Dr. James W. Medlock
Dr. James W. Medlock is your West Palm Beach holistic dentist you can count on for improved function and aesthetic, without the inclusion of possibly harmful materials. In his 39 years of experience, Dr. Medlock has honed skills across the numerous preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments he provides. A graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Medlock is also a member of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry.
At the heart of our West Palm Beach holistic dentistry practice is a commitment to mercury safe practices. In fact, Dr. Medlock has been a pioneer in the mercury-safe dentistry movement, which goes beyond the mercury-free philosophy. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Medlock follows the group's strict protocol when he removes mercury-silver fillings.
"The staff was very helpful and friendly. They answered all of my questions and helped me to feel at ease. Though the doctor was very knowledgeable, she used terms and explanations I could understand. What I loved about the staff was that they made me feel comfortable. It was as though I had been a patient for years. It was a great experience!"
Also a member of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club (NANSC), Dr. Medlock has shown continued commitment to the science, study, and advancement of neuromuscular dentistry, and uses his skill in this area throughout our practice. This niche in dentistry makes use of advanced computer technology to assess a patient's bite and thus bring it into its ideal position. This type of technology is ideal for the treatment of TMD, also commonly called TMJ, a disorder that affects the joints at the sides of the jaw bone.
Dr. Medlock earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry, after which he practiced in Clinton, Missouri for twelve years. Making a move to Florida in 1985, he spent a year working for the Florida Department of Health before beginning his private holistic dentistry practice.
Associations that Dr. Medlock has membership to include:
- Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- Holistic Dental Association
- North American Neuromuscular Study Club
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
In his years of experience, Dr. Medlock has completed thousands of hours in continuing education, with emphasis on biocompatible materials in dentistry, the toxicity of mercury, neuromuscular occlusion and the temporomandibular joint, and the K-&-I computerized diagnostic technology, which tracks the position of the jaw through electromyography and joint sonography.