June 16, 2016

Dr. Chester Yokoyama DDS – Learn How Dental Decisions May Impact Your Overall Health!


In this episode Dr. Chester Yokoyama DDS, a biological and holistic dentist tells us how our dental issues are connected to our overall health. It is rare to hear a dentist speak on any podcast because they are not allowed to go against the advice of the American Dental Association, who tell us that many things are safe that have wrecked havoc on many peoples health. Dr. Yokoyama speaks about how important it is to know our options when it comes to treating a dental issue.  Most of us have fillings already, and many still have the mercury amalgams, but wonder if we should have them removed, and if so…. why & how to go about that.  Another difficult dental decision is when we are faced with the news that we need a root canal.  There is so much information out there detailing how root canals can destroy our health yet so many people have them… can this be true & why are they considered such a risk?   Finally Dr. Yokoyama speaks about the benefits of an old Ayurvedic tradition called oil pulling.  So, sit back & listen and you will get all the answers you have been looking for!


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Hi my podcast family…. Happy Wednesday!  Are you having a good day today? I hope so.  Today’s show is going to be an eye opener because it is a subject that is so confusing AND something we ALL have already had to face in some capacity.

My guest today is Dr. Chester Yokoyama DDS – a biological and holistic dentist in LA. He is going to help shed light on some very difficult dental issues we may face or already have faced in our life.  A holistic and biological dentist believes that the health of the mouth is connected to our whole body system. As you know by now that homeopaths always look at health as the connection of the mind and all body systems combined and so to hear of a holistic dentist that believes the health of the mouth has a connection to the whole body was something that made sense to me.

I wanted you to hear from an expert why it is so important we understand how decisions we make for our dental issues can impact our future health and that maybe some decisions we made in the past we maybe need to rethink.  Once we have this understanding we will not feel pushed into a treatment that may cause us our health later.  The key is to always help you guys understand more & learn more so you can take your health decisions into your hands and not just trust others telling you something …..only to find out later it was a horrible choice that you can’t reverse.

For those of you that have done some of the treatments that Dr. Yokoyama describes as ones he would not recommend, don’t panic, just use the information to know there are other choices & if you feel the need to make any revisions go slowly & find the right dentist to help you make the changes you want to do in the healthiest way possible!

When I was little I absolutely hated the dentist.  Now our dentist name was Dr. Hack.. the only other worse profession you can have with a name like that is to be a professional golfer!  Anyway when I was little he told my mom all 5 of us kids has many cavities.  When it came my turn I was too afraid of the shot so I did it all with NO novocaine so now you can understand why I have hated dentists ever since.  Many people fear the dentist.  For me it is that horrible sound of the drill, the instruments pushing into places that can make you jump, I always sit there tense until it is over.  But things changed when I found not only a biological dentist but a gentle one!.  Why?  Well first they focus on really trying to SAVE every tooth.  I found they were not fast to fill and when they did need to they drill out only as much tooth as need be and other dentists drill out too much.  Next they use great materials that hold up well and have not needed replacing very often, and now that I found Dr. Yokoyama I have eliminated having to hear that drill for most visits because he uses a laser for 80% of the work he needs to do. That means no novocaine, no horrible noise and what a difference that made in my pre appt stress level!  Lastly he uses digital x-rays that save you from radiation because they are 98% radiation free.  The laser, no novocaine and digital x-rays had me sold and switched over to him since my other biological dentist was not doing this yet.

So look around and do your teeth and whole body a favor and find yourself a holistic dentist.  I highly recommend one!

OK… now before we meet Dr. Yokoyam let me just take a few minutes for business… I want to welcome all our new listeners from many different countries.  Welcome Greece, Singapore, Japan,  Korea.  It is a great feeling to know our vidalspeaks podcast family is growing and being heard already in other countries. I am excited.

Please help me keep spreading the word, the truth, the knowledge because knowledge is power and once we are in charge of knowing what decision is best for our health choices we gain so much confidence to help ourselves.  So many things can be dealt with by natural remedies and once we learn that simple things can work so profoundly we can feel so much more secure.    So thanks for passion on the word of the vidalspeaks podcast.  Please if you have not done so already would you kindly leave a review in iTunes & stitcher to help the show ratings so more people can find us & join us on our mission!  Thanks everyone.

Let me tell you a little bit about Dr. Chester Yokoyama before we go meet him.

