Dr. Alvin Danenberg, or Dr. Dan, as his patients like to call him, has been a periodontist (a gum specialist) for over four decades. He is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert. He divides his career into two periods: before and after the laser coupled with the dynamics of ancestral nutrition. The laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol and the importance of ancestral nutrition, he believes, are revolutionizing the treatment of gum disease. LANAP® is an acronym for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure and requires no scalpels or sutures.
Dr. Danenbergs G.U.M. Protocol based on evolutionary nutrition, assists patients in eliminating unhealthy lifestyle routines and poor food choices by replacing them with healthy ones. The body needs nutrient-dense foods and healthy gut bacteria to create amazing results. Poor nutrition and unhealthy gut bacteria lead to various medical and dental diseases and imbalances.
Dr. Dan’s passion for periodontics in general—and for the LANAP protocol combined with his emphasis on evolutionary nutrition in particular—is palpable. He gives seminars regarding the cutting-edge concepts of nutrition and laser treatment to the general public and is happy to spread the word among his fellow professionals. He has been a member of many dental and periodontal organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Currently he enjoys Life Membership in the American Dental Association.
Dr. Alvin Danenberg received his dental degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1972, and his Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Maryland, School of Graduate Dentistry in 1974. The following two years he was Chief of Periodontics at Charleston Air Force Base, and later had periodontal practices in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. Along with his active practice, he wrote and published from January 1990 through December 2001 “The Personal Report” newsletter, which was mailed quarterly to every periodontist in the United States. He joined Beaufort Family Dentistry in South Carolina in 2009 and now sees patients at Bluffton Center for Dentistry.
Dr. Danenberg received advanced training in evolutionary nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. He received his CFMP (Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner) designation from Functional Medicine University in June 2014, and the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification in September 2014. In July 2015, Dr. Danenberg created, wrote, and recorded the Integrative Periodontal Module for the College of Integrative Medicine’s 300-hour certified program titled, Certified Integrative Healthcare Practitioner Program, which commenced October 2015.
His new book, “Hunger for Health”, will be published in the near future.
He also provides a unique opportunity for anyone to discuss their nutrition and periodontal questions with him live online at DrDanenberg.com.
He and his wife Sue have been married since 1969 and have two children and three grandchildren.
Dr Danenberg teaches us what the true irritant and cause of gum disease is and how to prevent it through a nutrient dense anti inflammatory diet and lifestyle.
He shares his health scare that occurred 7 years ago and how that changed the course of his and his wife’s health after that event.
Brushing and flossing is NOT the most important thing to do to take care of your teeth! Dr Danenberg shares his secrets to getting a healthy mouth, and the importance of gut health in relation to mouth health and overall health. (That’s alot of health…)
Find out what Dr Dan’s wife brushes her teeth with every night. Bet you can’t guess!
Find out if oil pulling is good for you, or just pulling your leg. (sorry, couldn’t resist.) And HEAPS of other lifestyle changing advice.
Top Lifestyle Tips:
- Ask the question, If you knew a train was coming, would you get off the track?
- Practice the 4 pillars of health.
- Nutrient dense anti inflammatory diet
- Efficient exercise
- Restorative sleep
- Reduce Stress
The Wahls Protocol – Terry Wahls