Do you really believe that personal oral hygiene can prevent dental disease? Do you have the kind of faith Dr Heyen had?
Dr Aloys Heyen of Rancho Mirage was so sure of Dr. Bass' theory and method he put a guarantee on the dental health of his patients. Pretty amazing. Dr Heyen would not charge a patient if they developed a new cavity.
Those two words have caused more uproar in the dental community than just about any other, save perhaps "water fluoridation".
In the first place, preventive dentistry does NOT prevent dentistry. It does move dentistry away from tinkering in precious metals and exotic materials, and back into the practice of medicine. Dr. Jones, the founder of POH, would tell anyone who would listen that in his opinion, dentistry was truly the first specialty in the practice of medicine.
If you would like to learn more, here are the research papers published by Dr Bass. CLiCK
Here is a link to Dr. Jones' philosophy of a successful dental practice. CLiCK
"It is better to prevent disease than suffer from it"