In his practice he combines the technical expertise from years of training and experience with the compassion and care for the whole health of his patients.

Since he is trained in hospital dentistry, he was able to do entire oral revisions at one time under general anesthesia. When dramatic results were obtained, he became convinced that some dental materials could affect the whole body. This was the beginning of his quest for ultimately biocompatible dental materials.

He worked with Physicians for many years side by side in the hospital and in the O.R. which was both enlightening and frustrating at times. The medical establishment does not consider the oral cavity when diagnosing and treating patient. It is usually by default that the dentist is called in on a case. After treating many patients in the hospital, I began to see the correlation between dentistry and medicine.  A correlation that is embodied in my attempt to practice Holistically.

Holistic dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Dr. Yokoyama also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for his patients’ emotional well-being and comfort.

This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. He also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Focused – Patient First approach to holistic dentistry means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.

His experience, skill and concern for his patient’s oral and overall health is exceptional. He is one of the pioneers in holistic/ biocompatibility dentistry and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring and quality mercury free dentist.

Dr. Yokoyama is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists and a leader in the effort to educate the public about mercury amalgam fillings and other important oral health issues. I suggest you visit his website to learn more about him and his approach to biological and healthy dentistry.

Dr. Yokoyama lives in Pasadena, California.
His dad was a dentist, so he was exposed to dentistry at an early age.
Dental tasks came easy to him and he always thought that there must be a better way to practice dentistry than to “drill, fill and bill”. He has been researching the biocompatible aspects of dentistry for over 20 years.

Education and Memberships

▪    Education: University of Southern California Dental School, 1978 University of California, and Irvine in 1974.
▪    Graduated with Honors from USC Dental School. Received the prestigious Fuchard Award for Clinical Excellence.
▪    Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
▪    Member of the American Academy of Biological Dentistry
▪    Member of the Preventive Dental Society
▪    Member of the Holistic Dental Society
▪    Member of the American Dental Association
▪    Member of the California Dental Association
▪    Member of the Los Angeles Dental Society
▪    Active Medical Staff Member St. Vincent Medical Center
▪    Cofounder of Aiding the Medically Compromised a nonprofit corporation (specializing in dentistry for the medically compromised)
▪    Principle in Radmand-Yokoyama Hospital Dentistry Professional Group (1990-2000)
▪    Member of the St. Vincent Cardiac Transplant Team (1990-2000)
▪    Soccer Coach and Referee for the American Youth Soccer Association in Pasadena
▪    Dental Consultant and Evaluator for Arcadia HeadStart Program
▪    Contributor and Dentist for the Los Angeles Free Clinic (1978-1989)

Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free, Mercury Safe, Holistic, Family, and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Chester Yokoyama is a mercury safe dentist who believes that dental wellness is a state in which the mouth and the rest of our being should be in balance and harmony. Dental disease, and other oral health issues, can upset that balance and create disharmony in the rest of the body.

Based on his philosophy, Dr. Yokoyama takes a Whole Body Dentistry approach to dentistry; one that promotes overall health and wellness and is not just limited to treating your teeth. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and knows “You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!”

Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Protocols
As your oral health doctor, Dr. Yokoyama is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. For information about why it’s important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.

To accomplish this, we utilize removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

Treatments and Services
Our office uses the latest in dental equipment and technology in order to provide the patient with healthy treatment options and services, including:
•    Digital X Rays
•    Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
•    Oral Cancer Screening
•    Biopsy and Removal of Amalgam Tattoos
•    Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
•    Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
•    Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
•    Tooth Whitening
•    Full & Partial Dentures
•    Zirconium Implant Placement & Maintenance
•    Full-Mouth Reconstruction
•    Oral Surgery
•    Biocompatible Dental Materials Testing
•    ALT Crevicular Fluid Toxin Screening

Green Dentistry
Dr. Yokoyama had an idea, implemented it and took his practice to a whole new level of holistic dentistry. Just like the health of the mouth is connected to the health of the body, the health of the body is connected to the health of the immediate environment.

The office was completely renovated using only non-toxic, renewable, reusable, highly efficient and sustainably manufactured green building products. The new office boasts surgical center air quality, highly efficient energy and water usage and a truly holistic non-toxic dental experience.

