The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth Dental Implants Berkeley   So exactly how important is replacing a missing tooth? Those who aren’t missing any of their natural teeth might not understand the sense of identity surrounding your smile, or understand the emotional stress that can come with being uncomfortable with your natural smile. For those…

Green Dentistry Berkeley

Catching The Green Wave

Catching The Green Wave by Chelsea Patten, Staff Writer, Dentaltown Magazine Dr. Fred Pockrass, a practicing dentist in Berkeley, California, believes everyone can make small changes to be more environmentally friendly. Pockrass and his wife, Ina, started a practice in 2003 with the goal to make as little environmental impact as possible. Together they created…

Sustainable Business Berkeley

Summit Highlights Sustainable Business

Summit Highlights Sustainable Business BY Claire Scheumann Contributing Writer The owners of Berkeley dental practice Transcendentist® shared more than their recycled wallpaper and chemical-free digital X-ray machines at a conference Friday. They offered a simple lesson—sustainability has viable applications everywhere, even the business world. Twenty-six sustainability groups convened at the inaugural Berkeley Sustainability Summit, held…

Fred Pockrass, DDS and Ina Pockrass

A Conversation with Fred Pockrass, DDS, and Ina Pockrass, Creators of Transcendentist® Mercury-Free Dentistry

A Conversation with Fred Pockrass, DDS, and Ina Pockrass, Creators of Transcendentist®, A Model of Mercury-Free Dentistry By Niyati Desai Walking along a jasmine-scented brick path and listening to the enchanting chimes of a Tibetan bell, you approach a building. Upon entering, you are offered a warm cup of tea and given a pair of…

Eco Friendly Dentistry Berkeley

Smile Naturally

Smile Naturally by Andrea Kowalski was the Web content editor at Yoga Journal. A new style of dentistry focuses on making patients —and the planet —feel better. Not long ago, I lived in Asia for three years —and managed to see a dentist just once, thanks to a less-than-pleasant experience. I returned home with an…