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Dr. Paul Farmer inspired countless medical workers
to serve the most deprived, hurting people in the world
“For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you
have the TOOLS at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.”
“With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet
will come from working with others—or, in a word, PARTNERSHIP.”
Dr. René J.M. Gruythuysenn
“I hope that colleagues will become increasingly committed to effective oral care for children."
Dental Tribune Interview PDF, Netherlands 4/ 2022
Priority In Prevention
Dr. Jo E. Frencken, renowned ART pioneer challenges the status quo:
"How meaningful is restorative treatment in the temporary dentition?"
Current understanding of cariologic principles point in the direction of a causal treatment."
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde 191 124 | april 2017
The Art and Science of Minimum Intervention Dentistry and Atraumatic Restorative Treatment 2018
Doctors Graham Craig and Geoffrey M Knight, early pioneers
in the medical management of caries
"One hundred and fifty years ago the medical profession treated gangrene
by amputating healthy tissue beyond the infection site.
Why are dentists still restoring teeth by either partial or complete amputation
of viable tooth structure when so many more conservation options are now available?
Dr. Martin MacIntyre proved the protective powers of GI sealants
when his team treated 150,000 teeth in children without incident in the 80s & 90s over a 12 year period
"Can a dentist leave caries untreated knowing that the patient might not return for followup care?
Do dentists have an obligation to offer a minimal treatment that can prevent pain & tooth loss?
Dentists must have an interim caries control option even though the results may seem sub-optimal.
A preventable toothache . . . is professional neglect."
Caries Control Treatment Meets This Need
Now in his 80s, Dr. MacIintyre leads the charge for EnDK Advocates.
MORE . . .
Inspired by these and others, our MMC experts have the Tools,
and are Partnering together as an International Collaboration Team (ICT)
offering healing strategies for all who suffer from dental disease
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