Since graduating from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1968, the practice of Dentistry has been an evolution, a constant quest to improve my skills and knowledge, always in the direction of increasing patient gains toward better health.
After dental school, I joined the service and was an Army Dentist in Thailand during the Vietnam war. Upon returning to the States, I practiced in the Palm Beach FL area, where natural approaches to dentistry first caught my eye, then moved to the Tampa Bay area in the 1990s.
I now practice both neuromuscular (relating to the nerves and muscles of the head and neck) and Natural or Holistic Dentistry, and have not placed a mercury amalgam filling since 1986, and not done a root canal since 1994.
We are one of the very few dental offices in the US who practices both Natural Holistic Dentistry as well as Neuromuscular Dentistry.
Professional Organizations Dr. Behm belongs to:
Holistic Dental Association
Consumers for Dental Choice
International Assn. of Mercury Free Dentists
DAMS – Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions
Eco Dentistry Association
Environmental Dental Association
Mercury Free Now
International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine
Fluoride Free Dentists
Some of the physicians and dentists I have studied with are:
Hal Huggins, DDS
Deitrich Klinghardt MD
Dr. Boyd Haley
Drs. Phil Mollica and Robert Hughes
Dr. Norman Thomas
Drs. Heidi & Bill Dickerson
Dr. Wally Schmidt
And, some of the people who have been an inspiration to continue learning more about dentistry (but not necessarily in this order) are:
The brilliant Dr. Norman Thomas, who has more degrees than I have fingers on my hands. He is Clinical Director at Las Vegas Institute, and has been instrumental in keeping dentistry interesting and exciting for me. One of my prized possessions is a signed photo of Dr. Thomas, myself and my wife.
Drs. Weston Price and Francis Pottenger These two gentlemen were ahead of their time, and proved that a healthy diet created sound bone structure, teeth and an optimum mouth. Royal Raymond Rife is, in my opinion, the father of Energetic Medicine.
Dr. Boyd Haley, former Chairman of the Biology Dept. at the Univ. of Kentucky.