Dental Healing is financially smart, environmentally responsible, and socially conscious. This is the example of a triple bottom line sustainable business. We are proud to announce that because of Dr. Yokoyama’s efforts his new office is the first dental office to be certified by the city of Los Angeles as a GREEN business.  “Our Green Dentistry Mission Statement is to offer our patients a truly holistic dental experience. We promise to put the health of our patients above all else. We also believe that human health is inextricably interconnected with the health of the planet. We promise to be environmentally responsible and socially conscious in maintaining the healthiest dental practice in all of Los Angeles.”We are also proud to announce that we have just received the CoolCalifornia.org Small Business Award Winner. The goal of Cool California is to provide resources to help all Californians reduce their environmental impact and be part of the climate change solution.

Dr. Yokoyama is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
•    International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
•    International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
•    International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM)
•    Holistic Dental Society (HDA)
•    Preventive Dental Society
•    American Dental Association (ADA)
•    California Dental Association (CDA)
•    Los Angeles Dental Society
•    Medical Staff Member St. Vincent Medical Center

Dr. Yama’s note about root canals.
I forgot to mention something about root canal’s.
We do a biological root canal for those people who insist on having a root canal. We send the patient to the root canal specialist and they open and clean the canals. They send the patient back to our office for sterilization. We use ozonated water, a laser with a radial firering tip that directs laser energy out laterally from the tip and ozone gas directly into the canals. Then we send the patient back to the specialist to finish the root canal. This is the most “biological” way we have today to perform a root canal if the patient wants a root canal.

I know for those of you that may have a root canal or silver amalgam fillings it may feel a bit depressing to know that maybe these could be impacting your health.  Or maybe you just got the idea that your current dental fillings or root canals could be an explanation for an unexplained health issue.  This is empowering not depressing! If you have not considered to take out your mercury amalgams it may be time to research that and begin slowly to remove them.  There is so much out there to show having mercury in your mouth is not a good idea.  The harder question is if you have already done root canals then what?  Yes this is a very difficult decision.  I would suggest this… if you have a health issue that may be an immune issue or even a cancer, then it may be worth thinking about taking out your root canal.  But if you have 1 or 2 and feel healthy and no issues in your health then start doing oil pulling to be sure you are able to kill any bacteria that are congregating at the site of that root canal.  And don’t change anything unless things change in the future.

More than anything I want you all to be prepared to make a better choice if a dentist you visit tells you that he is going to put in a mercury filling or that you need a root canal.  If possible look around for the nearest biological dentist & get another opinion… better yet make your permanent dentist be a holistic one!

Dr. Yokoyama is my dentist & I was so amazed that when I chipped my tooth last month he could fix it with no novocaine and no drill all done by laser … WOW that was the best ever for me since I have serious fear of the drill with my childhood experience.  I went from hating & fearing the dentist to feeling like I can get thru the experience without serious trauma now… so cool.

The other thing I wanted to tell you guys is about Fluoride.  Because I am FREE and not bound by any dental association I can speak my opinion of Fluoride and show you places you can learn the truth.  Just the fact that Dr. Yokoyama says he doesn’t use it in his practice and that he personally use a fluoride free toothpaste tells you that he believes it is not healthy either.  But I want to suggest that you guys watch this movie called: Poison ON Tap.  You can watch it for free if you click on the link in my show notes.  Be sure to watch it and you will understand so much more than I can begin to tell you.  Just another reason to drink distilled water guys because most filters do NOT remove fluoride!

Lastly I hope you feel inspired to try oil pulling too!  Check out my links on all the health benefits of oil pulling.

I hope you feel better prepared to make a healthy dental decision now.

Well you guys you know what time it is …
It is time to say goodbye!

Vidal has spoken!

Remember you heal with a plant powered diet and homeopathy and detoxing of course!


Be healthy
Be free
Live life!


Dr. Yokoyama’s website

Great topics that Dr. Yokoyama discusses on his website:

International Academy Biological Dentistry & Medicine

Consumers for Dental Choice – Site with good information

Holistic Dental Assoc

Mercury Safe Dentists

Video (1 hour long of an interview speaking about dentistry dangers

Links for root canal info

The dentist that originally spoke about the dangers of root canals in 1922

Another very good site & into

Book on Root Canal Cover Up

Links for oil pulling

Main website with lots of great info on oil pulling

A good how to do oil pulling video



Links for Fluoride info

Video (1 hour 38 min) called Poison on Tap.  A MUST WATCH

Many articles on this one page. Great resource

A great organization that is fighting fluoridation

Dangers of Fluoride

Natural alternatives to fluoride

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