Club feature selections.
Dr. McGuire received his BS at San Francisco State University and his DDS at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. He lives in Sebastopol, California, with his wife, Zoe. There he continues to spread the word about the importance of oral health in relationship to overall health. He welcomes you to visit his innovative oral health website, www.dentalwellness4u.com.