The Leading Authority on Empowering Oral-Systemic Specialists
and Bridging The Gap Between Dentistry & Medicine
3rd Era Dentistry is a division of 3rd Era Health Inc., which was formed to be a catalyst
for integrating medicine across all healthcare disciplines in an effort to create health, prevent illness and improve patient outcomes.
Company president and founder Charles Whitney, MD made the strategic decision to create 3rd Era Dentistry as the company’s first separate division for the following reasons:
The state of your oral health has a direct influence on your overall health. This is also known as the
The collaboration between dental and medical professionals is sadly lacking. This is the oral-systemic gap.
The oral-systemic gap between dentistry and medicine is contributing to increased heart disease, diabetes, preterm labor and stillbirths, arthritis, dementia and other serious medical conditions.
Dental teams need effective education and communication tools to foster collaboration with their medical colleagues.
Oral health is not only a contributing factor to maximize your life span, but perhaps more importantly, your health span.
Dr. Charles Whitney is a nationally-known oral-systemic health expert who has gone on record in numerous articles, lectures and interviews as saying, “Periodontal and endodontic infections are medical conditions of the mouth that physicians cannot treat – That’s why I need to collaborate with dental clinicians if I want to bridge the oral systemic gap and provide my patients with optimal care.”
If you agree with Dr. Charles Whitney, and are committed to doing your part to bridge the oral-systemic gap by becoming an oral-systemic specialist or creating an oral-systemic dental practice, we invite you to explore this web site and create an "Oral Systemic Center of Excellence".
We welcome any questions or comments that you have regarding 3rd Era Dentistry and how to bridge the oral-systemic gap.