Dr Chris Shade (USA)
Dr. Chris Shade specialises in the biological, environmental, and analytical chemistry of mercury in all its forms and their interactions with sulphur compounds, particularly glutathione and its enzyme system. He has patented analytical systems for mercury speciation (separation of different forms of mercury) and founded the only clinical lab in the world offering mercury speciation in human samples. Alongside this he has also developed cutting edge systems of nutraceuticals for detoxification and antioxidant protection, including novel phospholipid delivery systems for both water- and fat-soluble compounds
Dr. John Roberts (UK)
Dr. John Roberts B.Ch.D: D.I.M., with 30 years plus of experience, has combined his first degree in Dentistry with that of his second degree in Integrative Medicine to create holistic approach to dental care. He understands how dentistry (good or bad) can influence oral and whole body health and works with a team of practitioners to help patients improve their dental and general health. He co-founded the IAOMT UK in 1995 and has lectured internationally on many aspects linking how a correctly functioning and healthier mouth leads to better functioning and healthier body. John now wants to share his knowledge and inspire a new generation of dentists and health care practitioners to create a team providing healthier happier patients.
Dr. Shabir Pandor (UK)
Dr. Shabir Pandor, MFGDP, LDSRDS, MFHom, DipHomotox(Hons) has been in clinical and holistic dental practice for over 30 years. He is also co-founder of IAOMT UK, founded the British Dental Acupuncture Society and developed a unique healing system known as Integrated Conscious Awareness (ICA). He has lectured internationally, provides teachings on Biological Dentistry and integrated whole body health. He is well respected worldwide as an inspirational guide and intuitive healer.
Karen Hubert (USA)
Karen Hubert, CNHP, NC, has been in the field of natural health for over 24 years. After healing herself from a dramatic decade long neurological illness, Karen trained as a nutritionist and health coach with the focus on Candida, biofilm, and infections related to chronic illness and mental health. Working as a coach in 2 medical offices in Charleston SC, for Candida coaching websites and outreach Autism clinics, she also served on a Chiropractor Autism board to train CAs to advise families on biomedical approaches to help recover their children with ASD. For 8 years Karen worked with Great Plains Laboratory and was on the team that developed the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health organisation. Karen is a now an educator for Bio-Botanical Research, providing practitioners with training on clinical protocols on Biocidin® and other formulations.
Pete Williams (UK)
Pete Williams, CSCS, Med.Sci, IFM and Bredesn, has had over 20 years of experience applying Functional Medicine in clinical practice and is seen by his peers as one of the leading figures in Functional Medicine in the UK. Founder of Functional Medicine Associates Pete is also an exercise and medical scientist. In 2002 he was part of the UK’s founding group of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, as accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association of America. He is the youngest ever recipient of a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from the Register for Exercise Professionals in 2004. In 2013 he was in the first cohort (worldwide) to be awarded Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner status and has represented the Institute for Functional Medicine as a Clinical Innovator. He is a sought-after speaker and advisor to nutraceutical and lab testing companies. Throughout this time, he has treated people with a wide range of chronic diseases.
Dr. Simon Yu (USA)
Dr. Simon Yu, MD, practices Internal and Integrative Medicine at Prevention and Healing, Inc. in Saint Louis, Missouri. Drawing on decades of experience in Western, Eastern and US Army medicine, Dr. Yu treats patients with complex chronic illnesses. He received his M.D. from School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, M.S. from a Washington University Medical Center-University of Missouri joint program, and B.A. from Washington University. Dr. Yu makes frequent lecture and study trips in the US and overseas, including Medicine Week in Germany. Dr. Yu offers training seminars for doctors and dentists on how to use Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA) to detect and counter “asymmetric threats” of dental problems, parasites and fungi often overlooked in fuelling cancer, Lyme and chronic diseases. Dr. Yu is now releasing his second book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Your Life.
Dr. Mark A Wisniewski (USA)
Dr. Mark A Wisniewski, DDS, AIAOMT, IDEU, AAO, HDA, practices general dentistry utilising a science based, minimally invasive approach. Totally aesthetic results are achieved while always keeping the whole body’s wellness in mind. Born in Illinois, he received his undergraduate degree in human physiology from Southern Illinois University. After taking over a year of graduate work at Southern, Dr. Wisniewski moved to Chicago where he obtained his DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the past president of the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the past president and current Chair of the International Committee IAOMT.
Dr. Johann Lechner (GER)
Dr. Johann Lechner, PHD, was trained at Dental University Munich, Germany. Since 1980 head of Clinic for Integrative Dentistry/Munich. Dentist and Naturopath. Member of the executive board of the DAH (German Association for Research on Disturbance Fields and Regulation) and for 25 years chairman of science of GZM (International Society for Holistic Dentistry). Dr. Lechner published 9 scientific papers on Integrative Dentistry in PubMed indexed journals which are used by thousands of dental and medical professionals worldwide. He published hitherto nine books in German on Integrative Medicine. In his seminars he emphasises clinical features of bone research, chronic inflammation and heavy metal load in jawbone and systemic interference. He is the founder of ICOSIM (International College of Maxillo-Mandibular Osteoimmunology) and developer of CaviTAU®, and has also presented numerous lectures at international congresses, universities and medical organisations.
Dr. Matt Young (USA)
Dr. Matthew G. Young DDS, FIAOMT, practices biologic general dentistry in Hendersonville North Carolina. He graduated from Davidson College with a BS in 1979 and from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1983. He moved to North Carolina and practiced traditional dentistry for 15 years and then discovered functional medicine and holistic dentistry and joined the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Since then he has been involved in research involving the occupational exposure of dentists, staff and patients to mercury vapor and particulate in the dental office environment. He had also taught heavy metal toxicity and working with functional medicine doctors to improve outcomes in Japan, Slovenia and Australia. He was president of the IAOMT in 2010-2011 and again in 2017-2018 and serves on the board of directors and the International Committee.
Dr. Helmut Retzek (GER)
Dr. Helmut Retzek practices functional integrated medicine in Voecklabruck, Austria. As board member of the Austrian and German Society of integrated Oncology he is a renowned speaker in Austrian and German CAM conferences. He worked as a biochemist and had publications from universities in Austria and Canada during his medical studies. In addition, his interest in Homeopathy led to the production of a 2000 page homeopathic “Encyclopedia”. In his quest to find answers to severe and uncurable diseases, Dr. Retzek has participated in more than 250 trainings in all areas of CAM and functional medicine, most recently becoming a prominent advocate of Dr. Simon Yu’s parasite theory and treatment. Dr. Retzek's perspective is that of a "regular” physician in the search for treatments of seriously ill patients. During this journey he discovered something “unknown” to the common medical profession: that teeth contribute to at least 80% of the health of patients. He presents cases of cancer, neurological disorders, mental deficiencies and other disorders whose cure were dependent on solving hidden dental problems.
Dr. Goran Stojanovic (UK)
Goran Stojanovic received his dental degree from University of Tuebingen in 2004. He has always had a passion for health and nutrition and the fact that lifestyle has a direct impact on our health. When volunteering at New Start retreats he learned more about balanced lifestyle choices. After a few years in dental practice his path led him to Biological dentistry. He took over the Ella Clinic in London in 2011 and has since adopted techniques in dentistry that improve the dental and overall patients health. He completed his masters in lasers for dentistry at the University of Aachen with Prof Norbert Gutknecht. He has studied at Swiss Biohealth with Dr Ulrich Voltz focusing on the use of ceramic dental implants and all metal free dental restorations. Continuous education takes him deeper in the field of Biological dentistry.