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Letter From Dear Doctor

Issue 18 of Dear Doctor Magazine

We've Got Mail...And More

We thank those spirited and interested people who not only read what we published in the last issue, but also added to our knowledge by way of commentary...and more.

In our last issue we covered new ground in new topics, especially in areas that are somewhat controversial. For example, we reviewed what is known about mercury in dental amalgam and compared and contrasted it with the newer tooth colored resin bonding materials. We also reviewed the research and effects of mercury contamination in the food supply in Dr. Jane Hightower's interesting interview. In addition, we are able to clear up mis-information that people receive or perceive, like this issue's question by a reader on the topic of “Mouth Sores.”

Another example; one of our goals was to give guidance and illumination on the subject of special needs children with dental problems. In this area too, we were overwhelmed by the response that you will read from a dental health professional and mother who, through a combination of knowledge, understanding, compassion and love, chose to make a difference not only in the life of her child, but also to many children afflicted with similar problems. We thank Gail Heyman for sharing her personal issues and challenges and for playing the cards that life dealt her, forwards, to make a difference in so many lives.

There is also an old adage in the fundraising world, “people don't give to causes, they give to people” — to issues that are important to them. In reality most people give from their hearts, or to what their hearts and souls are connected. Gratifyingly, lots of levels of connection are being realized at Dear Doctor.

We at Dear Doctor are encouraged by the comments, suggestions, and questions that are sent to us. It enables us to reach out and share more knowledge with you, thereby changing and enhancing your lives and helping us to fulfill our purpose — to bring sound scientific, evidence based information to you in an entertaining and interesting way, and upon which you can make informed decisions with your healthcare providers.

Please keep the comments, questions, concerns and other items of interest coming so that we can fulfill our mission — working toward making you and America healthy and self-sufficient.

Gratifyingly, lots of levels of connection are being realized at Dear Doctor.


Mario A.Vilardi, DMD

Garry A.Rayant, BDS, DDS, LDSRCS, MS

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