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Founder’s Story

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David Buck grew up in Washington State and is a graduate of University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1988.   He is a father of six children and now a proud grandfather. Dr. Buck became interested in dentistry as a senior in high school as he saw the amazing way dentistry impacted people's lives. He grew up working with his hands and, in particular, avidly built models.  He enjoyed constructing miniature models and the challenge of working with minute parts that make up a detailed model was one of his passions. Since dentistry is a highly refined skill of working in a small area requiring great hand skills, it was a natural fit for Dr. Buck.
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Immediately upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Buck took a strong interest in alternative and holistic health care. In the first year of practice, Dr. Buck embraced holistic dental practice concepts.  His Seattle office developed the first mercury separator installed in a dental office in North America. Now, as of a 2020 national mandate, all dental offices in the U.S. have this equipment installed to protect from environmental damage caused by mercury escaping into wastewater from the use and removal of silver-mercury fillings.
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In 1989, Dr. Buck’s practice was one of the first dental offices to completely stop the use of mercury fillings in teeth. This led to Dr. Buck embracing a non-toxic, tooth colored ceramic and all bonded restorative practice. He was one the first dentists to use posterior tooth colored all-ceramic crowns/onlays/fillings in the early 1990's.
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Since becoming a dentist, Dr. Buck remains committed to continuing his education with extensive continuing education training in many leading-edge treatments. He became especially interested in bite dysfunction and TMJ problems in 1998, and he started what would become years of training in bite reconstruction and TMJ/TMD. The ability to help patients resolve decades of pain, headaches, jaw and facial pain became Dr. Buck’s passion. Progressively since 1998, he has developed a local, regional and national reputation as an expert in TMD/TMJ now having more than two decades of experience in treating these conditions.
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In 2002, Dr. Buck was appointed a clinical instructor and invited to teach other dentists in a leading post graduate dental institute. He supervised live patient clinical training programs.
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In 2005, Dr. Buck was appointed a regional director for LVIADS and began lecturing on topics related to neuromuscular dentistry, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and TMD/TMJ diagnosis and treatment.
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In 2008, Dr. Buck received the Mastership award from LVIADS for neuromuscular reconstructive dentistry.
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Dr. Buck led study clubs in neuromuscular dentistry in Seattle and Spokane for several years.
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Dr. Buck was a featured speaker for Aurum Ceramic Laboratories and lectured nationally and in Canada on a variety of topics.
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From 2009-2014, Dr Buck served as a board member of the International Academy of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA).
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Dr. Buck is a regular speaker at annual IAPA conferences.
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In 2012 Dr. Buck was appointed as a visiting faculty member for LVIADS.

In 2013, Dr. Buck was appointed as the orthodontic director for LVIADS and continued to lecture and teach dentists advanced neuromuscular orthodontics.

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In 2016 Dr. Buck became certified by the Facial Beauty Institute to teach the Growth guidance and Controlled Arch orthodontic treatment philosophies and continues to lecture and teach dentists in these methods today.

In 2016 Dr. Buck opened Balance Epigenetic orthodontics which is a truly one of kind unique practice dedicated to sleep, TMJ and dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontic.

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DR. BUCK'S PHILOSOPHY

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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